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Transportation Director

Transportation Director

Park City, UT, USA

Park City, UT, USA

Park City Municipal Corporation

Julie Baca

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Transportation Director

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THE OPPORTUNITY

Park City, Utah, seeks an experienced multi-modal transportation professional to lead a talented team of over 80 diverse transit-oriented professionals as the next Transportation Director. This highly experienced transportation professional will need a creative, forward-thinking mindset to plan for an accessible, safe, and comfortable experience for Park City residents and visitors. This champion of transportation will work with many important internal and external stakeholders, including elected officials, community members, local media, regional municipal and corporate partners, and non-profit organizations.


THE COMMUNITY

Park City lies only thirty miles from Salt Lake City, framed by the Wasatch Range and home to 8,500 full-time residents. Park City is the largest community in Summit County, which is home to 45,000 residents. With two world-class ski resorts, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, Park City can see up to 100,000 visitors over a peak weekend and draws over 5 million visitors from across the globe each year. In addition, Park City hosts a wide range of cultural and sporting events, including the Sundance Film Festival, Kimball Arts Festival, and numerous World Cup skiing events. Park City is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and offers many forms of entertainment, from live music to local restaurants.


THE DEPARTMENT

The Transportation Department has generated an exciting list of short and long-term goals for improvements, studies and the evaluation of innovative transportation technologies that are disrupting mobility, resulting in a recommendation for the next decade. Park City Forward is the community’s long-range transportation plan. It articulates a forward-thinking vision and package of investments that will guide decisions on how to spend transportation funds that best serve their values. As the city’s long-range transportation plan, Park City Forward plans for the next 30-year planning horizon and aims to implement the transportation vision of the community. It provides projects and policies that shape the transportation network, without rigidity in a quickly evolving environment. The Department works together to listen to citizens, businesses, non-profits, and regional partners to design, implement and create a desirable place to live, work and recreate.


The Department’s service areas include the City's free public transit system, Parking, Traffic Operations, Transportation Planning, Capital Projects, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) divisions. These divisions comprise over 80 FTE’s and a $15.2M operating budget and a $18M capital budget.


THE POSITION

Transportation is one of Park City’s Critical Community Priorities, reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager, the Transportation Director leads all efforts to implement a complex multi-modal transportation system that serves over five million users a year.


The Director is a leader focused on customer service and accountability and has experience coordinating multiple transportation disciplines at one time. Working directly with the Mayor and Council, professional staff, and myriad of local and regional stakeholders, the Director establishes strategic plans, regional cooperation, and secures necessary local, state, and federal funding to manage Park City’s short- and long-term transportation initiatives. 


Key components of this executive leadership position include strong technical and communication skills, astute situational and political awareness, and demonstrated experience working in a comparable world-class community. This position will require considerable exposure to stressful situations generated from conflicting values experienced in public venues.


The ideal candidate should have experience with complex capital transportation projects and programs; strong knowledge of transit planning, traffic planning and traffic engineering principles; an understanding of ITS and performance management systems; strong technical knowledge regarding U.S. DOT rules and regulations, FTA grant requirements, and UDOT Development Process; and the proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with elected officials, outside agencies, and multiple departments to synthesize a cooperative vision.


QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will qualify. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, business, public administration, or a related field.

Experience:

  • Eight years of experience working in Transportation, Transit, Law Enforcement, Military, or Emergency Management fields.

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible management experience.

  • Knowledge of Utah state and federal transportation legislation and 5 or more years of experience working with USDOT, FHWA and FTA, including Statewide Transportation Improvement Plans (STIP), grant writing and compliance.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range is $140,000 to $175,000 with placement dependent upon qualifications. In addition, an excellent executive benefit package is provided including relocation assistance, and a flexible work schedule is available.


Interested candidates are encouraged to review the recruitment brochure for detailed benefit information by clicking on the link on this page.


RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Julie Baca or Greg Nelson at (916) 550-4100.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply below immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool is established.


This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Utah. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.


Park City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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