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A career with the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) can be a positive, life-changing experience for you and the children and families who need our help!


Improve the quality of life for our children.
-- CYFD mission statement




We're Hiring!

To learn more, go to the State Personnel Office website, or check out New Mexico Workforce Connection for helpful job resources.


Are you interested in helping to make New Mexico the best place to raise a child? Are you committed to putting children first in everything you do?

Behavioral Health Services Director

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is recruiting for a Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Director. The Director is responsible for ensuring that CYFD has a comprehensive and integrated system of mental health and substance abuse services for the Protective Services and Juvenile Justice Services Divisions. The Director oversees management, expansion and sustainability of all BHS programs including: children's behavioral health services; community behavioral health clinicians; federal grants; domestic violence; forensic evaluations; substance abuse program development; family and youth peer efforts; supportive housing and shelter programs; and Medicaid licensing and certification authority activities.

Click here to read the full BHS Director job announcement.

Chief General Counsel

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is seeking to fill the General Counsel position. The General Counsel represents CYFD in all legal matters and manages the Office of General Counsel. Duties include but are not limited to: supervising the Office of General Counsel attorneys and support staff; overseeing litigation being handled by Risk Management and other outside counsel; negotiating high-level IT and service array contracts; reviewing and approving staff attorneys’ legislative analyses; and providing advanced legal counsel to Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Secretary and executive staff.

Click here to read the full Chief General Counsel job announcement.

Director of Office of Children's Rights

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is recruiting for a person who is deeply committed to making a different in the lives of New Mexico youth to serve as the Director for the newly-created Office of Children’s Rights. The Office of Children’s rights is designed to ensure that New Mexico’s most vulnerable youth receive the services and supports to which they are entitled.

Click here to read the full Director of Office of Children's Rights job announcement.

Public Information Officer

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is recruiting for a talented and experienced applicant to fill its Public Information Officer (PIO) position. This position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced communicator to affect change in New Mexico’s social systems and help improve supports for children.

Click here to read the full PIO job announcement.


Are you a High School Student with an interest in state government? If yes, we have a part-time opening available, click here to read the job description. Come work with us and begin your career in state government!


Employee Recruitment Hotline:
Still have questions, please contact Lisa Fitting at (505) 690-8675 or the CYFD Recruitment email at


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