WSDOT has a unique opportunity for a highly experienced senior level maintenance and operations management professional who has exceptional leadership skills and the initiative to deliver the Maintenance Program. The Maintenance Manager will have the high-profile responsibility of directing the maintenance, operation, and preservation of 3,654 lane miles of state highways in Eastern Washington, including Spokane County the most densely populated urban county in Eastern Washington. This position is critical in ensuring the highway infrastructure is maintained in good working order to allow for uninterrupted movement of people and commerce across the state. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of maintenance operations and practices and provide staff (184 FTEs) a balanced workplace, promoting training and development for professional growth and upward mobility, employee safety, workforce diversity, and pride in ownership.
This position will perform the following work:
• Lead the Eastern Region Maintenance Program ensuring practical solutions and asset management initiatives are implemented.
• Implement agency policies to meet the strategic goals of the department and improve efficiency.
• Manage a large Snow and Ice program ($17 million) on rural and urban highways.
• Oversee management of the Keller Ferry and Safety Rest Areas.
• Coordinate with Regional support groups regarding impacts to the Highway Maintenance Program.
• Assist in the management and oversight of the $60.7 million Regional Highway Maintenance Program budget.
• Supervise managers involved in operational activities.
• Represent the Region on various policy committees.
• Oversee the Region Maintenance Training Program and support employee development through coaching, mentoring, and evaluating performance.
• Coordinate WSDOT activities with federal, state, tribal and local regulatory agencies, as well as public and private organizations.
• Manage public relations, responding verbally and in writing to public inquires, concerns or complaints pertaining to Highway Maintenance Program.
• Assist in the management of Regional emergency and disaster operations.
• Act as Assistant Regional Administrator for Maintenance and Operations when delegated.
• Recommend corrective and disciplinary actions.
• Other duties as required.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
• An Associate’s degree or equivalent.
• Ten years of senior level supervisory experience in highway engineering or highway maintenance, to include experience supervising other supervisors.
• Demonstrated ability leading other supervisors.
• Demonstrated senior level experience in effectively managing and developing policies in the transportation maintenance or engineering fields.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fluid environment.
• Possess an in-depth knowledge of WSDOT’s highway maintenance and engineering practices, technical procedures and management processes.
• Demonstrated senior level leadership experience managing large organizations.
• Demonstrated Strategic leadership skills and abilities, including the ability to work across boundaries, build and maintain effective teams, coach and mentor others, embrace and lead change, and develop and implement process improvements.
• Ability to communicate, negotiate and collaborate with a variety of different individuals, groups both internal and external and be an effective public speaker.
• Ability to translate legislative directive into policy.
• An understanding of the WFSE bargaining agreement.
• Valid driver’s license.
To view the entire announcement and to apply, please visit:WMS2