Program Manager II

City of Austin, TX
June 22, 2022
Austin, TX
Job Type


Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to the job, including two (2) years of which were in a supervisory, project, or program management capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Class C Driver License.

Notes to Applicants
The Austin Transportation Department's Vision Zero team leads the coordination of community efforts to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities. We work with other City departments, County and State partners, nonprofits, and community advocates on a regular basis to make progress towards our goal. Our highly motivated and passionate team seeks someone who embraces this ambitious goal and is ready to make a significant contribution to saving lives in the Austin community.

The Vision Zero team has an opening for a Program Manager II. This person will be responsible for developing and leading a broad range of programs within the Vision Zero portfolio to help move our community forward towards safer streets for all roadway users. One example of a program is to continue to implement our High-Injury Roadways initiative, coordinating various engineering teams and other departmental staff to review specific roadway segments with a high concentration of severe crashes. This will include crash analysis, identification of systemic safety countermeasures, managing the program budget to deliver high quality outcomes, and evaluating the impacts of those investments over time. Other potential initiatives this person might work on include leading Vision Zero's monthly Fatality Review Board meetings, developing proposals for traffic safety grants and implementing funded programs/projects, and leading data evaluation and research on completed projects.

The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and Strategic Direction 2023 provide the policy guidance and define the performance measures for the City's Vision Zero efforts. The successful applicant will continuously align priority work tasks to overarching goals and work with the Transportation Officer to identify and address the highest priority needs for the team.

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Working for the City of Austin provides a number health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. For more information on City of Austin Benefits click here!

Regarding your Application:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

This position may require a skills assessment.

Close Job Posting:
Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other sections within the Division. Decisions on assigned section will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Austin Transportation positions are not at 100% remote operation.

Video Conferencing Software Technology:
Austin Transportation Department uses the communication platform, Microsoft Teams, to conduct virtual interviews.

Pay Range
$31.62 - $41.11 per hour

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

*Hours may vary depending on departmental needs and initiatives.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Transportation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 901 S. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78746
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in transportation policy or planning, particularly within a Vision Zero/Safe Systems approach.
  • Experience coordinating with people and teams outside of the individual's own group or department/organization to deliver cross-functional solutions.
  • Experience presenting to leadership groups and/or members of the public regarding transportation safety initiatives.
  • Demonstrated history of managing program budgets, creating and adhering to project timelines, and evaluating completed projects for effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving to overcome challenges where existing solutions/strategies do not exist or are not available.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and serve as a resource to Vision Zero team members.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Develops and implements full-scale programs that may have multiple internal and external stakeholders. Determines program goals, objectives, and resource requirements. Establishes program standards, methods, policies, and procedures. Coordinates and collaborates with multiple stakeholders involved in or affected by programs. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, and implements improvement strategies. Develops, manages, and monitors the program budget and associated projects and provides financial information. Assists in the development, management, and submittal of proposed budget forecast planning. Manages, coordinates, implements, and monitors projects associated with assigned programs. Interacts with internal and external customers. Investigates and responds to inquiries from the public and other departments. Attends meetings and conducts presentations Board and Commissions, City Council Committees, City Council, and other related agencies.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May be responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for discharge.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices associated with assigned program area(s).
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of management principles related to municipal project and program activities.
  • Knowledge of City practice, policy, and procedure.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, and implementing programs and activities.
  • Skill in interpreting, organizing, coordinating, and executing assignments, projects, and programs.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all dealings and maintain confidentiality as required.

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation with Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to the job, including two (2) years of which were in a supervisory, project, or program management capacity. Do you meet the minimum qualifications of this position?

  • Yes
  • No

* Briefly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and educational requirements.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly, but specifically, describe your knowledge of Vision Zero / Safe Systems principles to move toward zero traffic-related deaths and serious injuries.
(Open Ended Question)
* Summarize your professional experience working in the transportation or transportation safety field through planning, project management, or engineering roles.
(Open Ended Question)
* All applicants applying for this job posting should submit a complete application; resumes submitted should mirror the completed application. Starting salary for the top candidate (s) will only be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application, not the resume or cover letter. Your application will be considered incomplete if your application and resume do not mirror and if your application states "see resume". Do you understand these statements?

  • Yes
  • No

* This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver's License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver's License by your hire date?

  • Yes
  • No

* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes
  • No

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