The Transportation Development Officer will serve as the Austin Transportation Department’s administrative decision maker for technical interpretations of the transportation requirements in the Land Development Code and Transportation Criteria Manual. The Transportation Development Officer will represent the department director on transportation-related regulatory issues before City Boards, Commissions and City Council, and serve as a liaison with other City departments, development applicants and agents in the collaborative implementation of the Code and departmental initiatives. The Transportation Development Officer will prepare formal Code interpretations, document process and procedure improvements, and provide training to departmental staff on the application of Code criteria. The Transportation Development Officer will coordinate responses across departmental divisions and programs to establish a coordinated voice for the department with respect to a spectrum of new development applications including, zoning, subdivisions and site plans.
This position requires working in a deadline-focused environment, balancing multiple projects and addressing changing priorities while providing leadership, supervision, guidance, and direction for the implementation of the Transportation requirements of the Land Development Code. Highly qualified candidates will possess the required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that they can perform the essential functions of the job. At a minimum, qualified candidates will possess the following specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, engineering, law, or a related field, plus seven (7) years of land use planning experience and/or related legal/administrative experience emphasizing land use and development issues, including two (2) years of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field may substitute for up to two (2) years of non-supervisory experience.
To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at: http://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/75416
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The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.
About Austin, Texas
Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US (Entrepreneur.com) and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.
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