Senior Transportation Policy Advisor | Vancouver, WA

Employer: City of Vancouver Washington
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $86,000 - $112,000 Annually
Location: Vancouver, WA
Opening Date: 12/16/2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

With a population of over 190,000 residents, Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. Vancouver enjoys mild weather with less average annual rainfall than cities like Boston, Washington, D.C., or Atlanta. Housed within the Community and Economic Development Department, the Senior Transportation Policy Advisor will serve as the City’s senior project manager, advisor, strategist, and advocate for transportation projects of regional importance, including the Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement (IBR) program, congestion pricing on the regional highway system, planning for future southwest Washington highway projects, and the implementation of regional transit projects.

Job Duties:

Selected Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement strategies for advancing key City interests in regional infrastructure projects and advise City leaders of preferred approach to each project.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community and agency partners, business organizations and leaders, residents, neighborhoods, community-based organizations, governmental agencies and other stakeholders as the City’s primary representative and “voice” on regional transportation projects.
  • Represent the City at key events and with the media, as the primary spokesperson for the City’s positions on regional infrastructure projects; coordinate messaging opportunities with City leadership, Director, Communications Manager, and other staff as appropriate.
  • Advocate at the state legislature for or against legislation and investments that advance the City and region’s interests in delivering significant infrastructure projects.
Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:


The optimal blend of expertise would be technical hard skills with transportation projects (reading plans and analyzing technical reports) combined with the soft skills of advocacy and policy work in a political environment (with exposure to the City Council and community). The selected candidate will enjoy a collaborative, team-based environment focused on providing solutions. PE or AICP designations are desirable

How to Apply:

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For more information contact: Josh Jones, CPS HR Consulting - 916.471.3301

City of Vancouver website: www.cityofvancouver.us. The City of Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer.