The State Highway Administration (SHA) is recruiting for the Division Chief of OPPE/Innovative Planning and Performance Division (Administrator VII) for Baltimore City. This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the preferred qualifications listed below. This position is Executive Service (the incumbent serves at the will of the appointing authority).
The purpose of the position is to oversee the management, coordination, and supervision of the activities in the Innovative Planning and Performance Division (IPPD) under the Deputy Director for Data Collection and Performance of the Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering (OPPE). This position oversees on-going development and coordination of system-wide, data driven programs such as Performance Based Planning, Mobility, Freight Planning, Risk and Sustainability, Asset Management, and Climate Change.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Six (6) years of experience in administrative or professional work. Two (2) years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.
Three (3) years of experience performing professional transportation planning work in one or more of the following classifications- Traffic Analysis, Freight Planning, Mobility, Innovative Planning, Risk & Sustainability, Asset Management, and Climate Change.
One (1) year of this experience must involve the supervision of other employees.
Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.
Candidate may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
The ideal candidate should have:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Consensus building skills
Process development/re-engineering skills
Understanding and experience with procurement and budget processes
Thorough working knowledge of federal transportation planning and project development process requirements
Ability to work with elected officials
Demonstrated ability to deliver projects and assignments on schedule
Excellent public presentation skills
Understanding of Traffic engineering analysis
Proficiency with the use/analysis of large data sets
Knowledge of fund or asset management principles
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Candidate must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mdotmd.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information on the Online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the Online DTS-1 application. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.