APA New Mexico

A Chapter of the American Planning Association


Stories of Resilience, 2022 APA-NM State-Wide Conference

Wednesday 26 October, 7:30 am – Friday 28 October, 1:30 pm MST at
Berna Facio Professional Development Center

See the 2022 CONFERENCE tab at the upper left menu for additional information.

Register here!

Information about Sponsorship Opportunities.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rachel Hertzman or John Valdez

We are sad to inform the New Mexico planning community that Angela Robbins has passed away. She was a graduate of the Community and Regional Planning program who would go on to a seat on the Albuquerque City Council. She was extremely passionate about our New Mexico community and showed kindness to everyone she met. She was always willing to share her insights with young planners and all those who wanted to make our communities better places for all. She will be missed and we send our thoughts to her family, friends, and loved ones. 



It is with great sadness that we inform the APA-NM family that Española Planning Director Muhammed Hussain has passed away. Muhammed was a young man with an infectious smile and enthusiasm for planning and New Mexico. He was eager to get involved with our chapter and has recently lent his time to our 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Today we send condolences to the Española community mourn with his family, friends, and loved ones. Our lives have been enriched by his presence and are grateful for the time we got to know him. We will send out any information on ways to pay your respects to his family and all those who loved him, once details are available.   

John M. Valdez, AICP

President, APA-NM

In the wake of the recent tragic death of fellow planner Muhammad Afzaal Hussain as well as the other Muslim men in our community, APA-NM is inviting the New Mexico planning community to a Community Dialogue to discuss honoring Muhammad’s legacy as well as ways that we, as planners, can address community safety.
Please join us at 12:00 PM on August 19th via zoom. US Representative Melanie Stansbury is scheduled to join us for a portion of the discussion.
A ‘gofundme’ page has been created “by the City of Espanola for the benefit of the Hussain Family. The monies will help cover funeral costs and provide a financial cushion since Muhammad was the sole family provider. Imtiaz, Muhammad’s brother, says Muhammad loved education and how it empowers a person and a community. Funds will also be used to honor Muhammad by funding a school in Pakistan.”

Funeral service of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain will be held:
Friday August 5, 2022
Islamic Center of New Mexico
1100 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

News & Updates

Do you have news to post?  Send to joni palmer: pdo@apa-nm.org
If you are planning  to take the Fall AICP Exam be sure to register!  October 3 – 28: Registration for the fall AICP certification cycle opens; use the AICP Eligibility Pre-Check resources to see if you are eligible. 

National certified the chapter election results! The 2023-24 Board is: 
President – joni m palmer
Vice-President – Noah Berke, AICP
PDO – Jessica Lawlis, AICP
Treasurer – Katrina Arndt , AICP
Secretary – Open
At Large – Michael Vos, AICP
At Large – Merideth Hildreth, AICP, 2023 Conference Committee Chair
At Large – Open
Western Planner – Dan Pava, FAICP
APA-UNM Student Rep – Richard Perce
Immediate Past President – John Valdez, AICP  

