The City of Stamford is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to manage and direct all matters pertaining to the traffic functions of the City, in accordance with the City Charter.
The position of Bureau Chief of Transportation, Traffic and Parking is a highly responsible managerial and administrative position, working collaboratively with various stakeholders, is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the department, which includes analysis, planning, execution and administration of site and construction plans and programs to enhance safety and operations for the City’s multi-modal transportation functions. The Director of Operations shall appoint the Bureau Chief, Transportation, Traffic & Parking.
The ideal candidate must be a visionary leader who possess exceptional skills in transportation and infrastructure systems, complete streets planning, coordination of transportation construction projects, and in the development of municipal construction projects. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices used in the preparation and exploration of plans and specifications is essential, as is the ability to develop strategic plans, seek and apply for grant funding for transportation initiatives, establish policies and programs and communicate clearly and effectively in public meetings, and in writing. Must have solid leadership, management and decision-making skills. The position will direct Traffic Engineering and Analysis, as well as be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the parking division, managing municipal on street parking, as well as multiple parking structures and lots. As well as, the Signs and Lines division, overseeing all traffic engineering and operations, and, managing a state of the art Traffic Operations Division for the city’s 211 traffic signals. The position is responsible for budgetary oversight of the City’s Parking Fund.
The candidate should have considerable knowledge of state and federal grant opportunities/requirements; have the experience and the ability to respond persuasively to grant applications; and, have budgetary oversight over such grants.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Traffic and Transportation planning or a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Municipal Planning, Urban Planning, or Business Administration and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in traffic and transportation engineering and/or transportation planning including at least four (4) years of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in the educational areas listed above may be substituted for one (1) year’s work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please be advised that the successful candidate will be required to submit to a physical examination, a drug screening and a comprehensive background check prior to appointment. Salary range $136,239 - $163,489.
If interested in applying, please send a letter of intent, resume, and three letters of recommendation by Friday, March 27, 2021 to: