This position is part of new formed Performance Management Division which is focused on creating an environment of Continuous Improvement.
The specific position will create, manage and lead a team of individuals focus on creating value for the Austin community by designing and leading Lean and Continuous improvement initiatives, strategies, policies, and procedures. This role will model a culture of continuous improvement, build and lead Lean teams, engage, coach, train, and advise department executives, senior leaders, and employees regarding how to improve business processes, services, and systems.
Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus five (5) years of experience related to the job. Graduate level education may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
At least 5 years of progressive experience designing, leading, and managing Lean and continuous improvement initiatives with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience mentoring, coaching, and advising Executives, leaders, and staff in Lean and continuous improvement methodologies.
Experience developing strategies, policies, and procedures for successful continuous improvement program implementation and maintenance.
Experience designing, managing, and facilitating Executive Team and senior leadership retreats and workshops.
Experience supervising and managing diverse individuals and project teams.
Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to build empathize and communicate with managers and leaders.
Lean Black Belt certification.
A Master's degree in business, public administration, industrial engineering, or related field.
Exceptional facilitation and presentation skills, and a confident communicator, both verbally and written, with diverse audiences at all levels of an organization.
Experience using Microsoft applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
A valid Class C Texas Driver License
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a non-exempt position. Salary is based on years of experience.
Internal Number: COA078547
About City of Austin Public Works
The City of Austin's Public Works Department designs, manages, and inspects major capital improvement projects; promotes bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and urban trail projects; and maintains the City's network of trails, roadways, and bridges once they are built. The Neighborhood Partnering Program provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to effect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin government