Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias announced today that Kimberly J. Calvert of Alamogordo has accepted the position of director of human resources for the county. Calvert was one of 21 applicants for the position and three finalists.
She holds a 1985 bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and a 1997 master’s degree in human resources management from Troy State University. Since 1994, she has been the human resources director for the Coulston Foundation in Alamogordo, where she directed all phases of the human resources department, including recruiting, staffing, compensation, employment law, compliance with federal mandates, training, development and benefits administration. Prior to that, she was personnel manager for the Sandcastle Entertainment Complex in Tumon, Guam.
Calvert also has been an active guest speaker in Alamogordo, participating in Department of Labor-sponsored workshops for the unemployed and volunteering within the Transition Assistance Program designed to assist military members in finding non-military jobs upon retirement or discharge.
“ I am looking forward to working with the county,” Calvert said. “The Human Resources Department has a great staff. Together, we can continue to improve the work that Bea Ferreira has begun.”
As director of human resources for Doña Ana County, Calvert will earn $45,594 per year and coordinate benefits and policies for more than 600 employees. She also will coordinate recruitment and retention programs designed to further professionalize the county’s work force.
“I’m delighted that Kim has accepted the position,” Macias said. “Her enthusiasm and experience will be of great benefit to the county, and she has indicated to me that she wants to hit the ground running to improve on the good work that is evolving in the county’s Human Resources Department.”
Calvert succeeds Beatriz Ferreira, who resigned to focus attention on her law practice and judicial appointment.