The City of Austin, Texas, Austin Transportation Department (ATD) seeks a highly experienced and innovative leader with expertise in engineering or strategic planning and in the implementation of smart mobility solutions, including the advancement and facilitation of autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and similar mobility technologies, and implementation of shared mobility strategies. The Assistant Director of Transportation for Smart Mobility (Autonomous/Electric/Shared) will oversee the following programs: introduction of smart city technologies into the ATD multimodal program, advancement of autonomous vehicles (AV) and similar mobility technology adoption in Austin; facilitation of electric vehicles (EV) and similar mobility technology adoption in Austin; implementation of shared mobility strategies; further integration of smart growth concepts into transportation planning; management of Parking Enterprise operations for on-street and off-street parking; operation of the parking meter shop; and operation and management of the ATD Mobility Services Division. This position currently provides management to 63.5 full- time employees and is responsible for generating $12.8 million in annual budget revenue. The Assistant Director will be responsible for an annual operating budget of $13.5 million.
The ideal candidate will initiate, develop, and manage connected and autonomous technologies as part of a coordinated program with the needs of the City of Austin and will serve as the City of Austin technical expert in the piloting, deployment, and testing of new technologies, including both Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and 5G communication technologies that may be required to deploy connected vehicle technologies and their related systems.
This position will organize a new division within ATD and expand on the successes of its Parking Operations and Mobility Services divisions which includes management of parking enforcement officers, parking meters and garages, as well as operation and management of the ATD Mobility Services Division.
Position requires graduation from an accredited university with at least a bachelor’s degree in transportation, planning, computer science, electronic/electrical engineering or a related field plus five (5) years of professional experience in the field or specialized subject area related to Smart Mobility technologies, data analysis or communication technologies. Must possess one of the following: engineering PE, AICP or similar, published work relevant to Smart Technology or related.
To be considered for this unique opportunity, applicants must apply at www.austincityjobs.org COA076960 or use the links below.
Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US (Entrepreneur.com) and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.
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Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in transportation, planning, computer science, electronic/ electrical engineering or other field of study related to the job, plus five (5) years of professional experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area related to Smart Mobility technologies, data analysis or communication technologies.
A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for one year of general experience.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess at least one of the following: Professional license or certification (e.g., PE, AICP, or similar)
Published work in a recognized professional publication on relevant Smart Technology
Management or significant technical position on a Smart Technology deployment project
Other related industry or technology achievements or certifications.
The Austin Transportation Department (ATD), a department of the City of Austin, is responsible for a variety of transportation, mobility, and safety functions throughout the community. ATD works with all modes of transportation and many Austin-area partners and agencies to deploy an all-ages and abilities network. The Austin Transportation Department is committed to providing the safest and most e...fficient, cost-effective and sustainable roadway, bikeway, walkway and transit system for our community.
ATD is responsible for the following aspects of transportation, mobility and safety in Austin: Roadway signage and markings, traffic engineering, traffic and pedestrian signals, ground transportation service regulation, on-street parking, parking meters, City-owned parking lots and garages, transportation systems planning, the active transportation network, permitting and coordination of special events in the City’s right of way, permitting and coordination of construction or maintenance in the City’s right of way, traffic calming, the City’s Complete Streets Policy, and more.
ATD works with several partners in the Central Texas region to design, plan for and construct mobility and safety improvements on our region's transportation systems.
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