State of New Mexico > Environment Department > Solid Waste Bureau

Harold Runnels Building Room N2150
1190 St. Francis Drive - P.0. Box 5469 Santa Fe, 87502-5469
Phone: (505) 827-0197 Fax: (505) 827-2902

Auralie Ashley-Marx, Bureau Chief                            Organizational Chart

We promote and assure sound solid waste management practices that improve public health and protect New Mexico's air, land, and water

Solid Waste Bureau-Enforcement Officer

  • Environmental Scientist & Specialist–O
  • Position Number 34648
  • Recruitment until April 22, 2014

Full-time environmental enforcement officer in Albuquerque needed to undertake work in Rio Arriba, San Juan, McKinley, Cibola and Catron Counties to assure compliance with the New Mexico Solid Waste Act, Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act, and associated Rules. Must be willing to travel 30 to 40% with occasional overnight stays.

Successful candidate will use investigative and writing skills to independently conduct and document facility inspections or complaint site investigations of solid waste or scrap tire mismanagement, including the collection of evidence, preparation of enforcement documents, and the review of special waste disposal management plans and various other operations plans.

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Physical, Natural or Environmental Science, Soil Science or Engineering and at least two (2) years of work experience in public or environmental health, environmental science, air quality management, biology, engineering, chemistry, geology, hazardous waste management, wildlife management, and/or water resources.

Solid waste, environmental management, and/or law enforcement experience is desired. Those with a degree in Criminal Justice or a related environmental field are encouraged to apply. At least one (1) year of experience preparing investigative reports and documenting violations of environmental law is desired. Strong writing, investigative and organization skills are a must. Salary near midrange $22.96/hour, higher or lower based on experience.

Applicants must apply no later than April 22, 2014, at:

Click on Apply for a State Government Job and enter “34648” in

the Enter Keywords search box. Follow all instructions.

2014 Operator Certification Course Schedule Established

Operator Certification Courses are held eight times per year. 

The Solid Waste Bureau offers the following courses twice a year:

  • Landfill Operator Certification
  • Transfer Station/Processing Facility Operator Certification
  • Recycling Facility Operator Certification
  • Compost Facility Operator Certification

This year courses will be taught in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Farmington, Moriarty, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, and Silver City.

2014 Operator Certification Course Schedule

Additional Training/Educational Opportunities:

April 24, 2014--Scrap Tire Workshop:The Rules, Manifest, and More (7 CEU's)

April 29, 2014--Recycling Professionals Training (6 CEU's)

May 20, 2014--E-Training Session

  • Budgeting Your Savings by Improving Landfill Site-Life (2 CUE's) 
  • Contact JoAnne Weaver to register at 505-363-4795
  • Link to SWANA events:

August 19, 2014--E-Training Session (2 CEU's)

September 22, 2014--Recycling Professionals Training (6 CEU's) 

September 22-24, 2014--2014 New Mexico Recycling and Solid Waste Conference:  Integrating Solutions (CEU's to be Determined)

October 14, 2014--NM SWANA Regional Round Table Meeting (4 CEU's)


Contact us: Solid Waste Bureau Staff

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