The City of Boca Raton is seeking a Transportation Mobility & Connectivity Director skilled in public multimodal transportation planning, design, operations, and program management.
The person in this role is primarily responsible for transportation plans and policies to develop safe transportation solutions for the future that meet the needs and preferences of our residents, businesses, and visitors; and encourages interconnected hubs throughout the City. Responsible for the implementation of multimodal street policies, bicycle programs, furtherance of the City’s transportation goals, and coordination with government entities, regional planning partners, special districts, and transit authorities to support transportation improvements. The objective of the work is to provide a safe and well-connected mobility network that provides enhanced transportation solutions throughout the City.
Under the general supervision of the City Traffic Engineer, the Transportation Mobility & Connectivity Director will partner with internal and external resources to meet objectives and provide management and supervision of the multimodal staff or as assigned. In this role, the incumbent will assist with pursuing grants and administering grant-funded projects as they relate to multimodal transportation elements. Working closely with the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), and Palm Beach County staff in coordinating and implementing Vision Zero and Complete Streets projects. The incumbent will proactively seek opportunities to enhance the City’s multimodal transportation network, informed by public input and with transparency provided via consistent attendance and presentation in public Board and/or City Council meetings.
Leading city mobility efforts for sustainable and equitable transportation options. Work is complex and will require interdepartmental and external agency coordination. Activities will include collaborating with agencies to develop and implement mobility strategies that balance automotive dependency and promote multimodal transportation. Transit and transportation demand management are key components of the mobility strategy.
Provides high-level and responsive customer service on sensitive multimodal transportation problems and neighborhood concerns; receives, reviews, and investigates requests for mobility and safety in neighborhoods; coordinates with other Division staff; analyzes findings; and prepares reports, recommendations and follow-up communication and education to the community.
Acts as liaison with other local and regional transportation partners and seek opportunities through cultivating relationships to enhance the City’s multimodal transportation network.
Researches funding opportunities for the City’s multimodal transportation initiatives at the state and national level; drafts grant proposals and supporting documentation and ensures compliance with grant application requirements and deadlines.
Reviews and tests concepts and design drawings related to multimodal transportation network and connectivity.
Coordinates and prepares studies, reports, grant applications, analyses, correspondence, and recommendations.
Coordinates transportation elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including monitoring of plan elements and periodic evaluation.
Periodically collects and analyzes data examining multimodal transportation conditions and develop improvement recommendations.
Provides input on the short and long-range transportation efforts focusing on multimodal enhancements.
Provides public presentations and reports on multimodal transportation projects.
Assists in the development of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for multimodal transportation projects.
Meets with Developments services to encourage multimodal development projects.
Provides day-to-day supervision of Transportation Analyst(s) and any other designated staff including training, scheduling, and directing work assignment and output as well as general guidance/direction.
Determines scope of work, request for services, and other contractual expectations for services.
Makes recommendations that impact the budget and allocation of budgetary resources within division.
Maintain administrative and fiscal records, prepare reports, and collect, interpret, and report statistics relating to regular performance metrics regarding transportation.
Provides fulltime oversight of website and mobile app content creation to keep the mobility information accurate, timely, organized, and accessible.
Works closely with City departments and divisions to assure web navigation, presentation and content are integrated with and support other City communication initiatives and reflect City editorial, graphics, and other standards.
Educates and trains designated City employees in using the website content management system to design and post relevant mobility information to the City website
Uses data from website analytics and compliance software and newsletters to assist in content creation decisions.
Prepare and/or process purchase orders.
Attends and presents at the Citizen’s pedestrian and bikeway advisory board meetings.
Attends and presents in the City Council and Workshop meetings.
Mobility management, Vision Zero and Complete Streets Concepts
Policies, and Program Development Process
Federal, state, and local laws governing pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety.
Experience in developing pedestrian/bicycle master plans, and first-mile and last-mile transportation solutions.
Different transportation modes and how they interact, familiarity with how transportation services operate and of human service transportation coordination.
Policies and regulations that impact community transportation services.
Microsoft Office Suite products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, to an intermediate degree of proficiency.
Written professional and effective communications, memos, notices, reports, manuals, and policies.
Methods and practices of assembling, analyzing, and presenting technical and statistical data
Interpersonal skills, incl
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with the general public, City leadership, co-workers and consultants, to give and receive information in a courteous, honest and straight-forward manner, with a demonstrated ability to adapt communication style and format to target audience.
Customer service best practices
Grant writing and administration.
Provides guidance to a varied group of managers and supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity.
Supervise technical subordinates
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials and representatives, employees, and the public.
Communicate technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Prepare and present clear and concise technical reports orally and in writing.
Manage multiple projects with varying deliverables and deadlines.
Analyze complex problems and develop, recommend, and implement actionable solutions.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil or transportation engineering, urban planning, public administration, or related field
Five (5) years of professional experience in a role which includes a broad range of transportation or mobility planning, transportation engineering, and policy development
Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license
Seven (7) years of professional experience in a role which includes a broad range of transportation or mobility planning, transportation engineering, and policy development
Previous experience within public or municipal services, public transportation services, or related scope of work within a public municipal agency is preferred
State of Florida Professional Engineer License (PE) and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is highly preferred
Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
POST OFFER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:
Final offer and employment are contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer, pre-employment screening items: