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The Community
Offering big-city amenities along with small-town hospitality, Iowa City has it all. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest in east central Iowa, it has long served as a hub for culture, education, variety, and fun. The City enjoys an extensive parks and recreation system that includes nearly 1,000 acres of prairie, wetlands and forested areas with almost every Iowa City resident living within ½ mile of public open space areas. Iowa City also features a vibrant, walkable downtown, and in 2008 was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature, and remains the only City in the United States to hold this honor. Numerous professional publications consistently rank Iowa City as a highly favorable place to do business, a vibrant center for arts and culture, and a great place to retire where seniors can age successfully.

Iowa City is the home of the University of Iowa with Hawkeye athletics being a regional draw for college sports enthusiasts. Our community also offers excellent healthcare facilities, including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mercy Hospital, and the Iowa VA Medical Center. Additionally, the City is the location of numerous private employers such as American College Testing, Pearson, Procter & Gamble, Oral B, and many other smaller business and manufacturing firms.

The City’s fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budget totals $190.6 million. The primary revenue sources are property taxes, hotel/motel taxes, user fees, permits and licenses, and franchise fees. Iowa City has received a Moody’s Aaa credit rating for more than 40 years and has been recognized for its efforts in budget preparation and comprehensive annual financial reporting.

Our diverse and welcoming community, located along the banks of the Iowa River and south of the Coralville Reservoir, is home to more than 74,000 people, and is easily accessible via Interstate 80 and the Avenue of the Saints. Iowa City is situated in Johnson County, with a population of 142,000, and serves as county seat. Approximately 26 miles north is Cedar Rapids, serving a metropolitan area of 175,000. Several small rural towns are located throughout Johnson County. Iowa City also neighbors two bustling suburban communities, Coralville and North Liberty.

Responsive Government
Iowa City is governed by a mayor and six council members elected to four-year overlapping terms, with four at-large members and three from districts. The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Clerk, and City Attorney for indefinite terms. All other staff appointments throughout eight City Departments, including the Transportation Services Director, are the responsibility of the City Manager.

Transportation Services Position
The Transportation Services Director manages the operational, financial, personnel and related administrative activities of the Department of Transportation Services, including Transit, Parking and maintenance of the Central Business District. The Department of Transportation Services provides the public with a system of clean, safe and convenient transportation options, including a fixed bus and contracted ADA paratransit system with 1.7 million annual riders and nearly 3,800 garage and metered parking spaces. The Director of Transportation Services will represent the Department before the City Council, the general public and the media, as they provide guidance and development opportunities for approximately 80 employees under their direction.

The City of Iowa City has recently undergone a variety of improvements to its transportation systems and facilities. A few of the latest changes include several new buses, implementation of real-time passenger AVL in partnership between Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and City of Coralville (www.bongo.org), rollout of a mobile parking app (PassportParking) for metered stalls in coordination with the University of Iowa, and the opening of a brand new 600-space parking facility (pictured above). Bike sharing is on the horizon, along with electric vehicle charging stations and an upcoming route study. Development continues to flourish throughout Iowa City and transportation services will be vital to maintaining the community’s vibrancy.

Quick Facts
Iowa City has fixed route operations providing direct services for Iowa City and the City of University Heights. The City’s transit services coordinate daily with multiple transportation systems in the region.

  • 27 heavy duty vehicles provide 1.7 million rides annually
  • 20 routes at peak service, operating Monday – Saturday
  • 708,473 Annual Revenue miles
  • 54,403 Annual Revenue hours
  • Base Fare – $1.00

14 light duty ADA Paratransit vehicles are owned by Iowa City and services are currently contracted with Johnson County SEATS.

  • 313,772 Annual Revenue miles 
  • 33,042 Annual Revenue hours 
  • 98,094 Annual Rides 

Iowa City’s Parking and Central Business District management encompasses 6 parking decks (3,686 spaces) and 1,174 on-street metered stalls.

