River to Sea TPO seeks Executive Director

The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), located in Daytona Beach, Florida, serves a Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) encompassing more than 600,000 people including all of Volusia County and the developed areas of eastern Flagler County, including Beverly Beach and Flagler Beach, as well as portions of the cities of Palm Coast and Bunnell. The area is about an hour’s drive north of Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center, as well as being within a few hours’ drive of other major Florida communities, including Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville.

The River to Sea TPO is the entity responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning and programming process for the designated MPA. The TPO Board is comprised of elected officials from the member local governments served by the organization. The Executive Director reports directly to the TPO Board, and between meetings, to the TPO Executive Committee and/or Chair, and provides leadership, oversight, and direction for all operational functions of the River to Sea TPO.

The River to Sea TPO seeks an experienced Executive Director who is passionate about progressive planning principles and has a demonstrated ability to develop long-range plans, future projects, and fostering collaborative relationships with member communities and partner agencies. The Executive Director is also responsible for providing assistance and professional recommendations on fiscal matters including the preparation of the TPO’s annual budget, policy considerations, strategic planning, local and regional transportation initiatives, and legislative issues and activities. Other responsibilities include the direction and support for agenda development and preparation of associated materials, and meeting participation with the TPO Governing Board, Executive Committee, and other standing committees, subcommittees, and working groups as needed.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, urban studies, business administration, political science, or closely related field; supplemented by seven or more years of experience in the field of planning with a MPO, the U.S. Department of Transportation, a state Department of Transportation, a local government, or working with a private sector planning firm. At least five of those years should include serving in a managerial position. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications at the discretion of the TPO. A Master’s degree in planning, business administration, public administration, finance, or related field is preferred

For more information on this position contact:

 Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President

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