The Community: This nearly 40 square mile City is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.
The Branch: The Public Works Branch is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The branch includes a variety of Departments including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Transportation and Utilities. More than 165 full time staff support the branch which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget of over $240 million.
The Department: The Transportation Department of Public Works supports the Community Vision Statements of Sustainability and Neighborhood Revitalization, Community Design, and Livability. This Department is responsible for Engineering, Traffic, and Construction Management and Inspection (CM&I). Engineering includes right-of-way infrastructure, drainage projects, and asset management; Traffic includes traffic design and monitoring, inspections, signal operations and mobility programs; and CM&I includes construction management and inspection services for all CIP and private development projects in the City.
The Position: The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, high performer who is responsible to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Transportation Department, which includes coordinating activities with other departments, governmental agencies, and other outside organizations; as well as providing coaching, strategic-thinking, technical and administrative staff support. This position supervises both the management level and represented employees to coordinate the work activities of the Department.
They must be a creative and solution-oriented professional that will uphold high standards; help customers to navigate processes and ensure good experiences and excellent service levels to all project stakeholders.
Under broad administrative direction of the Deputy City Manager for Public Works: develop and manage transportation plans, policies, and funding programs; lead, plan, organize, coach, direct and coordinate the City's Transportation Engineering, Traffic and CM&I divisions and programs, including the City's capital improvement program. Perform highly responsible and complex professional administrative work, and perform related responsibilities as required.
This is a single incumbent position reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager for Public Works. The Transportation Director is responsible for the development of transportation engineering, trafficand CM&I policies, goals, objectives and priorities as well as execution of the City's transportation programs and objectives. This role provides general strategic and administrative direction to the City departments that are assigned, which typically include Traffic Design Engineering, Traffic Monitoring, Inspection, and Signal Operations, Mobility Programs and CM&I.
*Panel Interviews and Evaluations are scheduled to begin the week of May 3rd, 2019*
Direct the City's Transportation Programs, which include but are not limited to:
Design, construction, operations and maintenance of streets and other public facilities
Assist in the development of the branch's goals, objectives, policies, and priorities
Direct design work necessary for the construction of capital improvement projects
Direct the securing of rights-of-way or easements
Determine the need for (and plan for) obtaining rights-of-way
Plan transportation improvements that focus on improving the mobility of people and promote transit-oriented community development
Develop work plans, research issuesand studies:
Evaluate operational needs and policies for the City and regional transportation plans and projects
Establish shared traffic service objectives for high priority transportation improvement projects
Direct the checking of plans and the review of maps submitted by consultants or contractors
Direct the maintenance of record maps and direct land surveys
Direct the inspection of public improvement construction
Coordinate office and field engineering activities
Responsible for oversight of the Traffic Safety Commission
Direct the preparation, development and evaluation of technical studies; analyze and determine necessary actions
Lead and direct traffic efforts involving the design and installation of vehicular and pedestrian transportation systems such as streets, bikeways and parking facilities
Develop and direct project design and construction schedules
Review and approve plans and specifications for traffic and transportation construction
Direct the preparation of calls for bids and recommends award of contracts
Develop and review plans and spreads for special assessment districts
Coordinate work with engineering representatives of other governmental agencies on items of common concern
Oversee the efforts of traffic design engineering
Oversee Construction Management and Inspection
Develop an annual department budget, performance measures, and cost of service studies
Oversee and promote public outreach concerning projects, policies, activities and services of the Transportation Department
Analyze data, make recommendations, prepare reports and make presentations on the formulation of policy recommendations and procedure, and staffing and organizational requirements for Transportation and Traffic Management, in alignment with guiding principles adopted by the City Council
Conduct policy and fiscal-related analytical studies and reports involving the evaluation of departmental operations and service programs
Attend and make presentations at meetings of the City Council, and other City boards and commissions
Coordinate and provide responsible staff assistance to the Deputy City Manager for Public Works and other City boards and commissions as assigned
Participate in regional transportation activities and maintain City presence and position on regional committees/commissions
Represent the City at community or professional meetings;
Make presentations to Council, advisory committees, business and educational groups on a variety of department issues.
Attend conferences, schools and professional meetings to keep current with new developments in traffic/civil engineering and administration
Coordinate activities with other City departments and other public or private agencies
Establish inclusive citizen involvement that promotes understanding, input and feedback to further the department's mission
Collaborate with other City Directors, including the following:
Police Department, Community and Economic Development, the City Attorney's Office, and Finance
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints
To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
Strategic management techniques and methodology.
Advanced Systems Management, continuous improvement practices and Project Management principles
Principles of program organization, contracting, business administration, budget and human resources management
Principles and practices of civil and traffic engineering
Federal, State, municipal laws, statutes, codes and ordinances related to public works and civil and traffic engineering
Permitting, legal, regulatory, and technical requirements related to traffic and transportation
Local government financial practices and procedures
Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation
Plan, organize and direct the development and operation of the City's Transportation Engineering and Traffic Management, CM&I and related programs.
Provide administrative and professional leadership for the department
Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies
Research, collect, compile, and analyze technical data and reports; review documents for completeness and accuracy
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, predict consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of division goals
Develop and administer annual and long-range programs and budgets
Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
Exercise judgment and determine compliance with existing laws and regulations.
Work cooperatively and effectively with management staff, employees and others.
Select, supervise, coach, train, support, and evaluate assigned staff.
Communicate clearly and concisely
Maintain records and logs; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and complex written materials
Use word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation applications or other technology to perform relevant job duties
Work well under pressure to meet deadlines
Establish, maintain, and foster positive working relationships
Experience & Education
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Bachelors degree
Major course work in transportation planning, civil engineering or related field,
Masters degree is highly desirable
Registration as a Professional Engineer (civil) in the State of California
Ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the following area:
Transportation planning, traffic engineering, construction management, or a closely related field at management and leadership level
About City of Carlsbad
About City of Carlsbad
Mission: The City of Carlsbad enhances the lives of all who live, work and play in our city by setting the standard for providing top quality, efficient local government services.
Vision: A world class city.
Open space and the natural environment: Prioritize protection and enhancement of open space and the natural environment. Support and protect Carlsbad’s unique open space and agricultural heritage.
Small town feel, beach community character and connectedness: Enhance Carlsbad’s defining attributes – its small town feel and beach community character. Build on the city’s culture of civic engagement, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Access to recreation and active, healthy lifestyles: Promote active lifestyles and community health by furthering access to trails, parks, beaches, and other recreation opportunities.
The local economy, business, and tourism: Strengthen the city’s strong and diverse economy and its position as an employment hub in nor San Diego County. Promote business diversity, increased specialty retail and dining opportunities, and Carlsbad’s tourism.