Deputy General Manager II for Mobility Strategy and Planning (Deputy Executive Director)

Website Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

LAWA is a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
LAWA is a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles with over 3,600 employees. The department operates, maintains, and develops Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Palmdale Landholdings (PMD). LAWA is governed by the Board of Airport Commissioners, a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Los Angeles City Council. Currently, LAX is the third busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States (US). LAX served more than 88 million passengers in 2019.

LAX is undergoing one of the greatest airport transformations in the country and is embarking upon a major capital improvement program, which will improve the traveling experience and enhance access to the airport. Projects include a new satellite international concourse, runway and airfield improvements, terminal renovations, construction of a new automated people mover system, and a consolidated car rental facility. In conjunction with this airport modernization, the development and implementation of a cohesive and comprehensive mobility strategy is a high priority for LAWA.

The Opportunity
LAWA is actively seeking experienced and innovative individuals to effectively lead and manage a new Mobility, Strategy and Planning unit within the Environmental Programs Group. Under the direction of the Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer, this position will manage the unit charged with implementing LAWA’s vision, short and long term goals and strategies pertaining to mobility at LAWA. This position will lead the development of transportation policies, projects, programs and partnerships to create a high quality mobility experience for our passengers and employees.

The Position
This position supervises and performs duties that require higher-level technical expertise in the areas of transportation planning, agency coordination, policy development and other areas of mobility. This position will direct the management and delivery of the Mobility Strategic Plan, including developing and refining benchmarking progress on plan implementation, as well as updating and tracking mobility projects, programs and contracts. This position will also oversee the Mobility Working Group, comprised of staff across the LAWA campus and will develop new initiatives to implement mobility improvements at LAWA facilities.

Duties also include organizing and supervising staff, reviewing and coordinating comprehensive planning efforts, budget development and administration. A main component of this position will be to coordinate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including groups within LAWA, other City departments, external agencies, political offices, community groups and various committees that interact with LAWA.

Candidates should be familiar with the development of Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Information, consultant and contractor selection, development of cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding or other agreements. This position will represent staff at meetings, both internal and external, and will coordinate and disseminate information to various departments and stakeholders. Candidates should be familiar with transportation planning and can leverage this experience to develop transportation policies and programs consistent with LAWA’s mobility and value.

Candidate will work with executives and staff to advance project approvals, represent LAWA on key external committees pertaining to mobility and at meetings, forums and venues in the region.

LAWA seeks a talented, energetic, and a committed individual who will work collaboratively in a results-oriented organization to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Mobility.

Ideal Candidate
• Have the skills necessary to inspire teamwork and adapt to rapidly changing environments and issues
• Demonstrate strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
• Possess a passion for and commitment to mobility and transportation planning
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Have excellent problem-solving skills, coupled with analytical skills to compile and analyze complex data
• Have strong planning and conceptual skills
• Be highly collaborative and have an open and adaptive management style
• Demonstrate and motivate staff to provide high levels of customer service to stakeholders (internal and external)
• Understanding of applicable laws, rules and regulations governing transportation policies and roles of transportation agencies in the region
• Be able to make presentations before the public, government bodies, and other agencies

Position Requirements
This position requires five years of full time paid senior-level managerial experience in the development, implementation, and management of airside or landside transportation services, regional and cross-jurisdictional transportation strategy and planning; and coordination and interface experience with stakeholders and agency partners. Experience in the industry could include transportation agency, engineering agency, elected office (with focus on transportation policy) or non profit group.

Should have familiarity with roles and responsibilities of regional transportation agencies, local stakeholders and airports.

License: A valid California driver’s license is required.

The salary range for this position is $163,845 – $246,175 annually, depending on qualifications and depth of experience.

To Be Considered
Screening will be conducted to select the most qualified candidates for interview. To be considered, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: no later than September 18, 2020.
Attention: Veronica Rivera (424) 646-7856

To learn more about LAWA visit us online at

*This position is an exempt, at-will position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.

The City of Los Angeles offers a highly competitive benefits package which includes an independent retirement plan to which both the employee and the City contribute; a multi-option deferred compensation plan; generous vacation and sick leave; 14 paid holidays per year; a flexible benefits plan including multi-option health, dental, and vision coverage; and family and domestic partner leave.

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