New Mexico Planning Related Jobs/RFPs/RFQs

PLANNER – City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deadline: 12/18/2019 

Salary: $44,595.20 - $53,227.20 Annually


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.


This position is in the Long Range Planning Section and will perform professional and technical planning work involving the gathering, analysis and presentation of data in written, graphic or oral reports; organize and staff public meetings for community participation in planning and policy development; and interpret and explain planning programs, projects and plans to staff, the administration, and the general public. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about best practices for equity and inclusion for community engagement.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, or architecture with 4 years of managerial planning experience or Master’s degree in planning with 2 years of managerial planning experience.


For more information and to apply:

City of Aurora, Colorado 

Current Planning Manager 
Annual salary range: $94,744 to $124,987 
Application deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019 

Situated in the eastern Aurora-Denver Metropolitan Area, Aurora is home to more than 380,000 residents who enjoy a unique quality of life. Part of the Planning and Development Services Department, the Current Planning Program provides a diverse range of planning services related to development review and customer service; assists in long range planning initiatives; and, focuses on the efficient processing of development applications in accordance with the Aurora Places Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 

The Current Planning Manager supervises and participates in advanced, highly-complex professional planning and development activities through the management and supervision of a large staff within the overall Development Review system. The City of Aurora is growing rapidly and is seeking a highly motivated, creative problem solver to guide and shape the city's future growth and development. 

A Bachelor's degree and at least five years progressively responsible professional planning experience that includes development review, case management, administration of zoning codes, presentations to boards, commissions and city council and interaction with a variety of stakeholders, and at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience is expected. AICP certification and a Master's degree in planning or a closely related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. 

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice). Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. Please submit your materials to: 

For more information, contact: 

Pam Derby 
CPS HR Consulting 
Ph: 916-263-1401 

Recruitment Brochure: 
City of Aurora website: 


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