  • Parking decks offer First Hour Free parking
  • 2,400 Permits issued for decks and lots
  • 735 Motorcycle/moped/scooter permits
  • 57,560 Citations issued
  • $0 citations – 19,339
  • Parking Services provides general maintenance of pedestrian mall and surrounding area

Essential Functions

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and oversees the daily activities of the divisions within the Transportation Services Department, including fixed bus routes, garage and metered parking facilities, coordinates with paratransit service, and manages maintenance of downtown business district infrastructure.
  • Oversees development and performance of department supervisory staff, plans long range department goals in conjunction with City Council strategic plan, and recommends capital improvement projects, equipment procurement, and operational policies to ensure fulfillment of City objectives.
  • Responds to and resolves inquiries, requests, and complaints from the public and outside agencies or groups regarding City transportation, parking and downtown maintenance issues.
  • Develops, administers and monitors the Department’s budget and approves expenditures, monitors collection and handling of parking ramp, parking meter, parking permit and bus fare revenues, and administers and monitors service contracts, including paratransit services.
  • Serves as the City’s representative with various regional, state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Iowa Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration and administers state and federal grant requirements, maximizing funding attained through such grant programs and participating in Federal Transit Administration regulatory review processes.
  • The position will be require collaboration with Coralville Transit, University of Iowa CAMBUS and paratransit service provider management to maintain a coordinated and cooperative urban area transit service, also working with University management to coordinate parking and enforcement planning.
  • Develops and administers operations for maintenance of the Central Business District, and works with the Iowa City Downtown District on cooperative efforts in the Central Business District.

Candidate Requirements
BA in business administration or related field from a DOE recognized accredited school required. Seven years supervisory experience in related field required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and passenger endorsement required within 90 days of hire. Pre-employment drug screen required. Must reside within Iowa City city limits and pass a background check. Master’s degree in business or a related field from a DOE recognized accredited school preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary schedule. Starting salary to be negotiated. Range of $91,644.80-145,246.40.
  • Medical insurance. Employees contribute $55 per month for single coverage and $95 per month for family coverage.
  • Dental insurance. The City provides dental insurance for employees through Delta Dental. Employees have the option of purchasing family dental coverage.
  • Section 125 Plan. The City offers premium conversion and medical spending account, and dependent care spending accounts through a pre-tax Section 125 plan.
  • Life Insurance. The City provides life insurance coverage in an amount equal to annual salary.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance. Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents.
  • Sick Leave. City employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month, up to a total of 1440 hours.
  • Vacation. City employees accrue vacation at a rate of one day per month for the first five years of employment. Accrual rates increase every five years.
  • Holidays. City employees receive 11 holidays and one personal day each year.
  • Longevity Pay. Longevity pay of $325 annually is paid following five years of service. Longevity pay increases in five-year increments.
  • Deferred Compensation. Employees may voluntarily join a deferred compensation program which includes a post-tax Roth IRA option administered by the City.
  • Pension Plan. Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Application and Selection Process
City of Iowa City online application and resume must be submitted by Monday, July 31, 2017. The online application can be accessed at www.icgov.org/jobs .

  • Questions regarding this recruitment process may be directed to:

Human Resources
City of Iowa City
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-356-5020 or email jobs@iowa-city.org

Selected candidates may be required to prepare additional documentation in the form of a questionnaire to further assist in candidate screening. Selected candidates will be interviewed in Iowa City at City expense.

The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to the Iowa Smokefree Air Act.


City of Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department (M064)

Cambridge is a dense city of 6.2 square miles with a multi-cultural population of 107,000, and a vibrant commercial sector that employs 150,000 people. The City has a sound fiscal base and is committed to sustainable transportation policies and programs that encourage varied and innovative ways to meet the mobility needs of the City. The Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department is responsible for managing all aspects of the operation of the city’s streets, and actively promotes sustainable modes while maintaining access for motor vehicles and supporting a wide range of uses for limited street and sidewalk space. The Department is seeking to hire a highly-motivated individual to direct the Parking Management Division, with a focus on staff management, day-to-day operations, and forward looking customer service and systems improvements.

