Program Manager II (Great Streets)

Firm Name: 
City of Austin - Urban Design Division


The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, and full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Furthering Austin’s goal of being a compact and connected city.

The Urban Design Division leads efforts to shape the city’s physical form to create people-centered design solutions for effective placemaking. The principal elements that Urban Design examines include open spaces, streets, sidewalks and walkways; bridges and water bodies; historical features; trees and landscaping; and lighting and signage that all affect the quality of life in the public realm.

The Division, located within the Planning and Zoning Department, seeks to:

  • Envision and implement beautiful, sustainable, and people-centered places that build and serve diverse and complete communities.
  • Provide placemaking urban design services, internally to the City of Austin and externally to the broader community – that balance function and design, heritage and change, vision and reality.
  • Promote the value of urban design by building relationships through collaboration, education, outreach, and example in the areas of planning, design, advocacy, activation, and development review.

Sample responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assisting the Urban Design Division Manager in:

  1.  Manage and lead the Great Streets Program.
  2. A full range of supervisory activities such as proven leadership and mentoring a team of experienced urban designers and planners including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
  3. Leading and managing complex urban design projects at various scales.
  4. Leading design reviews of complex site development plans through the coordination with design teams to craft design solutions for projects at various scales.
  5. Assist the Austin Design Commission with the update to the Urban Design Guidelines.
  6. Representing the Division and the Department at city boards and commissions, stakeholder meetings, and City Council.

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