Manager II-Division Chief of Traffic Engineering & Operations
Montgomery County, Maryland
February 12, 2018
88388.00 - 160454.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Position serves as the Division Chief of the Division of Traffic Engineering & Operations (DTEO), a key management position in the Department of Transportation, providing: organizational leadership; full line management; fiscal oversight; traffic engineering technical expertise; planning and operational implementation; and policy development to achieve County objectives related to neighborhood livability, safety, and traffic and congestion management. The Division Chief serves as the County’s Chief Traffic Engineer. Responsibilities include decision making authority to plan, install, operate and maintain all traffic control devices and traffic appurtenances (i.e., traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, pavement markings, crosswalks, etc.) on county owned roadways; ensuring the safety and efficiency of the County's transportation network, leading and managing highly technical and innovative traffic engineering based programs and projects that contribute to a balanced transportation system.
The Division of Traffic Engineering & Operations consists of approximately 90 County employees and is augmented by a variety of engineering consultant and construction support contracts. The Division’s FY17 Operating Budget is $9.8 million, and the Division’s FY16 capital program is estimated at $11.7 million.
Employee will manage a workforce consisting of unionized employees, and must be able to foster a positive labor relations environment based on trust, respect and cooperation in a collective bargaining environment. This position must show executive level communication, long-range strategic planning, and organizational leadership competencies. As leader of an organization engaged in real time traffic management and emergency management operations, the position is responsible on a 24/7/365 basis to respond to major traffic events, weather related emergencies (e.g., snow/ice storms, significant rain storms, natural and man-made disasters, etc). This aspect of the position requires the employee to work extended hours during emergency events.
To view the job posting and submit an application, please visit Montgomery County Government’s Career website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and click on Search Jobs. You will find the job posting under the General Professional job category – IRC29471 (Closing Date 3/05/2018). EOE: M/F/D
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
EXPERIENCE: Seven (7) years of professional experience in Traffic Engineering, three (3) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.
Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).
EQUIVALENCY: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.
Experience in the traffic engineering discipline, including advanced traffic management systems, safety improvement programs, neighborhood traffic management, traffic control devices, traffic design, and traffic signals.
Experience in leading a large organization and supervising managers and staff.
Experience in developing and managing capital and operating budgets.
Experience in communicating effectively both orally and in writing, including the presentation of complex and/or technical information to high level officials and the general public.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
Internal Number: IRC29471
About Montgomery County, Maryland
Montgomery County is recognized as a national leader in innovation and technology and at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), we are supporting travel alternatives, improving safety and embracing cutting edge solutions through our work each day. The implementation of Capital Bikeshare, Traffic Signal modernization, smart parking meters, and our ongoing Pedestrian Safety Initiative are just a few of our diverse projects and programs. We are also planning for a future with more jobs, more people and more options through transformative projects as the Purple Line light rail and Bus Rapid Transit Systems.
At MCDOT, we are committed to delivering the first-rate, multimodal transportation system that Montgomery County needs through a renewed vision, mission and set of guiding principles. We want to partner with you, the people who use this system daily, to make lasting change and create the best transportation network possible for our community. We ask that you join us in working towards these goals. The daily transportation choices we make and the priorities we choose as a community matter. Let’s keep moving forward together.
Our Vision: A seamless trans...portation system for people of all ages, incomes and abilities that supports a vibrant and sustainable community.
Our Mission: To move people and connect places with the best transportation choices and services.