Services We Provide: 

  • Employment Recruitment and Selection

  • Continuing Education

  • Staff Development

  • Employee Relations


Mission Statement:

Human Resources (HR) provides consultation and leadership to support County Management which provides fair employment practices through the development of policy and procedures, training programs, processes and services for all County Personnel. We promote a work environment characterized by open communication, personal accountability, professionalism, trust, mutual respect, equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.


Human Resources Overview:

Rio Arriba County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain employee confidentiality, process all employment documentation, administer employee benefit orientation, enter and maintain employee/employment data in computer software programs, assist employees that are retiring, short term/long term disability claims and administers family medical leave, assist elected officials, administrators, directors and supervisors with questions and concerns regarding their department and staff.


Employee Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Pre-paid Legal Services, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Programs. Insurance benefit coverage's are provided for Single, Couple or Family. Risk Management Division State of New Mexico benefits available, Public Employee Retirement Association PERA, Retiree Health Care Authority Insurance retirement insurance, Sick and Annual leave benefits, 457 plans.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the official Rio Arriba County employment application. Proof of education, certificates, and/or endorsements must be attached to each application.


NEW--Get step by step instructions for filling out your insurance forms by viewing the Introduction to Benefits and Insurance Enrollment Benefits Guided Tutorial  (to view these files please download and install an FLV playback application such as VLC or Google FLV video player)

Downloadable and Printable Forms Applications:

WH-380 E (employee):

WH-380- F (family member):

WH-384 United States Department of Labor:

WH-385 United States Department of Labor:

General Application, RASO Application, Detention Application 

Benefit Plan Handbook (Insurance) 

Authorization For Release of Protected Health Information

Change In PERA Form

Local Public Body - Request for Change/Correction Form

2013 Short Term Benefit Enrollment Form

Processing Seperation Checklist

Address Change Form

2020 W-4



Rio Arriba County 

Human Resource Office

PO Box 127
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575


Rio Arriba County

Human Resource Office

1122 Industrial Park Road
Espanola, NM 87532






Human Resources 


Angela M. Gallegos, Director 

Molly Otero -  Personnel Specialist 


Office Hours and Contact Information:

8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Tierra Amarilla Office (575) 588-7254 or fax us at (575) 588-9346

Espanola Office (505) 753-2992 or fax us at (505) 753-9397