Employment Opportunities

Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Elephant Butte is accepting applications for the position of a Code Enforcement Officer, 20-30 hours per week. The individual selected will be responsible for performing code enforcement duties and a variety of technical tasks relative to the position.

The duties require office and field work for ensuring compliance of zoning and nuisance codes and regular appearances at Magistrate Court. Successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, and pre-employment drug screen.

See www.cityofelephantbutte.com for complete job description and application. Applications may be submitted to PO Box 1080, or 103 Water Ave., Elephant Butte, NM 87935, prior to May 13, 2024

To download job application click here.


City Manager

The City of Elephant Butte is searching for an experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and performance driven City Manager. Our ideal candidate will have numerous years of local government experience, high ethics, offer open & clear communication, with the ability to build trust and confidence in our City operations.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the following areas:

  • Strong financial management,
  • Budget management,
  • Oversite of general operations of the entity,
  • Proven ability to work with State and Federal agencies,
  • Comply with state and federal reporting requirements,
  • Ability to respond timely to deadlines,
  • Knowledge of process to report progress and request reimbursement on public projects,
  • Ability to develop and strengthen business and political contacts on behalf of the city,
  • Locate, apply for, and manage Federal and State funding opportunities,
  • Knowledge pertaining to human resource management,
  • Working with elected and appointed officials,
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations governing the operations of local government entities,
  • Ability to keep the governing body informed on projects and conditions of the entity.

Please mark envelope “City Manager Position”, submit application & resume to PO Box 1080, Elephant Butte, NM 87935.

To download the Notice of City Manager please click here.

To download job application click here.

City Treasurer/Finance Director

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) hourly position. The Treasurer/Finance Director shall be hired solely on qualifications. The City Treasurer/Finance Director is a management position that supervises the Utility Billing Department, Accounts Payable, & Payroll. The Treasurer also serves as the Certified Procurement Officer and handles all procurement matters for the City.
The successful candidate must have high energy, a willingness to learn, and the ability to achieve high standards of customer service. The position requires the ability to work on several projects and issues simultaneously. Previous experience working with a municipality or other local government entity is highly recommended. Must possess strong communication skills, both oral and written. The Treasurer/Finance Director must possess a financial background in, education, training and experience, including direct experience with using Tyler Software Programs.

The position will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of the annual City Budget as well as all financial reports as required.
  • Prepare and accept the collection of grants and other intergovernmental funding.
  • Have or obtain State of NM, Certified Procurement Official license within 6 months of initial employment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret financial reports and audits.
  • Necessary reporting and duties as assigned.

You may contact the City Municipal Offices at 575-744-4892 to inquire a

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • May be requested to perform skills testing.
  • Drug tests will be required prior to employment offer.
  • Background check will be initiated before final employment offer.

Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary: Depending on qualifications, education, and training in related fields.

Please submit resumes to:

City of Elephant Butte
Attn: Treasurer Position
PO Box 1080
Elephant Butte, NM 87935

Contact: Janet Porter-Carrejo 575-744-4892

Position will remain open until filled.

To download the Notice of Employment for City Treasurer please click here.

To download job application click here.

City Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of our community and its success. Therefore we are asking for letters of interest to serve on our Planning and Zoning Commission. Please address the letter to Mayor Mortensen and email them to cityclerk@cityofeb.com

We are always looking for more volunteers! Volunteer opportunities with the City include:

  • Joining Elephant Butte Fire & Rescue
  • City Event Staff
  • Trash Pickup Crews

You may contact the City Municipal Offices at 575-744-4892 to inquire about volunteer opportunities.