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Join Los Alamos County

We are hiring so why not consider joining our team for a rewarding career in local government.  

Who are we?

Los Alamos County is a city/county municipality. We employ 700 - 750 regular, temporary and casual employees. We are governed by a county council comprising seven members elected by the citizens of Los Alamos. A County Manager is appointed by the Council and is the chief administrative officer for the county government. Several elected positions and a number of boards and commissions are available for citizens interested in participating in the government process.

What do we do?

We are organized into these departments that provide the following services to our community:

  1. Administrative Services - includes the office of financial management, information management and procurement services,
  2. Community & Economic Development - includes building inspections, planning and development, economic development, and tourism,
  3. Community Services - includes library, recreation parks and open spaces, and social services,
  4. County Manager's Office - includes human resources, public information, broadband and sustainability services,
  5. Fire - provides fire services to the community and the NNSA Los Alamos National Laboratory,
  6. Police - provides police services to the community and the NNSA Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as oversees emergency management and animal shelter services,
  7. Public Works - includes engineering, traffic and streets, and environmental and solid waste services, and
  8. Utilities - includes producing and distributing electricity and water, distributing natural, and collecting and treating wastewater.

Additionally, we have offices for the County Attorney, Assessor, Clerk, Municipal Judge, Probate Judge and Sheriff.


Why work for us?

We are a small town of approximately 19,000 people situated at the base of the Jemez Mountains in beautiful northern New Mexico. Having grown out of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our community is known worldwide for its scientific and technological accomplishments.


Did we mention that we like to have fun? Recreational opportunities are nearly unlimited. Los Alamos is home to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (an Olympic size indoor swimming pool), an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor refrigerated ice skating rink, numerous hiking and bike trails, and many organized sports leagues and events. We are located within a short drive from the Bandelier National Monument, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountain Recreation Area. Cultural activities abound with concerts, art fairs and exhibits, lectures, festivals, dance performances and theater events scheduled throughout the year. Additionally, we are located near the culturally rich communities of Taos and Santa Fe. There are many clubs in Los Alamos—with something for nearly everyone. Continuing education opportunities are available at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and at colleges in neighboring communities. Los Alamos has been named as one of the 2012 Top 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance. Further information about our community can be found at