If you are looking for opportunities to advance your career, lead exciting community projects, and be part of an incredible City team, we have the perfect job for you! If you thrive in an ever-changing environment where your ideas are valued and your personal and professional development are recognized as priorities, apply now!
The Public Works Department is responsible for building and maintaining the City’s infrastructure and facilities, and for providing street, sidewalk, water, stormwater, parks, trees and transportation services.
The Department consists of three Divisions: Engineering, Maintenance and Transportation. The Transportation Division, working collaboratively with other city departments, is responsible for moving people and goods throughout Menlo Park. The team leads multi-modal and safety-focused infrastructure projects; engages with regional transportation partners including Caltrain, Samtrans, Caltrans, and other transit providers; maintains more than 40 traffic signals, 2200 street lights, traffic signs and street markings; and administers a local-serving shuttle and safe routes to schools programs. The City adopted a visionary Transportation Master Plan in late 2020 that will guide investments in multi-modal infrastructure in the future, with goals to improve safety, sustainability, mobility choice, and congestion management. This position would oversee the 7 staff members in the Transportation Division.
The City is seeking a transportation enthusiast that has a proven track record of working alongside diverse community members and implementing projects to improve quality of life and address historic racial and social inequities. The candidate will have excellent managerial and analytical skills, outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, and a strong ability to promote a positive work environment. They will have experience to represent the City as part of various regional efforts and engage with City’s advisory Complete Streets Commission and the City Council. They will generate ideas and encourage suggestions that result in system improvements and enhanced efficiencies of the Department.
Education and Experience requirements:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Licenses and Certifications: