Deputy Director of Complete Streets

  • 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential. 

Agency Description

The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) is charged with driving change through our transportation and infrastructure systems. oTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including Streets Transportation, Streets Sanitation, Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Office of Sustainability to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident. oTIS is also the lead agency for the planning, implementation and program management of the Indego Bike Share Program. oTIS collaborates with a wide variety of organizations such as Amtrak, DVRPC, PATCO, PennDOT, and SEPTA. 

Find out more here at www.phila.gov/otis.

oTIS is proud to chair Vision Zero, a mayoral initiative to eliminate traffic deaths on Philadelphia streets by 2030. Vision Zero provides a comprehensive framework to manage speeds—and end traffic deaths—on our city’s streets by focusing on equitable implementation of:

  • Engineering;
  • Enforcement;
  • Education; and
  • Evaluation

Find out more about Vision Zero at www.VisionZeroPHL.com.

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this position include the planning, implementation of, and reporting for the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan and related programs. Responsibilities would include management of the City’s Vision Zero Action plan update and associated projects, management of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program, managing the Vision Zero team and their work on safety education, data analysis, and communications. This position will be the primary support person for Vision Zero by leading Vision Zero policy development; coordinating among multiple City Departments, advocates and members of the public; and tracking and reporting on key Vision Zero metrics. The position reports to the Director of Complete Streets and works closely with multiple departments. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

Strategy and Policy Development

  • Works directly with OTIS leadership and representatives from partner City Departments to develop and grow the City’s Vision Zero program to end traffic fatalities. 
  • Under guidance, identifies and develops policy, program and project improvements to support Vision Zero including the update of the Vision Zero Action Plan
  • Works with peer cities through the Vision Zero Network and National Association of City Transpiration Officials (NACTO) to explore best practices from other localities and to share best practices developed in Philadelphia.
  • Keeps the Vision Zero Action Plan up-to-date and be responsible for annual Action Plan updates.
  • Provide thought leadership and technical expertise on transportation safety issues
  • Responsible for communicating program vision, purpose, and actions with the public, stakeholders, elected officials, and City leaders

Coordinate Vision Zero 

  • Staffs the City’s quarterly Vision Zero Task Force, reporting to and receiving direction from the Task Force chairs.  develops agendas, work with City staff to develop presentations and information, and coordinate with local advocates and members of the public to make the Task Force meaningful and reinforce the direction and workplan of the City and community members. 
  • Supports various interdepartmental committees dedicated to advancing Vision Zero across the City including the Vision Zero Task Force and subcommittees through Engineering, Education and Enforcement focus areas. This will include strengthening and developing committee goals with members, documenting and sharing committee decisions and outcomes, and supporting the research and policy development needs of the committees.
  • Manage Vision Zero program staff including communications, safe routes to school, and data analysis
  • Facilitate diverse audiences toward common goals
  • Manage budget and contracts

Reporting

  • Tracks and reports outputs and outcomes across City and partner agencies tasked with achieving Vision Zero goals.
    • This will include working with OTIS and Streets Project Managers and Field Operations to track implementation of Vision Zero projects; identify project delivery issues and delays; and work with Agency Leadership to recommend changes in priorities and processes to ensure Vision Zero projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and within scope.
  • Frames highlights, accomplishments and major milestones for internal and external audiences.
  • Manage multiple project work plans, including setting performance metrics and evaluating outcomes

This position is located in the Office of Complete Streets within oTIS and reports to the Director of Complete Streets.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, or a related field
  • Five years of experience managing transportation plans, policy development, project management, and planning initiatives.  Three years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks, programs, and projects
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Proven project and/or program management skills
  • Proven experience to bring diverse groups together toward common goals.
  • Ability to communicate articulately and convincingly across different formats - written, verbal, visual, etc. and for various audiences - elected officials, department heads, staff, the public, advocates.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to seek out new ideas and readily work to implement them.
  • Ability to deal with high pressure situations and diffuse emotionally charged issues.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use standard office software.

Additional Information

Salary Range: $80,000 - 85,000

What We Offer:

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • A wellness program that offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

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