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San Jose, CA - Senior Transportation Specialist (Vision Zero Program Manager)

San José, CA (1,046,079) This is an exceptional opportunity for a transportation professional committed to transportation safety and dedicated to community engagement and problem solving, to lead a nationally recognized program in one of the country’s most exciting cities. San Jose is seeking candidates with a balance of exceptional written and verbal communication skills along with leadership, analytical, and management skills to lead this life saving effort.

San José is the largest and most urban city within Silicon Valley, known for the nation’s largest number of leading innovation companies. Located roughly 50 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles east of Pacific Coast beaches, the City is in a valley surrounded by the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges and enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

San José’s quality of life is unsurpassed. Nearby open space provides easy access to mountain parks, trails, lakes, and streams. Recently, Sperling’s Best Places rated San José #1 as the healthiest city in America. The downtown area is home to modern high-rise housing, renovated theaters, and cultural attractions. Nightlife options include ballet, opera, symphony, live theater, nightclubs, and restaurants; and inquiring minds are served at the Tech Museum of Innovation, the Museum of Art, and the Children’s Discovery Museum. Please note the following regarding this exciting opportunity:

  • In 2015, San José became the fourth city in the nation to formally adopt a Vision Zero traffic safety initiative in an effort to ultimately eliminate all fatalities and reduce the incidence of severe injuries due to traffic collisions.
  • As the Vision Zero Program Manager, the Senior Transportation Specialist reports to the Traffic Safety Division Manager and is focused on the development and implementation of the multi-faceted Vision Zero San José Plan (VZSJ). The Program Manager will lead a team of direct reports and other colleagues in the department and across the City, as well as outside stakeholders to leverage the resources necessary to fulfill the program’s goals.
  • The Vision Zero Program Manager (Senior Transportation Specialist) will lead and participate in community engagement, in the analysis of crash data and other traffic statistics, in advocacy at the state and national level and will work on engineering solutions to reduce the incidence of fatal and severe injury crashes.
  • The Program Manager will lead an innovative and creative team that can work collaboratively across city departments, engage with community organizations and other stakeholders to achieve the important lifesaving goals Vision Zero encompasses.

Candidates will have exceptionally well developed leadership and management skills with the ability to collaboratively establish goals and objectives and then work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders to achieve those goals and objectives. The Program Manager will inspire and motivate others around the Vision Zero plan and be genuinely energized about this important effort.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, city and regional planning, urban studies, civil engineering, or closely related field, AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in transportation development programs including two (2) years of project management. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university is desirable. The starting salary is up to $132,870 with the actual salary determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. Effective July 1, 2018, employees in the Senior Transportation Specialist classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation increase in addition to the compensation listed above and 3% general wage increases for each of the following 2 years.

Open until filled.  Candidates apply attention Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA. Electronic applications required at Contact Heidi Voorhees with any questions at 847-380-3243 or

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Posted:May 10, 2018

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