Transportation Program Manager

Posted: 03/05/2021


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court

Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 75,936 residents located 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of the City of Chicago.  The community is the base of the second largest concentration of retail, office and commercial activity in the state of Illinois. Of special distinction, the village was recently named one of the "Top Ten Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine, is ranked No. 5 overall in WalletHub's "Best Illinois Cities for Jobs" and, for the fifth year in a row, received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

The village employs approximately 600 employees in a variety of departments within the organization, such as police, fire, public works, engineering, finance, human resources, cultural services, community development, information technology, and transportation.  Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.



Transportation Program Manager with an online application deadline of 03/28/2021.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  


STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $82,742.00 - $101,373.00 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $82,742.00 - $120,003.00.


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the departments programs and projects including overseeing the village’s transit, bikeways, and traffic programs and capital improvement program projects, providing technical and policy advice to boards and commissions on transportation related items; working with counterparts in regional organizations related to transportation; and performing duties of considerable difficulty involving transportation related issues.  Position is a senior position within the Department requiring strong supervisory skills, public contact, and the ability to exercise good judgment and work independently.


To succeed in this role, applicants will need to effectively and clearly communicate to a full range of people, be able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals, and develop and implement new process, service, or strategy with the aim of improving efficiency or effectiveness.  We are looking to add a team member capable of prioritizing multiple projects, organize time and resources effectively, and have the ability to shift gears comfortably.



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field. 
  2. A minimum of three years of experience in transportation planning, engineering, project, or program management. Experience with direct staff supervision a plus.  
  3. A minimum of two years of supervisory experience as it relates to handling a range of managerial tasks such as monthly/yearly plans and objectives, budgetary control, service enhancement, managing projects, etc.
  4. Professional certification is highly desired.
  5. Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.

Experience using the principles of multimodal transportation planning, finance and budgeting, program and project management, traffic and transit operations. Experience using basic accounting principles, preparing budgets and ability to administer program and project contracts. Experience working with boards, commissions media, public and outside agencies. Ability to make effective verbal and written presentations. Ability to write reports and prepare related correspondence.



                Necessity to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

2.             Prolonged periods of concentration required for proof reading, calculation, reading site plans, reading and interpreting ordinances, rules or other legislation.

3.             Ability to analyze, evaluate, organize, and interpret large quantities of data in a spreadsheet format.

4.             Ability to manage and work effectively with diverse groups of people.



The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.