DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE SALARY: $137,358 - $246,841
The County of Riverside is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its next Director of Transportation. The position will oversee the County’s Transportation Department, an innovative department responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of roads, bridges and transportation facilities within the unincorporated areas of the County. This position will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing the Transportation Department, which includes a diverse group of approximately 400 employees committed to providing exemplary service to the residents of Riverside County. The Department is part of the larger Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA), and provides a wide range of services including engineering design, construction and maintenance of County roads, review of plans and construction of transportation facilities by private land development, and land surveying and map processing. Come join this amazing organization with a leadership team that prides itself in making impactful changes to the community it serves.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated background overseeing large-scale, complex public works and civil engineering projects, preferably in a like sized organization. The Director will be skilled in their ability to build consensus, be an excellent problem solver, and will be highly customer and community focused. The selected candidate will lead and develop an exceptional, tenured, and dedicated staff, and possess a track record of developing innovative solutions to complex matters. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and confident leader who can effectively navigate dynamic political challenges, and work in concert with executive leadership, elected officials, and public works program partners.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in civil engineering, transportation planning, public or business administration, public policy, or a closely related field or a field specifically related to the assigned area; and
Ideally, five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience including two years of management experience; and
Direct experience in managing transportation projects.
Possesses a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by September 17, 2020 at:
With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in Riverside County, taking advantage of affordable housing, nearby beaches, mountains, hiking and bike trails, the Wine Country near Temecula and resorts that offer oases in the desert.
The county is working to diversify beyond the housing industry that has driven the region's economy for years. Transportation corridors – highways, airports and rail lines – support Southern California's shipping connection to Asia, a vital link for California and the rest of the nation.
California's fourth largest county by population is expanding its economy, working to make Riverside County as business-friendly as possible and using health and recreations strategies to make the county a healthier place for residents. Each year, millions visit the county to take advantage of the glorious desert winter, attend the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, the Balloon and Wine Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Coachella and Stagecoach mega-concerts, the Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Center and th...e Humana Challenge, the golf tournament formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. All those, combined with a rich cultural heritage and frontier history, make Riverside County a great place live, work or visit.