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Assistant Director for Transportation Planning - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0051)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $7,992.95 per month
Maximum Salary: $11,033.58 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Transportation
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This person is responsible for providing direction and leadership for the City of Bellevue in the area of Transportation Planning. This includes the areas of long range planning, transportation/traffic modeling, transportation demand management, capital programming, grant procurement and department financial management.

Work is performed within a broad framework of general policy and requires creativity and resourcefulness to accomplish goals and objectives and to apply concepts, plans and strategies that may deviate from traditional methods and practices.  Work is reviewed for overall results.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an innovative, results oriented performance history while working in collaboration with others, both within their home organization as well as with citizens, businesses and other agencies.  The position must possess strong management skills to lead a diverse group of staff toward a common outcome.

This position reports to the Director and will be part of the department’s Executive team.  As part of the Executive team, this position is responsible for ensuring overall departmental projects, programs and services achieve their outcomes in addition to the Transportation planning area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments, community organizations, advisory boards, citizens, businesses and other agencies.
  • Develops Department policies by identifying regional and local policy needs; identifies/recommends policy options for City management and Council. Develops programs/procedures to implement policies.
  • Plans, develops and implements programs; identifies program outcomes, processes and priorities; obtains resources via budget, contracting, inter-local agreements, and other mechanisms.
  • Develops interdepartmental and intergovernmental teams and/or partnerships with outside stakeholders.
  • Takes leadership of and/or provides direction to staff; ensures resolution of problems.
  • Monitors performance of work programs and projects; allocates necessary resources.
  • Supervises staff in the areas of training, mentoring, teamwork, hiring and labor relations.
  • Allocates, directs, motivates and evaluates department personnel to help (1) achieve their individual goals; (2) collectively achieve the department’s mission; and (3) lead to employees growth.
  • Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
  • Prepares realistic and fiscally sound biennium and special budgets to enable the department to achieve its objectives, including special activities assigned by the City Council; ensures that the department functions within budget appropriations.
  • Serves as the City’s representative to committees and organizations concerned with transportation planning, transportation systems or other departmental functions.


Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Works under the general supervision of the Transportation Director.
  • Exercises supervision over professional, technical, and support staff, either directly or through supervisors, as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, urban planning or other related field.  A masters degree in civil engineering, urban planning or public administration is preferred.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible related experience in transportation/urban planning including management experience.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements

Extensive knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of transportation planning and traffic engineering, transit planning and transportation demand management;
  • Transportation planning and traffic engineering models and forecasting methods
  • Land use planning and zoning concepts and regulations
  • Applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities; thorough knowledge of quality improvement methodologies; knowledge of public budgeting process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to negotiate effectively with employees, other business units and departments, outside agencies and the general public; ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to provide leadership, counsel, motivation and constructive performance reviews to staff, securing their respective commitments to the department’s goals.
  • Skill in identifying emerging issues, developing and implementing new approaches and/or refining the department’s organization structure to generate desired results as efficiently as possible; ability to anticipate and resolve problems before a crisis ensues.
  • Ability to maintain or redefine the department’s future direction and ways of doing business in response to changing City needs; ability to develop, implement and monitor appropriate plans, schedules and action steps.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with elected officials, community leaders, advisory boards, the news media, and the general public.
  • Understanding of the City’s political environment and sensitivities; ability to function effectively within that environment.
  • Serves as the City’s representative to committees and organizations concerned with traffic, transportation systems, or other departmental functions.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field.


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Dave Berg via email at or at 425.452.6468.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Assistant Director, Transportation     Position ID#: 0050



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450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004