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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?

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.


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 Krystal Tool for recruitment information at 505-570-7337 or the CYFD Recruitment email at

Please contact Annette Larkin for Employment Verifications at 505-570-7328


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