Description :

Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to County Planning and Code Enforcement; answers questions at the public counter, by phone and/or email; receives and reviews plans and applications for completeness; gathers, analyzes, and summarize data; performs related duties as required.


Work Environment

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; occasionally works in outside weather conditions; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside County boundaries to attend meetings. Incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions, and potentially hostile environments.


Job Responsibilities

Assists and advises the public with general planning, zoning, land use, permit use, flood plain administration, subdivision, and development questions.

Maintains department records, files, and other reference materials; gathers, researches, and assembles a variety of information and data for the preparation of reports and studies; prepares and processes legal notices, including Public Hearing Notices; creates and modifies planning forms; composes a variety of documents, including letters, reports, and memos.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of staff reports; provides assistance and makes presentations to the County Commission and/or any other Development Services Department-related meeting, as requested; attends County Commission and/or any other community meetings/workshops, including evening meetings, as requested.

Perform a variety of field and office work in support of the City’s local code enforcement program; enforce compliance with City regulations and ordinances including those pertaining to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water waste, and other matters of public concern.

Conduct field investigations; inspect properties for violations; attempt to make contact at the residence or business in order to resolve violation; issue and post warning notices, notices of violation, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation for code violations; schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances; issue administrative and parking citations and notices of violation as necessary.



Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in planning or a closely related field; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must pass the New Mexico Floodplain Manager exam within one year of hiring.

Knowledge of applicable statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently.

Valid New Mexico Driver’s license. 

May not have any DWI or DUI within the last three years.

Pass a pre-employment drug test, physical, and background investigation.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of the worksite.

Knowledge of

Operations, services, and activities of a planning and development department.

Zoning ordinances, Subdivision Act, and land use standards.

Local zoning practices.

Methods of gathering and compiling data.

Property descriptions and graphic displays.

Procedures and policies for processing County applications.

Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.

Research methods.

Customer service practices.

Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word

processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs.

Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Geographic features and locations within the area served.

Legal actions applicable to code enforcement compliance.

Ability to

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Keep accurate records.

Conduct field inspections and ensure compliance with regulations.

Work on several projects or issues simultaneously.

Perform accurate mathematical computations.

Prepare well-organized, written reports and graphic presentations.

Explain and interpret planning policies and regulations accurately and tactfully to the public.

Work independently or in a team environment as needed.

Analyze a complex issue, develop, and implement an appropriate response.


Contact :

The Cibola County Manager is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Planner/Code Compliance.  Interested individuals may obtain an application online at or Cibola County Managers Office during regular working hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday) at 700 E. Roosevelt Ave., Ste 50, Grants, New Mexico.  Positions will remain open until filled. 


                            Cibola County Manager Department is an equal opportunity employer



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled