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Transportation Manager
(Manager, Planning)
City of Palo Alto, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 329-2427
Close Date: Oct 7, 2009
Salary: $89,556.00 - $119,408.00 Annually

The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for a highly qualified and innovative Transportation Manager to manage the Transportation section of the Department of Planning and Community Environment. In this position, you will be responsible for managing and directing the operation of the section including developing policies, principles, procedures, work processes and evaluating achievement of goals and objectives. You will be responsible for supervising technical and lead staff, prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff training and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations. You will oversee and/or perform complex transportation planning studies and projects, technical analysis and contract management duties. You will oversee staff responsible for the City's local shuttle program; school traffic safety and alternative transportation programs, including bicycle, pedestrian and transit planning; TDM programs; traffic signal operations; transportation analysis for development review; and various traffic and transportation studies including traffic calming and residential permit parking programs. You will prepare written and verbal reports to the City Council, Planning and the Transportation Commission and other boards and commissions and external agencies as needed; coordinate grant writing and grant management; perform liaison functions with other local, sub-regional and regional agencies, community committees and groups on behalf of the Transportation section and perform other duties as required. 

If you are selected to be on our team, you will perform or oversee advanced and complex transportation planning assignments, including project and program management, budget oversight, contract administration, including technical guidance to consultants and contractors and technical staff. You will exercise considerable latitude of independent judgment and serve in a section manager capacity monitoring and evaluating staff and prioritizing and assigning work. It is required that you will need to have a thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, codes and issues involved in transportation planning, as well as familiarity with emerging transportation concepts particularly related to non-vehicular travel modes.

The Minimum Qualifications to be considered for this position include sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the skills and abilities, which would be typically acquired through:

· A Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, Public Administration, Urban Planning or other closely related subject from an accredited University and five years of progressively responsible professional planning or administrative experience primarily in transportation planning activities, including at least two years in a project lead/manager capacity.

A registered Professional Engineer (PE) certification is desirable.


The Ideal Candidate will have:

Ability to develop and implement long-range traffic, transportation and parking projects.
Extensive familiarity with emerging transportation concepts, particularly related to non-vehicular travel modes.
Demonstrated understanding of land use and transportation relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers and to motivate staff.
Ability to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems.
Ability to make sound decisions.
Considerable knowledge of relevant government procedures and practices.

*Please review the job description for more information about this job




Summary of Benefits:

Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

2.7% @ 55 formula for Miscellaneous employees;

One-year final compensation; Pre-Retirement survivor benefits

City pick-up of employee 6% contribution

Non-Contributory Deferred Compensation Plan

Fully paid employee and dependent Medical Plan (up to 2nd most expensive plan)

Fully paid Dental and Vision Plans

Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance


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The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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