The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department is seeking a highly qualified professional to play a key leadership role in the Transportation Management Divisions. The Chief Transportation Operations Officer reports to the TPW Assistant Director and is responsible for leading a creative and responsive team of City staff while coordinating with other departments and agencies to successfully maintaining the transportation infrastructure systems. Functions include the maintenance of 60,000 streetlights, 870 traffic signals, 130,000 signs, 1,700 lane miles of pavement markings, 9 parking lots, 4 parking garages and 900 parking meters/pay stations. In addition to routine maintenance activities that are managed through an operational budget of approximately $20M annually, the Division constructs small capital improvements associated with the City’s transportation infrastructure.
This is a key position which assumes the management responsibility for all required services and activities applicable to Transportation Operations. Candidates should have knowledge of engineering, operations, services and activities of a comprehensive municipal transportation and public works department including: operations and analysis, principles and practices of program development and administration; management and administration of budgets; knowledge of modern management practices; and knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations relating to transportation and traffic.
Preferred candidates will possess the following:
Demonstrated success in evaluating and streamlining processes to optimize service delivery (experience with Lean Six Sigma methods and principles is a plus)
Instilling a strong organizational customer-service ethic
Contract administration of using a variety of contract methodologies
Facilitating supply chain enhancements to ensure return on investment to the community and stakeholders
Ability to oversee and participate in the development of division budgets to coincide with scheduled programs/projects
Ability to understand, ask good questions about, and provide valuable input on matters relating to street lights, traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, and parking operations.
Ability to efficiently distill complex process and technical matters, articulate the issues clearly and concisely with key stakeholders, and successfully lead efforts to develop effective and actionable plans
Ability to professionally present information to diverse, public audience of customers and stakeholders
Ability to develop and delivering presentations to elected officials and governing bodies
Ability to successfully manage the outcome of multiple divisions with high volume human capital
Ability to perform complex management, administrative, and fiscal functions such as developing short & long-range maintenance related plans
Significant experience and skill in the full range of personnel management issues
Management and leadership experience in developing talent and building high performance teams
Proven successful experience interacting with senior leaders and stakeholders on high visibility and sensitive challenges to develop mutually acceptable solutions
Familiarity with asset management and service request software
More than 10 years of experience managing capital and/or maintenance programs and diverse operational teams including management and leadership responsibility
Possess at least one of the following Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Program Management Professional (PGMP)
Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. If licensed in another state, continued employment will be contingent upon obtaining registration as a Professional Engineer within the State of Texas within six months of employment.
Knowledge of Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in project/program management, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field and five years increasingly responsible administrative experience within a local government.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Texas Driver’s License.
Internal Number: 42611
About City of Fort Worth
The City of Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.