The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking an innovative Program Manager to lead our emerging Speed Management Program. This is an exciting opportunity to implement national best-practice Vision Zero principles to move toward zero deaths and serious injuries on the City’s transportation network. The ideal candidate is proficient in transportation engineering safety, has an in-depth understanding of local and national speed management best practices, can work in a bustling work environment, and can effectively communicate with the public and elected officials. This position requires simultaneously managing multiple projects, and the ability to shift from one project to another without sacrificing quality. It will benefit this person to have this knowledge, but at a minimum the candidate should have a strong desire to learn and absorb this information.
This position will work under general to limited supervision and include these primary responsibilities:
Develop Speed Management Program vision, guidelines, implementation framework, and operating procedures based on national and emerging best practices.
Identify, prioritize, manage, and provide technical oversight for speed management projects.
Provide strategic direction for the Speed Management Program and coordinate speed management projects with multiple work groups.
Facilitate project implementation with City staff and contractors to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical projects within scheduled time and budget.
Lead responses from inquiries from citizens, community stakeholders, commissions, boards, City Council and local agencies.
Represent the City of Austin at public meetings with these stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will be a versatile Technical Program Manager and bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience in managing, planning, designing, and implementing a wide range of speed management projects and programs.
Experience in establishing, maintaining, and implementing best-practice speed management methods, devices, speed limit setting, and construction techniques used by ATD, peer agencies, and best practice publications.
Experience in fiscal and resource planning, budgeting, forecasting, developing quality controls and process improvements to fast-track implementation of variety of projects in a cost-effective manner.
Proven professional knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, principles, modeling tools, and cost estimates.
Proven professional knowledge of the City of Austin’s Vision Zero program and Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and their integration with speed management principles.
Experience working in a team environment communicating, interacting, and problem-solving skills with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals.
Experience using Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems, specifically ArcMap.
A Professional Engineers License in a related field.
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Planning, or a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience conducting activities related to capital budgeting or planning initiatives two (2) of which were in a lead or /supervisory capacity.
A Master's degree in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration or related field plus three (3) years of experience Two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity may substitute for the required education and experience.
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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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The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible for appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges and the Municipal Court Clerk. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager of Austin are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The organization’s vision is to make Austin the most livable city in the country and the City Manager’s resolve is to make it the best-managed city in the country.