The Assistant Director for Parking Management provides leadership and strategic direction for the Department’s parking operations which include parking enforcement, parking garages, issuance of permits, parking ticket cashiering and adjudication, data systems and contracts which support the Department’s parking programs, revenue collection, development of new parking regulations and financial, procurement, personnel, training and labor relations activities related to these programs. The Assistant Director also works closely with other Department managers in operation of parking technology, including parking meters, parking pay stations, pay-by-phone, and advanced parking management. Managing this highly visible aspect of the Department requires a range of skills and experience, including strong personnel management, clear internal and external communication and customer relations, project management, policy and regulation development and implementation, collaboration, and decision-making. Represents the Director as needed in internal and external matters and performs other high level duties as needed.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Business or Public Administration, Management, Transportation, Engineering, or other area applicable to this position, plus seven or more years of experience in staff supervision, customer service, financial management, information technology, and operations management or an equivalent combination of education/experience required. Prior public sector management experience strongly preferred. Very strong staff management skills a must and demonstrated experience managing professional, clerical, field and union employees preferred. Must have demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, especially in making fair and impartial customer service decisions; to work in a collaborative, team environment; and to maintain discretion and confidentiality with customer, database, and other information. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain technical information and analysis to the public. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities within a complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-variate environment. Strong information technology experience preferred, demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office programs required. Familiarity with City of Cambridge street and building locations and the Cambridge community at large, and working knowledge of Parking Management Information Systems and Geographical Information Systems a plus. Must have demonstrated experience leading and managing a workgroup and creating an integrated team capable of delivering a high-quality product while balancing multiple competing concerns.

RATE: $96,045 - $114,432

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8 pm on 08/14/17 via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  For a more detailed job description, please visit our website at www.cambridgema.gov and click on ‘Jobs’.  We are an AA/EEO Employer.

OPERATIONS MANAGER - The Car Park, Wichita, KS

About you…
Let’s be honest, it IS about you… You are driven, you have career goals, you are ready to work your way up to a higher management position and beyond… All you need is the right path to climb and the team to help you get there.

We can give you that opportunity.  You will get to lead and grow an operation from its gate arms all the way up to its balance sheet.  

You are a...
Hard worker who is willing to get a little dirty sometimes and can occasionally work after five or take a weekend call.   

Able to call on your problem-solving skills to creatively conquer challenges. 

An individual who has a personal commitment to doing what it takes for your team and customers, in order to provide the best support and service possible.

We are looking for…
A management and operations professional who is willing to go above and beyond to accomplish their objectives. Someone who has experience in creating solutions that meet and exceed the needs of a client. An individual that can provide their team the training, tools and guidance necessary for success and who has the ability to step into any team role and keep the operation moving forward. A leader that will create a positive culture of teamwork and inclusiveness and inspire their team to work together to accomplish operational goals. Someone who has a sense of humor and wants to work with a fun (yet professional) team.

You will be responsible for…
Ensuring strong financial management of budgets and goals
Promoting positive client relationships through good communication
Ensuring that operational guidelines, security, cash control and customer service procedures are met
Recommending and implementing plans or programs to improve operations
Auditing all aspects of operation
Ensure systems are operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
Setting a positive and professional example for workforce

The skills and training you should have…
Experience in financial reporting and budget responsibility
Solid MS Office skills (intermediate to advanced Excel skills preferred)
Experience with Microsoft Access, Teams, or similar a plus
Experience in leading workforce teams of both professional and frontline employees
Excellent organizational, problem-solving and time management skills
3+ years management or supervisory experience in the service industry preferred but not required
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a concentration in business or equivalent work experience
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

What we offer…
The opportunity to work with a genuinely awesome team of co-workers at a rapidly growing privately held company with locations across the United States.  And, you will be a part of a company that has a deep professional commitment to providing our customers with superior service and our employees with ongoing professional growth and learning opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a generous compensation package that includes PTO, Paid Holidays and Medical, Dental and Vision benefits.

To apply please visit: https://tcp.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=22


MVP Realty Advisors is looking for a dynamic, articulate, high energy, sales oriented Asset Manager to join our team. We are the advisors to MVP REIT, Inc. and MVP REIT II, Inc. and they are fast becoming one of the largest owners of parking facilities throughout the US. MVP REIT & MVP REIT II are publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trusts that invest in a portfolio of parking facilities located throughout the United States, secured by long term leases with national and regional operators.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, have worked in the parking business managing multiple operations, and have a successful record of generating new sales opportunities, you can be our next Most Valuable Parking team member. This individual will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of assets through oversight of our operators, in addition to identifying new assets to acquire in their territory.

