Jobs at MRCOG
Welcome to the Office of Human Resources. The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) is seeking talented, and dedicated individuals enthusiastic about serving our regional community! We offer competitive wages, amazing benefits, and an incredible opportunity to share in our commitment to make this region a great place for families to live, work, and thrive.
If you have trouble finding what you're looking for, please contact us.
Work that Matters
With over one hundred employees, the Mid-Region Council of Governments provides a full range of services dedicated to Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties. Our employees serve more than 926,000 people who call central New Mexico home. Learn more about what we do.
MRCOG offers wide variety of professional opportunities no matter where you are in your career path. If you want to be part of "helping our region plan responsibly for the future," then a career with MRCOG may be for you.
Take Care of Yourself and Your Family
We are dedicated to helping our employees be the best they can be, especially in uncertain and challenging times. We offer benefit plan options to our employees to help keep them well and to prepare them for a secure future.
MRCOG offers regular, full-time and part-time employees the option of participating in a variety of group insurance plans.
Health insurance is offered through Presbyterian Health Plan System.
Pharmacy insurance is offered through Express Scripts.
Dental insurance is provided through Delta Dental.
Vision insurance is provided through Davis Vision.
MRCOG and You
Compared to other government employers in New Mexico, MRCOG's plan is the most generous and the least costly to employees because the MRCOG pays 80 percent of the premium cost.
Employees, their qualifying spouse or domestic partner, and qualifying dependents are eligible for insurance coverage.
MRCOG strives to provide a competitive, comprehensive compensation package that will attract and retain the brightest and best. We are especially proud to offer up to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
Our health plan allow members access to convenient alternatives to in-person doctor visits. Presbyterian Health Plan offers members a 24-Hour NurseLine to speak to a nurse or physician. The Plan also offers members several care option alternatives to traditional medical appointments. UnitedHealthcare members can use Virtual Visit with a doctor or behavioral health professional.
Relax. Recharge. Regroup.
Vacation and sick leave days are accrued bi-weekly and are determined by position and employment length.
Employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 3.7 hours biweekly to a maximum of 1,200 hours.
Employees accrue vacation leave every pay period on the following schedule:
Years of Service Bi-Weekly Accrual Accrual per Year
0-4 years 3.85 hours 100 hours
5-9 years 4.62 hours 120 hours
10-14 years 5.54 hours 144 hours
15 years & more 6.16 hours 160 hours
Accrued sick and vacation leave balances may be paid out at the time of retirement.
MRCOG provides twelve days of paid holiday leave annually, in addition to the employee’s birthday. Other paid leave includes jury duty, bereavement, voting, annual military service and education.
Paid Parental Leave
MRCOG provides up to 12 standard work weeks of paid time off to be used within six (6) months of the birth, adoption or placement of a foster child.
MRCOG offers staff access to a variety of programs and resources that help inspire you to be your best self. Our work-life benefits are here to support you and your family through every stage of life.
Employee Life Insurance Policy
MRCOG pays for a basic life policy for all regular employees. Optional employee paid insurance coverage for regular employees includes: life, disability, legal, accident, critical illness, home & auto.
EAP, Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program provides you and your loved ones access to trained professionals and resources for assistance with personal and workplace issues.
How do you feel about your current financial situation? Nearly half of all employees nationwide say they worry about their personal finances while at work. We don’t want you to be part of that statistic. Information about the Financial Wellness too from Enrich.
Flexible Spending Accounts
To help defray employee’s out-of-pocket costs, the MRCOG offers a Section 125 flexible spending account plan that allows employees to set aside up to $2,750 per year to pay for qualifying out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision costs with pre-tax dollars.
There is also a dependent care option that allows employees to set aside up to $5,000 per year for daycare expenses.. Participation in the Flexible spending plan lowers taxable income and often results in higher take home pay.
The City of Albuquerque is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees and family members.
The BetterHealth program for city employees and their families provides a pathway to pursue a healthy lifestyle. The program includes health education, wellness interventions, and campaigns to make healthy lifestyles easier at work. Learn more
Education Refund Program/ Tuition Reimbursement
We value our employees and are invested in their professional and personal development. We encourage a culture of continuous learning and are committed to providing our employees opportunities to further their development. Our employees can get reimbursed up to $1,500 each year for accredited coursework.
Learning & Development Opportunities
Our Learning and Development Strategy is a comprehensive, continuous learning process for all city employees who aspire to learn, grow, and strengthen their skills.
We encourage our employees to develop their career within the city. Employees can take advantage of a multitude of learning and development opportunities. We have instructor-led and online opportunities along with career development resources.
National Suicide Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Both Regular and Temporary (non-seasonal) employees are required by state law to participate in PERA, the state's retirement system.
MRCOG contributes a percentage of salary to PERA on behalf of the Employer, pursuant to State law. Employees also contribute a percentage of salary to PERA into their own account. However, a benefit of working for MRCOG is that MRCOG contributes a large portion of the employees’ contribution amount (up to 75% of the employees’ required contribution).
Contributions amounts are a percentage of your base salary as determined by the coverage plan provided by the MRCOG and are a required payroll deduction for all qualified employees.
Guidelines for our employees and programs administered by the Office of Human Resources.
FMLA leave at MRCOG is designed to be consistent with federal law.
Workplace Guidelines for Breastfeeding
Education Refund Program
MRCOG's region is diverse, dynamic, and growing. Managing this growth and enhancing the region’s quality of life requires partnerships and collaboration. And that’s why the region relies on the Mid-Region Council of Governments and our talented team of problem-solvers.
Our staff members support MRCOG’s mission and build a stronger regional community through addressing major regional issues related to transportation, resiliency, water, economic development, and aging and human services that extend beyond the jurisdiction of a county or city. Staff ensures MRCOG remains a trusted source of data and analysis that informs decision makers and calls attention to important trends.
With over 150 employees, MRCOG team members are the heart of Central New Mexico. They make a real difference with the work they do every day and have a hand in shaping the future of the region. Be part of a region that you love.
Salary levels are generally competitive with the private sector and are reviewed periodically. MRCOG pays bi-weekly on Friday. Automatic deposit is mandatory.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The MRCOG is an equal employment opportunity employer. MRCOG provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
MRCOG complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers reasonable accommodations in the employment and application process to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources at 505-247-1750 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Read more.