Nov 06, 2018
Feb 06, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected constitutional state executive officer in the New Mexico state government. The commissioner leads the New Mexico State Land Office, which is responsible for administering nine million acres of surface and 13 million acres of subsurface land for the beneficiaries of the New Mexico State Land Trust. The office seeks to optimize revenues while protecting the health of the land. Commissioners are selected in midterm election years and can serve up to two consecutive four-year terms in the position. The land commissioner is responsible for generating and maximizing revenue from state land trusts while concurrently protecting, conserving and maintaining the lands for use by future generations. The money generated is used to support public education and other beneficiary institutions.These revenues are generated by the land commissioner by leasing lands for grazing, agriculture, commercial use, oil and gas drilling, mining and other activities. The salary for this position is $106,050/year.
Submit application to:
New Mexico Secretary of State, New Mexico Capitol Annex North, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, US