This full time position will be located in Las Vegas, NV. This role offers a competitive salary based on experience, plus bonuses. As a full time employee you will be offered medical, dental, and vision benefits along with the ability to participate in the company’s 401K plan.

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@mvpreits.com. An equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please visit: http://www.theparkingreit.com/

McLaurin Parking is seeking an Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • At least 8 years of work experience managing multiple municipal locations.
  • Assume overall operational responsibilities for most downtown operations
  • Work with new development clients on parking demand studies and operational proforma preparation
  • Perform contract negotiation and preparation of operating contracts
  • Assist City staff on budget, deck design, and signage requirements as needed.
  • Perform review of daily reports before handing them off to managers for reconciliation.

For more information, please contact astevens@mclaurinparking.com


Park Assist® is a business intelligence technology company that utilizes cameras to enhance the efficiency and profitability of parking facilities through guidance, license plate recognition, surveillance, and its premium parking features. Our patented camera systems improve the parker experience in 27 countries and growing worldwide. Park Assist is headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, Cheshire, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Santiago and Panama City. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands.

Park Assist® is hiring a General Manager of its North American business unit to grow and manage its burgeoning business across the continent. Assuming full P&L responsibility with significant autonomy, the successful candidate will be tasked with leveraging our operational infrastructure, market momentum and existing team of 35 in leading and growing the business to the successful accomplishment of the strategic objectives in North America. The role will have full accountability in leading our team and nationwide sub-contractors to excellence in the delivery of our projects in North America.

The ideal candidate will be a results driven and commercial leader, and must have a proven ability to lead a team to success. Experience in construction management is vital.

Broad Responsibilities:

  • Lead and grow the North American division in the successful accomplishment of its strategic objectives
  • Manage and grow the sales activity of Park Assist products within North America
  • Profitably oversee the execution and obligations of Park Assist projects in North America
  • Develop and maintain client service programs to the North American client base in driving customer retention and advocacy
  • Liaise and work with the corporate unit in the implementation of global business policy

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Have a proven ability to manage a division to P&L objectives
  • Have excellent strategic planning, communication and reporting skills.
  • Be dedicated to satisfying customer needs and requirements
  • Have an ability to lead and build a growing team in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess and demonstrate an extremely high level of professionalism in all interactions, written and verbal

Basic Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified to a degree level or higher
  • 5 – 7 in business operations management. Previous experience within the technology sector will be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in: Salesforce or similar CRM, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project,

Schedule Full-time

Location Cheshire, Connecticut

Travel Up to 50% within North America, 5% Internationally

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Operations Management: 5 years

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

For more details or to submit a resume, please contact Jackie Teixeira at jackie.teixeira@parkassist.com

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Reports to: District Manager, Urban Division

Main Function: Oversee day-to-day operations of assigned properties/areas. Provide analysis, consultation, and decision making to the client, District Manager and Corporate Accountant.


  • At least 7 years of parking management experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in a municipal environment with a strong background in daily interaction with a municipal parking/transportation division.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, or comparable field 


  • Oversee company operations for the assigned contract
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Act as liaison between city operations and corporate office
  • Provide adequate training and direction to staff
  • Monitor Asst General Manager and Line Staff job performance
  • Prepare and adhere to the budgets and P&L responsibilities for the assigned contracts
  • Review monthly financial reports
  • Prepare monthly financial variance reports
  • Prepare monthly aged receivable reports
  • Prepare special client reports (Utilization Studies, Rate Studies, Signage/Graphic Plans, Budgets, Capital Expense Projects)
  • Enforce all parking policies and procedures from the client
  • Schedule periodic Quarterly Training Seminars with Human Resources and the client
  • Ensure contract compliance
  • Attend weekly meetings with the client to discuss and receive direction from the client on the operation
  • Inspect parking facilities to insure guidelines are followed regarding facility maintenance and cleanliness
  • Provides recommendations to improve the operation, such as equipment and signage recommendations

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

For more details or to submit a resume, please contact Janay Medina at jmedina@republicparking.com.