Location: Fort Worth, TX

Assistant Transportation & Public Works Director - Streets and Stormwater Operations

Salary: $115,089 - $160,000 annual compensation

Closing: Thursday, August 25, 2022

The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works (TPW) department is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and visionary leader who is passionate about advancing the welfare and goals of the community by excellence in infrastructure asset management to serve as the Assistant Director responsible for Streets/Stormwater maintenance, right-of-way management, and City Engineering. The Assistant Director will be responsible for optimizing the use of a $20 million annual budget through highly effective strategic management of the following program elements:

  • Maintenance and repair of the City’s public street system consisting of approximately 8,000 lane miles of concrete and asphalt paving and associated street infrastructure elements.
  • Maintenance and repair of the City’s public drainage system consisting of approximately:
    • 1000 miles of drainage pipe
    • 35,000 curb inlets
    • 200 miles of drainage channel
  • Permitting and inspection of all work in the City’s rights-of-way (e.g. utility installation in City streets)
  • Broad oversight of all technical, contractual, and procedural matters involving the practice of professional engineering in the City including:
    • Construction and repair specifications/standards development and ongoing maintenance
    • Construction contracting procedures
    • Construction drawing preparation and certification
    • Department strategic asset management policy and practice

The services of these program elements are delivered by 185 City employees and various contractors and vendors. Key current initiatives include:

  • Ongoing evaluation of maintenance/repair service delivery to increase efficiency and effectiveness through innovations in technology, equipment, and work practices
  • Full implementation of the new Closed Circuit Television drainage pipe inspection program
  • Revision and full implementation of the City’s street cut policy
  • Full incorporation of the work of City departments/divisions into the right-of-way permitting system
  • Development and presentation to City Council of recommendations regarding the potential for fining entities that fail to follow proper procedures for work in the City’s rights-of-way
  • Finalization of the TPW Asset Management Roadmap and development of ongoing tracking procedures to ensure key work items continue to progress effectively and on schedule

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of, and successful experience managing and leading, a public street and drainage system operations and maintenance program. Specific skills and experience that will have prepared a candidate to succeed in this position include:

  • At least five years of increasing responsibility in an infrastructure operations and maintenance program including 3 years in senior leadership
  • Success working with municipal, state, regional, federal, and private stakeholders
  • Experience in project/program management, budget management, strategic asset management, and process improvement
  • Demonstrated leadership and proactive management of staff to develop clear and responsive program/project/initiative budgets and schedules, meaningful key performance indicators, and monitoring service delivery to ensure goals are achieved
  • Success in working with elected officials and other key community, business, and governmental stakeholders to understand and be responsive to customer needs
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Skill and experience developing and delivering clear and concise presentations to Boards, Chambers, Community Groups, governing bodies, committees, regarding complex and oftentimes sensitive issues
  • A strong, demonstrated customer-service orientation
  • Master's Degree in civil engineering, planning, business administration, construction management, project management, public administration or a related field

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, public administration, business administration, project/program management or a related field
  • Six (6) years responsible administrative/management experience related to transportation/public works
  • Four (4) years of supervisory experience
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred certifications (experience will be considered in lieu of certifications): PE or PMP

How to Apply
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