Village of Downers Grove

Transportation Manager

The Village of Downers Grove is seeking a Transportation Manager who will be responsible for the overall planning and management of the Village’s transportation system, performing a variety of transportation planning and engineering functions, in support of various vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle safety and control programs. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, an innovative thinker, and be comfortable working in a dynamic team environment with both Village staff and members of the public.

Major Duties and Functions:
– Monitors transportation networks for flow and safety problems and performs field studies and analyses; makes recommendations from those studies
– Manages traffic infrastructure, including Village owned traffic signals and equipment; procures and oversees related contracts
– Acts as staff liaison to the Transportation and Parking Commission and other local government entities including schools, townships, county and state
– Acts as a resource for Community Development and other Village departments for transportation and parking matters, provides coordination with those Village departments on various projects, and reviews transportation related aspects of proposed development plans
– Supports and monitors bicycle, pedestrian and parking systems
– Coordinates Village responses to neighborhood traffic and parking issues, requests and petitions
– Procures and coordinates consultants to prepare neighborhood traffic studies, and implements recommendations from those studies
– Coordinates with the Village’s sign shop and various contractors to obtain traffic counts, and maintain signage and pavement striping throughout the Village
– Reviews and coordinates IDOT and DuPage County DOT projects within the Village limits
– Responds to resident inquiries related to transportation issues
– Supports planning efforts related to transportation
– Coordinates the application and administration of transportation related grants
– Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
– Knowledge of basic theories and applications of transportation planning and engineering
– Strategic and analytical thinking
– Knowledge of relevant Federal, State, and Village standards, codes, and ordinances
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills; both oral and written
– Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and maps.
– Demonstrates knowledge of current trends and developments in traffic control and maintenance

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in civil engineering, transportation planning, or a related field. Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning and/or engineering, or any combination of education and experience which produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications: A Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License required. A Registered Professional Engineering (PE) License, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification, or Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: $92,279 – $126,884, with starting salary up to $110,735, DOQ. The Village provides an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

APPLY NOW! Interested applicants can apply by clicking the “Apply to Job” button. Only online applications will be accepted, except for reasonable accommodations. Position open until filled.

The Village of Downers Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, or for assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at (630) 434-5500.

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