Location: Las Cruces, NM

Active Transportation Coordinator

Salary: $58,377.90 - $83,406.54 / Annually

Closing: 04/10/23

Nature of Work
Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage, programs and activities for active transportation (bicycle, pedestrian, transit linkages) to administer the execution of the Active Transportation Plan and lead various related initiatives.

Environmental Factors:
Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional travel to other locations which may involve exposure to all weather and traffic conditions, various phases of construction, noise, debris, dust, and other related machinery and hazards.

Physical Factors:
Light physical demands; mostly desk work requiring the ability to lift and carry files, supplies, and equipment; frequent use of a personal computer.

Work Situation Factors:
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.


Full-time regular, exempt position

This position is graded RX19.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews, reports, and recommends plans, facility and transportation network improvements, design standards, and public investments to meet objectives identified by the Active Transportation Plan and Capital Improvement Program and Plan.
  • Conducts, leads, and guides various programs and projects including education, coordination, planning, and programming, related to active transportation implementation to support strategic objectives and initiatives.
  • Provides work oversight and performance feedback and trains and instructs employees to meet established goals and objectives; assures adherence to safety standards, policies, and procedures for efficient and safe operations.
  • Researches, develops, tracks, and analyzes relevant data, to include land use, safety, and traffic, to prepare and present various special and recurring reports, documents, and plans; develops and presents information in clear and easily used formats; maintains regulatory compliance by keeping current on industry trends, regulations, and issues; identifies areas of concern for management for review and potential action.
  • Develops, administers, reviews, and amends plans, policies, and ordinances for active transportation in collaboration with other government departments and agencies; reviews construction projects and building permits to ensure compliance with active transportation ordinances and standards; conducts site visits, inspections, and project design review to ensure compliance.
  • Prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; evaluates and analyzes resources, processes, and procedures to identify issues and recommend changes for improvement; interprets applicable rules and regulations within scope of authority to provide leadership and guidance in administering plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Responds to inquiries, provides training, presents education materials, and distributes relevant resources to provide assistance and information on related assignments and activities; maintains and updates information and data in various mediums, formats, and systems and maintains informational presence on City website.
  • Makes presentations to local businesses, service groups, public groups, and at conferences and seminars to promote active transportation and City initiatives; prepares press releases, drafts articles, and appears on multiple media platforms when required.
  • Assists and supports the preparation, management, reporting, and compliance efforts related to awarded active transportation grants and other financial matters.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Geography, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Studies or related field AND three (3) years professional experience related to bicycle, pedestrian, land development, engineering, and/or transportation activities. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Valid driver’s license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies. Certification by American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or designation as an Engineering Intern (EI) may be preferred.

How to Apply
Applications may be obtained and filed online at: