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City of Boulder, Director of Transportation and Mobility


The City of Boulder, CO is seeking a Director of Transportation and Mobility. The Director of Transportation and Mobility leads, plans, collaborates, directs and manages the municipal mobility system. The ideal candidate is a visionary leader with his/her pulse on the latest innovations in transportation and mobility. S/he will possess strong communication skills, experience engaging with the community, and demonstrated ability to inspire, grow and develop staff. The director is responsible for oversight of operations, services, programs and projects of the division by developing and maintaining a safe, efficient, environmentally sound, balanced, integrated and innovative transportation system that supports all modes. This position requires an agile and responsive leader able to effectively navigate a diverse environment while serving as a resource and collaborator to City Council, the Planning Board, the Transportation Advisory Board, Public Works staff, other city employees, and the public.

The director is responsible for a team of 75.91 FTE, including 6 direct reports, and manages an overall budget of over $30 million. Direct reports include the Airport Manager, Principal Traffic Engineer, Principal Transportation Project Engineer, GO Boulder Manager, Transportation Maintenance Manager, and the Safety and Compliance Officer.

Primary Duties

  • Leading the department through team development, building a culture consistent with city values, and empowering employees; • Serving as a resource and collaborator to the City Council, Planning Board, Transportation Advisory Board, Public Works staff and other city employees, and the public; • Providing overall leadership and management of Transportation/ Mobility services, which includes supervision of the following functional areas: GO Boulder (Transportation Policy, Planning, and Programs), Transportation Operations, Project Engineering and Management, Street Maintenance (Streets, Bikeways, and Median Maintenance), and Airport Management; Leading a team of engineers, planners, managers and technicians to develop, manage, and implement all mobility plans including the comprehensive Transportation Master Plan and Airport Master Plan; • Developing and administering operating and capital budgets to ensure effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds and management of revenue collection; and • Preparing, collaborating and supporting department participation in emergency response such as acts of nature and human caused hazards.

Desired Education & Experience

  • The ideal candidate will be politically savvy with proven ability to engage staff, partner with city leaders, and develop positive relationships with the community. Collaborative skills are essential to establish relationships and positively impact stakeholders within the City organization as well as externally. The ideal candidate is innovative and flexible with a broad transportation background while possessing excellent oral and written communication skills. The City welcomes visionary leaders with strong management abilities who value problem solving, critical thinking, and diversity. Additional characteristics being sought include: • Knowledge and experience in the application of current engineering principles, practices and procedures as they apply to municipal infrastructure and service delivery with the ability to transform those practices to a changing future; • Experience in developing and nurturing an effective workplace culture; • Demonstrated history of collaboration with boards, commissions, councils, regional and agency partners, and community groups; • Demonstrated public process and public presentation skills, including strong public communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues with clarity; • Broad experience with all modes of municipal transportation, including advancing innovative projects, programs and/or designs; A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline AND a minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience as a senior manager in a complex organization with thorough knowledge of innovative, sound, local government transportation experience that included transportation planning, project management, operations and maintenance. A valid Driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record is also required.

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • In addition to the above, the following qualifications are highly desirable: • A Master’s degree and experience in a public transportation organization. • Experience with an environmentally sensitive and/or university community. • Experience with budget preparation, costing of services, revenue collection management and reporting and fee analysis. • A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in the design and administration of municipal/civil engineering projects. • Experience with microcomputers and office software applications, database management systems, and geographical information systems Competencies and Personal Characteristics • Possesses a strong sense of personal and professional ethics; high degree of integrity. • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to convey complex issues with clarity and tailor a message to a variety of audiences. • Creative, agile and results-oriented problem solver who anticipates change and can demonstrate situational leadership.

Salary Range

$115,000 to $170,000

Contact Info

Name Job Title Address Phone Number Fax Number Email Address
Gloria M. Timmons CPS HR Consulting 916.471.3461
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