wE ARE hiring!

DHSEM is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Detailed instructions regarding the application process can be found on the New Mexico State Personnel Office (SPO) website. All applications are accepted online. There is no provision for mailing or hand delivering applications.

You can find a list of all Job Opportunities with the State of New Mexico on the SPO website. For roles at DHSEM, select “Homeland Security & Emgncy Mgt” under the Agency tab on the left.

If you have additional questions regarding the job application process with the State of New Mexico, please contact a SPO customer recruitment specialist at 505-476-7759.

The following positions are organized according to DHSEM’s five operating bureaus: Homeland Security, Preparedness, Response & Recovery, Administrative Services, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.


Homeland Security

No open positions.


Title: Emergency Management Specialist – Operations Officer

Job ID: 117281

Location: Santa Fe         

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Position is responsible for the development and implementation of state level emergency response plans in accordance with New Mexico Operations System and Federal requirements. This position supports the department’s duties set forth in NMSA 9-28-5: coordinate the homeland security and emergency management efforts of all state, local government and tribal agencies, as well as enlist cooperation from private entities such as health care providers; provide information to the general public and private businesses essential to ensuring safety and security and to provide the Governor with timely information relating to emergencies, disasters and acts of terrorism or terrorist threats; coordinate state agency, local and tribal government plans for prevention, preparedness and response with a focus on an all-hazards approach; work with emergency response and emergency management programs, provide assistance in developing and conducting all-hazards response exercises for emergency responders, government officials, health care providers and others; and perform such other duties relating to homeland security as assigned by the Governor.

Title: Emergency Management Specialist – Local Preparedness Coordinator

Job ID: 116201

Location: Santa Fe

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: This position provides emergency management/homeland security technical assistance to local jurisdictions within the position’s assigned preparedness area and state-wide as assigned. Tracks requirements and work plans associated with local jurisdiction participation in the Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) and other Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preparedness Grants. Ensures functionality, applicability and current relevance of all local emergency management plans. Supports the development of local mitigation plans and projects. Provides technical assistance with the federal National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance for local jurisdictions. Supports emergency management exercises and training activities. Assists with resolution to issues between State/federal agencies and local jurisdictions. Serves as Subject Matter Expert in at least one specific special project area such as Mass Care/Sheltering, Community Emergency Response Team, preparedness planning or similar.


Title: Administrative Operations Manager I – Recovery Manager

Job ID: 115206

Location: Santa Fe         

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Position is responsible for administering and supervising staff responsible for federal and state disaster recovery programs and serves as the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) for emergencies or a major disaster declarations. Position provides operational oversight and direction of the disaster or emergency on behalf of the DHSEM Cabinet Secretary/Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) for Recovery and Disaster Field Operations. The SCO converts the GAR’s strategic recovery vision into tactical plans within the overall Incident Recovery Strategy and executes them on behalf of the State. 


Title: Staff Manager / Operations Manager

Job ID: 113196

Location: Santa Fe         

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: This position will lead the operations function of the agency within the Response and Recovery Bureau to include crisis coordination in preparation and response to a man-made, technological, or naturally occurring event or disaster. The position manages, communicates and delegates tasks to subordinates and ensures those tasks are completed pursuant to policies, procedures, state, and federal laws and regulations. Communications both verbally and in writing, and ensuring interoperability both internally and externally.


Title: Financial Specialist – Advanced

Job ID: 115705

Location: Santa Fe         

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: This job exists to process travel for department employees and non-employees whose travel to attend DHSEM workshops and is paid by the department, p-card purchases and emergency operation purchases.


Title: State Fire Academy Instructor (multiple positions)

Job ID119350

Location: Socorro & Statewide

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description Coordinate and instruct fire service related programs for emergency responder from entry level to advanced officer level, including International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) training programs for emergency responder’s from entry to advanced officer level. Course design and curriculum development is required.

Title: Fire Academy Purchasing Agent

Job ID: 118248

Location: Santa Fe         

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Assist Deputy State Fire Marshal/Bureau Chief in developing the annual base operating budget for the Fire Academy by analyzing historical expenditure trends and current needs of the Fire Academy for the purpose of adjusting expenses; document rationale for budget request; provide verbal explanation of requested amounts.  Provide recommendations on changes based on analysis of historical expenditure trends. Monitor, review and recommend approval of expenditures; verify the adequacy of line-item appropriations ensuring expenditures are submitted and approved in accordance to State Purchasing and agency policies, rules and regulation; provide budget status information to Deputy State Fire Marshal/Bureau Chief and make recommendations for budget adjustments.