SALARY: $45.41 - $68.11 Hourly LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington JOB TYPE: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time SHIFT: Day DEPARTMENT: Seattle Department of Transportation BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented CLOSING DATE 09/17/19 04:00 PM Pacific Time
Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities. Seattle is thriving! We're a top ten city for best places to live and work. We are a city that enthusiastically supports good investments in transportation - and the results are showing. Seattle is the nation's first platinum level Walk-Friendly City, builds award-winning bicycle infrastructure, and is one of the only cities in North America where transit use is up and driving alone is down.
The Department of Transportation is willing to take on transportation challenges and re-envision how we move into the city's transportation future while considering all people and abilities in our planning. As our city grows, we strive to address growth-related mobility challenges, supporting creative innovations and smart multimodal transportation planning to move people more efficiently through our vibrant city.
Our Transit and Mobility Division plays an important role in our city's transportation success. Our division is focused on transportation equity, improving transit service, making transit more reliable, managing the demands of our City's curbspace, and encouraging more travel options for everyone like bike share and car share. In Transit and Mobility, we plan and develop programs that create more equitable, efficient and innovative mobility options for our city.
About You: We're looking for a Transit Strategy and Service Manager to help build a better transit future in Seattle. If you're passionate about transit service, making transit a more reliable and convenient option for more people, and developing strong teams and partnerships, you could be our next Transit Service and Strategy Manager in the Transit and Mobility Division. The Transit Strategy and Service team is responsible for a wide range of transit-related work including:
• Determining how the City invests in transit service through the City's Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), which was approved by voters in 2014 and generates ~$50 million annually for bus service investments and access improvements. This team will support development of potential strategies for renew of Seattle Transportation Benefit district (STBD), as it expires in December 2020. • Implementing the ORCA Opportunity Program, which provides Seattle Public High School and middle school students with free ORCA transit passes • Building relationships and coordinating with King County Metro, Seattle's transit provider, on a variety of topics, including service planning, policy issues, and projects • Regional transit coordination and policy with partners throughout the Puget Sound region, including King County Metro, Puget Sound Regional Council, Sound Transit and other transportation partners • Coordinating closely with the division's Transit Corridors team to develop projects that result in enhanced user experiences and competitive travel times for transit riders.
Your skills and experience include a strong knowledge of transit planning principles, ability to build and develop teams, relationship-building with transportation agencies and experience working with elected officials.
• Promote equity, diversity, and race and social justice at SDOT • Lead a team of up to 7 transit professionals focused on building a better transit network for the City through the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, regional transit policy and planning issues, coordinating city-based fare programs and reviewing capital projects with a lens for transit • Recognize and develop skills and abilities of your team through empowerment, learning and trust • Provide recommendations on policy and operations as it relates to City investments in transit services and resolve significant policy and operational issues as they arise • Oversee and manage the budget for the Transit Strategy and Service team and projects, and for the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), including decision making on transit service investments, allocation of City resources for projects that improve the performance of transit services and developing strategies for potential renewal of the STBD funding measure. • Build partnerships with transportation entities, including King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit, and Puget Sound Regional Council. Manage internal and external relationships, including cross-departmental and interagency relationships and negotiate on controversial programs or projects • Coordinate collaboratively with senior staff in other SDOT divisions, other City departments, and other public agencies to address complex issues that involve multiple, conflicting goals and shifting priorities • Represent program and department interests with community groups, partner agencies, the Mayor, the City Council, and other departments • Work closely with private sector partners and other stakeholders to develop and implement partnership strategies that advance the Seattle Transit Master Plan • Direct, prepare and present written and oral reports to elected officials, advocates, agency executives and other stakeholders
This is a summary of typical functions of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Engineering or a related field
• Minimum 7 years of experience in complex, multi-modal transportation and transit projects or policy • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.
• Commitment to equity, inclusion, and race and social justice • Graduate degree in a related field including urban planning, transportation, or public policy • A sense of humor, a passion for public service and commitment to improving the transit experience for everyone • Demonstrated ability and experience leading a team of transit professionals with multiple work programs and work styles • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing complex transportation programs and policies • Ability to analyze complex and politically sensitive issues, develop and make recommendations to senior level staff, and implement decisions • Adaptability and flexibility; experience working where one must prioritize tasks in an ever-shifting environment.
Work Environment / Physical Demands:
• Work is usually performed in an office environment.
Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Completed NEOGOV online application. 2. Supplemental questionnaire responses 3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. 4. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, WA 98104
Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.
Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.
The City is a Drug Free Workplace.
Internal Number: 2019-01472
About Seattle Department of Transportation
The City of Seattle has been building, maintaining and operating Seattle's public transportation infrastructure since 1890, including much of the public works infrastructure that has resulted in Seattle's current beauty and livability.The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is committed to preserving the legacy of the City's transportation public works, and strives to improve upon them with the newest and best available management practices, tools and technology. SDOT's mission is "to deliver a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality."