Plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities, projects and operations of the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Department including Transportation Services, Transit Services, Infrastructure, and lead planning agency service functions for CAMPO.
This position will coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies.
The Transportation Director is expected to serve as a credible leadership figure to the City Council, the organization, and community agencies in the ability to identify and implement innovative practices and policies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides leadership as a member of the City's management team on an organization and community-wide basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic plan.
Answers questions or concerns regarding the functions and operations of the Transportation and Infrastructure Department for the City Manager, City Council and citizens.
Exercises oversight authority and discretionary judgment to manage all functions and resources of the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Department to achieve the City's strategic objectives and departmental strategic priorities.
Prepares directives and procedures concerning the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Department.
Establish and monitor service levels with other departments and agencies, specifically NCDOT, Storm water Management, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources to ensure they receive high quality service for all projects.
Responsible for developing strategic regional partnerships and relationships, and participating in professional and trade organizations to stay abreast of new trends and innovations. Represents the City of Raleigh and the Transportation and Infrastructure Department in outside agencies and organizations.
Engages in long-term capital planning and develops budget and Capital Improvement Plan recommendations to the City Manager for the Transportation and Infrastructure Department including funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Provide oversight of budget performance including expenditures and implementing budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Provides technical and community leadership, as is appropriate, for the development of bond and tax referendums.
Serve as a technical expert to the City Manager's Office, the City Council and the organization on issues related to the planning, policy and operations of the Transportation and Infrastructure Department. Presents departmental issues and recommendation on major issues to appropriate advisory groups.
Attends community meetings and addresses constituent requests and complaints in a way that demonstrates responsiveness and builds trust.
Participates as a member of the City's management team on both the development and implementation of the strategic plan, but also on cross-departmental efforts and other city-wide initiatives and leadership efforts.
Provides oversight and manages all functions and resources of the Transportation and Infrastructure Department including timely action on personnel matters.
Provides leadership to achieve the City's strategic objectives and departmental strategic priorities, including development of the annual business plan. Ensures sufficient policies and processes are in place.
Assures the administration of personnel and the operation of the facility are conducted in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Directly supervises employees and indirectly manages 200+ employees in the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education Graduate degree in urban planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering, public administration or related fields.
Experience Must have 10 years or more years of progressively responsible related experience in transportation, public administration and management.
Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Professional Engineer license preferred. American Institute of Certified Planners preferred. Regular driver's license required.
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of operations, services and activities of transportation planning, traffic engineering, and infrastructure maintenance principles, practices and methods.
Ability to manage and direct a comprehensive Transportation and Infrastructure Services Department to include the development of strategic goal and business planning, capital and operating budgets, staff development, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Attach a letter of interest, résumé and salary requirements along with at least three professional references to your electronic application.
Candidates best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring range listed
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