Deputy Transportation Director

City of Mesa
February 7, 2019
Job Type


Salary:  $88,400.07 - $130,832.00

Application Period:  2/08/2019 - 3/07/2019

This recruitment will be used to fill the Deputy Transportation Director - Field Operations Assignment.

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position. 

The Deputy Transportation Director provides responsible administrative direction and coordinates the activities of the Traffic Engineering or Field Operations units in the planning, development, and operation of the City's transportation system.  This class is responsible for directing, overseeing, and participating in the development of a workgroup plan, assigning work activities and projects, monitoring workflow, and reviewing and evaluating work projects.  Supervision may be exercised over professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and/or technical staff who are responsible for the planning, development, analysis, review, coordination maintenance, and/or operation of the City's transportation programs.  Work is performed within general guidelines and policies established by the Transportation Department Director.  Work assignments are broad in scope and are performed with considerable independence.  This class performs related duties as required.

Field Operations Assignment:  Work involves supervising, directing, and managing the activities of the Field Operations workgroups.  The incumbent is required to develop and maintain a current knowledge of the policies, procedures, and standards of the Field Operations area.  This classification includes oversight of the maintenance and repair of the City's streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, medians, landscaping, parkways, storm drainage systems, retention basins, streetlights, and related unimproved areas.  In addition, the incumbent in this position provides oversight for the Signing and Striping and Pavement Management functions.  The Deputy Transportation Director in the Field Operations assignment is expected to be in the field enough to have a good understanding of the overall aspects and applications of both in-house and contracted maintenance activities.  This employee is required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures when in the field.

The Deputy Transportation Director supervises and coordinates the activities and training of all personnel assigned to his/her unit(s) within the Transportation Department.  This class serves as a technical consultant to employees in solving difficult assignments.  This class also advises the transportation community, as well as the general public, on transportation issues.  An employee at this level is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in resolving operational problems and policy matters that may arise.  The incumbent in this class will have primary responsibility for an assignment in Traffic Engineering or Field Operations and may be reassigned to either area as needed.  Work is performed under the direction of the Transportation Department Director and is reviewed through conferences, meetings, and reports regarding results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

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Qualifications & Requirements:

  Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Public Administration or related field.  Extensive (5+ years) work experience related to Transportation Field Operations or Traffic Engineering.  Extensive (5+ years) administrative or supervisory experience.

Special Requirement.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Experience effectively dealing with the general public and elected officials is highly desirable.  A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to area of assignment or Public Administration is preferred.  

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