Transportation Director - City of Carlsbad

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, high performer who is responsible to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Transportation Department, which includes coordinating activities with other departments, governmental agencies, and other outside organizations; as well as providing coaching, strategic-thinking, technical and administrative staff support.  This position supervises both the management level and represented employees to coordinate the work activities of the Department.

They must be a creative and solution-oriented professional that will uphold high standards; help customers to navigate processes and ensure good experiences and excellent service levels to all project stakeholders.

Under broad administrative direction of the Deputy City Manager for Public Works: develop and manage transportation plans, policies, and funding programs; lead, plan, organize, coach, direct and coordinate the City's Transportation Engineering, Traffic and CM&I divisions and programs, including the City's capital improvement program. Perform highly responsible and complex professional administrative work, and perform related responsibilities as required.

This is a single incumbent position reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager for Public Works. The Transportation Director is responsible for the development of transportation engineering, traffic and CM&I policies, goals, objectives and priorities as well as execution of the City's transportation programs and objectives.  This role provides general strategic and administrative direction to the City departments that are assigned, which typically include Traffic Design Engineering, Traffic Monitoring, Inspection, and Signal Operations, Mobility Programs and CM&I.

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Transportation Programs Intern - SANDAG

Salary Range:
$13.50 per hour

Close Date: Open until Filled

* This is not a regular SANDAG position. The selected candidate will be hired as a Temporary, Intern, Part-Time, or Seasonal (TIPS) employee. Benefits are not included.

Overview of our Intelligent Transportation Services Program

The Intelligent Transportation Services (ITS) group develops and deploys programs and projects that focus on better managing our transportation network to improve system efficiencies and provide multi-modal transportation options. Current efforts include the I-15 FasTrak Program, I-15 Integrated Corridor Management Project, 511 Regional Traveler Information System, ITS Operations, and development of the Annual State of the Commute Report. The intern selected for this position will gain exposure to these and other important initiatives in transportation planning.

Intern Responsibilities

With guidance and mentoring from senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the transportation planning profession. Examples of intern responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the research, collection, and compilation of project and program data; ensure the accuracy of information; maintain comprehensive databases and documentation.

  • Assist with data analysis, including statistical calculations; participate in estimating/forecasting potential trends.

  • Collect, compile and assist with drafting documents required for meeting agendas, committee reports, and presentations.

  • Contribute to the production of project-specific presentations; assist with the production of materials such as questionnaires.

  • Review consultant invoices for accuracy; coordinate between consultants and project managers to resolve billing disputes; provide account coding on incoming invoices and coordinate with other groups/sections to ensure timely payment.

  • Respond to requests for information from the public or other interested parties.


SANDAG staff are known for their commitment to excellence and passion for the work they do. We look for the same qualities in interns. To be most successful in this position, our ideal candidate would have the following education, experience, and attributes:

  • Graduate or final year undergraduate level coursework in urban or transportation planning, civil engineering, public policy, geography, data science, business/public administration, economics or a related field.

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends related to regional transportation planning, traffic engineering, and transportation system management.

  • Experience with MS Office software, in particular MS Excel; experience conducting and summarizing Internet research; demonstrated proficiency with learning new software applications.

  • Ability to communicate with various audiences using exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks typical of an entry-level planning position.

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