The WPR Board is seeking nominations for the Western Planner of the Year, Citizen Planner of the Year, the Sheldon D. Gerber Special Merit Award for Excellence in Environmental Planning, Student Planning Project, the Rural Innovation Award and while we’re at it, the Lester Award!
All of the awards will be recognized in the online journal and at the 2022 Western Planner Conference in Bismarck-Mandan this year – plan NOW to be there!
VOTE for APA-NM Board Members.                         Your ballot will come from APA Election Coordinator <mailto:noreply@directvote.net>, which will contain  a link to cast your ballot. Please see the following information for member support regarding ballots: 
As the ballots are rolling out,  please  allow until end of day tomorrow, July 20th, for your ballot to arrive in your inbox. If you do not receive a ballot, please have them contact mailto:support@directvote.net to request a new ballot.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha Morse, Leadership Manager. Ballots close August 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time!
Housing needed for Afghan refugees: As a refugee resettlement agency, Lutheran Family Services (LFS) is assisting recently arrived Afghan refugees.  Please contact  Rachel Hertzman at hertzman.rachel@gmail.com if you are a landlord and/or know of available housing to rent to recently arrived Afghan refugees.  LFS can arrange the lease so clients are paying 3 months of rent upfront (or deposit, 1st and last month).  Lease agreement is between the owner and refugee family, LFS is not a co-signer.  LFS can provide a financial letter of support detailing benefit income and resettlement funds. POSTED 1/14/2022
UNM students presented their work at the conference on Wed. 3 November.  If you would like to check out the presentation please click this link to watch the zoom presentation.
If you presented at the conference and would like to share your presentation with APA-NM members, please email me (share your files) and I will post asap!
Western Planner Seeks Your Planning Article! The December issue of Western Planner online journal will focus  on Planning Law and Legal Issues.
Hey New Mexico planner: Perhaps you already have a paper, article or presentation that lends itself to this topic?
– Or you may wish to write about hands-on experiences and share it with the wider Western Planner audience?
– Or perhaps there is a story based upon a session at the upcoming November APAC3⋆21: Cross-Chapter Collaborative conference?
Western Planner articles can take the form of case studies, reports, overviews, interviews, opinion pieces, and more. Typical articles run up to 2000 words but can be shorter or longer, and are enhanced with graphics, photos or artwork.
The deadline for drafts is November 15th, after which the Western Planner editor and editorial board will review. Please contact Dan Pava danpava1955@gmail.com or 505-577-2319 for further information or to discuss your idea for an article.
AICP Exam Pass Rates:  I received a listing of state pass rates from Samantha Morse, the newly installed APA Leadership Associate.  Here are the pass rates for NM and our neighboring states: AZ  69.20%; CO 71.40%; NM 43%; TX  45.30%. Let me [pdo@apa-nm.org] know if you have any thoughts about our pass rate, ideas for assisting AICP exam takers, etc.
AICP Panel: I am hoping to put together a panel (Zoom only), “Why and How AICP?” this fall: Please let me know if you are interested in participating.  I am imagining this panel as a way to: 1) introduce current students to AICP (at UNM, NMSU, WNMU), with panelists discussing why they took the exam and what it has meant to their careers, and 2) offer advice to early career planners who are considering taking (or not taking) the exam.  If you are interested in being a panelist, please email me at pdo@apa-nm.org
What are you seeing, reading, experiencing that inspires you/your practice?. Send me an email with the following: High res photo; Caption (with date, location, if appropriate) with a KEYWORD (e.g., TRANSPORTATION PLANNING), and credit the image; 50 word description (with link, if appropriate); Include your name, affiliation, etc. if you so desire
*Student members encouraged to participate, too 😊
I will gather and post on a rotating basis on the APA-NM website. Let’s share, and inspire each other!


Do you have an event to share?  Please send info to joni palmer: pdo@apa-nm.org
Are you planning to take the AICP exam in 2023, or wondering why one might get certified?
APA-NM is offering an AICP exam preparation workshop series for those planning to take the exam in 2023.  This will be a statewide opportunity for folks planning to take the exam in 2023.  We will focus on preparing people for the May 2023 exam, but this workshop series will also serve those planning to take the exam in November 2023.  This is a pilot program, so we will ask people to fill-out a baseline survey, a mid-workshop survey, and an end-of-workshop survey.
**Register HERE!
AICP Workshop Series Info Sheet6SEPT2022
AICP exam workshop flyerFINAL

JOIN US for a Happy Hour Kick-off event on   Thursday 8 September
from 5:30 – 7 pm @ Bow & Arrow
All are invited to learn more about AICP, mingle, and register for the workshop!
Happy Hour APA NM flyerFINAL

Contact: palmerjonim@unm.edu


If you are interested in recordings or other information about past events, please contact pdo@apa-nm.org or the event coordinator.
all Co-Creators who love Downtown Albuquerque!! Come join us for an inspirational afternoon that will ignite our collective passion for the City we Love!   What makes cities lovable?  What motivates ordinary people to do extraordinary things for their places?  How are some cities using that energy to fill in the gaps that “official” city makers have left? 
Peter Kageyama is the author of “For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places”, and his latest, “The Emotional Infrastructure of Places”.  He is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders that is dedicated to improving the practice of local government.  Peter is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.
Other Speakers include Mayor Tim Keller, Hakim Bellamy, and Kalika Davis & Henry Jake Forman of NM Community Capital.
Hosted bar and appetizers to follow and included in ticket price. 
When :June 1, 2022, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: KiMo Theatre
Ticket Details: Donation Minimum $10 | Click here to register:  http://go.abqcf.org/abq

All ticket proceeds will benefit ABQ Artwalk.

Proper Maintenance of Green Stormwater Infrastructure features Class.
Happy Spring!  Design and installation are the basis for healthy living landscapes.  Understanding how these two pillars influence the third pillar, maintenance practices, can be instrumental to assure your project’s long-term success.   I invite you to this upcoming Water Smart Academy training hosted in partnership with the ARID LID coalition. It’s next Friday, April 29 at the Botanic Garden from 1 pm – 4 pm and we have space available. https://www.abcwua.org/conservation-rebates-water-smart-academy/
This training would walk participants through the proper methods to maintain permeable pavers/pavement/concrete; stormwater conveyance structures such as stormwater bumpouts, bioswales, trenches, and basins; plant maintenance in the different inundation zones; and mulch maintenance. This in-person training would complement the resources produced by the Arid LID Coalition such as the Maintenance Manual which includes checklists and maintenance frequency recommendations, as well as the video series that illustrates exactly how to properly maintain these features.
Expert trainer: Mario Nuño-Whelan, MRWMLA and ARID LID Coalition
Carlos A. Bustos
Water Conservation Program Manager
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority      
PO Box 568 | Albuquerque NM | 87103
505.289-3005 | www.abcwua.org
Upcoming Opportunities, Events, Webinars, and Professional Development
· Today, January 21, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: The Struggle for Equality: Overcoming a Segregated Past
· February 4, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Responding to Climate Change
· February 18, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Climate Science & Planning: The Basics
· February 25, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Climate Science & Planning: Intermediate Roundtable
· March 11, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Public Health Series
· March 18, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Public Health Series
· March 25, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm ET: Digital Planning in a Digital World
Materials (agenda, zoom link, presenter PPTs, Info about CM credits) from the NMAPA Event: Navigating Local Cannabis Land Use Policies are located in the RESOURCES tab / AICP & CM Credits.  WHEN: Wednesday, August 11th, 11:30-1:00pm  WHERE: Zoom.                                                  

Jobs: Current openings

Check out the JOBS tabs (above/main menu) for more job [search] resources.
Please send job postings for the website to    joni palmer: pdo@apa-nm.org
*PLEASE NOTE: I’ve been keeping some postings up longer than usual because many are still open.  Please let me know if your job posting has closed.
Job – Regional Planner / RTPO Planner, MRCOG. Open Until Filled.  POSTED 8 Dec2022
Job – The City of Denton, Planner I-IV.  Job Description here. Salary range, depending on experience and qualifications is $60,000 – $107,000.  POSTED 18 Nov 2022
Job – Economic Development Specialist 
The City of Santa Fe’s Office of Economic Development seeks a versatile person to join our eclectic and energetic team. We are hiring a specialist to help residents prosper, promote industry diversification, workforce development, and job creation. There is a sign-on bonus of $1,000. If you have a curious mind and find doing a variety of tasks from FB posts, to greeting people, coordinating meetings, and writing memos stimulating, this is an opportunity for rewarding work that will help shape the future of Santa Fe. Hourly rate range is $19.54-$29.31 .Job code # 562-1. Deadline: November 15, 2022. You can find the listing at https://lnkd.in/gab8bY_h.
JOB – Associate Planner, City of Farmington, NM. CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled. POSTED 27 Oct 2022
Job – Denver, CO – Are you a passionate and creative and urban planner seeking to build community and shape the future of one of the country’s fastest-growing cities? Are you interested in working on the regulatory projects that help bring our plans to life? The City of Denver is seeking an Associate City Planner to join a tight-knit team of professionals who create the regulations and design tools that move our city forward. This position provides an opportunity to participate in meaningful efforts to promote equitable development in Denver within a fun and supportive workplace. If this sounds like a fit, we invite you to  apply today! Starting Pay: $63,000-83,000/year, based on education and experience.  POSTED 14 Oct. 2022
Job – Planner, Planning & Zoning, Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Application Form here. Application information is also available on the website here,  POSITION CLOSES Friday, October 14
Jobs — Santa Fe County. GIS Senior Planner and Community Planner  POSTED 11 October 2022
Job – Are you an experienced preservation professional that is passionate about preserving the historic, architectural and cultural character of Denver? Do you enjoy helping with preservation planning and providing excellent customer service to guide customers through designations and changes to designated properties?  The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated and creative preservationist for our Associate City Planner position with our Landmark Preservation team. Landmark Preservation is a vital and integrated component of Community Planning and Development. Denver’s landmark structures and historic districts enhance the city’s unique identity, quality of life, and economic vitality.  We offer unmatched benefits and an excellent pension plan for life! If this sounds like a fit, apply today!
POSTED 11 October 2022
Job – Planning and Zoning Division Manager, City of Rio Rancho. The posting will be open until the position is filled.  POSTED 11 Oct 2022
Job – NEPA Analyst, Field Biologist  with NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) in Albuquerque  POSTED 7 Sept 2022
Job – Sandoval County, Director of Planning & Zoning.  Open until filled.  POSTED 2 Sept 2022
Job -Planner/Designer Advance Planning, Doña Ana County. POSTED 26 Aug 2022
INTERNSHIP – AmeriCorps Internship via Santa Fe County  POSTED 24 Aug 2022
JOB – Santa Fe County Affordable Housing Senior Planner  POSTED 24 Aug 2022
Job –Urban and Regional Planner- Advanced (Job ID 126360) NMDOT is hiring an Urban & Regional Planner-Advanced! This is a full time, permanent position based in Santa Fe. The position is part of the Multimodal Planning & Programs Bureau, Government to Government Team, and primarily serves as a Planning Liaison to Metropolitan/Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (MPOs/RTPOs) in the northern region of New Mexico. Additionally, this position works on program and project management, assisting the Bureau with the development and implementation of transportation plans, and other duties as assigned. Please see job details, minimum qualifications and application information on NM State Personnel Office Careers site, and search for job ID 126360. Contact Neala Krueger with any questions (neala.krueger@state.nm.us, 505-231-5632).


