|Organization: City of Scottsdale|
|The Transportation Director is responsible for the administration, leadership, management, and operation of the Transportation function in the Planning, Neighborhood, and Transportation Department.
To apply, please complete the City of Scottsdale on-line application, including the supplemental questions. Applicants also may attach a cover letter and resume to their applications, but not in lieu of completing the application or supplemental questions.
First review of applications will occur January 28, 2013. Recruitment will remain open until position filled.
|Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a division which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
- Directs the overall activities of the Transportation program, establishes goals and objectives for the transportation area and manages resource needs and budgetary expenditures.
- Provides support and input into the development and operation of the area’s five-year plan, capital improvements plan and bi-annual work plan as related to goals and organizational critical objectives.
- Coordinates activities of appointed boards/commissions (Development Review Board, Planning Commission, Transportation Commission) and makes recommendations to the City Council on all Division matters.
- Interprets and implements City policies and administrative regulations. Makes recommendations to the Executive Director and formulates new policies in response to Council direction.
- The Director of Transportation Services has the additional responsibility of managing the City’s transit system, coordinating the preparation and presentation of regional/state/federal transportation grant applications, authorizing reimbursement requests from the regional transportation fund, and authorizing speed limits for city-owned roads.
- Prepares Council and Commission reports, performance evaluations, memos and other forms of communication.
- Attends City Council, board/commission, neighborhood, regional transportation agency, and various other meetings.
- Supports and represents City Council and management policies and practices to the public, other City employees and regional transportation agencies.
- Coordinates work plans, prepares, justifies and administers budgets, schedules and prepares monthly reports.
- Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned technical and professional staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance evaluations; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations.
- Consults with the PNT Administrator, Community & Economic Development Executive Director and other Division Heads to review assigned area operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations.
- Provides information and assistance to the public, city officials and other divisions, or other individuals concerning city codes, land development regulations, zoning regulations, interpretation of codes/regulations, application and review processes, approvals, development projects, procedural issues, traffic safety issues, infrastructure financing options, and transit operations issues; meets with developers/agents regarding development plans; responds to complaints, researches problems and initiates problem resolution.
- Communicates with supervisor, employees, other divisions, other departments, city officials, government agencies, advisory boards, developers, consultants, the public, outside agencies and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Most work is performed in a normal City office environment.
- Sits approximately 70%, walks approximately 15%, and stands approximately 15% of workday.
- Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, and fax machine, which may require continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
- Travels to/from meetings and various City locations.
Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Transit Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or other relevant field, or equivalent years of education and experience with emphasis on street transportation issues. Equivalent years of experience are equal to two years of relevant experience for every one year of education required. Also requires five years of senior managerial and supervisory experience in the street transportation field.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements: A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months may be required.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/services assignment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of:
- The variety of disciplines associated with the planning, transportation and development process (e.g., planning, engineering, building, construction, economics, public administration, transportation planning, traffic engineering, transit and neighborhood planning).
- Principles of urban land use and development.
- Civil engineering or transportation planning as applied to municipal planning and development, and urban design.
- The Director of Transportation Services shall have knowledge of transportation planning and infrastructure development, traffic safety and operations, transit operations, regional coordination, and federal grant procedures.
- Site planning and capital improvement programs.
- Customer service and problem resolution practices.
- Various negotiation styles and techniques.
- The principles and practices of finance and budgeting.
- Microsoft Windows Office products.
- Understand and interpret City ordinances, stipulations, codes, policies, procedures, rules and regulations and make rational decisions in accordance with established policy.
- Be adaptable and willing to accept new challenges focused on the needs, aspirations and unique traditions of the City of Scottsdale.
- Understand how broad view issues relate to City operations.
- Conduct research and analyze, interpret and report research findings and recommendations.
- Prepare clear and concise reports.
- Exercise excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to develop, establish, evaluate, recommend and implement policies, goals and objectives.
- Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of City staff, Council, Commissioners, and public.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with City officials, City divisions, citizen groups, community leaders, businesses, the general public, and regional/state/federal agencies with widely diverse points of view.
- Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing and writing/editing.
- Supervise and coordinate the activities of the staff as assigned, including training, scheduling, hiring decisions, written performance evaluations and possible disciplinary actions.
- Observe, review and check the work of staff members to ensure conformance to standards.
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|Transportation Director Supplemental Questionnaire
||Do you have at least five years of senior management and supervisory experience in the street transportation field?
|| Yes No
||If you have at least five years of senior management and supervisory experience in the street transportation field, please describe this experience and provide the name of the employer. Employers mentioned here must be shown in the Work Experience section of the application. Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question.
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Administration & Management|
7575 E. Main Street|
Country: UNITED STATES
$87,692.80 to $129,750.40 Annually
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