"Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!"
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Deputy Director of Transportation & Transit position.
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Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
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Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship
An Overview The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) Deputy Director for Transportation and Transit Services performs highly responsible managerial and professional work assisting in the management of the Department. The incumbent serves as the chief technical advisor for the City in issues regarding traffic engineering, providing support to the Director and staff of T&ES, City Manager and other City departments. The incumbent will also be responsible for planning/deployment of the City's advanced transportation system program and parking management. Considerable independent judgment and discretion is used in carrying out daily operations.A person in this position will also oversee development and implementation of neighborhood traffic safety and transit/non-motorized capital projects, provide leadership for the planning and implementation of new, high-capacity transit systems (primarily bus rapid transit) within the City.
What You Should Bring As the Deputy Director of Transportation and Transit, you should be able to perform highly-responsible managerial and professional work, oversee divisions whose responsibilities primarily include transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian coordination, transit planning, and other transportation-related services.The incumbent will be highly visible in the community and should be a polished communicator.
The Opportunity – Examples of Work
Oversees all functions of divisions within a large municipal transportation Department; consults with and provides direction to subordinate managers regarding activities and operations of their functional areas; ensures the enforcement of all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
Directs the development and implementation of division/department goals, strategic plans, policies, procedures and work standards for assigned area of responsibility; assists in the development, preparation and modification of short-range and long-range Department plans, programs and strategies.
Monitors the organizational structure, service levels and administrative systems required to accomplish the mission of the Department in an effective and efficient manner; directs the identification and analysis of opportunities for service enhancements.
Confers and negotiates with local, regional, state and federal agencies regarding regulations, legislation, policies and fund programming affecting the assigned division/department; maintains good working relationships with policy-making representatives of City and other governmental and regulatory agencies; confers and negotiates with City administrative officials, City Attorney, public representatives, and others regarding issues of assigned divisions.
Represents the Department and the Director before legislative bodies, administrative officials, public agencies, community groups, labor organizations, technical and transportation industry organizations, and the general public regarding transit system and parking and traffic services and activities; makes presentations to the City Council, Transportation Commission, Planning Commission, and other boards, commissions and legislative bodies.
Directs the development and implementation of several sections of the Department's operating and capital budgets; directs and monitors expenditures in accordance with the approved budget; assists in the determination of Department resource allocation and levels of service.
Performs related duties as assigned.
About the Department The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
T&ES is organized into four branches, each with a Deputy Director: Transportation, Environment, Operations and a new branch Right-of-Way & Development Services. The Right-of-Way & Development Services branch is responsible for engineering and inspection services for private development and subdivision plan check and inspection, permit issuance and inspection, and requested engineering services to other City departments. Our professional and technical engineering staff reviews development proposals to ensure that streets and utilities are designed to meet all applicable design standards, codes and regulations, and develops conditions for approval. Staff also inspects the construction of approved public improvement plans and oversees subdivision grading and all construction within the existing and future public right-of-way. The group includes a survey unit that provides support for internal services.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Four (4) year college degree; Five (5) years of transportation planning or engineering experience; five (5) years of supervisory experience; three (3) years of operating and capital budget oversight experience; deep knowledge and understanding of the principles and best practices in transportation planning.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public works administration; thorough knowledge of engineering principles and practices; thorough knowledge of the methods and materials used in the Transportation Division; ability to actively and effectively plan, organize and direct public works programs; ability to coordinate administrative matters among the divisions managed within the Department and to resolve problems; ability to act for the Director; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people within and outside of the City government.
Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning, Traffic Engineering/Transportation Planning, Public Administration or a related field; P.E. and/or AICP certification; five years of experience in comprehensive transportation planning, experience and knowledge of transit issues including high-capacity transit, municipal bus, bus shelters, paratransit, ridesharing and non-motorized transportation; ability to prepare and maintain a large annual budget utilizing a combination of City funds and grants from Federal, State and regional agencies; background in contracts administration is necessary to effectively manage several large vendor contracts and agreements with consulting engineering firms; excellent writing and verbal communications skills with a strong background in public speaking.
This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
"Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!"
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and ...is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead.