Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager (Transportation Division Manager)

  • City of Portland
  • 1100 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR, United States
Full Time Transportation

Job Description

The City of Portland is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Portland's Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager! This position supports PBOT's effort to create safe and livable streets, while being a national leader in innovation in Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, Open Streets, Bike Share and Active Transportation.  As Division Manager, the candidate must have very strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and social equity competencies.  The Division Manager is responsible for representing the agency in the public and interfaces with other regional, state and federal partners on a regular basis.

This position oversees approximately 35 employees and a complex 5 million dollar budget, and has an influence on the bureau's capital program. A successful candidate will have an understanding of program operations, contracts, grants, and sponsorships.  The candidate will lead funding strategies and funding management for the Division. Understanding of procurement and managing of consultant teams is also preferred. This position will be expected to provide leadership to create and promote an equitable workplace that demonstrates an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.

PBOT's Active Transportation and Safety (ATS) Division is responsible for coordinating the active transportation (bike, pedestrian and access to transit) and traffic safety programs for the Bureau. The ATS Division's programs and projects are designed to promote, encourage and build a safe and convenient system that serves the transportation needs of all Portlanders.  The Active Transportation and Safety Division includes three sections: Operations, Programs and Safety. Each Section has a section manager that is a direct report to this position. The Operations Section includes the employer transportation options program, bike share (BIKETOWN), bike parking, Street Seats and other similar programs that relate to use of the right-of-way, also called Livable Streets. The Programs section conducts culturally responsive outreach and education programs that encourage individuals to bike, walk, take transit, carpool, and car share in order to increase Portland's transportation system efficiencies and community health.  This includes Sunday Parkways and Smart Trips. The Safety team leads the agency's efforts on Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School, ranging from data evaluation, project identification, education and enforcement coordination.

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