Mobile GR and Parking Services (Mobile GR) is the consolidated transportation department for City of Grand Rapids – encompassing traffic safety, signals, signs, public parking and transportation policy and planning. Situated in one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the U.S., Mobile GR is actively testing ways to improve multi-modal transportation to meet needs for equity, environment and quality of life. This includes pilots in active transportation, traffic calming, a recently passed Bicycle Action Plan, close coordination with the regional transit provider (The Rapid) and emerging Transportation Demand Management work. Come join our team of motivated public servants doing good work in a great midwestern City.
This is advanced professional, administrative and operational management of activities within the Mobile GR & Parking Services Department. Work includes direct administrative support to the Department Director, management and supervision of the daily operations of the department office, budget coordination and development, contract management, supply procurement and management, and preparation of various documents, presentations, and reports, as assigned. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent decision making under the managerial direction of the Mobile GR Director and is reviewed through conferences, reports and an analysis of results obtained.
Examples of Work
Establishes policies and procedures; reviews operations for efficiency, safety and compliance with City policies and makes changes as deemed necessary to improve operations; resolves difficult or unusual operational, technical, personnel or administrative problems and works to assure the various divisions work in support of each other.
Directs and coordinates the operations of the Mobile GR & Parking Services Department employees and advances the concepts and goals established.
Plans, organizes, and coordinates the work of subordinate professional, clerical, technical, and operational support employees; assigns work and priorities; interviews trains, counsels, and evaluates employees; resolves personnel issues; sets office performance standards and measures outcomes.
Represents the department in public forums and intergovernmental activities as assigned.
Manages large projects undertaken by the Department and manages the work of administrative project teams.
Prepares documents and reports of a unique or specialized nature; conducts research; maintains data and necessary records; assists with presentations and tours; provides trend analysis, graphs, and charts as assigned.
Reviews activities with Mobile GR Director; participates in development of city policies and procedures; participates in development of plans, ordinances, codes, laws, and regulations affecting areas of responsibility. Provides guidance to the department in the absence of the Director.
Assists in developing departmental budget and coordinates preparation, submittal and presentation activities. Develops and implements the annual and five-year capital improvement programs. Establishes priorities and oversees the design and budgeting of capital projects.
Conducts long-range cost and feasibility studies; develops plans and oversees the implementation of planned improvements; identifies changing service and capital requirements and develops program and operational alternatives to accommodate them.
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Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering, public management, public administration or closely related field, master's degree desirable. Five (5) years of experience in a field related to transportation planning, transportation engineering and multimodal design or related management experience, including considerable supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Other Necessary Qualifications
Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.
Registration as a Professional Engineer and as a Professional Transportation Operations Engineer is desirable.
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