City of Farmington
  • 05-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Admin-Comm Devel
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 46,472.36 - 72,301.95
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time



JOB POSITION #69: MPO Associate Planner


DEPARTMENT: Community Works/Downtown

WORK LOCATION: Downtown Center, 100 W. Broadway

PAY CLASS: L, Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $46,472.36 - $72,301.95 /Annually

DAYS WORKED: Monday - Friday

HOURS WORKED: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time




Assists in in the daily operation of the MPO, including scheduling, drafting public notices, drafting and reviewing staff reports, setting and finalizing meeting agendas, and reviewing meeting minutes.

Assists the MPO Officer's coordination with the New Mexico Department of Transportation Ensures that projects are completed within established deadlines.

Performs professional and technical transportation planning activities for the MPO, which includes researching, preparing technical reports and analytical studies; Prepares maps and other graphics; Performs GIS analysis; Makes presentations to boards, commissions, councils, civic groups and the general public.

Assists in the preparation of MPO Quarterly Reports; Develops updates to the TIP, the UPWP, and the MPO budget for the local governments, including invoices and grant fund reimbursements; Assists the MPO Planner in managing the MPO's budget; Assists in providing oversight of revenues and expenditures for compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations;

Assists in overseeing the traffic count program in accordance with state and federal regulations, and other transportation related data collection activities.

Assists in on-going outreach to the community to ensure public input, and to publicize and implement the MPO's adopted plans and policies.

Serves as a member of various staff committees as assigned.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the MPO.

Attending and presenting at day and evening public meetings, is an essential function of this position.

Traveling to NMDOT, MPO, FHWA, and FTA meetings in state and out of state to represent the MPO is an essential function of this position.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

This position reports directly to the MPO Officer.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Valid state driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Extensive background checks are required.

Graduation from a master's program in urban planning, city planning, or a closely-related field is required. Graduation from a master's program in urban planning with an emphasis in transportation planning is highly desirable.

The MPO Associate Planner must be proficient in: urban planning theory and methodologies; demographic and socioeconomic estimation and forecasting methods; citizen participation methods; federal and state transportation planning programs; principles of land use and transportation planning; transportation plan development, process adoption, and implementation; planning programs and processes; brochure and document production; developing planning-related software, databases, scenario planning programs, modeling programs; strategic planning methods; working in Microsoft Office software, including the use of Excel spreadsheets, and ArcGIS software; basic and advanced statistics and mathematical calculations; and English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

The MPO Associate Planner must have: an eagerness to learn; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; be proficient in time management and organizational skills; be diplomatic at all times; and, be capable of upholding ethical standards by maintaining professionalism and objectivity.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate in the field.


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