Water Resources Manager I

New Mexico Department of Environment

Santa Fe, NM, USA 🇺🇸


$31.30 – $50.07 Hourly

$65,095 – $104,152 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EG

Why does the job exist?

The purpose of this position to ensure the protection of public health by developing and promoting
sensible regionalization, collaboration, and sustainability efforts for New Mexico’s Community
Public Drinking Water Systems.

How does it get done?

The primary responsibilities of this position are to research and interpret current New Mexico
water statutes, regulations, laws, and policies to determine the extent that those statutes,
regulations, laws, and policies promote or inhibit a community public water system’s ability to
regionalize with other community public water systems. This position will also make policy
recommendations to NMED’s DWB Leadership regarding necessary legislative, regulatory, or other
policy changes to help streamline and promote regionalization efforts at community drinking water
systems in order to ensure long term sustainability of those systems.  Assist in developing
internal NMED DWB policies, procedures, and guidance documents relating to regionalization,
sustainability, and emergency response efforts for community water systems.  Make policy
recommendations to NMED’s DWB Leadership regarding necessary legislative, regulatory, or other
policy changes to assist public water systems in dealing with the negative impacts of drought and
climate change.

Who are the customers?

The key customers for this position are New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau
Staff, New Mexico Community Drinking Water Systems, the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, and the citizens of the State of New Mexico.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has master’s degree in any science or engineering field of study from an
accredited college or university and
eight (8) years of professional level experience with a light strategic impact directly related to
the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment.  The ideal candidate
would also be familiar regionalization and sustainability concepts for community public water systems.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in a related Water Resources discipline (Agriculture Science, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Watershed Management, Physics, Biology, Natural Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geography Forestry/Forest Science, Conservation Science, Wildlife Science, Emergency Management or Engineering) and eight (8) years of relevant experience. Master’s Degree in the above disciplines and six (6) years of relevant experience or a Ph.D. and four (4) years of experience in the above disciplines will substitute for the required education and experience. Substitutions Apply. See substitutions below.

Employment Requirements

Valid New Mexico Driver’s License, OSHA HAZWOPER Certification

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some sitting, standing, bending and reaching may be required. Required to drive a state vehicle.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Phone: 505/231-1691, Email: Jimmy Beck, [email protected]

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.