Employment with the State of New Mexico.

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Getting Started

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What Documents Will You Need To Apply?

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What Happens After You Apply?

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How Do We Rank Applicants?

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Ready To Begin The Application Process?

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Documents you will need



You have the choice to either complete the work experience section of the application or upload a resume to your applicant profile.

Prior to submitting your application, upload any attachments (resumes, transcripts, licenses, certificates etc.) to your profile (My Job Applications > My Attachments).

Resumes must include the dates of employment (month and year) for each job and have details regarding your knowledge, skills and responsibilities.



Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a current NACES educational credential evaluation service.

This assessment documentation must by attached to the applicant’s application.

For a list of current NACES members, please visit their website:



Information for any professional licenses held.



An electronic copy* (pdf or jpg file) of documentation required to claim Veteran’s or National Guard preference, if applicable.

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What happens after I apply for a position?

Did you know you can check the status of your application? On SHARE, click the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner and sign in. Then, click the three dots again and then click “My Job Applications”. 

From here, you can see the status of all jobs you have applied for. See below for more information on each step of the process.

Step 1

Your application was submitted but has not yet been reviewed.

Step 2

Your application has been manually put through the screening steps and points have been applied associated with how you answered the screening questions.

Step 3

After points have been applied, the top fifteen ranked candidates are sent to the Hiring Manager for further review.

Step 4

The Hiring Manager has reviewed your application.

Step 5
In Process

Your application is in one of the following steps: interview, offer, offer accepted, ready to hire, or hold.

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How we rank applications.

With the approval of the State Personnel Board, our office re-instated a minimum qualification threshold for all state classifications. This threshold established the minimum education and minimum work experience recognized for an applicant to be eligible for the position being recruited. Applicants will be asked questions during the application process to determine if they minimally qualify for a position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will continue through the application process and will be ranked based on their responses to additional questions they respond to before submitting an application.  The Human Resource Representative confirms the qualifications of the candidates the hiring manager identifies to interview.  This process takes place in order to comply with statute which requires the establishment of employment lists for the certification of the highest standing candidates to the prospective employer.

The top 15 ranked applicants are routed to the hiring manager.

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Helpful Resources

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General Information

If you need assistance, please call the State Personnel Office at (505) 476-7759 or via email at applicant.support@spo.nm.gov.