The City of Los Angeles invites your interest for the exempt position of GENERAL MANAGER - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
LADOT leads transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles. LADOT is made up of over 1,300 civil servants, including 600 traffic officers. LADOT manages 52 different transportation services for the City-- from parking and curb management to safety improvements to permits for private mobility operators.
In Los Angeles, all people have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support vibrant, inclusive communities.
LADOT’s mission is to lead transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles. We work together and collaborate to deliver a safe, livable, and well-run transportation system in the city and region.
Key Policy Initiatives & Plans
LADOT has six main operating groups reporting to the General Manager: External Affairs, Field Operations & Administrative Services, Mobility Management, Parking Enforcement & Traffic Control, Project Delivery & Operations, and Transportation Technology.
LADOT works with two citizen commissions appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the City Council:
LADOT has two citizen advisory committees, the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). These committees advise the City of Los Angeles on mobility improvements that impact people walking and cycling.
For more information about the Department of Transportation, please visit ladot.lacity.orgABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The City of Los Angeles is seeking a highly experienced individual and dynamic leader to serve as General Manager and lead the Department of Transportation.
In building a cohesive team, Mayor Garcetti is looking for these qualities in all General Managers:
Additionally, top candidates for consideration will also:
The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader who combines the ability to deliver the Mayor’s vision for mobility in Southern California with the managerial effectiveness and savvy to bring that vision to life in a challenging geographic, political, and organizational landscape. To accomplish this, the next General Manager will possess the leadership skills to inspire teamwork, deliver results, and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility. Finally, sterling integrity and trustworthiness are also vital in this high profile position.
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university with concentration in transportation, urban planning, public administration, engineering, or a related field and at least five years of significant, high-level management experience in a mid- to large-size public agency or private sector firm that deals with complex transportation issues, operations, and programs. A Master’s degree is preferred. Applicants with extensive successful experience at the local, state, regional, or national level of government in transportation, urban planning, or public works are encouraged to apply.
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and has a multi-ethnic population of approximately four million. It is truly a world-class city that offers a diversified economy and an unparalleled quality of life. Los Angeles continues to maintain its position as an economic power-house, the entertainment capital of the world, and a major trendsetter in virtually every field of human endeavor.
Los Angeles is a charter city and is governed by a Mayor and City Council. The City Council serves full time and has fifteen members elected by district for four-year terms. Boards of Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, oversee several of the City’s departments and bureaus. Mayor Eric Garcetti was elected in May 2013 and is currently serving his second term.
The City has 44 departments, bureaus, and offices for which funds are budgeted annually by the Mayor and City Council. Within those, the City has three departments (the Departments of Water & Power, Harbor, and Airports) that are financed solely by revenue generated from their operations, which are governed by Commissions, as well as two distinctly separate pension systems (Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions and the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System).
Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (include name, job title, affiliation, and telephone number) to:
City of Los Angeles Personnel Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: When emailing your application package, the subject line should reflect your name and the job title you are applying for.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible.
In order to be considered:
The position of General Manager of the Department of Transportation is an exempt, at-will management position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights or due process rights. The General Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the Mayor.
For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf