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Reshape What's Possible for Boston's Streets

We're hiring more planners and engineers across the Public Works and Transportation Departments.

Mayor Michelle Wu has an ambitious transportation agenda for Boston: become a Green New Deal City and build streets that work for everyone. We are:

  • Rebuilding major corridors with multimodal designs that prioritize transit, walking, and biking
  • Making our streets safer through traffic calming and a Complete Streets approach
  • Advancing fare free bus transit with unique fare-free pilot programs on major bus lines to increase transportation justice
  • Prioritizing public transit with dedicated bus lanes and signal priority
  • Building a low-stress, connected bike network with protected bicycle facilities to make Boston one of the best bike cities in America
  • Expanding our publicly-owned Bluebikes bike share system
  • Integrating Green infrastructure on our streets to mitigate climate impacts and heat stress

To do this, we need a team of planners, engineers, and senior leaders whose vision matches the bold change were working to carry out. We are substantially expanding our team by hiring across every part of the Street Cabinet (Public Works and Transportation). See some of our available positions below!

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Available Positions

Available Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Streets for Transportation who serves as the Boston Transportation Department Commissioner the Director of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Boston Transportation Department's (BTD) field, operating and enforcement divisions which include Parking and Enforcement, Tow & Hold, Fleet, Traffic Signs and Signals and Parking Meters.

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The Bridge Construction Engineer will help reshape our city by being part of the team to oversee the construction of bridges, stairways, footpaths and other assets that are within the Structures portfolio of the Public Works Department.

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The Sr. Civil Engineer will perform engineering duties to support the Public Works Department’s mission of maintaining, enhancing, and evolving the public rights of way in the City of Boston. Join us to help make our streets work for everyone.


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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a Diversion Coordinator/Transit Operations Planner to develop and oversee programs to manage major transportation diversions and support transit operations planning.

The Diversion Coordinator/Transit Operations Planner will support the City of Boston's public transportation system by managing the response to planned and emergency MBTA subway diversions. This role will work closely with the MBTA to plan and execute subway diversions, track work, and other operational changes to ensure minimal disruption to riders. This role will also work on transit operations issues that impact the City's transit network and support innovative solutions to day-to-day operations issues.

Reporting to the Director of Planning, Streets Cabinet, or designee, the Diversion Coordinator/Transit Operations Planner is part of the Streets Cabinet Transit Team and works with city staff, partner agencies, key stakeholders, and members of the public to create and implement innovative approaches to manage the changing transportation landscape.

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Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Budget, the Budget & Operations Specialist coordinates, supervises and processes a wide variety of functions including: monitoring program operations and the operations of funds, accounts payable and receivable; written quotes for contracts; prepares for the process of transferring of funds and transferring of charges.

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The Streets Cabinet Public Works Department and Boston Transportation Departments touch the lives of every resident in a multitude of ways. Helping residents understand the work and the workers of Public Works and BTD allows us to build a stronger relationship with our constituents and opens up new channels for their feedback on our work.

Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the Public Information Officer (PIO) ensures critical Public Works and Transportation Department information is publicly disseminated through new and traditional media, and is increasingly available in multiple languages so that it can be accessed by all constituents. The Public Information Officer will also be the Public Works and/or BTD’s spokesperson as needed.

The PIO leads the effort to tell the story of Public Works and Boston Transportation, identifying and implementing an outreach strategy for the Department.

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Common Questions

Where can I apply for the jobs?

If the job is already posted, please apply via our Career Center

If I don't know if I am the right fit should I apply?

Yes! We are open to nontraditional candidates and would love to see your application.

What's it like working for the City of Boston?

No two days are the same - and that’s what we love about it! You join a team of passionate, dedicated professionals who care deeply about what we do and the change we can make. And, you get to be a key part of Mayor Wu’s administration, helping carry out the policies of one of the leading Green New Deal Mayors in the country. Fill out an interest form today!

What is the timeline for filling these jobs?

We will start interviewing selected candidates a few weeks after receiving applications. 

Can I apply to more than one position?

Yes! Feel free to apply to all the positions that interest you and you meet the minimum qualifications.

Do I have to live in Boston?

Yes, all the jobs will require residency in the City of Boston by the time you start the job.  You can read more about our residency requirement.

What are the salary and benefits for the jobs?

The salary depends on the job. All of the full-time jobs come with benefits and selected applicants may be eligible to join a union. You can see the salary range and union affiliation when the positions are posted to the Career Center.

Are these on-going, full-time positions?

Unless noted, these are on-going, full-time positions with benefits. There is a six-month probationary period for all new hires at the City of Boston.

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