Assistant Director of Public Works -Transportation
Location: Davis, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $126,885 – $154,230 annually
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Assistant Director of Public Works -Transportation City of Davis Salary: $126,885 – $154,230 annually, DOE/DOQ
The City of Davis seeks an Assistant Director of Public Works - Transportation to oversee the Transportation Division of the Public Works Engineering and Transportation Department. The successful candidate will have expertise in traffic engineering and transportation design and engineering management to ensure City-owned infrastructure, assets, and facilities are constructed and modified in a functional and safe condition. This role enables public works staff to provide the highest quality service to the City of Davis residents and students to enjoy a healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live, work, and study. The successful candidate will support the Public Works Director of Engineering & Transportation with managing the effective use of Division resources, improving productivity and customer service across the Division, and reviewing traffic and transportation plans. This position will also help develop and manage an annual department operating budget of approximately $16M. The ideal candidate will have experience building teams and programs, developing budgets, implementing transportation planning, and standardizing procedures and methods to improve efficiency. The top candidate will bring creative, innovative, and tech savvy solutions and ideas to push the boundaries of the City’s multi-modal infrastructure and expand and improve services recognizing the environmental implications of modal choices with our engaged community. If you want to be part of a robust community that supports various modes of transportation and want to serve as a leader for the Division, apply today!
The Assistant Director oversees approximately four staff and leads the daily functions of the Transportation Division. This individual is responsible for overseeing that transportation infrastructure, facilities, transit services, and capital improvement projects are designed, engineered, constructed, maintained and/or modified in a presentable and safe condition. Much of this role involves supervising staff and operations, making project management and planning skills essential for the successful candidate to have. The selected candidate will have in-depth knowledge of administrative and technical expertise regarding civil and transportation engineering. Other functions of this leadership position include monitoring changes in relevant regulations and technology, conducting operational studies and investigations, and inspecting various traffic projects — all requiring a strong background and passion for the field.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate will provide strong leadership over the Division and help the department achieve a proactive approach to projects, customer service, and program oversight. They will use their innovation and creative-thinking skills, act as a liaison for the community, and have the desire to engage the public and provide transparency through the civic process. Strong communication skills are essential and candidates must be collaborative in nature, as they will work with their team, other departments, and the community members to address a wide range of opportunities and challenges. They should be an active listener and achieve a balance of professionalism and confidence in order to get projects to fruition. The City of Davis is looking for a candidate who can continue to foster a culture of openness and ensure they are all working toward the best interest of the community.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering or a related field.
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional traffic engineering experience including three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License to be maintained throughout employment.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California is required.
Specialty license as a Professional Traffic Engineer is highly desirable.
Salary and Benefits
The annual salary range is: $126,885 – 154,230 annually DOE/DOQ. The City offers a generous benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY
For first consideration, apply by February 2, 2022, bycompleting an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/
Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:
The first round of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on February 28, 2022, and March 1, 2022. The final round of interviews will take place in-person on March 11, 2022. (Candidates selected to interview must be available for all three days).