Civil - Traffic Engineering, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
The City of Tucson invites you to join an organization focused on providing excellent service to citizens in a safe and sustainable community. If you are a professional who embraces an organizational culture of innovation and continuous improvement, we hope you will consider this outstanding career opportunity to join the executive team for our progressive southwestern city. The Director of Transportation is appointed by the City Manager and reports to an Assistant City Manager. The Director of Transportation is responsible for managing, planning, organization and coordinating all programs, functions, and activities of the Department of Transportation. This position provides leadership on an organization-wide and community basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic objectives.
The ideal candidate is an energetic leader, a strategic thinker, an innovator with a strong desire to conquer new professional challenges in an organization that prides itself in engaging professional leaders in a variety of fields. Strong candidates will be visionaries, capable of demonstrating how alternate means of transportation can enhance the quality of life within the Tucson Community. Candidates should possess senior management expertise with a successful record of achievement in transportation management, development of operating and capital budgets, and projection needs for equipment and personnel. The Director will ideally possess large agency leadership and management experience with a network of professional contacts in the transportation industry.
The Tucson Department of Transportation is responsible for moving our citizens safely and enhancing economic development opportunities. The Transportation Department consist of 9 Divisions: Director's Office, Administrative Services, Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Planning, Streets & Traffic Maintenance, Transit, Park Tucson, and Real Estate.
Requirements for this position require a Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business or Public Administration (or closely related field) and seven years of progressive transportation management experience.
The City of Tucson offers a comprehensive benefits package.
To view the entire recruitment brochure, click on the link below
Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business or Public Administration (or closely related field)
Seven years of progressive transportation management experience
Over seven years of supervisory management experience in the administration of a large multi-functional transportation operation
Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Arizona is preferred
City leaders have identified the following additional traits and competencies that the ideal candidate will posses:
Visionary leadership demonstrating a high level of initiative, resourcefulness, innovation and problem solving skills
Excellent listening skills and the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders
Strong customer service focus with the ability to develop strategic solutions to problems
Ability to employ razor sharp focus on doing what is right for the community
Cultivates an affirming and inclusive approach to Transportation policies and practices
Ability to develop and strengthen new and existing community partnerships
Exhibits organizational savvy that is improvement driven and process oriented
Clear and concise communication skills both verbally and in writing
Genuine concern for employees' success, hiring, training, empowerment, and staff development
Skills to maximize employee productivity, personal growth, and morale
Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered, you must submit your cover letter (with current salary), resume (should reflect years and months of positions held), list of six professional references (these individuals will not be contacted in the early stages of this recruitment) to:
Sandra Zurbrick, Human Resource Manager
Resumes will be screened based on the criteria outlined in the brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by Human Resource staff - Transportation Satellite Office. Selected candidates will then be invited to participate in panel interviews.
Extensive reference and background checks will be completed on the selected candidate.
Note: In accordance with City Code, the selected candidate will be required to establish residency within the City of Tucson city limits.
To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.
The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.
Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.
Internal Number: 1804-2795-001
About City of Tucson
Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years. It celebrates a diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples. Yet, it is one of the "Mega-Trend" cities of the 21st Century: the Optics Valley, premier health services center for the Southwest, the astronomy center of the world, home of a premier research institution - University of Arizona, and a tourism destination.
Tucson, too SAHN or TOO sahn, is one of the oldest towns in the United States. Tucson was originally an Indian village called Stook-zone, meaning water at the foot of black mountain. Hugo O'Conor established the Tucson Presidio in 1775. August 20th, 1775 is considered Tucson's birthday. Spanish settlers arrived in the area in 1776. Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Tucson served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.
Tucson boasts the best of both worlds...the progress and innovation of a Rodeo Dancersmetropolitan community and the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.
Tucson's rich cultural heritage centers around a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. These can be s...een in the Hispanic barrios, historical and contemporary American architecture and the prehistoric Native American remnants.
Tucson was referred to as a "mini-mecca for the arts” by The Wall Street Journal and in 2009 was Fox Theater ranked #20 of the Top 25 Arts Destinations (big-cities category) by American Style Magazine. Tucson is one of a select few cities of its size that boasts its own ballet company, professional theater, symphony, and opera company. Home to 215 art groups and more than 35 art galleries in the downtown area alone, Tucson ranks as one of the best places in the state to view works by the masters and up-and-coming artists. Tucson’s natural history and cultural heritage are also on display in the 30+ regional museums, 12 of which are located on the route of the upcoming Modern Streetcar.
Tucson is situated in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by five mountain ranges. A trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon summit (home to the southernmost ski area in the continental United States) traverses seven of the world's nine life zones. It's like driving from Mexico to Canada. Blessed with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year, Tucsonans embrace a rare lifestyle and are committed to preserving that quality of life.
Tucson is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. With more than 800 miles of bike paths, Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the top cycling cities in the U.S. for several years running and is home to internationally known bicycling events such as El Tour de Tucson. Golf is another popular activity with dozens of regional golf courses, including five municipally-owned courses.
The City is home to the University of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The City's industries include electronics and missile production. Tucson is the seat of Pima County and has a Council-Manager form of government.The Tucson metropolitan area supports over 750,000 residents. As metropolitan Tucson continues to grow by nearly 2,000 new residents each month, the challenge of meeting citizen expectations also increases.
The City of Tucson is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home.