Director, Child Support Enforcement Division, New Mexico Human Services Department

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) seeks to fill the Governor Exempt Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) Director position in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The CSED Division Director is a member of the HSD’s leadership team and is responsible for developing policy and overseeing the management, resources and operational activities of the CSED.  CSED is responsible for implementing the Title IV-D Program of the 1975 Social Security Act.

The Child Support Enforcement program, administered by the Human Services Department (HSD) Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED), establishes and enforces the financial responsibility of parents for their children.  The CSED establishes paternity, establishes child support orders (including medical support provisions), enforces orders for child and medical support, and distributes child support collections.  In addition, the CSED locates non-custodial parents and their financial assets, reviews and adjusts support orders and handles interstate and international child support cases.

The CSED caseload is approximately 63,000.  The annual CSED budget for State Fiscal Year 2016 is $33 million.  During State Fiscal Year 2015, CSED collected over $140 million.  CSED has more than 380 FTE spread across several offices within New Mexico.  HSD, through the leadership of the CSED director and staff, is replacing the child support enforcement information technology system – a multiyear project to develop and support a more efficient and effective operation.

Salary $53,539 – $132,558


  • The CSED Division Director is responsible for executive level policy development.
  • The director oversees the management, resources and operational activities of the CSED, ensuring statutory deadlines are met, services are efficiently executed, all programs achieve goals and are operating within the guidelines of Local Court Rules, state/federal laws and regulations and department policies and procedures.
  • The CSED Division Director provides program and policy management, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • The Division Director participates in forecasting and development of division budget, staffing, and operational plans.
  • As a member of HSD leadership team, the director participates in the development of departmental policies and collaborates with other agencies and departments to achieve the program objectives.
  • The director participates in legislative activities such as bill analysis, testifying in front of legislative committees and communicating with legislators.
  • The position will monitor and evaluate changes in federal and state laws and regulations for impact on the delivery of child support services.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of management experience.
  • Master’s or professional (e.g., juris doctorate) degree preferred.  Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling eleven (11) years may substitute for the desired education and experience.  A background check is required.
  • A demonstrated record of management of large organizations and experience in child support policy is highly desired.

How to Apply

Send Applications to:

NM HSD, Office of the Secretary, Attn:  HSD Secretary Brent Earnest, PO Box 2348, Santa Fe, NM  87504 or by email to:

Closing Date:  Open until filled

The State of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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