TRANSPAC Executive Director Job Opening (2014) | 511 Contra Costa

TRANSPAC Executive Director Job Opening (2014)

TRANSPAC Executive Director Recruitment

The Position 

The Executive Director is the administrator of major transportation programs and projects in Central Contra Costa County.  S/he will supervise 511 Contra Costa, the Transportation Demand Management program and manage a team of up to nine staff. In cooperation with the TRANSPAC Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning and visioning for the agency. This is a full time position including preparation of two TRANSPAC meeting agendas and attendance at TRANSPAC and multiple other committee meetings per month. The Executive Director should have solid experience in transportation planning, as well as expertise in responding to CEQA documents, traffic studies and other reports. The Executive Director may be a firm or individuals.

The Transportation Demand Management program, principally funded by grants and local sales tax funds, will require the new Executive Director’s part-time, on-site supervision, support and guidance. Along with the TDM Program Manager, the Executive Director will help shape how a new generation of commuters will meet the challenge of getting to and from work. With the launch of SB 1339 in the Bay Area (Regional Commuter Benefit legislation), many more employers will be required to participate in TDM activities.
To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please submit a cover letter and complete resume by September 7, 2014 to Candidate screening will occur following the closing date, with interviews for top candidates to follow on or about Sept 11, 2014.  
Contact for additional information. Attn: TRANSPAC Executive Director Recruitment


Possess strong transportation planning, program and project delivery experience. Be knowledgeable about transportation funding and have financial acumen, business savvy, and strong negotiation skills. Present well-researched recommendations to the Board, with excellent rationale, and implement programs and projects effectively and on schedule. In addition, the successful candidate will look at all aspects of an issue and evaluate and offer several alternative solutions when appropriate. Be politically astute and able to explain complex subjects succinctly to individuals with varying levels of knowledge regarding transportation projects and issues. In addition, s/he must explain and promote programs and policies to the media and the public in a positive manner. Develop, value and foster a team environment that strengthens collaboration and ensures cooperation from an agency-wide perspective. Be a hands-on leader who will work side-by-side with staff to achieve the greatest good for TRANSPAC. Have outstanding interpersonal skills to facilitate transportation dialogue with affected stakeholders and exhibit excellent communicate skills, including interacting with City Managers and Council members in a professional and sensitive manner. Handle multiple projects and possess the ability to track the progress of projects and programs with support of staff. Have an understanding of and sensitivity to economic, language, and cultural differences within the area. Experience working in a region similar to Central Contra Costa County is desired. Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or a related field and practical experience. An advanced degree or additional related coursework is strongly preferred. A career of increasingly responsible experience in similar positions or in transportation planning is desired.