Western States Water Council

A Voice for Water in the West 


New Mexico Office of the State Engineer -Managing Attorney/Attorney Supervisor

The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer’s Litigation and Adjudication Program seeks to hire a Managing Attorney to oversee cases and professional legal staff in the agency’s Administrative Litigation Unit. This position manages water rights permitting and enforcement cases in the State Engineer’s administrative Hearing Unit on behalf of the Water Rights Division, as well as proceedings in district courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court on behalf of the State Engineer. This position also works in cooperation with technical staff to ascertain, articulate, and implement public policy regarding water rights in New Mexico. Candidates must have significant civil litigation experience, and administrative law experience is a plus. Candidates should have strong legal writing and communication skills and be able to work collaboratively across multiple programs within the Office of the State Engineer.

Interested candidates can apply at https://www.spo.state.nm.us/. Please include a cover letter and writing sample with your application.