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Employment applications for positions at the City of Belen are available on line.

These forms are available in Adobe format and can be download and printed to be completed by hand or filled out on line and printed. To apply for any of the open positions listed here, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the button on the left to open the Employment Application.
  2. Fill it out and save it to your computer.
  3. At the top of the first page of the application is a "Print" button. Upon completion, print the application and sign it.
  4. The application MUST be submitted in person or by mail. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Submit an application ONLY for open positions by the deadline shown with each opening. Applications for Police, Fire and Rescue follow a different process. Visit those respective sites for instructions on how to apply for positions there.


City of Belen
100 S. Main St.
Belen, NM 87002


Human Resources Manager
Phone: 505-966-2741
Fax: 505-966-2741

Print Application Here


Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The City of Belen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions Available

Recreation Director

THE CITY OF BELEN is accepting applications for:


Recreation Director

Minimal Pay: $16.38


SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Performs a variety of general administrative and first-line supervisory duties as needed to coordinate the establishment, organization, scheduling and operation of specific recreation programs emphasizing participation and instruction in women’s, men’s, or youth sports.




  • Graduation from college with a degree in recreation management (preferably from a NRPA accredited program); public administration, physical education or some other related field, plus two (2) years of academic or specialized training in recreation administration or youth recreation leadership.
  • Two (2) years of experience relating to recreation or community involvement activity or the combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of developing and operating recreation programs; of the philosophy and objectives of community recreation programming; team sports management; community and public relations; principles and practices of general management including fiscal and human resources; budgeting processes and general accounting; rules and regulation of a variety of sports and recreational activities; of equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program.
  • Working knowledge of the operation of personal computers and various software and hardware applications including spread sheets, word processing, etc.
  • Ability to organize recreational leagues, establish team rosters and schedule games, tournaments and other play activities; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, various age groups, other organizations, and the public; administer a large work program; prepare and present budget estimates; direct, motivate, develop and evaluate subordinates; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of the methods and techniques of developing and operating recreation programs; of the philosophy and objectives of community recreation programming; team sports management; community and public relations; rules and regulations of a variety of sports and comprehensive community recreation program.
  • Certification as a leisure professional is preferred (CLA).  Must be willing to work towards acquiring certification.
  • Must have excellent to superb people skills at all social levels with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Organizational skills a must.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and other City personnel and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule with minimal supervision.
  • Bi-lingual skill (Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Valid New Mexico’s driver’s license is required.
  • Must pass an initial drug and alcohol screening and random drug screenings thereafter.



Applications and job description available at the City of Belen, 100 South Main, Belen, NM 87002 or on the City website - http://www.belen-nm.gov


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  4:30pm – Tuesday January 16, 2018


City of Belen Disclaimer:

The City of Belen is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace Employer.

All final candidates are subject to a pre-employment drug test, and employment background check.

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