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Deputy Director - Transportation and Parking (Hoboken, US)

City of Hoboken, NJ

General Summary

The City of Hoboken is seeking a Deputy Director to lead parking initiatives and operations within the Department of Transportation and Parking. This is a highly responsible managerial and administrative position that will assist the Director in managing customer service, permitting, enforcement, metered parking, off-street parking, accounting and revenue collection, and the City’s mobility programs. The Deputy Director will also assist the Director in managing the City’s parking programs and projects including updating and implementing the City’s Parking Master Plan, development and implementation of curbside management policies, management of parking technologies, and planning for pricing and permitting policies to improve on-street parking availability. The Deputy Director will develop strategies for managing loading zones and freight deliveries, TNCs, taxis, shared mobility, food trucks, parklets, and other curbside management topics. Work will be performed under the administrative direction of the Director of Transportation and Parking.

Hoboken is a dynamic, multi-modal city of approximately 55,000 people located on the west bank of the Hudson River directly across from Manhattan and New York City. Hoboken faces a paradox of having the highest percent of commuters by transit (approximately 60%) of any city in the United States but also the second highest vehicle density in New Jersey. Hoboken has been recognized as a leader in New Jersey in progressive urban transportation policy and street design. As a member of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Deputy Director will have access to a rich body of professional parking and transportation policy resources and will be able to collaborate on best practices and innovative solutions with transportation and parking leaders from across North America.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Hoboken Parking Utility
  • Assist the Director with administrative and managerial duties such as budget, resource allocation, personnel management, contract administration, and more
  • Develop parking and transportation policies, projects, and programs to manage the supply and demand of Hoboken’s 9,000 on-street parking spaces and 3,000 off-street parking spaces
  • Update and implement the City’s Parking Master Plan
  • Develop and implement curbside management policies to help guide the City in addressing competing demands for finite curb space, including meter policy, off-street parking policies, loading zone and freight delivery policy, and more
  • Conduct parking studies including parking occupancy surveys, parking turnover analyses, pricing analyses, and more
  • Expand and maintain the City’s GIS database with the City’s parking regulations and parking-related data
  • Study off-street parking occupancy data and make recommendations for managing occupancy in the City’s off-street parking facilities
  • Integrate cutting edge parking technologies into all projects and policies
  • Assist with drafting updates to the Hoboken Municipal Code
  • Prepare and review agenda items, ordinances, resolutions, and reports for City Council meetings
  • Coordinate and participate in public outreach efforts
  • Work closely with the City’s Special Improvement District to enhance parking availability in business districts
  • Collaborate on projects with other City personnel, including the City’s Transportation Planner, Chief Resilience Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, and land use planners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, transportation planning, transportation engineering, management, or related field.
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in parking or transportation work, with preference of at least 3 years of managerial experience in these fields.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) or Certified Parking Professional (CPP)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of employee selection, performance management, discipline, supervision, public administration/management, contract administration, and finance
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, practices, and principles of transportation and parking systems planning
  • Thorough knowledge of the varied transportation and parking problems associated with the growth of urban centers, the movement of goods and people, and other attendant conditions
  • Knowledge of best practices in progressive urban street design
  • Knowledge of the technical problems associated with comprehensive transportation planning activities
  • Knowledge of the techniques used in data collection and surveys, and in other planning and research methods
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other Office 365 software
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports and studies containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.


  • Appointee shall be required to possess a driver’s license valid in the State of New Jersey
  • Appointee shall understand how to operate a bicycle

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications.

Please send resume and cover letter to Michael Kraus at mkraus(at)hobokennj.gov

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Michael Kraus
End date
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 AM
City of Hoboken, NJ
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