Assistant Deputy Director | Capital Projects


The Assistant Deputy Director assists in the management of the Capital Projects Division, the oversight and delivery of large capital projects and select programs within the Transportation Authority’s Program of Projects and manages the delivery of select capital projects for which the Transportation Authority has direct delivery responsibilities, with activities ranging from the environmental phase through design and construction of the project. This position manages multiple projects, performs technical analyses and interacts with a variety of public agency staff, advocates and private stakeholders.


Reports to: Deputy Director for Capital Projects                                       Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt



  • Plans, directs, and supports capital project development in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of large capital projects and select Transportation Authority programs and funding initiatives.

  • Provides project delivery support to project sponsors responsible for implementing large capital projects and select programs within the Transportation Authority’s Program of Projects, and is responsible for in-house and consultant contract engineering and design personnel engaged in large capital project and select programs support and development, and in project delivery support activities.

  • Manages monitoring efforts for select Transportation Authority programs and funding initiatives. Monitors project management and delivery to aid in programming decisions. Develops and implements strategies in partnership with project sponsors to assure projects are delivered timely and per scope and budget parameters.

  • Responsible for technical input on capital projects, as needed to support development and updates to the Countywide Transportation Plan, other Transportation Authority and outside agency plans, studies and programming efforts.

  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of project schedules, budgets, and quality control objectives.

  • Makes recommendations to the Deputy Director on all capital project related matters and assists in fielding inquiries from Board members. Provides timely communication of project status and issues to the Executive Director and maintains technical and administrative control of capital project development and support.

  • Coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies during project funding conceptualization, design, and implementation, and ensures compliance with any pertinent administrative requirements.

  • Reviews production of grants, contracts, memorandums, and correspondence prepared by the division.

  • Develops and manages annual work plan for Division and establishes work activity priorities and staff assignments.

  • Prepares Board memoranda and official Transportation Authority correspondence, and presents before management, the Transportation Authority Board, and other external agencies.

  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates professional and subordinate staff and counsels and disciplines staff.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises Senior and Administrative Engineers. May supervise external consultant teams.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Training and Experience: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Civil, Transportation Engineering or related field, and a State of California professional engineering license is required. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation project and program management required, including at least two (2) years of demonstrated staff management experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of project and program management for capital projects; regulatory requirements and guidelines associated with obligation and expenditure of local, regional, state and federal transportation funds for capital projects; standard cost estimation and value engineering techniques; standard transportation planning principles and methods; consultant contract preparation and oversight of consultant contracts for professional services; database management techniques; and proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software.

Skills and Abilities:Ability to implement an effective capital project and program monitoring plan to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery; familiarity with project scheduling applications; ability to analyze and interpret data pertaining to capital planning issues using appropriate methods and statistical techniques; summarize and present data and prepare written reports and recommendations; speak effectively and write clearly and concisely.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of modern office work and include moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), and are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Ability to travel on occasion.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Salary is effectively higher since the Transportation Authority offers an employer contribution to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package, elements of which include, but are not limited to:

  • Retirement: up to 9.49% employer contribution

  • Insurance: Health, dental, life, and long-term disability. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.

  • Deferred Compensation (Section 457)

  • Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first 5 years of service

  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays   

  • Up to $160 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit


Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (, fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

RE: Assistant Deputy Director for Capital Projects

Attn: Human Resources

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

1455 Market Street, Floor 22

San Francisco, CA 94103


Minority candidates, women, and disabled are encouraged to apply.