Contact Human Resources

200 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor
PO Box 909
Santa Fe, NM  87504-0909


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bernadette Salazar
Department Director

Carmelina Spears
HR Administrative Manager

Monica Acevedo
Human Resources Supervisor

Why Work for the City of Santa Fe?

The Human Resources team at the City of Santa Fe places a premium on key values such as accountability, integrity, honesty, teamwork, trust, excellence, positivity, continuous learning, and innovation. Our overarching vision centers around cultivating strong, trust-based connections with our valued employees, fostering an inclusive atmosphere that embraces diversity, and promoting a culture of respect throughout our organization. We are deeply committed to treating every individual with the utmost care and are dedicated to fostering a positive and uplifting workplace environment. Our pursuit of excellence is rooted in providing innovative services and continually nurturing opportunities for growth and development. Above all, we hold ourselves accountable by upholding ethical standards and doing what is right, even when no one is watching.


Apply Now!

We are excited to see that you are interested in employment with the City of Santa Fe.

From the culture and arts to unique experiences and rich history– there are countless reasons to love Santa Fe. It takes many hands to keep a city as dynamic and vibrant as ours running and thriving. The unique energy and spirit that draws people to the City Different begins with the City of Santa Fe. With more than 1,400 employees, City of Santa Fe team members are the heart of Santa Fe. They make a real difference with the work they do every day and have a hand in shaping the future of our city.

Be a part of the city that we all love.

To view and apply for current job openings,
visit the City of Santa Fe’s Employment Opportunities Portal.

Please contact Human Resources at or call 505-955-6513 if you have any questions or if you need assistance.


Request Assistance or Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants with disabilities may contact Human Resources (HR) via telephone, email, in person, or by another means to request and/or arrange accommodation to participate in the application process. If you require assistance to accommodate a disability, please contact HR at 505-955-6604 or email



The City of Santa Fe’s Human Resources team provides a wide range of services to all employees.

  • Administering employee benefits
  • Ensuring compliance with City ordinances, rules, and regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local employment laws
  • Maintaining employment records
  • Providing consultation on sound human resource management principles
  • Providing internal and external opportunities for training and development
  • Recruiting for all City departments


The City Offers Generous Employee Benefits, including

  • Medical, dental, life, and legal insurance for employees and dependents,
  • Retirement benefits through the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association,
  • Employee assistance, employee wellness, and deferred compensation programs,
  • Premium only and flexible spending plans, and
  • Generous paid leave and holidays.



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