OPEN RECRUITMENTS  (CLOSES August 30, 2022 at 5pm)

 Executive Director

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA)

Auburn, California

Annual Salary: $195,946 – $262,584 DOE/DOQ


The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is seeking a technically skilled and highly personable Executive Director to oversee the activities of the Agency. The Executive Director will lead a team of six while managing an approximate budget of $7 million and a variety of roles PCTPA provides. Their primary focus will be pursuing a transportation sales tax measure on the 2024 ballot, which is a complicated and exceedingly important endeavor. They will be an excellent project manager and take transportation infrastructure projects from the planning stage all the way to final engineering. The selected candidate will serve as a liaison to the Board and a respectable representative of the Agency when working with government officials, developers, outside agencies, and community members. They will be highly influential, an effective communicator and public speaker, and a collaborative leader. Having an understanding of transportation planning or engineering is important, as is keeping a pulse on the industry and related fields in order to make informed decisions. If you are passionate about transportation, want to support a growing community, and have the persuasive skills to achieve PCTPA’s goals, apply today!


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The Executive Director will be a seasoned transportation professional who can effectively oversee the activities of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), including a small but dynamic team of six which includes executive leadership, transportation planners/engineers, finance, administrative, and support staff. The Executive Director will also oversee an operating budget of approximately $7 million, lead complex projects, and work with regional partners, elected officials, and state and federal agencies. An important role will be to identify and support the adoption of additional funding streams, including but not limited to the transportation sales tax measure on the 2024 ballot. The position is also responsible for policy development, program and transportation project planning and implementation, and budget and fiscal management. They also will strive to meet PCTPA’s goals and objectives, while ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance. Other functions of this role include preparing reports, making recommendations, problem solving, addressing various technical and political transportation issues, managing and mentoring staff, and representing PCTPA.


The next Executive Director will be effective at accomplishing the goals, duties, and projects at PCTPA while demonstrating relationship-building skills, leadership, politically savvy, and emotional intelligence.  They will successfully work with a pro-development community and regularly connect with home builders, engineering firms, developers, and various other interested parties and community members. They will inspire confidence, demonstrate excellent organizational and project management skills, be committed to collaboration, and work through challenges and obstacles to get the job done. The successful candidate will be a forward thinker, creative problem solver, and persuasive communicator.



The successful applicant will possess a combination of experience and education that would supply the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job of Executive Director at a high level. These typically include:


Five years of professional experience in transportation planning with at least three years of management experience with at least two years at the executive level.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in transportation planning,
urban/regional planning, or a closely related field.

Possession of, or the ability to acquire, a valid Class C California driver’s license



Annual Salary $195,946 – $262,584 DOE/DOQ and a generous benefits package

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by 5:00 p.m. on August 30th at:




      Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on September 21st. Round two interviews will be in person and take place on September 28th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.


      Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions: