Services We Provide: 

  • Employee Recruitment and Retention

  • Continuing Education

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Training and Development
  • Employer-Employee Relations


Mission Statement:

Rio Arriba County invests time, energy and valued partnerships in collaboration to ensure that our Human Resources Department attracts, develops and retains a high performing, inclusive and diverse workforce. We foster a healthy, safe, well-equiped and productive work environment for employees, their families, departments, community partners and the public in order to maximize individual potenitials. Our goal is to expand County Services through our valued Employees.


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

General Application

Additional Employment History

Job Requisition

Benefit Plan Handbook (Insurance)

Local Public Body - Request for Change/Correction Form

Processing Seperation Checklist

Address Change Form

W-4 2023




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 

Robert A. Romero- HR Director 


 Human Resources Staff:

CarolAnne M. Salazar -  Personnel Specialist II

Erik Encinias - Personnel Specialist I



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