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Mobility Zones Project Manager

Company: Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

JOBAre you an experienced planning professional with a passion for promoting clean, shared and active mobility for all? The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is looking for candidates to lead the region?s development of mobility zones to create sustainable and equitable mobility in the greater Sacramento Area. -In 2022, SACOG was awarded a $5 million RAISE planning grant from the US Department of Transportation to engage community members across the region in the co-creation of clean, shared, and active transportation infrastructure projects that advance equitable mobility for all. SACOG is seeking an experienced program and project manager who can develop strong relationships in the region to lead this effort, which will be a blueprint for implementation. -This Mobility Zones Project Manager -will report to SACOG's Director of Transportation. The program manager will directly supervise one analyst who will support this grant-funded work, and will work with staff across the agency as well as a network of grant partners.. This is a limited-term, three-year position due to the one-time funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is a Principal level, which is the highest non-management classification at SACOG.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESThis position will be an integral part of the Transportation Team at SACOG, and will regularly coordinate with staff of other teams . The Mobility Zones Project Manager will be responsible for oversight and management of the RAISE grant program, including scope refinement, consultant selection, initial project start-up, and on-going program development and execution. Specific duties will include:Oversee and manage the RAISE grant award and program, including aspects related to grant management and consultant procurement and contract.Manage the project team, related consultants and interface with our key community engagement partner - Civic Thread. Manage a network of partner organizations across the six counties who will be helping implement the grant deliverables and interact with the project task forces.Engage with high-level managers and officials both inside and outside of SACOG, and are of high visibility to SACOG and the region. This may include city managers, city councilmembers, county supervisors, executive directors, and senior management/director-level staff.Work collaboratively with other internal teams to help advance the RAISE program and ensure consistency with other key priorities, such as Engage, Empower, and Implement (EEI) and the Blueprint (SACOG?s long range transportation plan). -Oversee technical work product from SACOG staff, partner organizations, and consultant teams. Exercise direct and general supervision over assigned team members.Make presentations to policy boards, including SACOG committees and board, as well as external partner agency boards/councils. -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will demonstrate: -A visionary, creative, and innovative approach to program management, development and implementationDedication to advancing clean and equitable transportation projects and programsAbility to work with a network of external partners and manage multiple stakeholdersAdaptability and flexibility, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing requirements and -deadlinesAbility to collaborate with team members, elected officials, and key regional stakeholdersStrong organizational skills, including time management, ability to set priorities, and ability to anticipate critical deadlines.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Experience and interest in transportation planning and policy implementationExperience with federal and state grant managementAbility to translate complex information to easily digestible and clear conceptsEffective communication and presentation skills, including ability to present information to Board of Directors and other regional elected officialsAbility to provide leadership and technical guidance as a subject matter expert and advisorAbility to make effective decisions amidst uncertaintyIntermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. -The following is not required, but desired:Has a strong understanding of the Sacramento region?s unique and diverse communitiesWell versed in the region?s challenges and policy settingCan understand and convey changes in state and federal transportation policy, legal regulations and processesSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONAny combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: -Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in urban and regional planning, transportation planning, or a closely related field.At least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience performing transit and/or transportation planning, or transportation policy analysis or development.Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.Why join SACOG?Teamwork:We work towards a shared vision while cultivating a workplace of collaboration, trust, and transparency. We create space for individual strengths and experiences to achieve more, together.Community:We intentionally build an inclusive community where people can be themselves, share ideas, and pursue solutions. Together, we address challenges that are too big for any one person or group to solve on their own.Dedication:We have the courage to tackle new challenges head on. We are driven by the opportunity to leave a lasting, positive impact on the region. We are committed to quality performance as we accomplish the agency?s goals.Innovation:We strive for continuous improvement by reimagining the work and the way we do it. We use data and input to measure our progress, extract new insights, and elevate our work. This allows us to pave new paths into the future.TeleworkThis position will require daytime travel within the six-county Sacramento region, as well as regular meetings at SACOG?s office in Sacramento. Certain duties will require time in the office, but we are flexible on schedules and allow employees to work -remotely based on the job needs. Employees are required to live within 200 miles of Sacramento so that they can attend meetings in person.We support telework because it:Enhances employees? productivity, satisfaction, and ability to collaborateImproves recruitment and retentionReduces greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), traffic and parking congestion, and air pollutionDiversity at SACOGSACOG values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that contribute to an innovative and collaborative environment in which talents are fully utilized, uniqueness is valued, and SACOG?s objectives are met. SACOG is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. -In addition to being an organizational value, we also uphold equal opportunity under the law. SACOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. SACOG provides fair and equal opportunity for all with no discrimination because of race, creed, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. -SACOG will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified individual who is an applicant or employee. -Search Schedule -Filing Deadline: January 27 @ 5:00 pmFirst round interviews via Zoom: End of JanuarySecond round interviews may be in-person: End to January to Early February - -Reference checks: Early FebruaryOffer of employment: Early FebruaryDesired start date: March 1, 2023

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