EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAPITAL AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (CAMPO)
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) of Central Texas seeks to fill the Executive Director position with a highly qualified candidate to oversee the staff, transportation plans and program needs for the fastest growing area in the nation. This position reports to the CAMPO Board Executive Committee. CAMPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. The MPO serves 1.878 million residents in the six county region covering just over 5,000 square miles.
The CAMPO Board’s demands are much more acute with Austin being the 4th most congested city in 2013 and the fastest growing in the country four years in a row (Forbes). With 38% of the new residents moving into the six surrounding counties under CAMPO, the strain of their competing interests and diverse needs requires a politically strong leader who brings new and innovative ways to handle high congestion in the region and other complex transportation issues. The 20-member CAMPO Policy Board is comprised of members whose communities are at different phases of growth and maturity of their transportation infrastructure.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic change agent with a strong presence who will bring innovative ideas and approaches and be sensitive to each county’s political needs and nuances. The new Executive Director for CAMPO will need to garner respect, problem solve and work with a diversity of a highly involved public and a very engaged board.
The new Executive Director for CAMPO will:
- Oversee a staff of 17 employees
- Be responsible for hiring a new Assistant Director
- Oversee a budget of 2.1 million (two- year budget) and $100 million in Surface Transportation Program Metropolitan Mobility (STP MM) funds to allocate to the six county region within the next five years
The Executive Director is responsible for the completion of the 2040 Plan due in 2015. The Director will promote solutions that embrace a variety of transportation modes in a manner that maximizes mobility of people and goods with minimal energy consumption, air and water pollution and ensures that transportation plans and services are consistent with existing goals and objectives.
The position requires graduation from an accredited four- year college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Urban or Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of related experience, two (2) years of long-range planning activities, which were in a managerial capacity. A Master’s degree may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and includes excellent City of Austin benefits and a retirement package.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates will apply online at www.AustinCityJobs.org, Position 114034. Please attach a resume and cover letter. Position closes May 6, 2014.
Inquiries relating to this recruitment may be directed to:
Edna Santos, HR Consultant
Phone: (512) 974-3221