The Community: This nearly 40 square mile City is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. 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 Ideal Candidate: The right individual would have a well-established background (ideally five to seven-plus years of experience) and a broad range of transportation and urban planning experience; to include a strong interest in integrated multi-modal transportation planning, transit planning, and design. Ideally, this would include a knowledge base in developing sustainable strategies to improve accessibility and mobility that can be applied to the City of Carlsbad.
Additionally, a background with transportation policy, funding, and governance would be a strong plus to consider. A candidate with a mixed background (some transportation experience combined with more traditional planning) who would be interested in making a transition to more transportation focused role would also be of interest.
Desired experience would include:
Transportation planning and analysis
Multi-modal/ inter-modal facility planning
Transit corridor conceptual design and planning
Transportation demand management
Development Review and Site Impact Analysis experience
Ability to review and approve Environmental Impact Review documents
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 bachelor's degree and preferably a graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or transportation planning
Five or more years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of civil engineering, transportation planning or a closely related field at an administrative or management level
Possession of a valid California Driver's License
Possession of one of the following:
State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer
State of California registration as a Professional Traffic Engineer
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate
Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certificate
Internal Number: 00731
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