Environment Department Seeks New Administrative Services Division Director


The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is searching for its next Administrative Services Division (ASD) Director. This is a critical position for the agency and one that works closely with the Cabinet Secretary and other senior leadership to support administration and agency priorities and goals. This position is appointed by the Governor.  

NMED’s budget is approximately $90 million and consists of state general fund, more than 80 federal grants, and 24 special revenue funds as well as indirect funding generated from other funding sources. The ASD’s aims are to maximize leverage and accountability of those funds through efficient and well-designed business processes, to fill staff vacancies efficiently, retain staff, oversee labor relations, and ensure compliance with agency and State Personnel Office policies and rules. 

“The core of all of NMED’s work is our Administrative Services Division. By supporting our administrative functions – like recruitment and retention of staff, budget and contracts management, and more – this Division enables us to execute our mission efficiently and effectively,” NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney said. “We are excited to welcome a new Division Director into this essential role.” 

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated business acumen in leading people, managing change, fiscal planning and execution and organizational infrastructure. This role requires someone that thrives in structured and unstructured environments while managing multiple projects with competing deadlines and providing excellent customer service. The candidate must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and understand how to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders. 

NMED is looking to fill this position in April 2021. To apply, visit the Governor’s Office website here