CITY OF SEATTLE
Deputy Director of Policy, Planning, Mobility, and Right of Way (Exec3)
|Salary: ||$55.00 - $90.76 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 ||Continuous |
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a skilled and visionary deputy director to provide strategic leadership for our Policy and Planning, Transit and Mobility, and Street Use divisions. The Policy and Planning Division sets the long-term direction for the City's transportation system through the City's modal plans and other transportation planning documents, establish urban design guidelines for the public Right-of-Way (ROW), represent the City at the Puget Sound Regional Council (the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization), and develop and execute grant strategy and applications. The Transit and Mobility Division manages the City's streetcar system, bike share system, $40M in purchased bus service, and the transit spot improvement program. In addition, it manages the City's Commute Trip Reduction and TDM programs, parking policy, and meter operations. The Street Use Division manages the use of SDOT's ROW. This includes permitting of private development as well as public space activation.
Reporting directly to the Department Director, this key member of the senior staff team oversees wide ranging duties and responsibilities and is authorized to act on behalf of the Director on matters of departmentwide importance when called upon.
- Work closely with elected officials (City, State, County and Federal); make routine decisions that have significant impact on the policies, programs, and projects that SDOT will implement
- Provide oversight and direction to encourage intra- and inter-agency communication and coordination between public and private stakeholders from across the City and the region
- Represent the department on executive teams that advance project delivery, communications, and departmentwide priorities
- Serve as Executive Duty Officer, as well as provide incident management leadership as needed
- Represent the City on highly visible, sensitive, and controversial issues before external constituencies
- Exercise authority to develop and execute program policy and to allocate program resources
- Oversee and develop Department-wide policies
- Provide oversight and management of multiple highly visible projects delivered on time and on budget
- Evaluate division performance measures and modify, as appropriate, to ensure alignment with the Department's strategic direction
- Actively use data to manage division work program and hold staff accountable for program delivery
- Emphasize strong communication and build effective partnerships across the department, with partner agencies and community leaders
- Ensure that the divisions deliver quality work that represents the vision and standards of SDOT
- Lead departmental goals in promoting diversity, race, and social justice efforts.
These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.