Application and Employment Policy

General: In order to be considered for a position with Chaves County, we require applicants to complete our application. It is our policy not to accept unsolicited applications and/or resumes. We only accept applications when there is a job opening available and posted with the Roswell Daily Record, Department of Labor or on our "Job Board". This job board is located in the lobby of the Chaves County Administrative Center, #1 St. Mary's Place, Roswell, NM 88203. We accept faxed applications. All applications are held in the Human Resources Department until after the closing date of the position when they are forwarded to the appropriate department for the selection process.

Policy: Chaves County only hires U.S. Citizens and Lawfully Authorized Alien workers.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Chaves County does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical or mental handicap, marital status, or medical condition in it's employment practices or in its programs, services and facilities.

DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY: Chaves County does not tolerate the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription drugs or alcohol. The County has a general drug and alcohol abuse policy, which requires all employees to be tested for the following:

  • Pre-employment
  • Post Accident
  • Reasonable suspicion
All safety-sensitive employees are subject to random urinalysis testing. Further, Chaves County has established a Department of Transportation Drug Testing policy in which those employees who are required to have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be tested randomly for both drugs and alcohol.