The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of curbside management and multi-modal transportation planning and implementation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability are top of mind for us every day. We're looking for a Strategic Advisor 2 position to lead policy, planning, and program management for how the City manages curb access in greater Downtown Seattle. If you have read about how the future is the curb, then this is the job for you. If you are interested in bringing passion for planning and project management to the design of downtown transportation systems with a priority on access for people and urban goods, you could be our new Strategic Advisor 2. This position would have the following responsibilities:
lead strategic efforts to preserve and enhance access for people and commerce in midst of major capital, transportation mobility projects, and private development, looking holistically at the on-street, alley, and off-street loading dock networks
coordinate with key decision makers in other divisions, SDOT management and other departments on strategic policy and project guidance to prioritize use of the "flex zone" in downtown area right-of-way
establish strong relationships with internal and external constituencies including downtown area businesses, urban goods delivery companies, Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Metro Transit, and Sound Transit.
act as a policy expert on curbspace, parking, access and mobility management now and as future transportation and freight systems evolve
Residing in the Curbside Management team, this position helps to address rapidly changing demands at the curb and take advantage of developing payment and navigation technologies. SDOT’s Curbside Management Team is charged with using policy, operations, and payment tools to best meet these demands in a way that achieves our higher-level policy outcomes while ensuring the adjacent property owners, residents, and business tenants feel like they are heard and their needs addressed.
Education: The equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public policy, transportation planning, architecture, engineering, geography, landscape architecture, urban planning or related arts and sciences field.
Experience: Minimum of five years in planning and policy development, project management, or equivalent.
OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.
Additional Salary Information: Job Type - Classified Civil Service
Internal Number: 2019-01611
About City of Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, installing parking signs and pay stations, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot.
In our quickly growing city, how we get around, how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is – is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all.