The City of Irvine is seeking an innovative and highly accomplished professional to serve as the City’s Director of Transportation. Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the Director of Transportation will oversee all aspects of transportation matters, including traffic management and transit planning, and serve as the staff liaison to the newly created City Transportation Commission. The Director will develop and implement the City’s transportation initiatives, as defined by the City Council, including the Active Transportation Plan that promotes increased pedestrian and bicycling activities. The ideal candidate will be well networked in the profession and have a strong understanding of regional traffic, transit and transportation matters.
The Director will also have a unique opportunity to engage with stakeholders, developers, elected officials, City Commissions and the general public on several complex transit and transportation projects. As the lead project manager for many of these projects, the Director will be expected to assertively and astutely move transportation programs and projects from inception to completion. In this role, the Director must exemplify superior networking and consensus building skills and be actively attuned to community interests and concerns.
This position requires a Bachelor Degree in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Urban Planning or a related field, with major coursework in transportation planning and six (6) years of advanced professional experience in transportation planning, project management, traffic engineering, intergovernmental administration or related area, including supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. In addition, registration as a Professional Engineer or Professional Traffic Engineer is highly desirable.
Please visit www.cityofirvine.org/jobs by Friday, April 28, 2017 for more information and to apply.
The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 255,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterp...rising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches. Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.
The City employs more than 800 full-time and over 500 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $188.3 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.