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Deputy Director of Transportation, City of Newton

Deputy Director of Transportation
City of Newton

Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Transportation will assist in managing the daily operations, long term strategic planning, capital planning, design engineering, and project management for the Department of Transportation. This position will supervise a staff of 14 individuals, and will be responsible for the design, operation and cost controls for transportation infrastructure city wide.

Posted: 7.27.17
Employment Type: Full-time Exempt
Compensation: $85.000-$93, 000
Company: City of Newton


  • Under the direction of the Transportation Director will be responsible for the day to day supervision and operations of the Department of Transportation, including but not limited to, the design and project management related to: all traffic control devices, temporary traffic control devices, city parking systems, capital projects, bicycle facilities and traffic calming projects.
  • Supervises the division’s labor force engaged in transportation engineering, traffic control systems, parking management, pavement marking management, street lights, gas lights, signs, and signals.
  • Supervises Transportation Engineer in traffic engineering studies. Collects, analyzes and interprets data to make recommendation for system improvements.
  • Assists in the preparation of long term strategic capital plans for the department and annual operating budget.
  • Answers inquiries from internal and external parties related to transportation operations, and investigates, solves, and reports on complaints of a technical nature.
  • Coordinates and manages work with outside engineering firms on traffic related issues.
  • Attends public meetings, hearings, and assists in presentations on transportation related projects.
  • Assists the Director in plans, designs, cost estimates, and construction of projects and operational activities for the respective division.
  • Participates in storm operations or emergency weather events.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Transportation.


  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, P.E. (or higher) required.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in civil engineering, with strong design and regulatory experience.
  • At least three (3) years in a supervisory role.


  • Deferred 457 Plans (Optional)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • City Retirement (Mandatory)


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