This position provides critical policy and leadership of multiple components of the Transit and Mobility Division's portfolio, especially those associated with the complexities of curbspace management access to business districts in a rapidly changing environment. This position leads the Community Access and Parking Program (CAPP), creating data-driven plans to improve neighborhood business district access that are an outcome of intensive collaboration with neighborhood stakeholders to maximize external engagement and buy-in to the plans. This position is also the lead in development of the toolkit and implementation of shared mobility hubs that bring together multiple modes, strategies and policies and areas where multiple modes and options intersect to provide neighborhoods with understandable, accessible options for mobility. This position oversees data collection and analysis, recommends implementation of plans to senior officials, represents the City to external stakeholders and agency partners, and engages in shaping City curbspace management and access policies. This work requires effective, confident communication skills to generate community support and manage stakeholder opposition. This position plays an active, critical role in one of the country's leading municipal curbspace management programs.
Job Responsibilities include:
-- Lead development of multi-year work plans to determine appropriate areas to develop mobility option strategies and implement parking access and curbspace management plans with neighborhood business districts as the Community Access and Parking Program (CAPP)
-- Develop and administer an annual program budget of $500k
-- Select and manage consultant contracts for community outreach, surveys, and data collection and analysis
-- Lead analysis and implementation of shared mobility hubs
-- Form community advisory groups and meet with established neighborhood business and community groups, to engage in the understanding of curbspace management and challenges and develop solutions with a particular focus on addressing race and social justice issues
-- Create and lead internal SDOT work teams to bring a multi-disciplinary focus to neighborhood parking management and access efforts
-- Represent SDOT to other City departments on cross-jurisdictional teams and to external agency partners such as Sound Transit, King County Metro, the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Port of Seattle
-- Develop, analyze, and recommend transportation, parking and curbspace policy changes to SDOT and City leadership, including the Parking Programs Manager, Transit & Mobility Division Director and Department Director, as well as the Mayor and the City Council
-- Review environmental and planning documents for multi modal and large capital projects, and participate on agency wide teams as a parking/curbspace representative
-- Scope and manage the citywide Annual Paid Parking Study, documenting occupancy in all paid parking areas, collaborate within the Performance-Based Parking Pricing Program to support paid parking policy and operational changes to meet performance goals
-- Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice
-- Education: The equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public policy, transportation planning, architecture, engineering, urban planning or related field
-- Experience: Three years in planning and policy development, project management, or equivalent
-- Experience working with elected officials, members of the public and both public and private sector organizations
-- Demonstrated understanding of transportation planning and engineering principles and analytical methods -- Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, set objectives and goals, and re-prioritize as needed
-- Ability to grasp and address complex issues that involve multiple conflicting goals and identify alternative solutions while exercising high degree of independence, initiative and sound judgment
-- Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and analytical skills
-- Must provide strong leadership, set a professional tone, and foster a working environment of respect, inclusion, and efficiency
-- Proficiency working effectively in a multi-cultural workplace and with a diverse customer base.
About City of Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot.
In our quickly growing city, how we get around, how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is – is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all.
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