Local recruitment: Water Resources Professional I 

New Mexico Department of Environment

Albuquerque, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Santa Fe, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Agency: Department of Environment

Posting End Date: 07/04/2023

Job Posting Type: Continuous Job Opening

Job ID: 131688

Location: Santa Fe

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Sponsored Term


$20.81 – $33.29 Hourly

$43,279 – $69,246 Annually

This position is a Pay Band ED

Purpose of Position

Department Name: Ground Water Quality Bureau
Program Area: Superfund Oversight Section

Looking for a rewarding career and growth opportunity? The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is seeking highly engaged talent to assist us in our mission to protect and restore the environment and foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. Come be a part of our great team for change! Learn more at: https://www.env.nm.gov/

As a valued new employee to the NMED, you will receive five (5) full days of leave in your leave balances right from your start date.

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?

This is a professional position within the Superfund Oversight Section of the Ground Water Quality Bureau and is responsible for ensuring consistency and timely agency action regarding Superfund site environmental assessment and environmental remediation. This position provides expertise in highly specialized technical fields of hydrology, geology, chemistry, and engineering for investigation groundwater contamination sites and implementing cleanup of Superfund sites in compliance with appropriate state and federal regulations.

How does it get done?

– Conduct field investigations, oversees cleanup activities, and performs project management.
– Responsible for providing technical support, oversight, guidance, and determination of compliance for Superfund sites in New Mexico to ensure consistency with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) and the New Mexico Water Quality Act and Water Quality Control Commission Regulations and other state and federal statues, standards, and regulations.
– Requires frequent communication with stakeholders, government agencies, and the public.
– Directing government contractors and managing budgets.

Who are the customers?

– New Mexicans to protect and restore the environment.
– Occasional contact with external Federal, State and Local regulatory bodies to include contractors, and environmental not for profit organizations.
– Internal staff

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
– Environmental assessment and remediation of hazardous waste contamination,
– Evaluating groundwater hydrology, with pertinent or similar experience
– Project management skills capable of leading site investigation and cleanup
– OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Watershed Management, Physics, Natural Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Forestry/Forest Science, Conservation Science, Wildlife Science Emergency Management or Engineering. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience. Substitutions Apply. 

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License.  Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive a Defensive Driving Course certificate as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions

State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is primarily in an office setting, with extensive personal computer and telephone usage. Exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal. Occasional travel is required driving state vehicles. Field work up to 30% of the time with exposure to seasonal weather conditions and potential exposure to hazardous and/or radioactive waste. Typically 8 hour workdays and 40 hour workweeks with longer hours for field work as needed. Must be able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs. for field work.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Mark Garman, 505-660-8464 or Email

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.





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