COUNTY ANNOUNCES HIRINGS FOR GENERAL SERVICES, DWI GRANT POSITIONS

COUNTY ANNOUNCES HIRINGS FOR GENERAL SERVICES, DWI GRANT POSITIONS

Three upper-level management positions at Doña Ana County have been filled with the appointment of a new General Services director and assistant director, as well as a new director of the DWI Prevention Grants Program.
David R. King of Las Cruces has been named director of the county’s General Services Department. King, a graduate of New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, will oversee and manage all operations related to the upkeep and maintenance of all county-owned buildings, facilities and parks. He also will oversee remodeling initiatives and seek out grant funding to enhance the department’s budget.
King is the former owner/operator of a successful financial consulting agency, Aegis Natural LLC, of Barker, Texas, which he held from 1998 to this year. He also was president of Nitrotec Energy Corporation of Houston, Texas, from 1995 to 1998. In his capacity as director of General Services for the county, King will earn an annual salary of $48,500 a year. He began work Monday, July 10, 2000.
Armando T. Cordero, also of Las Cruces, will join King as assistant director of facilities and parks within the General Services Department. He will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the employees within the department, as well as overseeing special projects assigned by King.
Cordero is a graduate of Hatch Valley High School and a native of the Mesilla Valley. From 1987 until the present, he has been the public works director for the Village of Mesilla. In his new position, he will earn an annual salary of $34,000. His first day on the job will be July 31, 2000.
Linda M. Harris will start as the county’s new DWI Prevention Grants Coordinator on July 17, 2000. In that position, she will be responsible for managing and administering a range of local, state and federal grants related to DWI prevention programs. She will work closely with area law enforcement entities and school districts to design and implement programs aimed at both education and enforcement.
Harris, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NMSU in government and public administration, respectively, is a resident of Las Cruces. She is the former development director for the Colonias Development Council, who also has extensive experience in financial management and real estate transactions. As coordinator of the DWI Prevention Program, she will earn an annual salary of $28,017.
For more information, call Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229 or toll-free from outside Las Cruces at (877) 827-7200.