Assistant Director

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Austin, TX
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Regional Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$110,000 to $135,000

Under the general guidance of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director administers the day-to-daytransportation planning function for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Coordinatestransportation projects between agencies, maintains extensive reporting and data systems, provides highly responsible and complex support to the Executive Director, and represents CAMPO to the public and other key stakeholders. The Assistant Director is the direct supervisory lead of the CAMPO Program Managers.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing highly responsible support to the Executive Director, CAMPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB), Technical Advisory Committee and its subcommittees and assistance in the implementation of recommended policies as directed;
  • Executing administrative and planning responsibilities of the Executive Director in his/her absence;
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the Unified Planning Work Program, including but not limited to, the timely development and submission of accurate data on the Annual Performance & Expenditure Report, agency contracts, and consultant procurements; the Metropolitan Transportation Plan; the Transportation Improvement Program; and ensuring that assigned projects are carried out accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Overseeing the organization’s performance and participation in short- and long-range studies concerning the planning of transportation facilities and services and their impact on the study area’s transportation network, land use, and environmental quality;
  • Assisting in the development, communication, and implementation of organizational direction and leadership;
  • Representing CAMPO throughout the MPO boundary to assist the local governments as needed and providing technical expertise on planning issues to the public and partner agencies;
  • Maintaining current knowledge in transportation planning developments and strategies, technology, public policy, and legislation related to regional transportation planning issues;
  • Performing personnel related duties in conjunction with the Human Resources Generalist, or/and Executive Director including, but not limited to, assigning and directing work, writing performance plans, appraising performance, developing and training, counseling, rewarding and disciplining, handling complaints and grievances, reviewing time reports, and recommending the hiring, termination, and promotion of subordinates and other supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws;
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive transportation planning;
  • Considerable knowledge of the Metropolitan Planning Organization planning processes;
  • Skill in leading, developing, training, and managing subordinates from a diverse background in creating a desirable work environment;
  • Considerable knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal transportation planning, including but not limited to, finance, environmental issues, and applicable state and federal legislative functions;
  • Advanced skills in project management and concepts;
  • Knowledge of public engagement principles and concepts;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools and concepts applicable to transportation planning and engineering;
  • Skill in the use of office software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation development (preferably Microsoft products: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Skill in writing and presenting including the proficiency to synthesize and present complex technical material in non-technical terms to a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and be able to meet assignment deadlines;
  • Ability to collect, research, analyze and input data, make informed professional recommendations and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while maintaining a results-oriented focus;
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches and ideas;
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, address competing demands, delays or unexpected situations, prioritize multiple tasks, complete tasks on time and respond in a timely manner to requests for service and assistance;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, technical committees, policy board, partner agencies, public officials and the general public;
  • Ability to work well in a group problem solving environment including sharing expertise and training others;
  • Ability to show respect and sensitivity for diversity of thought, education and cultural makeup of staff and community;


  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning and programming, policy, and technical analysis;
  • Experience working on transportation policy at the state and local levels highly desired;
  • At least three years of private sector experience in transportation highly desired;
  • Experience developing and implementing Transportation Improvement Programs, including developing project selection criteria, required;
  • Extensive knowledge of local government budgeting processes required;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strong and effective working relationships with elected officials, transportation agencies, public stakeholders;
  • At least three years of experience managing transportation consultant contracts;
  • Strong technical and analytical skills including experience with travel demand models and their application in transportation planning;
  • At least three years of supervisory experience. MPO or regional planning agency experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience working on municipal bond implementation programs highly desirable;

A Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Affairs, Civil Engineering or related field required.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • A valid Texas driver’s license is required
  • American Institute of Certified Planners strongly preferred.

Salary: Hiring range is $110,000 to $135,000 per year based on qualifications.

CAMPO offers a full range of employee benefits programs which include group health plans for medical and dental coverage; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); life; disability, and long term care insurance; flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursements. CAMPO also provides retirement benefits. Full time & part-time employees participate in the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), and employees may also participate in a retirement savings program (Deferred Compensation). In addition to these "basic employee benefits" and retirement services, employees benefit from a variety of other benefits including paid holidays, a Wellness Program, flexible work hours, the ability to telecommute, and transit passes for official business.

Supplemental Information:
This position will be open from March 8, 2018 through March 22, 2018.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Theresa Hernandez
3300 N. IH 35
Suite 630
Austin, TX 78705

Published on:
March 8, 2018 - 10:35am
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email View All Jobs