Job -Building and Construction Coordinator, Town of Bernalillo, NM, Recruitment Period: July 26, 2022 – Until Filled  POSTED 17 Aug 2022
Job –EASTERN PLAINS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, Program Director, Rural Opportunities Opioid Response Program.  Application Deadline: 10/12/2022 POSTED 17 Aug2022
Jobs – New Mexico Department of Transportation Employment Opportunities – August 2022                 – Urban & Regional Planner Advanced (GO/DOT/PINF-#18741) Closes 8/26/ 2022
– Engineering Technician IV (DOT/GO/PINF-#10113968) Closes 8/24/2022
Job – Planner at SITES SOUTHWEST, LTD: Sites Southwest is seeking a motivated community planner for our Albuquerque, New Mexico office.
Job – Building and Construction Coordinator, Town of Bernalillo, NM, Recruitment Period: July 26, 2022 – Until Filled. POSTED 12Aug 2022
Job – Disaster Recovery Coordinator: The North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (the Council of Governments for Taos, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Sandoval, San Miguel, & Los Alamos Counties) is hiring a new Disaster Recovery Coordinator. POSTED 10 Aug 2022
Job – The City of Albuquerque’s Dept. of Municipal Development (DMD) is looking for a transportation planner (Planner M15). Job closes 23 August 2022.  POSTED 9 Aug 2022
Planning INTERNSHIP opportunity with Bernalillo County BernCo – Internship Flyer  POSTED 8 August 2022
Job – EXTENDED APPLICATION PERIOD: Gunnison CountyPlanning Director   POSTED 20 July 2022
Job – Senior Community Planner , Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects  POSTED 20 July 2022
Job – Tribal Planner, Pueblo of Acoma  POSTED 20 July 2022
Job – Senior Environmental Planner at SWCA Environmental Consultants POSTED 18 July 2022
JOBSanta Fe County Senior Planner, Growth Management/Planning  CLOSES 26 July 2022
POSTED 7 July 2022
Job -Village of Los Ranchos Planning Department, Planning & Zoning Director.  Application Form.
POSTED 29 June 2022
Job – Santa Fe County Senior Planner
Job – City of Santa Fe – Senior Planner, Current Planning. Open until 7/15/2022. Hourly Rate Range $27.50 – $41.24 Description: City of Santa Fe Senior Planners perform a variety of managerial and professional technical duties in overseeing project development involving highly technical, complex work in physical, economic, social and/or planning in a specialized area. Senior Planners perform as a project or planning team leader. Applications must be submitted online
Job – City and County of Denver with our Community Planning and Development department
RFP – City of Baytown, TX: Unified Land Development Code Update. Submittal Deadline: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. POSTED 14 June 2022
Job – Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Gunnison County is seeking an experienced Planning Director to join this progressive, high-performing organization.
Job – Santa Fe County Community Planner Undertakes a variety of planning projects which may include the formulating and implementing of plans, strategies, ordinances, agreements, legislation, programs and policies. The Community Planner position posted today and will close on 06/17/2022.  POSTED 3 June 2022
Jobs—2 job opportunities at Taos County Planning Department, a Planner II position and a Plans Examiner/Inspector position. See links for full description.  Feel free to contact Andy Jones—Sr. Planner, Taos County Planning Dept.—with any questions:               p: 575-737-6443                             e :Andy.jones@taoscounty.org POSTED 23 May 2022
Job – Groundwork Studio is hiring a landscape architect. As a relatively small and highly creative studio, we are looking for people who are flexible and can complete a variety of different tasks successfully with a positive attitude. Our approach emphasizes a high level of collaboration within our team and with our clients, prioritizing community-led outcomes. POSTED 23 May 2022
Job – The Bernalillo County Planning & Development Services Dept. has a GIS/Technology Section opening for the Sr GIS Analyst position.  Posting closes in two weeks.  POSTED 11 May 2022
Job – City of ABQ’s Automated Speed Enforcement Program Manager. Closes May 4th .  This is a new position to manage a new program. This position will serve as the primary point of contact to oversee and coordinate the work of the Automated Speed Enforcement program among City Departments, the vendor, the public, and other relevant stakeholders. Other duties include but are not limited to: data collection, analysis, interpretation, and tracking, administering the community service component of the program, and presenting program data/findings to staff, leadership, and the community.  POSTED 25 April 2022
Job – Santa Fe County Senior Planner – Open Space Closes on 05/05/2022.  POSTED 21 April 2022
Job – Bernalillo County GIS/Technology Section has a posting for the GIS Technician position.  Posting closes in 3 weeks. POSTED 21 April 2022
Job – Santa Fe County Senior Capital Planner.  Closes 5/02/2022  POSTED 21 APRIL 2022
Job – GIS / Socioeconomic Analyst – The Mid-Region Council of Governments seeks a full-time staff member to join the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as an entry to mid-level GIS / Socioeconomic analyst. APPLY BY: 5pm Tuesday 3 May. POSTED 11 April 2022
