Planner - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The City of Albuquerque is re-discovering our potential by celebrating our multicultural diversity and our authentic resilience as "One Albuquerque." The area's beautiful and varied landscape encompasses the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding Bosque, volcanoes, and forested Sandia Mountains. Complemented by a mild and sunny climate, this landscape provides breathtaking vistas and countless year-round outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, biking, camping, and wildlife watching. Residents and tourists alike are attracted to the vibrant and deeply rooted arts and culture scene and the famous New Mexico cuisine. Compared to many other regions, our residents enjoy a low cost of living and manageable traffic, further contributing to our high quality of life.

The Position:

Perform professional and technical planning work involving the gathering, analysis and presentation of data in written, graphic or oral reports; organize and conduct public meetings for community participation in planning and policy or economic development; collaborate with various civic, business and governmental groups to develop transportation, economic development, physical environmental, social and/or general planning policies and procedures for Albuquerque communities; help the public enhance pride in their communities; and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to higher level staff within assigned department.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
 

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, engineering, economic development, public administration or business administration; and 

Four (4) years of managerial planning experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid Driver's License.

Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of comprehensive and urban planning and/or economic policy and development

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of economic development planning and policy development

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of transportation planning and policy development

  • Principles of negotiation and mediation

  • Principles and theories of community based planning

  • Principles and theories of economic development planning and practice

  • Methods and techniques of research and data analysis and its application to urban planning

  • Methods and techniques of research and data analysis and its application to economic development industry

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a planning program

  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations related to transportation planning

  • Project development and management

  • ESRI GIS software and spatial analysis techniques

  • Microsoft Office applications including Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Word

  • Principles of contract compliance and performance evaluation

  • Office methods, practices, procedures and equipment to include computer experience at an intermediate level

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Prepare and produce community level plans

  • Prepare and produce economic development plans

  • Perform various research and data analysis duties and apply findings to urban planning projects

  • Perform various research and data analysis duties and apply findings to economic development projects

  • Perform various research and data analysis duties and apply findings to transportation planning projects

  • Organize and conduct meetings of community-based partnerships

  • Interpret and explain City planning policies and procedures

  • Make sound recommendations for urban and community planning and/or economic development activities

  • Make sound recommendations for urban and community economic development activities

  • Make sound recommendations for planning and multi-modal initiatives

  • Prepare clear and concise reports and presentations

  • Deliver presentations to community and professional groups

  • Communicate clearly and concisely

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public

  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

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