Careers

Job Opportunities at the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration

Thank you for your interest in working at the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration. Come work with us to support our mission and goals. View our available positions below.

NMWCA is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring takes place 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.

To apply, visit the New Mexico State Personnel Office (SPO) website, and follow the detailed instructions on how to apply for a job. Applications are accepted online, with no provision for mailing, hand-delivering or faxing applications. Be sure to include all required paperwork, to include a resume and any other required documents, as well as the specifically identified Job Reference ID number.

Current Positions


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UEF Attorney III

The Uninsured Employers Fund (UEF) pays medical and indemnity benefits to injured workers who have sustained an on-the-job injury for which an employer who is required to carry workers' compensation insurance but did not at the time of the the injury. The position is responsible for representing the interests of the UEF in litigation before the WCA and District Court; for maximizing the collection of money owed to the UEF from the uninsured employer in a timely manner; for providing effective and timely legal advice to the UEF Administrator and other UEF staff with regard to UEF claims; for advising the NM WCA about legal implications, obligations and changes needed regarding the UEF policies, procedures, rules and statutes; for representing the UEF in reimbursement and collection lawsuits in order to recoup UEF funds within the parameters of NM WCA rules and regulations and other applicable laws. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with workers' compensation law including knowledge and experience with the workers' compensation adjudication and mediation systems; experience providing legal guidance on difficult legal interpretations involving workers' compensation laws; previous experience with collections; and experience with Microsoft Office products.

Posted (4/14/2021)

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Attorney Supervisor-Enforcement Bureau Chief

The person in this position enforces compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act with respect to insurance coverage, safety, unfair claims processing, fraud and other matters. The Enforcement Bureau Chief oversees investigations and prosecution of violations of the Workers' Compensation Act.

Job duties Include but are not limited to:

Manage and direct activities of the Enforcement Bureau, enforcing the Workers' Compensation Act in administrative, criminal and actions for injunctive relief in agency and state court proceedings. Advise the agency on enforcement policies, issues and potential statutory and rule changes. Supervise Enforcement Bureau staff. Conduct outreach. Handle administrative and court proceedings to enforce compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act.

Posted (3/23/2021)

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Mediator/Attorney II

This position mediates workers' compensation cases to evaluate the merits of claims and produces successful resolutions via mediation principles and techniques. Mediators provide feedback and evaluation to parties to assist them in reaching a mediated agreement. Writes timely, persuasive and evaluative recommended resolutions for cases that do not settle with application of correct law. Prepares cases for mediation by reading and analyzing medical records, witness statements and other relevant records; maintains documentation and schedule of mediation conferences, tracks deadlines. Maintains knowledge of workers' compensation law and alternative dispute resolution techniques; attends CLE seminars to comply with state licensing requirements and to keep abreast of new developments. May be required to act as director's designee as allowed by statute. 

Posted (4/26/2021)

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Economist  (Advanced)

This position is critical in performing management, economic, statistical and other research on workers' compensation topics and coordinating needed revisions of agency data collection procedures and formats, modifying all dysfunctional SPSS scripts and queries. Job is responsible for or may assist in the development and analysis of the WCA Health Care Provider Fee Schedule [52-1-1 NMSA 1978] and [52-3-1 NMSA 1978], the Hospital fee ratio, and review the pharmacy fee formula. The position also assists in the production of the Director's Annual Report [52-5-3 NMSA 1978] and develops impact analyses of legislative proposals on the internal processes and efficiencies of the New Mexico workers' compensation system. Staff in position performs proposed and approved research, and works in a team to develop, design and analyze policy-driven research.

Position coordinates research projects assigned by the bureau chief and/or senior management; develops and designs own and group research procedures and processes; defines and conducts targeted economic and management research by selecting the best method for analyzing data to draw inferences; decides which data and sampling methods to use in completing an economic research project; performs assigned research with own choices of analytical tools and software.  Performs routine time-sensitive tasks and jobs assigned by the Bureau Chief.

Posted (3/23/2021)

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IT Application Developer III (Open Until Filled)

This position acts as the lead on complex assignments requiring the development of new and improved applications, maintenance of the existing applications, and contributes to all the phases of a project.  Incumbent will be heavily involved in implementing a new business case management system.

Job duties Include but are not limited to:

Designing and programing applications using Console, Win Forms, and Web Applications in the .NET framework (C # or VB); making complex configurations/modifications to existing applications, managing all aspects of the system/product to include, and not limited to installation, backup, data recovery, security, clustering, and establishing system utilization standards; creating interfaces and queries to retrieve information from databases in MS SQL; implementing and deploying applications that meet user specifications; creating and updating processes, programs and reports with new screen designs, scripts, data tables, formulas and documents; securing applications; troubleshooting and resolving application issues; researching and documenting application failures to recommend improvements; collaborating with developers and other IT staff; participating in development of program designs, user interfaces and test procedures; producing technical documentation that accurately and thoroughly depicts software design and code base; setting up and maintaining test environments; diagramming and modeling software design via flowcharts; writing user guides and training documentation; training new users and providing customer service; leading lower level team members and mentoring application developers; developing reports and presentations to senior management as needed.

(Posted 11/18/2020)

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Safety Consultant (Las Cruces)

Conducts safety analysis of business accidents and injuries; identifies systemic patterns and trends that may contribute to safety hazards and/or work-related injuries; determines if businesses are an ideal candidate for enrollment into the Risk Reduction Program; provides notification of required safety audits and inspections; researches, tracks and records business information into safety database; prepares enforcement referral cases for businesses not compliant with safety statutes; attends enforcement hearings.

Performs safety inspections and audits for a variety of business industries to ensure compliance with the $15k Annual Safety Inspection Program; contacts businesses that are non-compliant by phone or field visit; researches, tracks, and enters detailed business information into a safety database; prepares enforcement referral cases for businesses not compliant with safety statues; and attends enforcement hearings.

Participates in regional business outreach efforts; conducts safety training classes; performs ergonomic evaluations; completes audits in support of self-insurance program as assigned; attends conferences and performs other duties as related to the Workers' Compensation Administration's safety program. .

(Posted 3/10/2021)

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Safety Consultant (Advanced)

Conducts a safety analysis of business accidents and injuries; identifies systemic patterns and trends that may contribute to safety hazards and/or work related injuries; determines if businesses are an ideal candidate for enrollment into the Risk Reduction Program; provides notification of required safety audits and inspections; researches, tracks and records business information utilizing various safety databases.

Performs safety inspections and audits for a variety of business industries to ensure compliance with the $15k Annual Safety Inspection Program; contacts businesses that are non-compliant by phone or field visit; researches, tracks, and enters detailed business information into a safety database; prepares enforcement referral cases for businesses not compliant with safety statues; and attends enforcement hearings.

Participates in regional business outreach efforts; conducts safety training classes for businesses as necessary; performs ergonomic evaluations; completes audits in support of the self-Insurance program as assigned; attends conferences; and performs other duties related to the Worker's Compensation Administration's safety program.

(Posted 3/10/2021)

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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.

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