Director of Traffic/Transportation Operations- Public Works

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 18, 2019
Full Time

Job Description

About Our Job

The City and County of Denver is seeking an innovative and seasoned Director of Traffic/Transportation Operations. This position will report to the Deputy Manager of Operations/Chief Operation Officer with the Department of Public Works. This is an excellent opportunity to work in one of America's fastest growing cities and make a difference!

The Department of Public Works delivers services that help to define and improve the quality of life in Denver. Denver Public Works is responsible for road maintenance and repair; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; design and construction of streets, bridges, public buildings, and storm and sanitary sewers; transportation and parking services; oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way; and implementation of the Public Works Environmental Management System (EMS). For more information, please visit the Public Works website at

Transportation Operations is responsible for the planning, design, installation, and operation of the City's multimodal transportation system; on and off-street parking management; mobility services; operations, maintenance and build-out of the fiber network; and coordination with other agencies to facilitate transportation and mobility projects.

As the Director of Traffic/Transportation Operations, you will be expected to:
  • Direct the TransportationOperations Division of the Department of Public Works including developing annual and multi-year work plans and strategies, ensure resources are available to achieve work plans, resolves complex business issues, and establish management practices and processes that ensure the accomplishment of performance standards
  • Direct the Transportation Management Center that provides traffic monitoring for quick response of changing traffic conditions and designs, develops and implements the Intelligent Transportation System that communicates delays and congestion to roadway customers
  • Develop annual and multi-year work plans and strategies to meet business needs. Develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards to ensure success
  • Represent the division/department in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serve as the city representative with a variety of public, business, and community organizations. Foster collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization

While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $99,649.00-$159,438.00, our target hiring salary for this position is between $99649.00 - $129,544.00, depending on education, experience and qualifications.

About You

Our ideal candidate:
  • Be a driver with leading a large team with experience as a director/manager in high dense urban traffic setting
  • Initiate and collaborate with City and County of Denver and outside agencies on projects for Renewal & Replacement (R & R) consideration relating to Traffic Operations such as signing, pavement marking; and Traffic Operations Center (TOC) including appurtenances such as dynamic message signs, CCTV cameras, remote traffic monitoring systems, other ITS Initiatives, and expansions
  • Strategize in project planning regarding minimizing the disruption to traffic and subsequently reviews and approves all maintenance of traffic plans. The incumbent is responsible for identifying and providing for traffic congestion mitigation efforts in construction zones
  • Lead with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and its application to high dense urban areas. This position requires significant knowledge of and familiarity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and its application to dense urban areas

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations, Engineering or a related field
  • Experience: Five years of experience at the type and level of Manager
  • Equivalency: Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience will serve as an equivalency to one year of education. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, eight years of relevant experience can be substituted. A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of experience

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2773 Director Traffic Operations
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$99,649.00 - $159,438.00

Starting Pay
Based on experience and education

Public Works

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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