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Deputy Director of Transportation #2208-209910-01

Date Opened
Monday, August 08, 2022 10:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, August 22, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $118,705.00 - $148,381.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and is a leader in mobility investment that integrates land use with multi-modal transportation choices.

The mission of the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is to support and implement Charlotte’s vision for safe and equitable mobility as adopted in the Charlotte Future 2040 Plan and Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan. Key areas of focus for CDOT include maintaining our mobility assets, operating our mobility system, managing our public right-of-way, and designing our mobility strategy.

The CDOT team includes over 400 employees with an annual budget of $30 million covering a growing 2,555 miles of streets and over 900 traffic signals. The department is organized into six divisions including Street Maintenance, Engineering and Operations, Development Services, Planning and Design, Strategic Mobility, and Business Services along with a Public Services and Community Relations Team within the Director’s Office.


The Deputy Director assists the Transportation Director in managing the department including street design and engineering, street maintenance, traffic operations, emergency management planning, transportation planning, right-of-way and special events management, overall departmental management and administration.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leading and shaping a vision and culture for the department that attracts and retains passionate, motivated and highly skilled professionals.
  2. Creating a professional environment that reflects a high value on internal and external customer service, collaboration, preparation, work quality, and appropriate professional behavior.
  3. Providing leadership and direction to CDOT staff in the formulation and evaluation of long range and short-term programs and initiatives.
  4. Initiating necessary transportation studies and investigations, reviews analyses and interpretation of transportation data and recommendations for operational and program improvements.
  5. Developing and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customers including federal, state, municipal and local governments, citizens and contractors.
  6. Coordinating with other agencies in developing innovative methods to improve traffic conditions, air quality issues, integration with transit programs, and promotion of traffic safety educational programs.
  7. Directing and evaluating the Department’s business plan.
  8. Responding to and resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both external and internal sources.
  9. Directing, motivating and evaluating staff to ensure effective performance, corrects deficiencies; implements and administers disciplinary and termination procedures.
  10. Planning, directing and coordinating CDOT’s work plan including working with staff to identify and resolve problems, assigning projects, and reviewing and evaluating work methods and procedures.
  11. Representing CDOT in meetings with City Council, the public, other governmental entities (state, federal, local), and internal City staff.
  12. Performing other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and administer goals, organize and supervise effective and efficient work programs. Research, analyze and evaluate new methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals and project consequences of proposed actions.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to plan, prioritize and organize work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and conflict management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of the design and operation of modern traffic control and public transportation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, other City Departments (including Directors and Deputy Directors), the public, contractors and other governmental entities.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to exercise independent judgment in arriving at conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate technical transportation programs based upon current data and projections.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation engineering or planning particularly as applied to highway planning, design and construction.
  • Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
  • Ability to administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Knowledge of federal and state requirements and processes (i.e. FHWA, FTA, EPA, NCDOT, MPO).
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

    Sensory Requirements:

  • Normal hearing or hearing correctable with hearing aid.
  • Vision necessary to maintain NC driver's license and the ability read blueprints.
  • Insight to prepare and analyze data
  • Effective communication both verbally and in writing

    Physical Requirement:

  • Job is primarily sedentary in nature with sitting up to 8+ hours a day.
  • Operate computer terminal
  • Prepare presentations and facilitate group meetings

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture or related field.
  • Experience working in municipal government and/or public administration role in an organization of similar size.
  • P.E. or AICP Certification.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a BS/BA in transportation or urban planning or transportation engineering.
  • 7+ years of experience in transportation engineering or transportation planning activities.
  • 3 - 5 years of supervisory/ managerial experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $118,705.00 - $148,381.00 / Year; Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law

How To Apply

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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