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 I Apply?

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Do You Want To Know How / Why We Rank Applicants?

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Documents you will need



Your complete work history to create your application


Uploading a resume is now an option for the State of New Mexico Careers job application, which may be more convenient for some applicants when applying for a state position.

Previously, applicants were required to complete the work experience section of the application.

Now 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.



Your complete work history to create your application

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?

Step 1

If you have passed screening criteria, your application will be ranked based on your responses to questions answered when submitting an application.

Step 2
Veterans Points

Additional preference points are awarded to applicants and applied to ranking for Veteran’s Status.

Step 3

The hiring manager will receive the top 15 ranked applications and will inform their Human Resource representative of the candidates they would like to interview. The Human Resource representative will verify qualifications of candidates selected to be interviewed before the hiring manager can proceed with interview process.

Step 4

Agency specific selection process takes place.

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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.

Upon verification, the top 15 applicants are referred to the hiring agency.

(Additional applicants may be sent with SPO approval)

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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@state.nm.us.