Senior Project Manager
Organization: New York City Department of Transportation
Posted: August 1, 2019 | Closing: August 9, 2019
The Strategic Planning unit seeks a Senior Project Manager to oversee a portfolio of projects and programs focused on improving accessibility and equity. Transportation equity is a key theme of DOTs 2016 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan laid out a vision of improving and expanding convenient choices for low and moderate income New Yorkers, as well as expanding choices for communities underserved by rail transit and people with disabilities. All candidates should demonstrate passion for social justice and have a good understanding of how transportation affects people and communities in New York City.
The Strategic Planning Unit (of NYC DOTs Division of Transportation Planning and Management) is responsible for coordinating the regional planning work with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and improving access to transportation through the Mobility Management Program (MMP).
The MMP seeks to improve access to transportation for groups who have traditionally experienced barriers, such as people with disabilities, low-income and limited English proficient populations. This is done through three key approaches: 1) Capacity building, including developing resources for DOT staff and education/guidance on inclusive engagement, planning and project development. 2) Planning and research initiatives to further understand the needs of these communities. Examples of this include: Travel Survey of People with Disabilities (2018) and Travel Survey of Low Income and Limited English Proficient Populations (2019). 3) Public outreach and engagement, in collaboration with internal partners, to develop solutions that address community needs as well as provide education on DOTs request driven programs.
The Senior Project Manager, reports to the Director for Strategic Planning and will work closely with the Director to expand existing initiatives and develop new projects. A key focus area will be expanding capacity building on transportation equity and developing tools/resources to advance equity. The selected candidate will also collaborate with the Director in leveraging grant funds to support the accessibility and equity work within DOT. The candidate must be comfortable carrying out research and providing concise recommendations on wide-ranging topics within short timeframes. The selected candidate will provide input and support in the development of the MPOs long range plan and the Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan.
The Senior Project Manager will supervise two full time staff, excluding interns and consultants. The selected candidate must have solid leadership skills and have the ability to build consensus and develop solutions for diverse stakeholders. The candidate must also have a good understanding of planning and project delivery within City government and in a regional planning context. The candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team to problem solve and deliver projects on-time and within budget, leading collaboratively and inclusively, fostering continued professional development and growth of junior staff, and must be skilled to effectively ·communicate through verbal and written forms with all stakeholders.
The preferred candidate is a well-organized self-starter with a proven track record managing staff and complex projects. Knowledge of transportation equity and accessibility requirements as well as best practices is key. Experience should include community outreach and public participation techniques, research, writing reports, and preparing presentations. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a background in planning with a proven track record coordinating across various areas of specialization and with multiple staff within a complex work environment. Ideally the candidate is proficient in ArcGIS, MS and Adobe Suites, as well as a working knowledge of statistics to be used in the advancement of research or reporting projects.
How to Apply
All resumes are to be submitted electronically using one of the following methods: Current employees, please log into Employee Self Service at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet follow the Careers Link. Job ID#: 401508 External applicants, go to
www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID# 401508 No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Most public libraries have computers available for use. Note: New hires must reside in NYC for the first two years of employment. Appointments are subject to 0MB approval. For more information about DOT visit us at: www.nvc.gov/dot.