Traffic Manager – Director of Information Technology

Exempt | Location: Harbor

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Kedren Robinson

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City of Los Angeles Harbor Department

Traffic Manager – Director of Information Technology

This position will be filled as exempt from Civil Service

ANNUAL SALARY $150,168 - $219,532 (subject to change)

The Los Angeles Harbor Department (Harbor Department) is looking for an experienced individual to join our management team as the Traffic Manager/Director of Information Technology. This position reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management.


Planning, coordinating, and directing technical staff of the Information Technology Division engaged in the administration, operation, selection and maintenance of large advanced technological multi-computer operations center, large-scale electronic data processing equipment and supporting system software.

The Director will develop standards, policies and procedures to ensure effective economic utilization of resources, completeness of controls, adherence to standards, completion of documentation and quality and efficiency of output.

Confers with management in the selection, enhancement and modification of electronic data processing equipment and supervisory software to support operating needs; manages the development, publication, and maintenance of an information technology strategy, policies, standards, plans, and procedures for end-user computing, office systems, and information resource management to insure appropriate selection, usage, implementation, maintenance, administration, and management of the information technology methodologies, applications, and hardware/software resources.

The Director administers the budget preparation process; prepares and coordinates long and short-range planning studies; maintains coordination of schedules for budget with those established by the General Manager. Establishes procedures for evaluating proposed expenditures; assesses changing technology to determine impact on planned acquisitions; administers the acquisition of new materials, equipment and services; coordinates the preparation of bid specifications and conducts cost benefit analyses.

The Director develops procedures and guidelines for technical training and counseling programs; administers and coordinates the development, maintenance and updating of standards documentation, and may be assigned to other duties for training purposes or to meet technological changes or emergencies.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in information systems, engineering, business administration or a related field, and; 
  • At least five (5) years full-time paid management level experience directing a large and complex operation responsible for the development and implementation of information technology systems. 


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong negotiating skills. 
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development. 
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles. 
  • Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems. 
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT. 
  • Proven leadership ability. 


1. The position of Traffic Manager at the Harbor Department is an exempt, at-will position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights or due process rights. The Traffic Manager is appointed by and serves at the preference of the General Manager. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the General Manager. 

2. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the Harbor Department before accepting a job offer. 

The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a resume detailing applicable background and work experience (including the size of the operational agency and networks managed), a cover letter of interest and three (3) work related references (include name, job title, affiliation and telephone number) to:

City of Los Angeles – Harbor Department

Attn: Kedren Robinson – Senior Management Analyst


(Note: When e-mailing your application material, the subject line should reflect your name and the job title you are applying for.)


Tuesday, July, 5, 2022

The filing period may close at any time or when sufficient applications are received.

Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview for further evaluation.

For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134. Review for information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment.