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Director of Transportation
Date Opened 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date Open Continuous
HR Analyst Sandra Zurbrick
Analyst Phone/Email (520) 837-6803
Salary Varies based on qualifications and experience
Department Transportation Department
Employment Type Appointed (At-Will Employment)

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 consists 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 - click on Director of Transportation Brochure

Minimum Qualifications
Specific requirements are as follows:
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 possess:

• 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

Selection Plan:

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 Transportation Satellite Email:

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.

A job brochure providing additional information about this exciting job opportunity can be found on the Department of Transportation website at: Interested applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as stated above should proceed to the City of Tucson’s online employment center at to submit an application.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018
This listing expires on: Friday, August 17, 2018

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