The ideal Transportation Program Manager II candidate is someone who is customer driven, enjoys interacting with public, is able to prioritize workload and multitask with multiple interruptions, and also embraces, promotes, and is guided by the City's Mission, Vision and Values. Additionally, the ideal candidate is experienced in:
•Managing and preparing various transportation studies and programs; •Reviewing new development applications and assessing impacts on the transportation system; •Making recommendations on signal timing and other operational improvements for the City's 150 signalized intersections; •Troubleshooting overall traffic operations and traffic safety concerns reported by the community – both in the office and in the field; •Reviewing plans and specifications for new and modified traffic signals, street lighting systems, and related traffic control devices; •Keeping apprised of emerging transportation technology, including adaptive signal systems and various traffic signal controllers such as NAZTEC and Econolite, video detection camera systems, and Transit Signal Priority; •Preparing grant applications for federal, state, regional or other funding sources; •Building and maintaining positive working relationships with direct co-workers and other City employees; and •Making presentations on traffic and transportation issues to citizen and neighborhood groups, City Council, and Planning Commission as appropriate.
1. Submit a completed City of Concord application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.cityofconcord.org by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. Please attach a copy of your resume when you apply. You must complete the job application in its entirety in addition to the resume submission in order to be considered.
2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview, which is scheduled for the week of May 6, 2019. If you are selected to participate in the panel interview and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule.
3. Successful candidates will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next 12 months.
IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email. Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly on your application.
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER II
Purpose Under direction of the Transportation Manager, supervises major large scale transportation planning projects for the Transportation Division. Provides technical assistance and applies traffic engineering knowledge in planning and review of large scale developments, environmental review, new development applications and traffic study reviews.
Performs related and other work as required all within the context of the City's Mission of providing responsive, cost effective, and innovative local government services through a collaborative effort with the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality.
Equipment, Methods & Guidelines Uses and makes frequent reference to federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and practices, such as the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the California Department of Transportation Traffic Manual, and the Highway Design Manual, as governing guidelines and incorporates traffic engineering standards as defined by California Department of Transportation in development of complex traffic plans and designs. Has a thorough understanding of various traffic signal controllers such as NAZTEC and Econolite, Video detection equipment and techniques for analyzing and developing signal timing and coordination plans and use of traffic signal operational analysis and timing software.
Working Conditions Although some field work including exposure to traffic may be involved, most of the work is performed in an office or enclosed shop setting. Some investigations are made during hours of darkness. Assignments may involve attendance at evening meetings.
Physical Demands The work emphasizes speech, hearing, and vision (including that color vision necessary to accurately interpret visual displays).
Supervisory Guidance Received/Given Receives direction from the Transportation Manager. Independently determines and defines the approach to be used in developing solutions. Work is generally reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Supervises and directs the work of subordinate staff which may include engineers, lead workers, technicians, maintenance and administrative support personnel. Also supervises and oversees the work of contract consultants and contractors hired for specific traffic/transportation projects.
Allocation Factors/Distinctions This position is distinguished from the Associate Transportation Engineer in that it requires broader professional know how acquired through years of experience for solution of more complex traffic engineering problems; works more independently having discretion to develop and initiate solutions without prior approval; exercises supervision over a more diverse group of subordinates including technical, maintenance, and administrative personnel. Managerial classification.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1. Independently plans, studies, analyzes, interprets, and solves complex traffic conditions; evaluates statistical and physical data, such as that pertaining to traffic flow and volume, circulation patterns, roadway capacity, feasibility of improvements, projected traffic loads, parking facilities, and traffic aspects of land use plans. Uses involved traffic engineering principles, devises new techniques and approaches and applies existing criteria, and draws conclusions from comparative data in developing new and innovative solutions to traffic safety and congestion. 2. Directs and performs investigations of complaints and analyses of traffic accident reports and hazards; conducts experiments with alternative plans including modifications in signal or control devices and traffic direction and speed; evaluates results and makes appropriate recommendations. 3. Frequent intra-organizational, inter-organizational, and citizen group contacts. May represent the City and provide consultative expertise in traffic matters such as accident prevention, speed control, transit routes and stops, equipment alternatives, and public information. Participates in the development of solutions to multiple jurisdiction traffic problems in boundary regions. 4. Works closely with various City work units including Planning, Redevelopment, City Attorney, City Manager, and members of the Planning Commission and City Council in special studies which involve transportation and traffic issues. Assists in developing recommendations for changes to City ordinances and regulations pertaining to traffic issues. 5. Prepares plans and specifications for traffic channelization and the placement of traffic signs, signals, or other control devices; reviews bids for contractor installation of traffic control devices; acts as project leader supervising work performed by outside contractors. Reviews plans and reports submitted by outside consultants related to traffic system design issues. 6. Reviews traffic signal system design including communications, timing plans, controller functions and interconnect system design; and performs signal operations analysis using signal optimization software such as SYNCHRO, SIMTRAFFIC, VISSIM, HCS, for the analysis of traffic operations, 7. Plans and performs transportation activities, such as preparing and reviewing plan lines; grant applications; street improvement programs; freeway access studies; environmental impact reports; general plans for streets, pedestrians, and bicycles; developers' street fee obligations; and transportation system management programs. 8. Supervises professional, technical, maintenance, and administrative personnel in transportation and traffic engineering activities. Determines priorities and work sequences necessary to achieve objectives and, through lead workers, assigns technical and/or field personnel in accordance with priority and need. Applies City and department policies and regulations pertaining to the work, the work group, and individual subordinates; prepares and/or reviews work appraisals and discusses performance evaluations; initiates official disciplinary action; and identifies and/or resolves subordinate complaints. 9. Performs other related administrative duties such as preparing work requests, initiating purchase orders, and processing and maintaining records. 10. Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the Vision and Values Statement adopted by the City. 11. Performs other work as assigned.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities Requires knowledge of advanced principles, theories, concepts and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning, including street and highway design; of the laws and regulations relating to traffic engineering; of computer control traffic systems; of equipment and materials used in street construction and traffic control; of environmental laws and regulations; of the technical literature, research studies, and current developments in the field of traffic engineering and transportation planning; and of supervision and training.
Requires the ability to effectively apply engineering principles; prepare and present clear and concise written and verbal reports and the ability to deal effectively with engineers, developers, contractors, property owners and the general public; to plan, perform, and coordinate professional and technical traffic engineering studies, research projects, and surveys; to analyze traffic problems and develop effective alternatives for their solution; to prepare comprehensive technical reports with detailed illustrations, plans, and specifications.
Education/Experience Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally, this will require:
Education: A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a related Engineering curriculum such as traffic engineering. A Bachelor's Degree is required.
Experience: Six years or four years of employment in the traffic engineering profession with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree, respectively.
OTHER: Registration as a Traffic Engineer or Civil Engineer by the California State Board of Registration is required. A valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
The City of Concord is an Equal Opportunity/Veteran's Preference Employer.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. It is a policy of the City to refuse to consider a person for a position whenever that person's relationship to an employee, elected or appointed official, or member of a board or commission has the potential for creating adverse impact on supervision, safety, security, or morale, or involves a potential conflict of interest.