$120,000 to $144,106 DOQ, plus a very competitive fringe benefits package that includes participation in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System.
4 Year Degree
The City of Asheville is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Transportation Director. The Transportation Director is hired by and reports to the City Manager (with day-to-day supervision by an Assistant City Manager). The Transportation Director leads a dedicated staff of the City’s Transportation Department as they continue to provide high-level transit, traffic engineering, parking, and transportation planning services to the community.
Our ideal candidate will have the technical aptitude required for this position and will also:
Be forward thinking, welcoming of challenges and hard work;
Be collaborative, empathetic, and approachable;
Bring a passion for excellent customer service;
Prioritize and establish clear priorities for the different divisions within the department;
Serve as an advocate for Transportation staff in decision making and project prioritization;
Effectively leverage departmental positions and financial resources with a forward thinking approach;
Have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership, elected officials, operational staff, and members of the public;
Have experience working directly or indirectly with the public sector.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field required; supplemented by ten years of progressively responsible experience in transit administration, parking administration, transportation planning, and/or traffic engineering. Our ideal candidate will have experience in budget preparation and administration as well as a proven track record of effective project management and leadership of teams representing different disciplines and a combination of frontline and administrative personnel. With the exception of the minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s Degree, the City of Asheville may consider candidates with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
Strong consideration will be given to individuals with a valid North Carolina Professional Engineer’s license (or ability to obtain). A valid North Carolina driver’s license (or ability to obtain) is required.
The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity.
The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.