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City of Bozeman Director of Transportation and Engineering in Bozeman, Montana

Director of Transportation and Engineering

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Director of Transportation and Engineering


$113,972.95 - $125,245.00 Annually


Professional Building, 20 E. Olive

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2/3/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

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  • Benefits



Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:

Reference: BOZDTE

Provides leadership and directs and supervises the operations, activities, and personnel of the Streets, Vehicle Maintenance, Engineering, and Solid Waste operations; performs directly related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide leadership and direct the overall operations of the Streets, Vehicle Maintenance, Engineering, and Solid Waste Departments, including coordinating City infrastructure installation and maintenance. The work is performed under the direction of an assigned supervisor, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of all departmental personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Director of Utilities, other City employees, City Commission and other elected officials, City advisory boards, business and community groups, outside contractors, State and Federal officials, representatives of the media, and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an office environment with some exposure to outdoor weather conditions and hazards.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of Departmental administrators in implementing the expressed goals, policies, regulations, and directives of the Streets, Vehicle Maintenance, Engineering, and Solid Waste Departments;

  • Develops and administers policies and procedures designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations, including overseeing public works, environmental protection, and infrastructure needs;

  • Maintains public contact, including receiving and answering citizen complaints or questions regarding various aspects of public services, including coordinating public service announcements regarding upcoming major infrastructure construction projects and forthcoming rate increases;

  • Communicates with all related personnel in efforts to encourage, motivate, promote leadership, and encourage teamwork in accomplishing set forth objectives;

  • Appropriately coordinates, directs and approves all City engineering and construction activities, including planning projects between public services departments, the public, and other agencies to ensure projects are designed, implemented, and maintained in coordination with other projects;

  • Reviews and signs subdivision plats and Certificates of Survey;

  • Develops and administers the Department budget, including eliminating duplicate purchases of major equipment, ensuring budget items are purchased as approved in a timely manner, ensuring departments stay within approved budget, coordinating rate structures with Finance Director, Assistant City Manager and City Manager, and reviewing capital improvement programs to coordinate with other projects;

  • Outlines priorities, schedules assignments, and coordinates related projects;

  • Provides legislative input on clean environment and enhanced local project funding issues;

  • Serves as an in-house consultant on matters involving infrastructure guidance and related City services, including preparing presentations for City Commission and others as necessary;

  • Completes and maintains records and files of required reports, correspondence, and documentation;

  • Conducts site inspections and oversees all infrastructure maintenance, repair and construction project activities, including special projects as requested;

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audiovisual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;

  • Responds directly to citizen’s questions and comments referred either directly or by the City Manager in a courteous and timely manner;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with the Assistant City Manager, City Manager, the City Commission, department heads, Federal and County officials, news media, and the general public to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or a closely related field; and

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Montana is preferred; and

  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations, engineering, or a related field, including at least five years in a supervisory role; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of current principles, practices and operations of public service operations;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and ordinances;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current principles and practices of public administration;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern engineering and land surveying principles;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of budgetary principles within the public sector;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of subdivision and zoning laws;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety-related rules, laws, policies, procedures and techniques;

  • Ability to direct, supervise, train, evaluate and lead the work of others;

  • Ability to effectively resolve employee problems in a fair and diplomatic manner;

  • Ability to effectively and accurately interpret and enforce all relevant codes, ordinances, laws and regulations;

  • Ability to effectively present and promote department projects to the general public and the news media;

  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, including addressing and resolving citizen’s complaints and concerns;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;

  • Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City’s Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork.


  • Valid Driver’s License (must obtain valid Montana Driver’s License within 60 days of employment);

  • Offers for employment conditional upon satisfactory completion of appropriate post condition offer process;

    As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community.

    1 FTE (40 hours per week)

    This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, ability to accrue 15 vacation days and 12 sick days per year, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!

    .75 FTE (30 hours per week)

    A .75 FTE provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and medical, dental, and vision benefits with a 75% subsidy from the City.

    .5 FTE (20 hours per week)

    A .5 FTE provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and medical, dental, and vision benefits with a 50% subsidy from the City.

    less than .5 FTE (less than 20 hours per week)

    A .46 or less FTE has the option to participate in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and holiday pay.


Bozeman, City of (MT)


121 N. Rouse Ave. Bozeman, Montana, 59715




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