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  • Asha Agrawal
    Please conserve: Think before you print this email. [From https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=7110 ] Close Date: Until Filled Salary: $89,556.00 -
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 26, 2009
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      Please conserve: Think before you print this email.
      [From https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=7110 ]

      Close Date: Until Filled

      Salary: $89,556.00 - $119,408.00 Annually

      The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for a highly qualified and innovative
      Transportation Manager to manage the Transportation section of the
      Department of Planning and Community Environment. In this position, you
      will be responsible for managing and directing the operation of the
      section including developing policies, principles, procedures, work
      processes and evaluating achievement of goals and objectives. You will be
      responsible for supervising technical and lead staff, prioritizing and
      assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff
      training and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations. You will
      oversee and/or perform complex transportation planning studies and
      projects, technical analysis and contract management duties. You will
      oversee staff responsible for the City's local shuttle program; school
      traffic safety and alternative transportation programs, including bicycle,
      pedestrian and transit planning; TDM programs; traffic signal operations;
      transportation analysis for development review; and various traffic and
      transportation studies including traffic calming and residential permit
      parking programs. You will prepare written and verbal reports to the City
      Council, Planning and the Transportation Commission and other boards and
      commissions and external agencies as needed; coordinate grant writing and
      grant management; perform liaison functions with other local, sub-regional
      and regional agencies, community committees and groups on behalf of the
      Transportation section and perform other duties as required.

      If you are selected to be on our team, you will perform or oversee
      advanced and complex transportation planning assignments, including
      project and program management, budget oversight, contract administration,
      including technical guidance to consultants and contractors and technical
      staff. You will exercise considerable latitude of independent judgment and
      serve in a section manager capacity monitoring and evaluating staff and
      prioritizing and assigning work. It is required that you will need to have
      a thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, codes and issues involved in
      transportation planning, as well as familiarity with emerging
      transportation concepts particularly related to non-vehicular travel
      modes.

      The Minimum Qualifications to be considered for this position include
      sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate
      possession of the skills and abilities, which would be typically acquired
      through:

      ยท A Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Planning, Transportation
      Engineering, Public Administration, Urban Planning or other closely
      related subject from an accredited University and five years of
      progressively responsible professional planning or administrative
      experience primarily in transportation planning activities, including at
      least two years in a project lead/manager capacity.

      A registered Professional Engineer (PE) certification is desirable.

      The Ideal Candidate will have:

      Ability to develop and implement long-range traffic, transportation and
      parking projects.
      Extensive familiarity with emerging transportation concepts, particularly
      related to non-vehicular travel modes.
      Demonstrated understanding of land use and transportation relationships.
      Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      Ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers and to motivate
      staff.
      Ability to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems.
      Ability to make sound decisions.
      Considerable knowledge of relevant government procedures and practices.


      *Please review the job description for more information about this job

      REQ#49PLA09


      Benefits:
      Summary of Benefits:

      Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

      2.7% @ 55 formula for Miscellaneous employees;

      One-year final compensation; Pre-Retirement survivor benefits

      City pick-up of employee 6% contribution

      Non-Contributory Deferred Compensation Plan

      Fully paid employee and dependent Medical Plan (up to 2nd most expensive
      plan)

      Fully paid Dental and Vision Plans

      Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance

      For more infomation, please check our website at
      www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/hr/index.html

      The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    • Asha Agrawal
      (From https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=8216 ) The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for a highly qualified and innovative Transportation Manager
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 11 10:30 AM
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        (From https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=8216 )

        The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for a highly qualified and innovative
        Transportation Manager (Chief Transportation Official) to direct the
        Transportation section of the Department of Planning and Community
        Environment. The City Council and community strives to fully integrate
        transportation objectives, with particular emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian
        and transit modes, with its planning efforts.

        This position will be responsible for managing and directing the operation
        of the section, including: developing policies, principles, procedures,
        and work processes and evaluating achievement of goals and objectives.

        The position will also be responsible for supervising technical and lead
        staff, prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance
        evaluations, ensuring staff training, and making hiring and disciplinary
        recommendations. The position will oversee and/or perform complex
        transportation planning studies and projects, technical analysis and
        contract management duties, and will oversee staff responsible for the
        City's local shuttle program; school traffic safety and alternative
        transportation programs, including bicycle, pedestrian and transit
        planning; transportation demand management (TDM) programs; traffic signal
        operations; transportation analysis for development review; and various
        traffic and transportation studies, including traffic calming and
        residential permit parking programs. The position will prepare or oversee
        preparation of written and verbal reports to the City Council, Planning
        and Transportation Commission, other boards and commissions and external
        agencies as needed; coordinate grant writing and grant management; perform
        liaison functions with other local, sub-regional and regional agencies,
        community committees and groups on the behalf of the Transportation
        section, perform other duties as required.

        Duties include project and program management, budget oversight, and
        contract administration, including technical guidance to consultants and
        contractors and technical staff. The Transportation Manager is expected to
        exercise considerable independent judgment in directing staff, developing
        policies, and evaluating projects. The position also requires a thorough
        knowledge of rules, regulations, codes and issues involved in
        transportation planning, as well as familiarity with emerging
        transportation concepts, particularly related to non-vehicular travel
        modes.

        The Minimum Qualifications to be considered for this position include
        sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate
        possession of the skills and abilities, which would be typically acquired
        through:

        - A Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Planning, Transportation
        Engineering, Public Administration, Urban Planning or other closely
        related subject from an accredited University and five years of
        progressively responsible professional planning or administrative
        experience primarily in transportation planning activities, including at
        least two years in a project lead/manager capacity.
        - A Master's Degree or a registered Professional Engineer (PE)
        certification is desirable.

        The Ideal Candidate will have:

        - Ability to develop and implement long-range traffic, transportation and
        parking projects;
        - Familiarity with emerging transportation concepts, particularly related
        to non-vehicular travel modes;
        - Understanding of land use and transportation relationships;
        - Excellent oral and written communication skills;
        - Ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers and to
        motivate staff;
        - Ability to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems;
        - Ability to make sound decisions;
        - Knowledge of relevant governmental procedures and practices.

        *Please review the job description for more information about this job.

        REQ #49PLA09

        Summary of Benefits:

        Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
        2.7% at 55 formula for Miscellaneous employees;

        One-year final compensation; Pre-Retirement survivor benefits
        City pays 6% of required 8% required employee retirement contribution
        Non-Contributory Deferred Compensation Plan

        Fully paid medical through December 31, 2010 (employee contribution to be
        effective January 1, 2011)
        Fully Paid Dental & Vision Plans
        Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance

        For more Benefits information, please check our website at:
        http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/hrd/compensation.asp

        The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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