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Deputy Director, Freight Corridor Initiatives & Operations

Deputy Director, Freight Corridor Initiatives & Operations

Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. Exam may be required


Regional & Strategic Planning

$80,091.00 – $116,999.00

Job Description

To be considered for this position, the candidate must be serving permanently in the title of City Planner, be reachable on the civil service list, or be eligible under the 55a program.
The New York City Department of Transportation is seeking a dedicated and experienced professional to join our team as a Deputy Director fpr Freight Corridor Initiatives and Operations within the Division of Transportation Planning & Management (TPM). We are looking for an ambitious, highly organized, and motivated candidate who is passionate about transforming the future of freight transportation in one of the world's most dynamic cities.

New York City's economic vitality and livability as a world-class city depend on a robust logistics and supply chain network that serves our 8.5 million residents, supports over 4 million jobs, and welcomes 62 million tourists annually. With close to 90% of the city's goods being transported by trucks, we are committed to reinventing freight transportation solutions and addressing critical challenges related to goods movement. The Division of Transportation Planning & Management (TPM) is responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods throughout the city. TPM's Freight Mobility Unit is dedicated to advancing transformative infrastructure projects, programs, and policies to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of goods movement while preserving the city's livability.

The successful candidate will report to the Freight Mobility Unit Director overseeing the team responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of freight street improvement projects, truck safety priority corridors, truck route network planning and map updates, and truck signage review and implementation. Working in a collaborative environment as part of an interdisciplinary team, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, successful candidates will: (1) manage and mentor supporting staff and consultant teams, work with internal and external stakeholders, and engage and foster relationships with business partners, community members, and elected officials; (3) Coordinate activities between multiple projects with detailed attention to program strategy, project delegation, and program implementation; (4) work on other cross-functional mobility initiatives across the department; (5) promote a culture of data-informed transportation planning, necessary to target, communicate, and evaluate projects and policies.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience in city planning; or

2. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1"" above. Graduate
education in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development or related fields may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

Special Qualification Requirements

Assignment Level III
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in "2" above.

Assignment Level IV
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, two additional years of professional experience as described in "2" above.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of and experience in transportation policy, transportation planning, transportation operations and management or transportation technology Knowledge of the technical aspects of transportation infrastructure the ability to think and act strategically experience analyzing, interpreting, and communicating transportation performance issues budget management, strong data analysis, report writing, and experience using MS Office Suite, ArcGIS, Adobe Suite. A valid Driver’s License is a plus.
55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Deputy Director, Freight Corridor Initiatives & Operations

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55 Water St Ny Ny

  1. Engineering, Architecture, & Planning