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Manager, Transportation Systems

Company: University of Illinois, Gies College of Business
Location: Glendale
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Bring your knowledge and expertise in Transportation Systems to the City of Glendale! As a seasoned Transportation Systems professional, you will manage the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the City's comprehensive traffic signal system, signal coordination, fiber network, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS); and facilitate efforts involved with event traffic management for downtown and stadium area events. Join our Transportation Team where you will enjoy a generous benefits package including: Leave Accruals

  • Vacation: 17 days annually, up to 24 days annually based on years of service
  • Holidays: 11 1/2 paid holidays per year
  • Sick Leave: 14 days per year Retirement - Arizona State Retirement System
    • Employee contributions of 12.17% are matched by the City. Medical
      • 3 options, administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona. The city contributes $1,000 annually to Health Savings Account when high deductible health plan is selected.
      • Healthcare Cost Reduction incentives up to $360/year are available to participating employees.
      • Comprehensive Employee Wellness Program Dental
        • 2 options, administered by Delta Dental Vision
          • Administered by United Healthcare Life City paid life insurance equal to annual salary rounded to nearest thousand. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
          • Plans, organizes, and manages the implementation and operation of the City's traffic signal, transportation fiber network, and ITS systems. Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of staff involved with traffic signals, transportation system development, database administration, system and engineering analysis, testing and documentation.
          • Responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of the City's traffic signal, transportation fiber, and ITS programs, including the traffic signal computer system, telecommunications network, closed circuit television cameras and variable message sign infrastructure.
          • Serves as the caretaker for the City's backbone conduit, communication and fiber optic connections.
          • Manages and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders on planning for traffic management during large scale and national events.
          • Represents the City of Glendale as liaison to local stakeholders during event scheduling and traffic operations.
          • Participates in budget preparation and administration, prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations, submits justification for equipment and programs, monitors and controls expenditures and prepares technical specifications for RFPs, bids and purchase orders.
          • Manages Federal Aid and locally funded signal and ITS projects, including directing and managing the efforts of outside consultants.
          • Represents the City of Glendale on various County, MAG, regional and State committees, as assigned.
          • Anticipates future traffic problems and proposes recommendations and improvements to the existing traffic signal system and communication network.
          • Reviews and investigates citizen requests for traffic signal and ITS improvements.
          • Makes recommendations through the City Traffic Engineer for traffic ordinances or legislative bills relating to traffic signal and ITS issues.
          • Acts in the absence of the City Traffic Engineer.
          • Directs staff efforts in the development of new policies and services for traffic signal and ITS system projects.
          • Assigns projects, establishes individual project scopes, schedules and performance expectations; monitors progress and evaluates project and staff performance results.
          • Develops and updates policies and procedures related to signal and ITS communications.
          • Develops and reports on performance measures related to signals and ITS infrastructure health.
          • Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS / SUCCESS FACTORS : Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Civil or Computer), Computer Science, or a related field, and five years of relevant work experience in systems engineering, traffic signal systems or Transportation Engineering, including at least two years of ITS planning and implementation work, and two years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of: Theory, principles, practices, materials and equipment of traffic signal operation, telecommunications, fiber optics, closed circuit television cameras and all other aspects of ITS and traffic signal systems The principles and practices involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, controllers and electronic traffic systems Troubleshooting techniques for traffic signal control equipment and other effective corrective measures. Professional literature and sources of information for the field of traffic signal and ITS systems Research and statistical methods and procedures applied to traffic signal and ITS systems The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the Phoenix Barricade Manual Management of consultants and consultant contracts Negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building techniques Knowledge of microcomputer operations and the application to traffic signal systems Ability to: Effectively plan, organize, and manage the work of others Develop and implement a considerable and difficult work plan Prepare, monitor, and plan a division budget Represent the City of Glendale on various County, MAG, regional and State Committees Organize and conduct surveys or research, analyze findings, prepare recommendations, present written and oral reports Communicate effectively both verbally and in written form Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, contractors, other government agencies, and the general public Conduct neighborhood meetings with the general public on ITS and traffic signal issues and be viewed by the public as an expert in these areas Exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment Provide quality customer service Plan, organize and manage the activities of project teams and multiple projects Interpret regulations, policies and guidelines of the City of Glendale and other government agencies Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Special Requirements Valid Arizona driver's license Success Factor Classification Level - Managerial Success Factors Definitions Classification Levels Personal Accountability & Integrity Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and in complying with organizational rules, policies and procedures. Earns others' trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Teambuilding & Collaborative Relationships Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; develops cooperative working relationships with others. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Effective Communication Conveys information respectfully, credibly, and effectively. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Continuous Learning & Development Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; takes initiative in pursuing self-development and learning to expand skills and increase knowledge. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Commitment to Service Excellence Strives to excel in meeting the needs of both internal and external customers in a fair and equitable manner. Delivers high-quality services with a commitment to continuous improvement. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Innovation Applies original thinking in approach to job responsibilities and to improve processes, methods, systems or services. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Leadership Promotes organizational mission and goals and encourages cooperation in support of organizational goals. Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executive Organizational Awareness Identifies fundamental values and beliefs to guide the organization into the future. Uses knowledge of the workings, structure and culture of the organization and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals. Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executive PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS: Working Conditions Office setting with a significant amount of field inspections.

Keywords: University of Illinois, Gies College of Business, Glendale , Manager, Transportation Systems, Executive , Glendale, Arizona

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