Do you care about ensuring that everyone has access to transportation in their communities? Are you a natural leader, with the ability to bring people together and deliver results? Are you inspired to promote public transportation options to all citizens of Washington? If so, we have the job you have been waiting for.
WSDOT’s Public Transportation Division is now hiring a Community Liaison Lead who will collaborate with local and regional public transportation planners, providers, and stakeholders. In this position as a supervisor and contributing member of the community liaison team, you will set strategic and operational direction for this public transportation group, and build relationships with other WSDOT divisions, local planning partners, and transportation providers.
You will be expected to develop, manage and lead the community liaison functional group at WSDOT. The community liaisons serve as the division’s primary point of contact in the regions across the state. Additionally, this position will manage the policy implementation and programmatic actions in the multimodal system wide transportation work plan, while ensuring compliance to state and federal rules and regulations. One of the key measures of success for this position will be your ability to work productively with many different teams.
At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.
This position will perform the following work:
• Develop and deliver stakeholder and partnering methodologies, project budgets, scopes and schedules that are in alignment with division, agency and partners’ objective and requirements.
• Lead a group of seven staff, fostering a positive culture that supports accomplishment in alignment with organizational goals and values.
• Manage staff and participate in teams to further develop organizational capabilities, improve efficiency and enhance to support agency and partner goals.
• Lead teams to generate and implement workable and useful solutions to difficult problems.
• Identify the most appropriate course of action in response to situations.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
• Thorough knowledge of public transportation grants, public transportation planning and public administration.
• College degree involving major study in transportation; environmental or urban, regional or land use planning, public or business administration; economics, or public policy or administration.
• Background in and understanding of transportation performance, governance, policy, funding, planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations; special needs transportation; transportation demand management; transportation planning; legislative relations; local government relations; and system wide, multimodal transportation analysis.
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices, industry standards, regulatory agency rules and agency policies and procedures related to complex transportation and land use issues.
• Demonstrated ability to lead teams to collaboratively make decisions, establish and meet timelines and deliver results that meet customer needs. Improve work processes and efficiency.
• Communicate effectively within interdisciplinary teams and share accurate and pertinent information in a timely manner. Ability to foster and maintain excellent working relationships, even in times of stress and conflict. Ability to participate in, facilitate and support conflict resolution and provide feedback in an open, constructive and professional manner.
• The ability to travel statewide and transport materials that weigh up to 40 pounds.
• Valid driver’s license.
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to www.careers.wa.gov. Filter by Department. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
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Community Liaison Lead