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Branch Manager, Community Transportation

Requisition ID: 35276 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function 
The Branch Manager, Community Transportation is responsible for the leadership of the Community Transportation Branch which includes transportation public engagement; active and sustainable transportation promotions and outreach; school travel planning and engagement; community enquiry response; development of neighbourhood traffic calming plans; community plan implementation; transportation development review and policy.

This position works closely with senior staff within the Transportation Division as well as other branches in the department such as Projects & Development Services, Parking Management, Streets Design, and Street Activities.  The position also collaborates interdepartmentally with Planning Urban Design and Sustainability, Corporate Communications, Parks, Financial Services, Real Estate and Facilities Management, Legal Services, Community Services Group and Sustainability.

Key external contacts this position liaises with are the Vancouver School Board, resident groups, land owners, developers, development industry groups, and Business Improvement Associations.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversees engagement, promotions, outreach and resident interface across the Transportation Division. This includes supporting other transportation teams on project engagement as well as work initiated by the branch
  • Oversees the development of community-based transportation improvements, including Community Plan implementation, school active transportation and safety improvements, and neighbourhood traffic management
  • Responsible for the Transportation Division review of new development projects to ensure alignment with community expectations and transportation goals
  • Leads and directs human resources activities including recruitment and selection, assigning responsibilities, labour relations, performance management, attendance management, discipline, grievance handling, and other personnel issues including staff coaching and mentoring
  • Manages and coordinates new Council policies emerging out of Transportation 2040 or in response to emerging issues
  • Ensures continuous improvement and best practices are applied in the Branch
  • Establishes the operational direction of the branch and develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Provides transportation planning analysis and advice for the department’s rezoning and development review process
  • Prepares/delivers presentations to Council, Committees and advisory committees to Council
  • Establishes and administers branch operating budgets, develops and reports on branch metrics, administers project accounts and identifies financial risks.
  • Establishes, tracks, and analyzes operational performance goals and metrics to drive continuous improvement exercises and initiatives
  • Leads routine and proactive reviews of Branch processes, engineering standards and specifications, and project and program management standards, based on technical expertise and lessons learned
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Planning, Business Administration or similar field
  • A minimum ten years of demonstrated experience in transportation or community planning, and leading multi-disciplinary teams through the various stages of complex projects and programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience managing, leading, motivating, coaching and sustaining highly effective teams made up of diverse members
  • Extensive experience with community engagement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive understanding of the City’s transportation plans and relevant City-wide and Community plans
  • Knowledge of municipal governments and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies, processes, standards and policies
  • Knowledge and understanding of capital and financial management
  • Knowledge of management principles, policies and practices including recruitment and selection, leadership, performance, attendance management and collective agreements
  • Excellent skills in research, analysis, and problem-solving within a complex and dynamic environment; ability to think innovatively, solve complex problems and present solutions in clear and compelling terms
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate, engage and mentor staff
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence others while respecting the sensitive and political challenges that impact decisions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and manage projects and programs crossing multiple divisions, multiple business processes and multiple stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects, programs and processes with competing schedules and resources
  • Ability to innovate, lead and implement change in the workplace
All City of Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process. 

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Application Close: February 1, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.

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Organization: Vancouver (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Transportation Services
Posted: January 14, 2022, 6:23 pm
Expires: February 1, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more