Employment Opportunities with
the Attorney General’s Office



  • The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.
  • The Attorney General’s Office is an exempt agency (not in the Classified Service).
  • The Attorney General’s Office is an at will employer.
  • Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence to the extent provided by law.
  • The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, as a tax-supported government entity, does not provide transportation or moving costs for prospective employees.
  • Summary of Benefits for New Mexico State Employees:
  • Paid holidays (10 days per year)
  • Vacation time
  • Accrual paid sick leave
  • New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association
  • Optional medical insurance
  • Optional dental insurance
  • Life insurance ($50,000)
  • Optional supplemental short- and long-term disability
  • Optional vision service plan
  • Optional deferred compensation program
  • Employee assistance program


    For information on applying for a position with other State of New Mexico agencies, visit the State Personnel Office.


CURRENT POSTS



Assistant Attorney General

The Government Accountability Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO Employer, has an opening for an “exempt” (not classified) prosecuting attorney, the position will work between both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque locations.  Applicants must have the ability to work independently and the ability remain highly organized while working on multiple assignments.  Duties will include prosecuting white collar crimes in jurisdictions throughout the State.  New Mexico bar admission is required and significant white collar prosecution and felony trial experience is preferred.  Resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references must be received at the Attorney General’s Office by 5:00pm, November 7, 2014. Send all Information: Attn: Roberta A. Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508. (posted 10/16/14)

Legal Assistant

The Special Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO employer, is accepting resumes for a paralegal position in Albuquerque.  The Special Prosecutions Division is seeking applicants with the skill or training to perform paralegal support services, including but not limited to legal research, planning and coordination of trainings, responding to calls for technical assistance from prosecutors and law enforcement, file maintenance, document preparation and management, grant reporting, the ability to create/maintain computerized data, to draft various documents and reports for review by an attorney, the ability to properly format and file legal documents, to assist attorneys with legal proceedings, and other duties as assigned.  A minimum of four years of experience as a paralegal and criminal law experience is preferred. Strong legal research, communication and computer skills required.  The position is “exempt” (not classified); salary is commensurate with experience.  A resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received no later than 5:00pm, October 31, 2014, at the Attorney General’s Office, Attn: Roberta Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508. (posted 10/16/14)



Assistant Attorney General
The Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO employer, is accepting resumes for an exempt (not classified) Santa Fe position with some statewide travel required. The position is for an Assistant Attorney General and salary is commensurate with experience.  The attorney selected will provide legal counsel and representation to state agencies, commissions and licensing boards that do not have their own in-house counsel; draft Attorney General Opinions and advisory letters, and review complaints against public entities regarding the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act.  The job requires excellent research, writing and communications skills.  Court appearances typically involve administrative appeals.  NM bar admission is required.  Resume, a writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Attorney General by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 24, 2014.  Send all information to: Attn: Roberta A. Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508. (posted 10/8/14)

Assistant Attorney General
The Litigation Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO employer, is accepting resumes for an “exempt” (not classified) attorney for the position of Assistant Attorney General located in Santa Fe.  The work will consist primarily of administrative prosecutions on behalf of various state licensing boards.  A minimum of 5 years of civil litigation experience is required.  NM bar admission is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Resume, writing sample and minimum of three professional references must be received at the Office of the Attorney General by 5:00 p.m. on October 24, 2014.  Send all information to:  Roberta A Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508. (posted 10/1/14)
Assistant Attorney General
The Water, Environment and Utilities Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is accepting resumes for an “exempt” (not classified) Assistant Attorney General position in Albuquerque. Salary is commensurate with experience. We are looking for an attorney with interest and experience in complex environmental and water litigation. Familiarity with water law, environmental laws such as ESA, CERCLA, NEPA and RCRA is preferred. We represent the State of New Mexico in state and federal court and work closely with the Office of the State Engineer, Interstate Stream Commission, Environment Department, and Natural Resources Trustee. Resume with cover letter and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Attorney General by 5:00 p.m., October 17, 2014. Send all Information to: Attn: Roberta A Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508. (posted 9/19/14)