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.
- Creativity: A commitment to curiosity,
innovation, and critical thinking.
- Fulfillment: A commitment to
adaptability, growth, and fun.
- Accountability: A commitment to
responsiveness, follow through, and follow-up.
- Integrity: A firm commitment to
transparency, ethics, and building trust.
Initiatives & Plans
- LADOT Strategic Plan 2021-2023
- LADOT Annual Report January 1, 2020 -
December 31, 2021
- L.A.’s Green New Deal: Sustainability
- Public Right-of-Way Protocols (Board of
Public Works file BPW-2021-0368)
- Interdepartmental MOU: Improving
Project Planning and Delivery in the Public Right-of-Way (Board of Public Works
- Executive Directive 28: 2028 Olympic
and Paralympic Games
- Executive Directive 25: L.A.’s Green
New Deal: Leading By Example
- Executive Directive 19: Planning and
Developing Housing and Transportation
- Executive Directive 10: Vision Zero
- Executive Directive 1: Great Streets
- Mobility Plan 2035: An Element of the
- CHANGING LANES a gender equity
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:
- Board of Transportation Commissioners:
The Transportation Commission provides guidance on transportation policies
including proposed ordinances regulating city streets; off-street parking
facilities; and school crossing guards.
This Commission also hears appeals for private transportation companies
operating in the City.
- Board of Taxicab Commissioners: The
Taxicab Commission sets policies for taxicab operations, franchises, permits,
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.
information about the Department of Transportation, please visit ladot.lacity.org
The City of Los Angeles is
seeking a highly experienced individual and dynamic leader to serve as General
Manager and lead the Department of
- Lead, organize, and
direct the operations and services of the department through oversight of Assistant General Managers, bureau heads, and other
- Provide direction and
leadership in significant projects and initiatives;
- Long term planning and
visioning for the department, including
developing strategic plans and overseeing the compilation of annual budget
- Maximize productivity
through effective communication with and motivation of department employees;
- Establish strong,
collaborative partnerships across City policymakers and departments;
- Serve as a member of
numerous relevant committees, acting as a coordinator with federal, state, and local
- Participate in public
presentations and provide briefings to the City Council, commissions,
and advisory committees.
the department’s projects are implemented, and its core services delivered,
within the prescribed budgets and timelines.
with the Mayor’s Office to develop and deliver policy and administrative initiatives
related to the department’s services.
In building a cohesive team, Mayor Garcetti is looking
for these qualities in all General Managers:
- Leaders who are not only effective
managers, but also have the vision, discipline, tenacity, and skills to set and
achieve strategic goals and leave a lasting legacy.
- Team players who foster collaboration
at all levels of the organizations, with an understanding that problems and
solutions routinely cross department lines and city borders.
- Team builders who make it a priority to
empower, coach, mentor, and recognize city staff to increase their individual
and shared capacity to achieve success.
- Change agents who use data and
performance metrics to drive continuous improvements and achieve the results
that matter most.
- Strategic thinkers who understand the
necessity of taking the long view and the high road in order to achieve
outcomes that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
- Role models who personally demonstrate
the integrity, work ethic, and genuine concern for their fellow Angelenos that
inspires public confidence and motivates City workers to do their best.
- Active learners who seek best practices
across the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors to apply them to
unique challenges and opportunities in Los Angeles.
- Public servants who are passionate
about building a greater city in partnership with citizens and civic groups
across Los Angeles.
Additionally, top candidates for consideration will
recognized for exceptional communication skills and responsiveness;
communicate the Mayor’s strategic transportation vision and direction to the
City’s elected officials, transportation colleagues, department employees, and
members of the community;
extensive knowledge of federal and state transportation funding sources and the
ability to develop innovative funding techniques for a variety of
transportation program elements;
the department as a showcase for contemporary transportation efforts;
a strong background in managing core administrative functions, including
knowledge of creating and administering budgets and contracts, principles of
personnel management, and application of other general administration or
the ability to effectively respond to, negotiate between, and build consensus
as well as positive relations with the all members of the City organization,
department staff, the community, federal, state, and local elected officials,
and other public and transportation services agencies; and
a track record of recognized and demonstrated leadership, accomplishment, and
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).