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Manager Of City Services
MANAGER OF CITY SERVICES
Professional Area: City Planning/Transportation Planning/Engineering
Salary Ranges: $75,000 - $100,000, negotiable
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Closing Date: March 26, 2020
The Manager of City Services will lead and manage the MPO’s City Services Team of transportation professionals dedicated to providing transportation planning services to cities in Broward County, initially on behalf of the City of Fort Lauderdale. This is highly responsible managerial, administrative and professional transportation policy and planning work of considerable difficulty in planning, directing, analyzing, and coordinating transportation infrastructure. The Manager of City Services will make presentations to elected officials, the public and technical audiences. This position reports to a MPO Deputy Executive Director.
Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and continues to experience rapid development and growth. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission has recognized the importance of collaborative transportation planning to ensure the mobility and economic development needs of the City, its residents, business, and tourists are met through an efficient and effective investment in transportation infrastructure. The MPO has unique experience in multimodal transportation planning, project prioritization, effective decision-making, public involvement, and guiding future transportation investments. Fort Lauderdale is the first city to have an executed Interlocal Agreement with the Broward MPO to provide transportation planning services, but the MPO is in active negotiations with others.
The City Services Team will work closely with city staff in support of transportation planning; project management; public education and outreach; data, GIS and maps; transportation masterplan; grants; transit; other planning services, environment justice analysis and Transportation surtax projects. This position will also lead the development of a new city-wide multimodal masterplan, which will consider all aspects of the transportation system of the city, from roadway, bike, pedestrians and transit, as well as resiliency needs, to guide transportation investment for the next twenty-years.
About Broward MPO
The MPO provides essential multimodal transportation planning services to over 30 municipalities and Broward County, while also working with partners in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties to plan for the Southeast Florida region. The thriving region is home to almost six million residents, with almost two million in Broward County alone, and another two million anticipated to call Southeast Florida home in the next 20 years. Our region is the fourth largest urbanized area in the United States with a diverse population and opportunities for both urban and suburban lifestyles.
The Broward MPO is nationally recognized for its innovation in transportation planning. Our recently renovated and technology focused office is located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, close to world famous attractions and recreational activities including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Florida Keys, Everglades, fishing, boating, beautiful beaches, and Orlando and its theme parks. Our office is served by bus and rail transit as well as highway and bike/pedestrian facilities for easy commuting options.
The MPO embraces diversity and is a place where employees are appreciated, respected and cultivated with excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. We foster a collaborative environment and encourage innovation and efficiency among employees. Our family atmosphere balanced with a highly motivated team of professionals, who support the success of the agency as well as the individual, make it an ideal place to work.
The ideal candidate is an experienced transportation professional with strong leadership and communication skills to complement a broad and varied background in multimodal transportation, city planning and engineering, development of strategic plans, project development, and project management. The successful candidate will have broad experience and understanding of the full range of requirements to deliver a complete project from planning, programming funding, design, procurement, right of way, utilities, through construction. The candidate should have experience planning and/or delivering projects at the municipal, county or state level. This person will have a desire to grow their career with a progressive goal-oriented organization focused on expanding transportation options for the public. The successful candidate will have strong collaborative and problem solving skills and enjoy working with multiple partners to build consensus, communicate and identify technically feasible solutions that are acceptable to the public and elected officials. This person will have strong organizational skills, technical knowledge, an interest in working in a fast-paced environment, often as part of a team, and looking for an opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Architecture, or related field plus six (6) years of progressive responsible experience in municipal planning, project management, construction, engineering, or related work. A Master’s Degree with at least four (4) years’ experience is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job should apply. Professional Engineer license and/or Certified Construction Manager preferred, but not required. AICP and supervisory experience is preferred.
The Broward MPO offers a generous compensation package. Benefits include:
- Medical (paid for employee and subsidized family coverages)
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO)
- 10 paid holidays
- 3 personal holidays
- Bereavement and jury duty leave
- Florida Retirement System (FRS)
- 457 deferred compensation plan
- Employee development opportunities
- Flexible work schedules