City of San Marcos – Parking and Mobility Manager (San Marcos, TX 78667)


Job Summary:
The Parking and Mobility Manager will improve overall mobility by coordinating pedestrian, cyclist, vehicular, and other modes of transportation.  This position is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of the City's Parking Management Program and Mobility Programs; development and administration of program budgets.

 We are looking for a member to join our team who exemplifies our core values of integrity, teamwork, professionalism, customer experience and innovation.

About the City of San Marcos:

San Marcos is the hub for everything because it is in the prime location between Austin and San Antonio. San Marcos was given the name San Marvelous because of the natural beauty. Both Texas State University and Meadows Center Glass- bottom boat tours (also known as the Aquarena Center) are located within the city of San Marcos.

San Marcos, Texas was labeled as one of the best places to raise your kids. It is also the fastest-growing city in the United States. It is an extremely popular area for recreation, especially tubing, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.

The downtown area, surrounding the courthouse, is home to many bars, restaurants, boutiques, and music venues. The attractions make San Marcos a leading entertainment destination.

Essential Job Duties and ResponsibilitieS

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, coordinates and manages the Parking Management Program and Mobility Programs for the City of San Marcos. 

  • Implementing the "Parking Program Framework Plan," the "On-Street Paid Parking Implementation Plan," and other adopted parking and mobility-related plans and policies, including the Downtown Master Plan and the Transportation Master Plan.

  • Developing and implementing transportation demand management strategies to discourage solo driving and encourage the use of transit, shared mobility services, cycling, and walking.

  • Providing administrative support to the Parking Advisory Board and administering all Parking Benefit Districts established by the City Council.

  • Researching, developing, communicating, monitoring, and implementing policies, procedures, codes, standards, and regulations, and recommending improvement as necessary.

  • Promoting teamwork within the organization, taking an active role in seeking mobility solutions by adapting existing systems to emerging trends and best practices.

  • Managing all contracts or permits for shared mobility services, including and not limited to, dockless bike share and car share.

  • Managing the planning, acquisition, and development of parking projects and facilities, and other public works to improve urban mobility, such as cyclist and pedestrian facilities.

  • Negotiating and executing into lease agreements and other contracts with private property owners for the design, construction, and management of off-street parking facilities.

  • Collaborating with community stakeholders to achieve transportation demand management goals and objectives, including improved parking access for patrons of local businesses, and providing mobility options for employees of local businesses.

  • Preparing and making presentations to City Council, City staff, advisory boards, civic/community groups, and other outside organizations and businesses as necessary. 

  • Working with other City staff and departments to provide an exceptional customer experience to the public and downtown business community.

  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.

  • Planning and managing resource allocations; assuring efficient operations and cost-effective practices; managing the collection, analyzing and reporting of operational, budget and financial data; analyzing future needs and calculating costs and resource requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, urban planning, public administration, engineering, or a closely related field (Master's degree preferred). 

  • Additional work experience above the required minimum may be substituted on year for year basis for candidates without a bachelor's degree.

  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in program development and management, planning and development services, contract management and administration, budget preparation and monitoring, and team supervision. 

  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record required.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to handle confidential data, to follow written and oral instruction, must be able to maintain courteous demeanor, communicate clearly and concisely. Professional appearance is essential to this position.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical requirements include lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally.  Subject to sitting, vision, hearing and talking constantly; handling and fine dexterity frequently; standing, walking, reaching, balancing and foot control occasionally; lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting and climbing rarely.

The City of San Marcos offers its employees a broad range of benefits to enhance their personal and occupational lives. We are committed to a total rewards strategy that provides employees with competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.