Local recruitment: Water Resources Professional III

New Mexico Department of Environment

Santa Fe, NM, USA 🇺🇸


$31.00 – $49.60 Hourly

$64,486 – $103,177 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EF

Posting Details

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

Department Name: Water Protection Division
Program Area: Ground Water Quality Bureau

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.

Why does the job exist?

The purpose of this position in the Remediation Oversight Section of the Ground Water Quality Bureau is to provide technical oversight, regulatory oversight, and project management of environmental investigations and remediation conducted by responsible parties at industrial source sites.

How does it get done?

– Produce or review report relating to the investigation and remediation
– Plan and implement remediation and restoration strategies for industrial sources including generating stations and all associated infrastructure
– Sample techniques for soil, groundwater, soil vapor and indoor air
– Evaluate environmental assessment and remediation proposals
– Review technical document
– Conduct sampling and oversight of field work
– Manage a diverse and complex caseload
– Draft regulatory correspondence
– Facilitate public outreach

Who are the customers?

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

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the following:
-Technical fields of Geology, Hydrology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science

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 and four (4) years of relevant experience. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling eight (8) years may substitute for the required education and experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

 Education Experience
1High School Diploma or EquivalentAND8 years of experience
2Associate’s degreeAND6 years of experience
3Bachelor’s degreeAND4 years of experience
4Master’s degreeAND2 years of experience
5PhD degreeAND0 years of experience

• 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

Work will primarily be performed in an office setting during normal business hours. This position may require extensive periods of typing, reviewing documentation, telephone usage, working with a computer, and attending meetings both virtually and in-person. Some periods of sitting, standing, bending, and reaching may be required. In-state travel, including some overnight travel is required. Outdoor field work is required in all types of weather conditions.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Paul Chamberlian, (505) 670-2571 or 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 covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.





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