Smart Mobility Coordinator

  • Full-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact. 
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What We Offer:
Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
Benefits - We care about your well-being.

The Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is the central IT agency for the City of Philadelphia headed by the Chief Information Officer (CIO). OIT oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the City of Philadelphia and helps the City be responsive to the needs of our businesses, residents, and visitors. OIT responsibilities include: 1) identifying strategic and best practice approaches  for implementing new  technology  throughout city government; 2) increasing the capacity  of the City’s technology assets and ensuring a  return on our technology investments; 3) ensuring a safe and secure data environment; and 4) planning for continuity of operations during emergencies or technology disruptions;  OIT also offers innovation and public technology services as it seeks to improve and increase residents’ access and successful use of technology. 
The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, & Sustainability (OTIS) directs the policies and practices that improve the quality of life in all of Philadelphia’s communities through safe and sustainable infrastructure. OTIS represents a portfolio of departments that include a small policy and planning staff reporting directly to the Deputy Managing Director, the policy-driven Office of Sustainability, and two operating departments:  the transportation and sanitation divisions of the Streets Department, and the Philadelphia Water Department..

Job Description

The Smart Infrastructure Coordinator will be embedded within the City’s SmartCityPHL team while also working closely with leadership from the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) and Streets Department. 
In the Coordinator role, you will support technology and innovation work to improve City operations and services.  The work will involve identifying, developing, and implementing pilot programs in coordination with operating infrastructure entities, focusing primarily on projects relating to mobility and right-of-way management. You will also work directly with City agencies, embedded IT staff, and external infrastructure agencies to establish business cases for pilots and to promote this work both internally and external to City Government. You will also support grant writing and application development for federal infrastructure projects. 

Essential Functions

As the Smart Infrastructure Coordinator, some of your opportunities will include: 

•    Managing the implementation, evaluation, and scale-up of technology pilots, with a focus on those that improve the operations of City-owned infrastructure

•    Coordinating the activities of City Department and partner agencies as they implement internal and public facing pilot programs and engage communities about the work

•    Identifying funding opportunities that support the City’s mobility and Right of Way management objectives as well as leading or assisting with the grant writing and application processes for infrastructure projects

•    Collaborating with the Department of Streets, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Water Department, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, DVRPC, and other infrastructure agencies

•    Representing SmartCityPHL and OTIS among internal and public stakeholders in the development and implementation of strategies related to infrastructure and infrastructure driven service delivery

•    Coordinating with the Law Department and Risk Management to advise cabinet officials and department executives on best practices regarding privacy, security and liability with respect to technology deployments which leverage City infrastructure

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Self-directed - you can prioritize your work and allocate time and resources effectively when given broad responsibility 

•    Resilient - you have a sense of humor, can adapt quickly to setbacks, and understand that innovation does not always proceed as expected 
•    Collaborative - you interact well with others, can work with the team to make decisions, and believe that multiple perspectives strengthen a program 
•    Strength of communication – you can explain complex issues and ideas to others, and you write and speak clearly, concisely, and compellingly

•    Analytical and technical – you can apply abstract concepts to tangible projects 


•    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in planning, urban studies, public policy, or related field; graduate degree a plus
•    Experience with managing projects - soliciting, evaluating, refining, and implementing potential problem solutions related to urban mobility, infrastructure, and right-of-way

•    Basic working knowledge of software systems and application development (such as using Python, Java Script)
•    Baseline proficiency with GIS and spatial data analysis

Additional Information

Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000

Please provide a resume and include a cover letter

Did you know?
●    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
●    We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
●    Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
●    Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
●    Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021, the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

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 faqpchr For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: