Assistant Director of Public Works -Transportation

City Of Davis
Until Filled

Assistant Director of Public Works -Transportation
City of Davis

Salary: $126,885 – $154,230 annually, DOE/DOQ

The City of Davis seeks an Assistant Director of Public Works - Transportation to oversee the Transportation Division of the Public Works Engineering and Transportation Department. The successful candidate will have expertise in traffic engineering and transportation design and engineering management to ensure City-owned infrastructure, assets, and facilities are constructed and modified in a functional and safe condition. This role enables public works staff to provide the highest quality service to the City of Davis residents and students to enjoy a healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live, work, and study. The successful candidate will support the Public Works Director of Engineering & Transportation with managing the effective use of Division resources, improving productivity and customer service across the Division, and reviewing traffic and transportation plans. This position will also help develop and manage an annual department operating budget of approximately $16M.

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The Assistant Director oversees approximately four staff and leads the daily functions of the Transportation Division. This individual is responsible for overseeing that transportation infrastructure, facilities, transit services, and capital improvement projects are designed, engineered, constructed, maintained and/or modified in a presentable and safe condition. Much of this role involves supervising staff and operations, making project management and planning skills essential for the successful candidate to have. Other functions of this leadership position include monitoring changes in relevant regulations and technology, conducting operational studies and investigations, and inspecting various traffic projects.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering or a related field.
  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional traffic engineering experience including three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California is required.
  • Specialty license as a Professional Traffic Engineer is highly desirable.

For first consideration, apply by February 2, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at  

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:
  • 541-664-0376 (direct) 866-929-9227 (Toll Free)

For first consideration, apply by February 2, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at  

Save the Dates:
The first round of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on February 28, 2022, and March 1, 2022. The final round of interviews will take place in-person on March 11, 2022. (Candidates selected to interview must be available for all three days).

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