We are pleased to help spread the word of several important job openings in New Mexico. These positions do not surface often and will fill quickly, so if you are interested or suspect that you qualify, prepare your resume - in-person and virtual hiring events for the sate jobs are coming up in mid-November!

Many lamented our loss of a state Botanist when the position was vacated last summer by Daniela Roth, an avid defender of rare and endangered plants. We are excited to learn that the Division has opened three positions in Botany: a State Botanist, and Assistant State Botanist, and a Field Botanist and Invasive Species Specialist. This is framed as a “Rapid Hire Event” with applications in person welcomed on November 14 at Department of Workforce Solutions, continuing on November 17 with virtual rapid hire meetings for unfilled positions. Please read the attached, detailed notice.

    Please note: though the state hiring events have passed, some positions are still available! Please visit the NM Workforce Connection website to search the jobs database, build your resume, and to find information on benefits, upcoming events, and more.

    Job Announcement: Outdoor Educator
    Year-round, Full-time (part-time may be considered)

    This staff position is with Tryfacta Staffing (a contract employment agency) and is not City of Albuquerque employment.
    Albuquerque is a multi-cultural community including but not limited to, Hispanic/LatinX, Muslim, Asian- American, Native American/Indigenous, and Black/African-American peoples. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups in the career field of parks and outdoor education to apply.
    We seek a candidate with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, with experience working with broadly diverse communities. Applicants who can also speak Spanish, Diné, Chinese Mandarin, Swahili, Vietnamese, Arabic, Dari, or Pashto are especially encouraged to apply.
    Position Description:
    ·        Attend Open Space Education Program trainings and Division trainings
    ·        Team-teach with Rio Grande Community Farm Educator the Farm in Your Neighborhood program for youth ages 6-9 at Los Poblanos Fields Open Space.
    ·        Solo-teach with Youth Leader present the Nature in Your Neighborhood program for youth ages 6-9 at various City Community Centers.
    ·        Work as part of a team to implement various community events on public lands and public facilities.
    ·        Prepare, organize, and re-inventory education materials and supplies.
    ·        Work to ensure a safe and student-centered learning environment.
    ·        Communicate effectively with co-workers, program participants and the general public.
    ·        Team-teach with Open Space Educator—Explorer Camps for youth ages 6-9 and Outdoor Field School for youth ages 10-14 at Open Space Visitor Center.
    ·        Solo-teach with Classroom Teacher present—Open Space school group programming that takes place as outreach into schools and at various Major Public Open Space properties.
    Knowledge and Skills:
    ·        Two years of college coursework
    ·        Three years of outdoor recreation, education, school or community program experience
    ·        Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis
    ·        Passion for the outdoors
    ·        Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, work outdoors in various weather, and hike up to 2.5 miles
    Requirements for Employment:
    ·        Pass a background check, drug test, and possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
    ·        Must have or be willing to obtain a New Mexico Driver’s License and City Operator’s Permit (COP) to be able to drive a City vehicle for program work.
    Office location: Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
    Work location: Various public lands, schools, libraries, and community centers throughout Albuquerque
    Pay rate: $17.55 per hour, 40 hours a week, paid City Holidays, sick leave accrual through Tryfacta Staffing
    Application deadline: open until filled
    To apply, email resume and three references to:
    Jessica Sapunar-Jursich, Open Space Education Supervisor at jessica@cabq.gov
    Questions: Email Jessica or call (505) 768-4959