Jobs at MRCOG

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources. Here you will find information on the services offered by the Office of Human Resources for the Mid-Region Council of Governments employees. 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. 

MRCOG offers wide variety of professional opportunities no matter where you are in your career path. If you want to be part of delivering "Simply Better Service for a World-Class Community," then a career with MRCOG may be for you.

We value each other and our customers

MRCOG employees value one another, regardless of who we are, what we do, where we live, or where we are from. We bring unique perspectives and ideas to our jobs. We listen, collaborate, learn and grow to provide better service for our communities.

  1. Benefits

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. 

Medical Insurance

Health insurance is offered through Presbyterian Health Plan System.

Pharmacy insurance is offered through Express Scripts.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is provided through Delta Dental.

Vision Insurance

Vision insurance is provided through Davis Vision.

Wellness Program

The City of Albuquerque is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees and family members. 


Sick Leave

Employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 3.7 hours biweekly to a maximum of 1,200 hours.

Vacation Time

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.

Holiday Leave

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.

Employee Life Insurance Policy up to $

The City 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.


Participation in the state retirement plan, PERA, is required by state law.

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.

Public safety employees can retire after 20 years in Tier 1;  Public safety employees can retire after 25 years in Tier 2;  higher PERA contributions are required.

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.

Insurance coverage is effective on the employee's hire date.

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 effective January 14, 2019. Please read the frequently asked questions posted below.

View Paid Parental Leave FAQs

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.

  1. Benefit Services & Programs
  1. Behavioral Health Resources for Employees & Dependents
  1. Learning and Development
  1. Programs and Policies
  1. Current Job Listing

Why Work Here

Working for MRCOG is so much more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you.

MRCOG Office
MRCOG Office
MRCOG Office

Balance Work & Life

Our employee earn paid time off, with over 12 paid days possible in the first year, 12 holidays, one personal day and short-term and long-term disability benefits. We also have an employee volunteer program.

Build a Career

We encourage our employees to develop their career within MRCOG. Employees can take advantage of a multitude of learning and development opportunities. We have instructor-led and online opportunities along with career development resources.

An Engaged Workforce

We take pride in our highly engaged workforce and believe that employees are our most valuable asset. Our recognition programs celebrate our employees and honor their achievements.

MRCOG Office
MRCOG Office
MRCOG Office

Get to Work and Back

Our employees get a discounted Rio Metro bus pass and other options for getting to work and back. Employees who wish to take advantage of the City of Albuquerque bus system can purchase a monthly pass for $14.

Align with Your Values

We are a region that respects the natural world around us and the people in it and our goals reflect those values. 

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 Office
MRCOG Office

Celebrate Uniqueness

Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our values at MRCOG. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce and are committed to providing a supportive work environment in which all of our employees can thrive and reach their full potential.

Invest in Your Future

Our employees are empowered to make their money work for them now and for their future. We have a pension plan, deferred compensation 457(b), city-paid short- and long-term disability plan and more.

Equal 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.