The Assistant City Traffic Engineer is an at-will management position that reports to the Manager of the Transportation and Mobility Bureau (City Traffic Engineer). The Assistant City Traffic Engineer is responsible for assisting the Manager with the overall operation and performance of the Transportation Mobility Bureau. The Bureau is comprised of three divisions: Mobility Programs, Transportation Engineering, and Transportation Development. The Bureau has 22 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2020 budget of $7.6 million. The Bureau is responsible for the City’s traffic engineering, transportation planning, and multi-modal mobility programs. The Assistant City Traffic Engineer will assist the Manager in leading the City’s efforts in the following areas: Vision Zero, traffic design, traffic studies, traffic control plan review, and individual project management. Vision Zero is a commitment by multiple transportation agencies to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025.
This individual will coordinate activities with the Port of Long Beach, Caltrans (California Department of Transportation), Long Beach Transit, Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Orange County Transportation Authority, and other external agencies ensuring that the City’s interests are well represented. In addition, the Assistant City Traffic Engineer will directly interface with the other Public Works bureaus and City departments and will manage traffic consultants and vendors.
The Assistant City Traffic Engineer will be a seasoned supervisor or manager with a demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in a professional working environment and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a valuable resource throughout the City. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a history of effective partnerships, responsiveness, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will have the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team managing diverse priorities and projects, and embody the attributes of principled leadership: trusteeship, values, ethics, commitment, honesty, involvement, and vision. The ideal candidate will have extensive local government experience directing the concurrent implementation of multiple projects, have skills in supporting development projects, be familiar with the Municipal Code, and have an excellent track record for being responsive to internal and external clients. Experience working in a local government agency is desirable.
The Department of Public Works invites candidates who meet the following minimum requirements to apply:
• Five years of progressively responsible experience working in an environment that administers the operation of a traffic engineering or transportation planning function. Two years of which must have been at a supervisory or managerial level.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.
• California registration as a current Professional Civil Engineer and/or Professional Traffic Engineer.
• Willingness to work some evenings to represent the Bureau and City at public input meetings and external agency hearings.
• Possession of a valid Class C Driver License.