With freshwater and saltwater shorelines and nearby forests, Olympia, Washington, offers convenient access to an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Olympia is recognized for its outstanding quality of life, vibrant downtown, an active and engaged community, low crime rate, and family-friendly amenities. Olympia is the state capital and a port city, and is also the entertainment, arts and cultural hub for the Thurston County area and beyond. Olympia is within easy driving distance of major national parks, the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and the urban centers of Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
The City of Olympia Public Works Department is divided into six divisions: Engineering, General Services, Waste Resources, Transportation, Drinking Water Utility, and Water Resources. The Transportation division contains four programs: Traffic Operations, Street Operations, Engineering, and Planning. Together they build and maintain a multi-modal street network that support people walking, biking, driving, or riding the bus. The division functions with 28 FTEs on a budget of $6.6 million.
Under the direction of the Deputy Public Works Director, the Transportation Director will plan, organize, supervise, and direct all activities of the Transportation Division. The new Director will lead the planning, design, and operation/maintenance of the transportation system consistent with the vision contained in the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan.
The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in Public Administration, Business, Engineering, or other fields closely related to Transportation, and have four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of projects, programs, and activities, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience with a municipality or other public sector experience is preferred. Candidates must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License by the time of hire. A State of Washington Professional Engineer License is required.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 5, 2023 (open until filled).