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Assistant Director of Transportation & Public Works

City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works department is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and visionary leader who is passionate about transportation to serve as the Assistant Director of Regional Transportation and Innovation.   As the City of Fort Worth’s primary liaison for transportation matters, new technologies and services, the successful candidate will work with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate major strategic transportation initiatives to enhance mobility and coordination.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of State and Federal funding programs and related financial processes, contracts, and grants including but not limited to FHWA, FTA and other infrastructure related funding sources.  Knowledge of TXDOT, NCTCOG, transit, bicycle and pedestrian initiatives is desired along with the ability to advance mobility concepts associated with automated vehicle deployment and various emerging technologies.  The successful candidate will have the ability to manage the planning efforts of transportation projects as well as developing strategic relationships/partnerships with various county, state, regional and federal transportation agencies and the private sector. 

This position will lead and perform advanced transportation planning work with minimal supervision.  The responsibilities include preparation of grant applications; negotiation of agreements with private and public entities; and manage special program efforts undertaken by the City and various partner organizations.  This will be a hands on leadership role, managing staff and executing critical functions. The selected candidate will enhance ties at local, state and national levels as it relates to the vision of the City while working with key decision makers, elected officials and other stakeholders to advance City mobility goals. 

Preferred candidates will possess the following:

  • At least seven years of increasing responsibility in transportation.
  • Five or more years in transportation leadership roles
  • Success working with municipal, state, region and/or federal transportation stakeholders and the private sector.
  • Experience in project/program management, capital program planning, transportation infrastructure funding
  • Experience in identifying and developing viable funding to support transportation projects and program goals
  • Demonstrate leadership and proactive management of staff, projects, and programs
  • Success in working with elected officials and other key stakeholders to obtain common strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrate success in interpreting and developing transportation policies, legislation, and regulation.
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Experience presenting to Boards, Chambers, Community Groups, governing bodies, committees, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, public administration, business administration, project/program management or a related field.
  • Six years responsible administrative/management experience related to transportation/public works operations and/or planning, with four years of supervisory experience.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Texas Driver’s License.


  • Master’s Degree is a plus!
  • Not required, but preferred. Experience will be considered in lieu of certifications
    • AICP, PE, or EIT a plus

Salary Details

Salary depends on qualifications and experience.  Plus Benefits


Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-24

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City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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