Traffic Engineer/ Deputy Public Works Director

City of San Rafael
Until Filled

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Traffic Engineer/Deputy Public Works Director.  The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader who possesses complex project management and exceptional communication skills.  The Traffic Engineer will have experience managing public works traffic engineering and land development projects, strong fiscal and business acumen, proven leadership experience, and a strong customer focus. This is a great position for the candidate who is looking to work in a professional public works environment where staff are encouraged to reduce bureaucracy and make things happen.  This job is a chance to be a transformative leader advancing public projects that will serve the community for generations to come.


For more information please see the recruitment brochure:




This is a mid-management position that reports directly to the Public Works Director, oversees 6 staff and has additional temporary and contractor support and a $3-4 million operational budget.  The Traffic Engineer/Deputy Public Works Director will have fantastic career opportunities and work in one of the most ideal building locations.  Public Works is located in a 30,000 square foot building overlooking the Bay and Shoreline Park.  This position is part of the Public Works Department executive team with a collaborative team culture that inspires creative thinking, engagement and supports quality of life and work-life balance.  As mentioned, this position will oversee traffic engineering, land development, and encroachment permitting and approvals. 


The ideal candidate will use their interpersonal skills and technical engineering expertise to motivate the team to meet the goals and objectives of the department and City.  You will use your communication skills and strengths to advocate for various modes of transportation including bicycle, pedestrian, transit and vehicular.  The Traffic Engineer will be customer service minded, an interdepartmental collaborator, an excellent project manager and a mentor to our future leaders.  

Employment Standards –

In addition to the above ideal candidate competencies the required qualifications are:

  • Registration as a Traffic Engineer in the State of California

If you are registered as a Traffic Engineer in another state, the CA Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists has a form of reciprocity called Comity to fast-track the registration process.

  • Six years of increasingly responsible experience performing traffic and/or civil engineering, preferably including supervisory/management experience.
  • Ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License upon hire.


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. The salary range for this position is $120,600 - $146,592 annually, DOQ/DOE, and includes a competitive benefits package. For more information, see the complete brochure linked above.


This position is open until filled. For first consideration apply by August 6th; however, candidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.

Apply At:

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


· 866-929-WBCP (9229) toll free

· 541-664-0376 (direct)


Interviews will be on August 23rd and 24th; candidates will need to be available for both days.

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