The Superintendent of Traffic Operations is an at-will management position that reports to the Manager of the Public Service Bureau. The Public Service Bureau has 131 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $27 million. The Bureau's primary responsibilities are infrastructure maintenance including building systems, street operations, tree trimming, street median maintenance, traffic markings and signals, parking meters, storm water field services, graffiti removal, emergency response and special event support.
The position is responsible for management of the Traffic Operations Division, comprised of 35 full-time equivalent positions engaged in the installation, maintenance and repair of safe transportation systems including traffic signals, parking meters, pavement markings, signage, visibility enhancements, bicycle infrastructure, and special projects. In addition, the Division works closely with the Department's Transportation Mobility Bureau, Parking Enforcement, and Construction Inspection Sections to address enforcement-limiting items and assist in construction activities. The Superintendent will maintain budget controls and ensure optimum utilization of allocated resources while monitoring annual work programs, prioritizing urgent assignments, and maintaining relationships with local agencies.
The Superintendent of Traffic Operations will be a seasoned supervisor or manager with a demonstrated ability to provide leadership in an operational environment and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a valuable resource throughout the City. He or she will be able to manage a significant project workload and create technical specifications and procedures based on current industry standards. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, California Vehicle Code, State of California Standard Plans and Specifications, standard construction methods and standards, crane and aerial lift safety, and California Commercial Driver regulations. Experience in organizations of similar complexity, structure, size and with similar challenges, experience interpreting municipal codes, and possession of International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certifications are desirable.
The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a history of effective partnerships, responsiveness, problem solving, and conflict resolution. He or she will have the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team managing diverse priorities and projects, and embody the attributes of principled leadership: trusteeship, values, ethics, commitment, honesty, involvement, and vision.
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit an application with responses to the supplemental questions, resume and a cover letter that reflect the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities. To apply visit www.longbeach.gov/jobs.