City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Assists the Director in managing the operations of the Transportation and Mobility department. Plans, coordinates, manages, supervises, and oversees activities and operations for the administrative and / or technical operations of the department along with leading major initiatives.

This is a management level position that provides leadership of the Transportation and Mobility Department. The Department consists of five distinct divisions which include Transportation Planning, Transportation and Transit Services, Project Management, Parking Services, and Department Administration. The Deputy Director will support the Department Director with all facets of the Department, but will primarily focus their time on the movement of people and vehicles across the City. The position will focus on mitigating traffic challenges, enhancing safety elements, and expanding multimodal options.

The Deputy Director will work closely with the City’s Public Works Department, the Florida Department of Transportation, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, and other regional agencies that are responsible for the greater transportation network. Routine tasks include the coordination and oversight of Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signalization, Maintenance of Traffic, Manual Uniform on Traffic Control Devices, and Development Review transportation impacts.

This position requires a high degree of technical expertise, excellent oral and written communication skills, integrity, managerial knowledge, and creative problem solving while using sound judgment within a time-sensitive public sector environment. This position will provide leadership and will work with stakeholders to facilitate, design, and implement City-wide initiatives, projects, and infrastructure needs.

Additional information on the Transportation and Mobility Department can be found at:….

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.


The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This is a new permanent position that will be funded effective October 1, 2022 (contingent on the approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget by the City Commission).

This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is in Management Category I for benefits purposes, which includes Ten (10) additional management vacation days per calendar year and a monthly vehicle allowance of $390.00.

This is a non-classified "at-will" position and is not subject to Civil Service Rules or any collective bargaining agreement.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

Manages the work of assigned personnel; delegates and reviews work assignments; hires, trains, and evaluates performance
Resolves high priority/profile inquiries received from the City Manager’s office, and the City Commission Office with regard to outside agency, local business leaders, neighbors, and visitors’ requests for information or for services
Interacts and coordinates with all divisions and other Departments in the City
Serves on boards and committees; prepares and makes presentations at Commission Meetings
Coordinates transportation-related matters with the Broward MPO, Florida Department of Transportation, Broward County, and other local, regional, state, and federal transportation agencies Creates plans, recommendations, and remedies to address challenges and concerns, including technical, engineering, and operational reviews
Responsible for overseeing Capital Projects; forecasts funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies
Assists with the development of the Department's annual budget; prepares periodic, routine, and special reports relating to the operation of the organization; prepares and justifies budget estimates; controls expenditures
Reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters
Performs the duties of the Director in their absence.
Prepares and reviews cost-benefit studies and before and after studies for operational efficiencies
Reviews geometric design, signage, and pavement markings, as well as the preparation of associated cost estimates
Advances the City's multi-modal transportation system though short and long-range transportation plans, goals, and work programs for all transportation modes
Performs related work as required

Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field.
Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible experience facilitating a department. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience
Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days after hire
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and transportation planning

Florida Professional Engineer license
Experience in Traffic Engineering, Operations, and/or Signalization
Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) certification
Familiar with ITE methodologies
Prior experience working for a government agency
Relevant Master’s Degree

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine who will be required to work.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment
Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often
Outdoor environment Sometimes
Street environment (near moving traffic) Sometimes
Construction site Sometimes
Confined Space Seldom or Never
In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never
Lab Seldom or Never
Warehouse environment Seldom or Never

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applications will be reviewed and the hiring authority will contact those applicants whose application reflects the best match of experience for the position.

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue
Department of Human Resources
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Fort Lauderdale


100 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1016
United States

Form of Government


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