Deputy Executive Director of Projects

  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • Oakland, California
  • Aug 16, 2018
Full Time Engineering Project Management Transportation or Transit Executive
  • Salary: The annual salary range is $202,882 to $263,746 depending on qualifications and experience. Annually
  • Salary Top: $263,746
  • Phone: 5102087429
  • Apply By: Sep 03, 2018


The Opportunity

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the Projects Department; plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive program for Measure B and Measure BB projects, including participating in the preparation of the Comprehensive Investment Plan for the programs, project implementation reports, and contract administration; coordinates assigned activities with other Commission departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among Commission departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Executive Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Further details for this position can be found in the Deputy Executive Director of Projects brochure.

Job Description

Examples of Key Responsibilities (not a comprehensive listing)

  • Assumes full management responsibility for all traffic and transportation engineering projects, services, and activities, including Measure B and Measure BB project planning and implementation, feasibility analysis, environmental studies, and contract management.
  • Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; establishes, within Commission policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including project priorities; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision.
  • Budget development, contract administration, Commission-wide administrative practices, and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques used in the conduct of effective transportation engineering programs, including project planning processes, environmental review, funding requirements, and contract management.
  • Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes.
  • Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to transportation engineering projects.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the Commission in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations, and the public.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Commission staff.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in traffic, civil, or transportation engineering or a closely related field;
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation engineering, including project management, planning and programming, and design and construction;
  • Six (6) years of supervisory experience; and
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Possess and maintain a valid certificate or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Important Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please visit
Alameda CTC’s website at to download an application.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application by email to Alternatively, you can mail the completed application materials to:

Attn: Recruitment

Alameda CTC

1111 Broadway, Suite 800

Oakland, CA 94607

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This recruitment will remain open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply
early in the process for optimal consideration.
The first review of resumes will be on September 4, 2018.