Local recruitment: Graduate School Intern

New Mexico Department of Environment

Santa Fe, NM, USA 🇺🇸


$19.24 – $30.78 Hourly

$40,018 – $64,029 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 60

Posting Details

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

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

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?

This position is a graduate school intern position in the Pollution Prevention Section of the Ground Water Quality Bureau and is responsible for groundwater data management. This is accomplished through devising a standardized data entry system to sync with a database, QA/QC data, archiving data, and evaluating groundwater monitoring data.

How does it get done?

– Entering data in a standardized format in order to sync with a new database.
– Data to be entered includes depth-to-water measurements for groundwater monitoring wells across the state, analytical results from monitoring well sampling, and monitoring well locations.
– The data needs to go through quality assurance and quality control to ensure accuracy of the data being entered into the database.
– Monitoring reports are to archived following data entry in order to preserve how the data was originally submitted for compliance purposes.

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 experience in:
– Groundwater data
– Studying Geology, Hydrology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science is preferred

Minimum Qualification

Currently enrolled in a Graduate School Program at an accredited college or university OR completion of at least two semesters (or equivalent) of a graduate level program at an accredited college or university within the last two (2) years.

Substitution Table

No job description available

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

Working Conditions

Work will primarily be performed in an office setting during normal business hours.  This position will require extended periods of sitting, typing, and reviewing documentation, working on a computer and attending meetings both virtually and in person.  There may be repeated periods of bending, squatting, and walking in the building.  In-state travel, including some overnight travel is required.  Outdoor fieldwork is required in all types of weather conditions.

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Agency Contact Information: Avery Yound, (505) 699-8564 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 not covered by a collective bargaining unit





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