This is professional-level, technical engineering, and senior management work within the Community Development and Public Works Department. The incumbent is responsible for leading the full range of administrative, programmatic, and engineering functions of the City’s transportation system. Major responsibilities include the development, updating, and administration of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Plan, and transportation elements of the Capital Facilities Plan, development and management of traffic/transportation programs and budgets to include the Arterial Street Fund, the Local Street and Arterial Street Preservation Funds, and portions of other General Funds related to the Transportation system. This position also supports the oversight, administration, and management of the Auburn Municipal Airport. Work includes supervising subordinate technical and professional staff; and acting on behalf of the Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer for transportation issues and representing the City’s concerns with adjacent jurisdictions, funding agencies, and boards.
*Program management responsibility for the transportation program including planning, coordinating, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring of capital facilities, engineering, operations, and maintenance, and right-of-way management activities, special projects, and related work, either directly or through subordinate staff.
*Manages the local and arterial street preservation programs dedicated to improving the community’s streets, including the completion of annual reporting.
*Develops and recommends funding mechanisms that will fully fund the preservation programs.
*Plans, designs, implements, and administers the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS); monitors and recommends changes and enhancements
*Plans, develops, implements, and manages the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program as it relates to Engineering analysis and review; recommends items for inclusion in the program; coordinates implantation of authorized improvements with the Maintenance and Operations staff.
*Oversees the right-of-way management of Franchise and Public Way agreements with power, gas, cable, water, and sewer utilities, and telecommunications companies; coordinates with other applicable City staff.
*Manages the development of budgets for transportation activities including consideration of necessary funding and staffing allocations; coordinates with the Street and Vegetation staff for the development of street maintenance budgets.
*Researches, either directly or through subordinate staff, grant and other funding opportunities; guides the preparation of grant and loan applications; coordinates grant applications to define scope, costs, and schedules with all effected City staff.
*Resources and monitors the planning, coordination, development, and adoption of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, the transportation element portion of the Capital Facilities Plan and associated updates/amendments and special studies including coordination with general engineering services staff and utility staff on project scopes and costs.
*Coordinates with Maintenance and Operations Services on program priorities for transportation-related projects; works with the Assistant Directors to most effectively accomplish priorities.
*In coordination with Maintenance and Operations Services, develops and reviews an annual assessment of transportation activities including regulatory compliance, effectiveness of work deployment, and program priorities
*Trains, evaluates, motivates, coaches, mentors, and supervises subordinate employees
*Hires, promotes, disciplines, and transfers personnel; resolves grievances; authorizes overtime work and leave time.
*Maintains the integrity of the transportation planning and transportation engineering records.
*Manages and tracks customer requests that are processed by Transportation staff.
*Reviews and updates traffic ordinances for review by the Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer and City Attorney; e.g., speed limits, parking controls, truck restriction, etc.
*Provides technical guidance to staff; helps determine alternative solutions to complex technical problems; writes position papers; identifies potential policy, procedures, criteria, or other regulatory implications.
*Oversees and supervises staff involved in transportation studies to forecast and project system needs, and evaluate system performance including travel time, delay, traffic counts, speed studies, origin & destination, capacity analysis, and other related studies.
*Oversees the review of development applications for regulatory and policy conformance and/or makes recommendations for mitigation, facility extensions, paybacks, participation, and design alternatives, as applicable.
*Provides input to the Assistant City Engineer in the review and approval of Engineering Division construction documents with respect to geometric design, traffic safety, and conformance with the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and City policies.
*Provides input to the Assistant City Engineer in updating the design and construction standards for transportation elements; evaluates new equipment, engineering methods, and traffic control techniques.
*Coordinates with and supports the Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer as necessary to provide an interface to existing or emerging transportation associations, taskforces, advisory groups, and/or other entities responsible for developing, coordinating, and maintaining strategic planning initiatives and interlocal issues
*Maintains communications with the public through local media and personal contact concerning transportation matters; attends appropriate public meetings and makes presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission, Hearing Examiner, Transportation Advisory Board, Transportation Benefit District, public agencies, and other civic groups; ensures staffing is provided for regional forums as appropriate.
*Collaborates with potential funding partners including the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and other local agencies to develop partnerships in order to realize shared transportation goals.
*Coordinates the administration of the Commute Trip Reduction program with Human Resources as it applies to employers in the City.
*Directs the collection and maintenance of traffic data to include turn movement counts, daily volume counts, traffic collision information, vehicle classification studied, and other related traffic studies.
*Directs the collection and maintenance of pavement, sidewalk, signs, and markings data for transportation infrastructure management.
*Oversees the development and management of the city’s traffic impact fee program and the release or collection on previous traffic mitigation agreements.
*Assists with preparation of emergency response procedures including those required dealing with adverse weather conditions.
*Assists in the management and operations of the Auburn Municipal Airport including, but not limited to, maintaining an understanding of the regulatory requirements associated with the operations of the Airport, those requirements associated with federal funding received by the Airport, and annual reporting and grant application processes.
*Coordinates with, and makes recommendations regarding, right-of-way management activities with the Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer and Director.
*Maintains knowledge of engineering principles and standards particularly related to transportation and traffic systems, municipal engineering procedures and practices, contract administration, Federal, State, and City laws, and policies regulating transportation operations, maintenance, design, and construction.
*Uses computers for word-processing, project scheduling, and spreadsheet applications; understands CADD applications, computerized traffic models, and programs.
*Works courteously and effectively with public officials, citizens, contractors, developers, supervisors, and other employees, both in person and over the telephone; assists them with a wide variety of information pertaining to the City and department.
*Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
*Due to internal and external customer service needs, the incumbent must be able to work a full-time schedule, onsite (appropriate City worksites)
*Shows initiative in performing job functions
*Performs related work as required
* = Primary function