PLANNING INTERN at Wilson & Company
See: https://www.wilsonco.com/careers
Job – Dona Ana County has two Planner—Current Planning positions open until 4/14/2022. Planner-Current Planning in Las Cruces, New Mexico | Careers at Dona Ana County Gov. Center (icims.com) 
Job – City of Farmington, NM, Grant Administrator (Associate Planner/CDBG). APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE AT: www.cofjobs.com  POSTED 24 March 2022 
JOB – Aeronautics Office Director – St. Paul, MN.  MnDOT is seeking an experienced leader to oversee the implementation of Aeronautics plans, programs, and projects.  This senior manager plays a leadership role in ensuring all requirements of the statewide transportation plan for aeronautical programs are being met and ensures significant issues are communicated. This role interacts with municipal officials and operators of state airports, elected officials, representatives of the aviation industry, other state agencies, regional offices of the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Association of State Aviation Officials, and other entities within the aviation industry to collaborate and ensure awareness of new developments in the field of aviation. Up to $134,363. Application deadlineMarch 25
More information Here | View current openings by clicking MnDOT CAREERS  POSTED 14 March 2022
JOBS – APS  continues to look  for architects, engineers and construction managers!
– Staff Architect or Engineer 3 Positions
– Staff Construction Manager 1 Position
Deadline to apply is 13 March: Albuquerque Public Schools | Facilities Design + Construction Department| WWW.aps.edu under Staff Architect or Construction Manager Position.  POSTED 3 March 2022
2 JOBS  – The City of Albuquerque Planning Department has been restructuring to provide specialized assistance to each of 12 community planning areas and create a dedicated team to guide the annual update process for our zoning code. This is a great opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of planning and zoning in Albuquerque. POSTED 28 Feb. 2022
E16 Senior Planner – Working under a Principal Planner, this position would provide specialized support for the annual update of our zoning code and have a key role in training community members to harness the power of zoning to achieve their goals and vision.  Job posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq/jobs/3258867/senior-planner-e16  Closes 3/18
M15 Planner – This position would provide specialized assistance to two community planning areas in Albuquerque, guiding community assessments and following up to help facilitate and manage projects that implement community priorities as part of the Long Range Planning team. At the end of the cycle of community planning area assessments, the entire Long Range team will work together to update the Comprehensive Plan to reflect each community’s vision and goals.  Job postinghttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq/jobs/3386538/planner-m15 Closes 3/18
Have questions? Let’s talk!
Mikaela Renz-Whitmore, Division Manager, Urban Design & Development  |. City of Albuquerque Planning Department | 505.924.3932 | mrenz@cabq.gov
JOB – CABQ M15 Planner position opened Friday 18 Feb. 2022 and closes on March 7. The M15 Planner is standard job classification within the City of Albuquerque, so the job description does not reflect all duties. The position will be within the Department of Municipal Development in the Engineering Division. Duties include but are not limited to multimodal transportation planning – particularly bicycle/pedestrian planning, bike accessibility, staff support for the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee, and vision zero among other planning duties. If you have questions, reach out to: Valerie Hermanson, AICP, Public Works Strategic Program Manager
e:  vhermanson@cabq.gov
2 JOBS at City of Santa Fe: Planner Senior and Planning Technician.  POSTED 17 Feb. 2022
Job-Groundwork Studio is hiring a landscape designer/landscape architect. As a relatively small and highly creative studio, we are looking for people who are flexible and can complete a variety of different tasks successfully and with a good sense of humor. Our approach emphasizes a high level of collaboration within our team and with our clients, prioritizing community-led outcomes.
Interested candidates can get a feel for our vibe by visiting our website and some of our current projects: https://groundworkstudionm.com/; https://gws.mysocialpinpoint.com/pueblo-alto-mile-hi; https://bit.ly/Geneivasarroyo, https://bit.ly/arenalopenspace, https://bit.ly/walkerpropertyplan
RequirementsMinimum two years working in a landscape design office setting with daily experience in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and the MS office suite; Excellent sense of design; ArcGIS (not required, but preferred)
Email Will:  will@groundworkstudionm.com POSTED 17 Feb. 2022
Job – Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design + Construction Department has three open positions for Staff Architect and one opening for Staff Construction Manager. Interested applicants are asked to visit aps.edu for job description details and recently upgraded salary compensation. POSTED 11 Feb. 2022
