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.

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Current Positions

Business Operations Specialist (Santa Fe)

Provides administrative and secretarial support to the Las Cruces field office staff. Provides court monitoring assistance primarily for hearings held in the Las Cruces office; produces correspondence, reports, and processes orders. Provides administrative and communication support; updates documents and reports in shared drive; provides safety and compliance program support.

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Posted (5/11/2022)

Safety Specialist

Conducts an analysis of accidents and injuries, identifies systemic patterns and trends that may contribute to safety hazards. Determines if businesses are candidates for enrollment into the Risk Reduction Program. Provides notification of required safety audit and inspection as determined by the risk analysis. Track information related to businesses in the WCA safety database. Performs safety inspections, audits businesses for compliance with the $15K safety program; contacts non-compliant businesses; prepares business enforcement case referrals when businesses do not comply with safety statutes. Participates in regional outreach efforts; conducts trainings; conducts audits for the self-insured. Attends enforcement hearings and performs other duties as required.

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Posted (5/5/2022)

Law School Intern - Law Clerk (Summer)

Assists Office of General Counsel staff with diverse and complex legal tasks in support of the office, which reports to the WCA Director. Requires knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.. Duties may include researching case law, statutes. legislative history and/or regulations relating to New Mexico workers' compensation law. Assists with promulgation of revised administrative rules and statutory amendments for 2023 legislative session; prepares pleadings in pending cases at WCA or other courts; assists in projects from the director. Suitable for first or second year law school student.

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Posted (4/28/2022)

Law School Intern - Law Clerk (Summer)

Assists five workers' compensation judges with legal tasks necessary to resolve workers' compensation claims pending within the WCA's administrative court. Researches case law, statutes, legislative history and/or regulations, including preparing case briefs or summaries, as directed by the assigned workers' compensation judge. Studies legal records and documents to obtain data applicable to cases; prepares case briefs of newly published appellate decisions, including analyzing their impact; reviews and analyzes motions and other pleadings to assist assigned judge; assists with preparing and finalizing compensation orders. Suitable for first or second year law student.

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Posted (4/28/2022)

College Undergraduate Intern - Economic Research (Summer)

Performs targeted research; assists bureau chief and staff with a range of quantitative economic and statistical analyses of New Mexico's workplace injury claims data. Assists with research functions of the bureau, senior management, and the director. Collects workplace injuries and illness data; prepares, edits and publishes research results, bulletins, papers and reports in order to educate and inform workers' compensation stakeholders; collaborates with other jurisdictions in targeted research in order to better understand the characteristics and drivers of jurisdictional indemnity claims. Suitable for candidate with knowledge of applied economics and statistics. Experience with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.

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Posted (4/28/2022)
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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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