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


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 329-2376
Close Date: Jun 15, 2010
Salary: $119,413.00 - $132,143.00 Annually
The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for a highly qualified and innovative Transportation Manager (Chief Transportation Official) to direct the Transportation section of the Department of Planning and Community Environment.  The City Council and community strives to fully integrate transportation objectives, with particular emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian and transit modes, with its planning efforts.
This position will be responsible for managing and directing the operation of the section, including: developing policies, principles, procedures, and work processes and evaluating achievement of goals and objectives. 
The position will also be responsible for supervising technical and lead staff, prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff training, and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations.  The position will oversee and/or perform complex transportation planning studies and projects, technical analysis and contract management duties, and will oversee staff responsible for the City's local shuttle program; school traffic safety and alternative transportation programs, including bicycle, pedestrian and transit planning; transportation demand management (TDM) programs; traffic signal operations; transportation analysis for development review; and various traffic and transportation studies, including traffic calming and residential permit parking programs.  The position will prepare or oversee preparation of written and verbal reports to the City Council, Planning and Transportation Commission, 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 the behalf of the Transportation section, perform other duties as required.
Duties include project and program management, budget oversight, and contract administration, including technical guidance to consultants and contractors and technical staff. The Transportation Manager is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in directing staff, developing policies, and evaluating projects. The position also requires 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 Master's Degree or 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;
  • Familiarity with emerging transportation concepts, particularly related to non-vehicular travel modes;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of relevant governmental procedures and practices.

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

REQ #49PLA09

Summary of Benefits:

Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
2.7% at 55 formula for Miscellaneous employees;

One-year final compensation; Pre-Retirement survivor benefits
City pays 6% of required 8% required employee retirement contribution
Non-Contributory Deferred Compensation Plan

Fully paid medical through December 31, 2010 (employee contribution to be effective January 1, 2011)
Fully Paid Dental & Vision Plans
Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance

For more Benefits information, please check our website at:

The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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