Executive Director

Organization: Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)
Salary: Competitive salary negotiable depending on qualifications.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

Palm Beach County is geographically among the largest of the sixty-seven counties in Florida. The County is bordered by Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and the Atlantic Ocean, all of which offer recreational opportunities in beautiful natural settings. Major industries include tourism, agriculture, and construction. There are approximately 1.5 million people living in the County’s thirty-nine municipalities and unincorporated areas.

The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the County. As such it provides the forum that brings together County Commissioners, Municipal Officials, Port Commissioners, and other transportation professionals to implement a safe, efficient, connected, and multimodal transportation system. With an eye on the future, the TPA maintains a long-range forecast of population, employment and transportation projects and services that advance the Palm Beach County regional vision. Grounded in the present, the TPA Board annually adopts a funding program that prioritizes over $600 million in federal, state, and local transportation dollars to implement its programs. The TPA currently employs 15 FTE’s.
The TPA’s governance is provided by a twenty-one (21) member Governing Board. The Governing Board is comprised of five (5) County Commissioners, fifteen (15) elected officials from the County’s thirteen largest municipalities and one (1) Port of Palm Beach Commissioner. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four Secretary also serves as a non-voting advisory member. The TPA has three advisory committees - the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and Vision Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC), as well as the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB). Each one offers unique and important insight into recommendations for the Governing Board and TPA staff. The Governing Board appoints the Executive Director to implement its policies and to manage the day-to-day operations of the Agency.

The TPA is committed to creating a transportation system for all users - one that offers multimodal solutions with safety as a priority. The TPA staff works with the Governing Board and committees, community partners, residents, and other stakeholders to ensure these goals are met.

The Executive Director serves as the face of the TPA and assists the Governing Board in creating and then implementing policy decisions, which affect the transportation community in Florida, through engaging partners, making presentations, and participating in a wide variety of public forums. They have direct oversight of the leadership team and the authority to hire, evaluate, promote, discipline, demote and/or terminate TPA employees. To view the TPA’s adopted Strategic Plan and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) please visit PalmBeachTPA.org.

The position of Executive Director requires seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a transportation planning organization combined with a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning or engineering, urban or regional planning, public or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MPO experience, a master’s degree and an AICP or P.E. are preferred. Must have or obtain a valid Florida driver's license.

A detailed recruitment profile which includes leader attributes and characteristics desired by the Governing Board is available on the Slavin Management Consultant website at www.slavinweb.net

Competitive salary negotiable depending on qualifications.

The TPA offers excellent benefits which include paid time off, TPA-funded insurance, retirement, transportation, and tuition reimbursements.

How to Apply
This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. If you are qualified and interested in being considered, please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations without delay to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1, Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Email: slavin@bellsouth.net

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.
The Palm Beach TPA is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer

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