JOBS—NMDOT is hiring two more people in our Multimodal Planning & Programs Bureau. POSTED 9 FEB. 2022
  • The NMDOT Multimodal Planning & Programs Bureau is hiring for the Government to Government (GTG) Unit Supervisor This position directly supervises 2 full-time staff and indirectly supervises 5 full-time staff. The GTG Unit is comprised of two teams, each lead by an Urban & Regional Planner Supervisor. One team includes the GTG Planning Liaisons, who work closely with the Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations in NM. The second team is the Active Transportation Programs team, which manages three federal funding programs: Transportation Alternatives (TAP), Recreational Trails (RTP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ). This team also includes the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Equestrian Coordinator and their multimodal planning efforts. This position is in pay band 80 ($48,223-$83,908 annually). To see the job posting and apply, please visit this linkand search for job ID 122036The job posting closes 2/16. Applicants must attach their transcripts to their profile. Please contact Rosa Kozub (505-231-9869, rosa.kozub@state.nm.us) with any questions.
  • The NMDOT Multimodal Planning & Programs Bureau is hiring for the HSIP, Technical and Freight Unit Supervisor This position oversees the Highway Safety Improvement Program staff (Engineer Tech IV and Urban & Regional Planner-Advanced) and the Technical and Freight Planning Staff (Line Manager II and two reports). The position provides administrative oversight of the $22 million/year Highway Safety Improvement Program, as well as the department’s Travel Demand Model, freight planning activities and the roadway functional classification program. This position is in pay band 80 ($48,223-$83,908 annually). To see the job posting and apply, please visit this linkand search for job ID 122129The job posting closes 2/22. Applicants must attach their transcripts to their profile. Please contact Jessica Griffin (505-231-7769, Jessica.griffin@state.nm.us) or Rosa Kozub (505-231-9869, rosa.kozub@state.nm.us) with any questions.
Job – City of Española, City Planner, Department: Planning and Land Use.  External City Planner Ad/Job DescriptionPOSTED 9 Feb. 2022 
NMDOT is hiring an Urban & Regional Planner Supervisor! This position is in the Multimodal Planning and Programs Bureau. It supervises the Government to Government team, which includes directly supervising 3 Full Time Exempts. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, as well as the requirements outlined in the Planning Procedures Manual. This position also serves as a Planning Liaison to assigned  Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, assists the Bureau with the development and implementation of transportation plans, and other duties as assigned. This position is based in Santa Fe (some telecommuting allowed under current Governor) and is Pay Band 70 ($38,101 – $66,296 annually) and benefits. To view the job posting and apply, please visit the State Personnel Office – Careers site, and search for job number 121462. We are accepting applications through 1/28/22. Please attach your transcripts to your profile for submission with your application. Please contact Rosa Kozub (rosa.kozub@state.nm.us) with any questions. POSTED 18 January 2022
Job –  CITY OF FARMINGTON, NM Invites applications for the position of: Planning Manager.  POSTED 21 January 2021
Jobs – Rio Rancho’s Development Services Department [still] has 2 planner job openings! 
Deputy Director of Development Services. The Deputy Director of Development Services is responsible for assisting the director with the management and leadership of the department. A primary function of this position is to facilitate, monitor, and ensure the efficient processing of development projects, working closely with division managers, staff, external agencies and developers. 
Municipal Planner I.  The Municipal Planner-I performs entry level planning work by performing research, reviewing and evaluating site plans, interpret ordinances, providing legal descriptions of property, assisting in the analysis and proposal of plans, programs and projects, and provides technical support, information and guidance on planning issues.
[RE]POSTED 21 January 2021
Please check deadlines for the following jobs, some have already passed but some may still be open!
Job – Senior Planner, La Sierra Planning Group
Job – City of El Paso, Chief Planner.  POSTED 1/14/2022 | Closes 2/10/2022
Job – The University of New Mexico’s Planning, Design & Construction is looking for a talented Planner and Sr. Planner. Please find these job descriptions posted in UNMJobs.  POSTED 17 Dec. 2021 
Job – City of Albuquerque – Associate Planner – Entry Level: Apply herePOSTED 17 Dec. 2021
  • Join the team doing community planning throughout Albuquerque
  • Innovate with us to focus on equity measures and outcomes
  • Receive training and mentorship in public engagement and your subject matter of interest
  • Learn on the job how to be a city planner


