The Pueblo of Jemez is a federally recognized sovereign Native American nation in central New Mexico with a 2014 population of 3,719. The Pueblo of Jemez government provides services to its citizens and protects them. It ensures that proper infrastructure are set up and well maintained for the people to be happy, safe and healthy. Current operations include health and human services, education services, police protection, emergency medical services, judicial services, public works, natural resources management, social services, housing and community development - most of which are funded by federal and state governments compacts, contracts and grants.
This Transporation Project Manager responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, design, and construction activities for the Transportation Program. Coordinates with Tribal Leadership and Other Tribal Programs, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), Mid-Region Rural Transportation Planning Organization (MRRTPO), Sandoval County and other local governments on Transportation projects at the Pueblo.
• Manages budgets for all transportation projects and prepares compliance reports for submittal to the FHWA and other funding agencies.
• Updates the Tribal Long-range Transportation Plan and Transportation Safety Plan.
• Performs public outreach informing Tribal members of the existing conditions of the transportation system and identifies community transportation issues and improvements.
• Develops and maintains inventory of Tribal roads listed in the Road Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS) and coordinates with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Department of Transportation (DOT) to review and approve updates.
• Develops and updates the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).
• Develops and writes RFPs/RFQs and SOWs for the selection of planning, design, and construction services specific to multi-modal transportation projects, and Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)- and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-funded projects.
• Evaluates project proposals and makes recommendations for contractor selection according to the Pueblo’s Procurement Policy.
• Coordinates and reviews bid specifications, contract documents, and supporting information for transportation projects.
• Ensures National Environmental Protection Act and right-of-way compliance documents are submitted to agencies for transportation construction projects.
• Coordinates with the Governor’s office, other Tribal Programs, and community members on transportation projects and road maintenance activities.
• Oversees the work of consultants and contractors.
• Conducts community surveys, field evaluations and assessments.
• Attends and hosts evening and weekend meetings when necessary.
• Applies for various transportation grants from funding programs such as the FHWA BUILD grant and the NMDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
• Obtains the necessary approvals from the FHWA to ensure that projects may be programmed and constructed on schedule.
• Coordinates traffic surveys to obtain data for traffic volume, composition of traffic, and current uses of the road systems in cooperation with other agencies including FHWA, BIA, NMDOT District 6, MRRTPO, and Sandoval County.
• Coordinates transportation plans and programs with the Federal, State and other transportation programs.
• Develops written reports on behalf of the Tribe for submittal to Federal, State and other agencies, as required by Federal or State transportation legislation, contracts, and grants.
• Participates in transportation planning meetings, workshops, trainings, and conferences.
• Actively coordinates and manages the Tribal Priority Allocations (TPA), Tribal Transportation Program (TTP), NMDOT grants, FEMA, ERFO and other program budgets for all transportation projects to ensure ongoing revenue and expenditures are accurately charged according to Federal regulations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience: Associates Degree in Project Management, Planning, Engineering, Business or related field; AND two (2) years of Project Management experience in a Tribal Transportation Program.
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
• New Mexico Driver’s License.
Physical Demands & Working Environment: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in the field and in an office. Situations occur where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, protective face shields, or hardhats are needed. Requires physical ability to perform duties. Stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day. May involve climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or lifting. Exposure to various weather conditions and dust, vegetation and pollen. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. Local travel may be required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
2. New employees are required to submit to a background investigation. Employment is contingent upon passing the background investigation.
Knowledge and Skills
• Project and budget management.
• FHWA Tribal Transportation Program regulations.
• Federal and State grant funding sources for Tribal programs.
• Grants and contracts management.
• Principles and practices of planning.
• Principles and practices of research and data collection.
• Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
• Preparation of grant applications.
• Oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly to the community.
• Creative problem-solving to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.
• Ability to work on numerous projects or issues simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.