Director Planning & Development

Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 6:15 PM)
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Manage, oversee and administer the activities, programs and staff of the Pueblo’s Planning & Development department.


• Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical support and operational staff; recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required.
• Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department; acts as a good steward of the Pueblo’s fiscal resources; maintains coordination and communication with Tribal Leadership.
• Facilitates development of and community input to the comprehensive planning; prepares and seeks approval of Comprehensive Plans; leads on planning issues and comprehensive tribal development processes to complete comprehensive tribal plan and update.
• Develops and administers planning policies for the economic vitality, resource efficiency, and environmental quality of POJ community.
• Manages tribal development projects including construction and transportation projects; coordinates the collaborative process in the maintenance and update of the multi-year capital improvement plan.
• Provides technical advice, documents, reports and proposals to leadership.
• Communicates with Governors, Tribal Council, and the community members; represents the needs and requirements of the tribal government to all funding and regulatory agencies.
• Collaborates and coordinates efforts with other departments to include Realty, Housing, Public Works, and Administrative Services.
• Researches and pursues department funding opportunities, which includes initiating internal approval process, grant or other funding opportunity application preparation, seeking approval and presenting project via Tribal Council Resolution, submittal of application and initiating award execution and project management, as awarded.
• Plans and implements programs and projects to meet community needs; develops grants and contracts; coordinates with various contractors to complete project deliverables.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.

• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of management-level planning and development management experience.

Required Certificates, Licenses, And Registrations:  Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.



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