The Assistant City Traffic Engineer is an at-will management position that reports to the Manager of the Transportation and Mobility Bureau (City Traffic Engineer). The Assistant City Traffic Engineer is responsible for assisting the Manager with the overall operation and performance of the Transportation Mobility Bureau. The Bureau is comprised of three divisions: Mobility Programs, Transportation Engineering, and Transportation Development. The Bureau has 22 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2020 budget of $7.6 million. The Bureau is responsible for the City’s traffic engineering, transportation planning, and multi-modal mobility programs. The Assistant City Traffic Engineer will assist the Manager in leading the City’s efforts in the following areas: Vision Zero, traffic design, traffic studies, traffic control plan review, and individual project management. Vision Zero is a commitment by multiple transportation agencies to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025.
This individual will coordinate activities with the Port of Long Beach, Caltrans (California Department of Transportation), Long Beach Transit, Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Orange County Transportation Authority, and other external agencies ensuring that the City’s interests are well represented. In addition, the Assistant City Traffic Engineer will directly interface with the other Public Works bureaus and City departments and will manage traffic consultants and vendors.
The Assistant City Traffic Engineer will be a seasoned supervisor or manager with a demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in a professional working environment and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a valuable resource throughout the City. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a history of effective partnerships, responsiveness, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will have the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team managing diverse priorities and projects, and embody the attributes of principled leadership: trusteeship, values, ethics, commitment, honesty, involvement, and vision. The ideal candidate will have extensive local government experience directing the concurrent implementation of multiple projects, have skills in supporting development projects, be familiar with the Municipal Code, and have an excellent track record for being responsive to internal and external clients. Experience working in a local government agency is desirable.
The Department of Public Works invites candidates who meet the following minimum requirements to apply:
• Five years of progressively responsible experience working in an environment that administers the operation of a traffic engineering or transportation planning function. Two years of which must have been at a supervisory or managerial level.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.
• California registration as a current Professional Civil Engineer and/or Professional Traffic Engineer.
• Willingness to work some evenings to represent the Bureau and City at public input meetings and external agency hearings.
• Possession of a valid Class C Driver License.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with work experience. The City’s compensation package also encompasses an attractive benefits package that
Retirement – City offers CalPERS with a benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. Employee pays the employee portion. The City also participates in Social Security.
Vacation – 12 days (96 hours) after one year of service; 15 days (120 hours) after four years, six months of service; 20 days (160 hours) after 19 years, six months of service.
Executive Leave – Forty (40) hours per year.
Sick Leave – One day (8 hours) earned per month; unlimited accumulation; conversion upon retirement to cash credit toward health and/or dental insurance premiums, or to pension credits.
Holidays – Nine designated holidays per year, plus four personal holidays (8 hours per holiday).
Monthly Transportation Allowance
Health Insurance – Two plans are available: one HMO, and one PPO plan. The City pays major portion of the premium for employee and dependents.
Dental Insurance – Two dental plans are available for employees and dependents.
Life Insurance – City-paid term life insurance policy equal to three times annual salary to a maximum of $500,000.
Disability – City-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Management Physical – Annual City-paid physical examination.
Deferred Compensation - Available through ICMA Retirement Corporatio
About City of Long Beach
Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean, south of Los Angeles, adjacent to Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California (population 462,257) is frequently described as a series of strong, diverse, interwoven, smaller communities within a large city. Enjoying an ideal Southern California climate, Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. The Long Beach Convention Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, plus a wide variety of other attractions (two historic ranchos, three marinas, and five golf courses), serve to draw 6 million visitors a year. The City is also home to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Cal State Long Beach is the second largest university in the state and has consistently ranked among the top best-value public colleges in the nation. Serving the K-12 student population, the Long Beach Unified School District consistently ranks among the Top 10 urban school districts in the country. Covering approximately 50 square miles, Long Beach is supported by a wide mix of industries with education, health and social services, manufacturing, retail trade and... professional services comprising the highest representation. While it offers all the amenities of a large metropolis, many say Long Beach has the added benefit of having maintained a strong sense of community and cohesiveness despite its size. Long Beach is the sixth largest city in California and celebrates its vibrant diversity. The City has the following ethnic breakdown: 40.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent White, 13.0 percent Black, 12.6 percent Asian and 4.2 percent all other ethnicities. A superb climate, quality schools, vibrant downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Long Beach one of the most livable communities in the country.
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