Director of Transportation

County of Riverside
Until Filled


SALARY: $137,358 - $246,841

The County of Riverside is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its next Director of Transportation. The position will oversee the County’s Transportation Department, an innovative department responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of roads, bridges and transportation facilities within the unincorporated areas of the County. This position will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing the Transportation Department, which includes a diverse group of approximately 400 employees committed to providing exemplary service to the residents of Riverside County. The Department is part of the larger Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA), and provides a wide range of services including engineering design, construction and maintenance of County roads, review of plans and construction of transportation facilities by private land development, and land surveying and map processing. Come join this amazing organization with a leadership team that prides itself in making impactful changes to the community it serves.

The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated background overseeing large-scale, complex public works and civil engineering projects, preferably in a like sized organization. The Director will be skilled in their ability to build consensus, be an excellent problem solver, and will be highly customer and community focused.  The selected candidate will lead and develop an exceptional, tenured, and dedicated staff, and possess a track record of developing innovative solutions to complex matters. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and confident leader who can effectively navigate dynamic political challenges, and work in concert with executive leadership, elected officials, and public works program partners.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in civil engineering, transportation planning, public or business administration, public policy, or a closely related field or a field specifically related to the assigned area; and
Ideally, five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience including two years of management experience; and
Direct experience in managing transportation projects.

Possesses a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by September 17, 2020 at:

First-round interviews will be held on October 5 and 7, 2020 (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days)
Final-round interviews will be arranged with the candidates selected to move forward

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions: