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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: L7009 / Mgr,Transportation IS Resrch
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, plans, develops policy, oversees, and evaluates large, complex, and multi-faceted programs which are contract/grant funded and which focus on the transportation resources information systems of of local, state, and/or national governmental agencies. Formulates interdisciplinary projects dealing with relationships among the transportation, environmental, and energy sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Designs and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness.
  2. Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and and organizational structure to effectively accomplish the functions of the programs; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates program staff.
  3. Performs community and stakeholder liaison and outreach for programs; represents the Institute to various UNM organizations as well as externally to governmental agencies, funding agencies, and national organizations.
  4. Plans and develops strategies for generating resources for projects; prepares contract and grant proposals, engages in contract negotiations, and produces and/or markets projects and products.
  5. Provides expertise in the specialized fields of energy, transportation, and environment.
  6. Recommends, participates in the development of, and establishes policies and procedures; may serve on Institute planning and policy-making committees.
  7. Applies diversified knowledge of scientific research principles, practices, and protocols in research projects; makes recommendations and conclusions which serve as the basis for decision making in a specialty area.
  8. Collaborates with users and principal investigators on design, analysis, application, and reporting of research projects; teaches and advises on techniques.
  9. Develops model concepts and approaches as an individual researcher and acts independently on technical matters.
  10. Supplies technical leadership and consultation to professional co-workers, collaborators, and graduate students.
  11. Prepares analyses, reports, and other documentation for publication; presents findings at local, national, and/or international meetings.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings.
  • Ability to develop scientific reports and manuscripts based on original research.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations and US Department of Energy contracting processes.
  • Ability to develop and implement financial plans and manage resources.
  • Knowledge of private sector business practices.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of engineering and/or scientific research principles, practices, and protocols.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the transportation, environment, and energy sectors.
  • Ability to conduct systematic analysis and evaluations and to develop solutions to complex research problems.
  • Knowledge of scientific approach and methodologies.
  • Skill in educating others in research methods and techniques in area of expertise.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to develop model concepts and approaches for research.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering, scientific, and/or mathematical concepts and theories in area of specialty.
  • Ability to utilize advanced computer statistical and technical applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017