Nat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter

New Mexico State University

Bernalillo, NM, USA 🇺🇸

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Department Contact Information

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Department Contact NameCheryl Mason
Department Contact Phone5756467523
Department Contact Email[email protected]

Posting Details

Requisition Number2200544S
Classification TitleNat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter
Position Job TitleNat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter
College/DivisionNew Mexico Dept of Agriculture
Department180651-NMDA Ag Pgms and Resources Div
Position Number716412
Internal or External SearchExternal – Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency1.0
Reports To Position TitleDivision Director,NMDA
Target Hourly/Salary Rate$42,269 target entry to commensurate with experience.
Pay Level05
Pay BaseSalary
Recruitment SummaryNew Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesThis position will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team and will serve a territory of soil and water conservation districts in Northern and Northwestern NM. The staff will be involved in public policy and planning related to protection, conservation, and restoration of New Mexico’s natural resources including areas of focus related to soil and water conservation district activities including water resources, soil health, endangered species, noxious weeds, and rangeland health.
Classification SummaryThese positions function as members of an interdisciplinary team participating in public policy and planning analysis associated with agriculture in subject areas related to natural resources including water, rangeland, geographic information systems, wildlife management, noxious weeds, renewable energy resources, and soil and water conservation.
Classification Standard DutiesUnder supervision performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility. Monitors and analyzes legal, biological, economic, and sociopolitical aspects of natural resource management as it relates to farming and ranching in the state. Reviews and prepares extensive technical comments on documents including, but not limited to, water quality and quantity, surface and subsurface water rights, and documents such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, forest management plans, resource management plans, and endangered species recovery plans. Assists in planning processes at local, state, and federal level as appropriate. Interact with elected officials at the local level to assist with natural resource planning processes. Provides information and training. Represents New Mexico Department of Agriculture at relevant natural resource meetings. Collaborates with state, federal, and local governmental entities; tribal entities; citizen organizations; and academic institutions in addressing water and natural resource issues. Researches and assesses relevant policy issues and recommend possible action to division director. Conducts verbal and written presentations.
KnowledgeKnowledge of general principles behind public policy and planning for the conservation of natural resources. General knowledge of research and statistical analysis. General knowledge of the agriculture industry.
SkillsFamiliarity with local, state, federal laws and regulations related to agriculture, natural resources and the environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
AbilitiesAbility to work as a member of a team.
Required EducationBachelor’s degree in a related field.
Required ExperienceThree (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special RequirementsThis Natural Resource Policy/Planning Analyst Position will work with multiple soil and water conservation districts in the assigned region of Northern and Northwestern, NM. The position functions as a conduit between soil and water conservation districts, state, federal, and local governmental entities, private landowners, and the public. The position is responsible for providing technical assistance to conservation districts and collaboration with other agencies, the general public, and importantly serves soil and water conservation districts to carry out their mission. Position responsibilities include providing knowledge and guidance regarding statutory requirements for soil and water conservation districts to meet mandates including but not limited to the Soil and Water Conservation District Act, Watershed District Act, Procurement Code, Open Meetings Act, State Audit Act, and other relevant statutory and regulatory requirements needed to achieve programmatic outcomes. These positions work to assist landowners, and the agriculture industry in the state, which impacts rural economies. Areas of knowledge and expertise may include agriculture, soil and water conservation, noxious weeds, soil health, watershed health, as well as other areas of land management.
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work ScheduleStandard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location StateNM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New MexicoBR-Bernalillo
Work SiteNorthern and Northwestern, NM
Contingent Upon FundingContingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement StatementThis is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure TrackNo
Posting Date07/27/2022
Closing Date08/18/2022
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

EnvironmentWork is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical EffortNo or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting RequirementsRequires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
RiskNo or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position? (volunteer experience does not count towards minimum qualifications)
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 3 years of related experience
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree plus 1 year of related experience
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document