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Summary of Position:

Must be able to work independently under the supervision of the Deputy Director serving the seven-county region of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG). This position requires that the planner perform technical assignments including project management, research, data analysis, oral presentations, grant writing and administration, development of plans, assisting the NMDOT Districts 4 and 2, and other duties as they relate to the position. Much of the work performed will be transportation planning within the NMDOT Districts 4 and 2. This is an FSLA exempt position. Reports directly to the Deputy Director.

This position has contact with other organization employees, public officials, funding agencies, and the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1.  Co-manage the North and South East Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (NERTPO & SERTPO, respectively) in cooperation with the Northeast Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) and the Southeast Economic Development District (SNMEDD) in accordance with NMDOT.
  2. Develop and maintain, in cooperation with the State, regional long-range multimodal transportation plans (RTPs).
  3. Develop Recommended Transportation Improvement Program Recommendations (RTIPR) for consideration by the State.
  4. Foster the coordination of local, land use, economic development, transportation, and other applicable planning efforts with local governments and the public.
  5. Provide technical assistance to local governments within the EPCOG region.
  6. Participate in national, multistate, and state policy and planning development processes to ensure the regional and local input of nonmetropolitan areas.
  7. Prepare reports for the EPCOG board, regional committees, and the public as necessary.
  8. Manage public meetings as necessary.
  9. Maintain records in accordance with applicable state and federal laws/regulations.
  10. Participate in community, civic, and social events to increase EPCOG’s exposure in the service area and to increase economic, community growth, and government relations.
  11. Ensures that EPCOG and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders and the general public.
  12. Travel, often extensive, is required.
  13. Other duties assigned as they relate to the position.


  • Education: Preferably a bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or
    related field
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be accepted.
  • Knowledge of and experience in government programs (state and federal).
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Knowledge of public funded contract management and procurement (federal or state).
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating boards, committees, and public meetings or hearings. Knowledge of the NM Open Meetings Act is a plus.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to multitask.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and database package software.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must maintain working relationships with elected officials, other agency employees, and the general public.
  • Must be willing to learn and develop for the position.
  • Must have a valid NM Driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Please submit resume and references to Sandy Chancey, Executive Director, at or at the address listed:  418 Main Street, Clovis, New Mexico 88101

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