Surface Water Quality Bureau Project Manager

New Mexico Department of Environment
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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[See substitution table in original post for years' experienc required with certain degress]

Purpose of Position


Why does the job exist?

This position supports the mission of the Bureau and the Bureau Chief by providing technical expertise on complicated and crosscutting topics and issues, such as produced water regulation development, water quality standards revisions, Gold King Mine project administration, NPDES program authorization, and grant proposals and management.

How does it get done?

This position works interactively with the Bureau Chief and other Bureau staff, the Water Quality Control Commission, stakeholders (e.g., regulated community, NGOs, etc.), other state and federal agencies (especially the EPA) and the public to manage complex water quality projects in the San Juan-Animas Watershed; facilitate coordination and communication between various stakeholders interested in water quality; assist with and evaluate the potential for NPDES authorization in the state of New Mexico; and, implement, develop and/or revise water quality standards to ensure protection of surface water quality in New Mexico.

Who are the customers?

The customers are the people of New Mexico who rely on clean water and healthy stream habitat for drinking water, irrigation, agriculture, and recreation.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have: 1) a Bachelor's degree or higher in a water-related discipline such as hydrology, water resources, natural resources, watershed management, fisheries, aquatic biology, limnology, geology, hydrogeology, biology, forestry, forest science, environmental science, or engineering and eight (8) years of relevant work experience; 2) Experience with grant and contract management; 3) Experience coordinating a program with multiple projects including strong project management skills; 4) Knowledge and experience with the Clean Water Act and Water Quality Act including water quality standards implementation, point source regulation, and evaluation of project effectiveness; and, 5) Knowledge and experience specific to New Mexico's rivers and streams (or other semi-arid rivers and streams) and the state and federal agencies responsible for their management and protection.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Office setting, exposure to Visual/Video Display terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage with extended periods of sitting. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Some overnight travel and walking and hiking on uneven ground (approximately one day per week) for meetings and to visit project sites is required. Deadlines sometimes cause for longer days.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Shelly Lemon, (505) 470-5078 or Email

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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.