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Urban and Regional Planner Advanced (DOT/GO/PINF #21317)

By May 4, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$21.13 – $33.81 Hourly

$43,954 – $70,326 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 65

Posting Details

Why does the job exist?
This position is an Urban and Regional Planner – Advanced within the Multimodal Planning and Programs Bureau of the Planning Division.  This position primarily serves as the Planning Liaison to New Mexico Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) in the Northern and Mid Region/Albuquerque areas. The Planning Liaison is responsible for financial, program and project management, as well as other transportation planning duties as assigned.

How does it get done?
The Planning Liaison is responsible for managing operational funds and contracts for assigned Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and ensuring compliance with federal grant management requirements.  The Planning Liaison serves in an advisory capacity on planning matters and represents the Department at MPO/RTPO Technical and Policy Committees. Other duties include monitoring MPO/RTPO work products and staff time to ensure compliance with the Bureau’s Planning Procedures Manual (PPM) which details MPO/RTPO processes, requirements, and timelines. This position may also assist the Bureau, MPOs and RTPOs with the development, implementation, and administration of programs, projects and plans addressing equity, multimodal and active transportation, road safety, air quality and carbon reduction.  The position may serve as a stakeholder or project manager on regional initiatives and plans.

Who are the customers?
The position establishes and maintains effective working and collegial relationships with MPOs/RTPOs and their member entities, as well as members of the public and other Department staff in the General Office and Districts.

Ideal Candidate
Ideal candidate will have:

* A Masters Degree in Urban & Regional Planning or related field, such as Public Administration,
Public Policy or Geography.
* Experience working as a Transportation Planner, Program Administrator or Policy Analyst
for a governmental entity.
* Experience managing federal grants and familiarity with associated federal requirements.

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, business administration, public administration or political science and two (2) years of experience to include urban, transportation or infrastructure planning, real estate, commercial or public land usage, grant management, procurement, working with contracts, right of way appraisal, inter-agency coordination, engineering design, business administration and/or economics. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience
High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience

Associate’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
4 years of experience
Associate’s degree or higher in any field
AND6 years of experience

Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
2 years of experience

Master’s degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
0 years of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Some statewide travel with overnight stays may be required. Must adhere to strict deadlines. Extensive use of personal computer.

Primarily office setting with significant use of computer, telephone, and virtual meeting platforms. Also, frequent travel around New Mexico via a Department vehicle.

Supplemental Information

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Agency Contact Information: Neala Kruger (505) 231-2632

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply for this job email your details to neala.krueger@dot.nm.gov

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