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Deputy Associate Director for Transport. Operations Admin.
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Deputy Associate Director for Transportation Operations Division, MS-801-15
Number of Vacancies: One (1)
Collective Bargaining Unit: (Non-Union) This position is not a collective bargaining unit.
No. of Openings: One (1)
Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS) At-Will. At-Will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Operations Administration (OA). This position serves as the Deputy Associate Director of Maintenance for the OA, with responsibility for assisting with leadership and direction of the infrastructure maintenance, the street and bridge maintenance, traffic signal maintenance and streetlight maintenance branches to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the District of Columbia’s transportation network. The position also serves as an authority, expert and advisor on the provision of safe, efficient, and effective infrastructure maintenance services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Works under the administrative direction of the Associate Director for Operations Administration, who sets the overall objectives to be achieved and resources available. The incumbent is responsible for managing the TOA staff in the provision of core transportation services, including but not limited to, repair and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, alleys, traffic signs and signals, streetlights, pavement markings, and other transportation assets, and development of Traffic Control, Safety Field Operations, Roadside Assistance, and snow and weather event operations personnel. Reviews internal control systems for compliance with established procedures and standards. Corrects deficiencies in productivity, accuracy, effectiveness and customer service; and keeps management informed of any operational, deployment or coverage issues that may impact traffic operations.
Assists with drafting and approving consultant agreements, contracts and contract modifications, scopes of work and payments and fee negotiations. Ensures that consultant and contract agreements are performance-based and monitored regularly for adherence to established performance standards. Approves contractor payments and ensures contract technical specifications are consistent with established guidelines, Federal and District of Columbia codes. Reviews contractor cost breakdowns, progress, and performance measurement data. Provides administrative and technical direction to employees regarding established procedures and practices to ensure that program goals are met; and monitor the Administration’s operations for cost efficiency and effective utilization of personnel and equipment; and identifies best practices.
Mastery of principles of change management, as well as efforts to hold management accountable for the productivity and quality of service-delivery of employees and promote professional development for front line staff and managers. Demonstrated expertise and professional experience managing complicated procurements for infrastructure maintenance services and/or construction contracts, including preparation of Requests for Proposals and service on selection panels, and monitoring contractor performance and ensuring project closeout. Demonstrated experience in managing front line staff, maintenance crews, and professional project teams. Mastery of principles, practices, policies, standards, codes and regulations relevant to oversight and management of transportation operations and maintenance programs and projects; and guidelines sufficient to provide guidance, and assist in major decisions regarding changes, progress and negotiations. Demonstrated expertise and professional experience managing multiple complex public policy issues and programs/projects in an urban setting. Expert analytical and evaluative skill is required to analyze situations, identify problems, probe causes, suggest courses of action, and take recommended actions.
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate projects and/or programs; analyze data and resolve discrepancies; interpret, explain and apply a variety of regulations and standards.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, with diverse audiences and various organizational levels.
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in public administration, business administration, project management, civil engineering or similar field preferred.
It is desirable that the incumbent be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors’ degree, plus five (5) to seven (7) years of work-related skill, knowledge or experience managing transportation operations and services, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience: or an equivalent combination of at ten (10) years of relevant education, training, and experience managing transportation operations services and supervising operations personnel.
Progressive management experience required and intermediate expertise with Microsoft Office Products, work and/or project management software and GIS or other mapping software. Incumbent may be required to work weekends, evenings, and in on-call situations to support snow removal and special operations. Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
This position is classified as an essential/emergency position under the provisions of the District Personnel Manual Chapter 12. As such, the incumbent is required to serve in emergency situations to perform critical duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter, operations, food distribution, and communications. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when employees are dismissed early.
The work is normally performed at a desk in an office environment. Incumbent will be required to attend occasional night and weekend events and meetings.
Official Job Offers are made by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation
Posted on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
This listing expires on: Saturday, October 14, 2017