County Still Accepting Applications For Personnel Board


Los Alamos County is still accepting applications for eligible candidates to be appointed immediately to complete the terms of three vacant seats on the Personnel Board. Two vacancies will expire on March 31, 2023, and one vacancy will expire March 31, 2024. Interested Los Alamos residents who do not hold public office and who are not employed by the county government may submit an online application by visiting the County’s Boards and Commissions webpage and selecting “apply.” Applications will be accepted now until the vacancies are filled.  

The Personnel Board, comprising five members, serves in an appellate and advisory capacity in the administration of the personnel program for the County of Los Alamos per Section 306.2, Article III of the Charter for the Incorporated County of Los Alamos. Members meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM. Once appointed by Council, members serve staggered three-year terms and may be eligible for up to three terms.   

Duties and responsibilities include advising Council and the County Manager on personnel issues, reviewing, and commenting when requested on County-wide employee surveys, personnel rules, salary plans and various employee personnel programs. Board members may be asked to provide citizen input on improving the County’s personnel programs. Additionally, the Personnel Board serves in an appellate capacity and reviews disciplinary decisions taken against regular employees by the County Manager.  

“Los Alamos County employees contribute greatly to the fine quality of life the community enjoys,” stated Board member Bernadine Goldman.  “It is very rewarding to ensure through my service on the County Personnel Board that these County employees will continue to benefit from a supportive and professional work environment.” 

More information on the personnel board can be found on the County’s Boards and Commissions webpage or by contacting Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Mary Tapia at 505.662.8040.