Established: 08/06
Revised: 12/07
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 1



Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage the transportation engineering activities within the Department of Transportation and Development; and to do other work as required.


The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides services to County residents through the Building Codes, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Road Operations and Maintenance, Transportation Engineering, Dog Services and Community Environment divisions and the Clackamas County Development Agency.

The Transportation Engineering Division within the Department of Transportation and Development provides professional and technical engineering support to the Planning and Roads Divisions and manages programs to implement improvements to the County's road system. Specific functions include traffic engineering, road engineering and surveying, traffic control engineering and maintenance, construction management and development coordination.

The Transportation Engineering Manager is responsible for all Division operations and provides direction to supervisory, professional, technical and administrative support personnel. The incumbent reports to the Director of Transportation and Development.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans, prioritizes, and supervises the Transportation Engineering Division, including capital improvement programs, development review, traffic engineering and road statute administration; develops and implements division goals and objectives, prioritizing projects and establishing schedules; monitors all DTD engineering programs and directs the preparation of comprehensive reports regarding a variety of surveying, engineering, development review, capital projects, service district and management issues.
  2. Hires and directs supervisory, professional and technical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  3. Prepares and directs the administration of division budgets; monitors and controls expenditures for compliance with budget; forecasts revenues; identifies and develops the resources necessary to fund realistic transportation planning and engineering priorities; establishes cost accounting benchmarks for all core services.
  4. Develops effective management programs and systems for special services and responsibilities, such as DTD's involvement with utility service districts, transportation system development charge program, Community Development block grants and citizen transportation improvement initiatives.
  5. Coordinates implementation of strategic plan and program development for the development review process by working within DTD, WES and the County's Surveyors Office; evaluates progress on the implementation of the Development Review Performance Audit and report to the Board of County Commissioners, the DTD Director and affected departments.
  6. Represents Transportation Engineering with other County departments, other jurisdictions, citizen groups, and concerned citizens; responds to public inquiries and complaints concerning transportation issues being proposed or implemented; monitors joint projects with other jurisdictions; coordinates public outreach activities involving capital improvement projects and manages the resolution of conflicting issues involving the public and other jurisdictions.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration as it applies to transportation needs and services; principles and practices of land surveying and civil engineering design and construction; governmental funding, financing, laws, regulations, and codes related to transportation planning and construction; fiscal administration of budgets and grants administration; principles of personnel administration and supervision; strategic planning and engineering project management.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing on administrative and technical issues; identify complex transportation needs and prioritize department projects based upon available human and financial resources; develop, justify and ensure completion of project within budget, time and legal guidelines; formulate and evaluate policies and procedures; administer and control the distribution of funds according to budget and grant proposals; effectively resolve interpersonal conflict and negotiate resolutions with concerned citizens and groups; establish and maintain effective working relationships; direct staff to provide quality services to citizens and the community; operate office equipment, including personal computers and software applications.


Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.