Director of Transportation Planning- Newton, MA

The city of Newton is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Director of Transportation Planning.

The purpose of this position is to leads the Department’s mission to provide a safe, smart, accessible, livable, and sustainable transportation system; works across city departments to oversee various transportation activities with an eye towards reducing SOV trips, increasing bike, pedestrian, and transit trips, and reducing crashes. Activities include bicycle and pedestrian planning, sustainable mobility, transit and ride share, emerging technologies implementation, transportation demand management, capital project planning, and feasibility studies, grant writing and related duties; and all other related work as required and directed.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree with strong transportation, urban studies, planning, or government experience; minimum of five years of work experience with demonstrated communication and organizational skills. 

LANGUAGE / COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read, interpret, and explain clearly and in basic terminology documents and plans such as contract documents, City Ordinances, State and Federal Laws, regulations.  Ability to write clearly and efficiently.  Ability to effectively present information, which may be controversial in nature, to inside or outside contacts, groups, or organization.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of issues in varying situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

This is a full-time, exempt position; hiring salary range: $82,388 – $101,328 annually, plus yearly step increases, excellent benefits.

For more information, please visit the city of Newton website at

The city of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, genetic information, age, military service, or any other non-merit factor.

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