This posting is for the Safe Streets Coordinator position. It will be funded by Metro General Mobility Funds, which are intended to facilitate safe transportation for all transportation modes.
The Safe Streets Coordinator will be responsible for utilizing a variety of tools to improve and promote roadway safety for all transportation modes. The tools will include encouragement activities, educational programs, enforcement, engineering/infrastructure, and evaluation. The position requires knowledge and application of current road safety best practice to achieve a sustainable and resilient road infrastructure system for Houston.
Specific duties of the Safe Streets Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
Reviewing the design of capital projects to ensure that the latest safety standards are incorporated in all road improvement projects in the City to provide safety, mobility, and accessibility for all road users.
Preparing and distributing educational information and promotional activities to encourage safe road use.
Pursuing appropriation of city, state, or federal funds for projects.
Tracking, summarizing, and reporting status and schedules of various multimodal projects.
Serving as Houston Public Works' liaison to the City of Houston Vision Zero Initiative.
Organizing and manage Road Safety Audits along specific corridors and locations.
Refining existing and developing new City policies and procedures.
Serving as liaison between city personnel and outside agency personnel regarding multimodal safety issues.
Researching and preparing responses to project inquiries from citizens and other city personnel.
Making presentations in public and private forums.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or a closely related field
Experience: Six years of experience in transportation, traffic safety, roadway design, or a closely related field
Internal Number: 21201
About Houston Public Works
Houston Public Works provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives and works in Houston. Primarily, the department is responsible for all the things we take for granted on a daily basis: the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical engineering of the City's infrastructure. This includes the production and distribution of over 146 billion gallons of water per year and the treatment of over 90 billion gallons per year of wastewater. That is enough to fill the Astrodome four times per day with fresh water and over twice per day with wastewater. It also includes the maintenance of the City's over 16,000 lane miles of streets, over 60,000 storm water manholes, over 100,000 storm water inlets, over 1,100,000 street name and traffic control signs, over 17,000 freeway and under bridge light fixtures, over 50,000 fire hydrants and traffic signals at over 2,450 intersections.