Job – Tierra Right of Way Services – Planning Position. Are you interested in infrastructure planning? Would you like to help communities throughout New Mexico with projects that improve local quality of life? Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. works with local government agencies in acquiring the property rights necessary to complete important transportation and other infrastructure projects. We work closely with designers, engineers, real estate professionals and local agency officials in a dynamic project-based work environment. We are looking for candidates who are interested in joining our team in New Mexico with a particular eye toward planning professionals. The preferred candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience working in local or state government in New Mexico and a background in community planning. 
If interested, please contact Meghan Bayer at 505-228-0902 or mbayer@tierra-row.com or Wade Patterson at 505-688-2008 or wpatterson@tierra-row.com
More information about Tierra can be found here: https://www.tierra-row.com/index.php POSTED 7 December 2021
Job – Community Planner, Santa Fe County, CLOSES 13 December https://www.santafecountynm.gov/job_description/community-planner-14   POSTED 7 December 2021
Job – City of Santa Fe, Senior Planner.  DEADLINE: 10 Dec. 2021!  The primary responsibility of this senior planner position is helping to implement the Santa Fe Homes Program (inclusionary zoning). This is an amazing opportunity for someone who would like to work on one of the nation’s first and most established IZ programs. It involves working closely with Land Use planners as a member of the City’s Development Review Committee, meeting with developers who have potential projects and negotiating the terms of their compliance, advising the Planning Commission on the terms of the SFHP Agreements, and providing research, policy support and information on all aspects of affordable housing. Our three homeownership nonprofits (Habitat, Homewise, the Housing Trust) also play a big role in implementing the program so part of the job is working closely with them and collaborating on programming and projects. And finally, this job will involve working on the redevelopment of the Midtown Campus.  POSTED 2 Dec. 2021
Job- Santa Fe County is hiring at Community Planner.  Apply online. Deadline: 13 December 2021.  POSTED 2 DEC. 2021
Job- NMDOT is hiring an Urban & Regional Planner-Advanced! This is a full time, permanent position based in Santa Fe. The position is part of the Multimodal Planning & Programs Bureau, Government to Government Unit, and primarily serves as a Planning Liaison to Metropolitan/Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (MPOs/RTPOs). Additionally, this position works on program and project management, assisting the Bureau with the development and implementation of transportation plans, and other duties as assigned. This position is pay band 65, with an hourly rate of $16.45-$28.63, or $34,226-$59,553 annually. Please submit your application (with transcripts) before 12/01/2021, when the application period closes. Please see job details, minimum qualifications and application information on NM State Personnel Office Careers site, and search for job ID 120376. Please contact Rosa Kozub with any questions (rosa.kozub@state.nm.us, 505-231-9869). POSTED 18 Nov 2021
Job UPDATE 15 November 2021: APS Facilities Design + Construction still has two openings for Staff Architect.  Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design + Construction Department has two open positions for Staff Architect. Interested applicants are asked to contact Rita Romero or Karen Alarid at rita.romero@aps.edu and alarid_k@aps.edu.
Job – [Entry Level] Planner, City of Santa Fe  POSTED 15 Nov. 2021
Job –PLANNER SENIOR | City of Santa Fe, NM | Deadline 19 November 2021
Job -Bureau Chief for the Multimodal Planning and Programs Bureau (MPPB) in NMDOT Planning Division POSTED 9 Nov. 2021
Job – Cheyenne MPO, WY – Senior Planner, Transportation | Salary: $49,338 – $75,660 | Apply via this link. Deadline: Until filled. POSTED 4 NOV. 2021
Job – Planning Manager, City of Farmington, Job position #186. Open until filled.  POSTED 28 Oct. 2021
Jobs (2) –City of Baytown, Texas. Assistant Director– Signing Bonus $5,000 + Current Planning Manager– Signing Bonus $2,500 City of Baytown POSTED 28 Oct. 2021
2 Jobs at Consensus Planning: Planner and GIS Planner  POSTED 24 Oct. 2021
 Job – Planner 2 at SITES SOUTHWEST, LTD  POSTED 24 Oct. 2021
Job – Agency Analyst –New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority.  Since its creation in 2002, the Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA) serves as staff to the Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) to assist school districts and charter schools in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of their facilities. We are an Albuquerque based agency of the State of New Mexico. Visit this  link to apply.  POSTED 19 Oct 2021
Job-The Tierra Contenta Corporation, a nonprofit in charge of development of the large mixed income neighborhood on the South Side of Santa Fe is looking for an executive director to lead the next phase of development. Visit https://lnkd.in/dquW3_PD for more information.
Job – Outreach & Engagement Planner @ MRCOG CLOSING Date: 22 October at 5 pm