TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT BUREAU CHIEF

Location
22201
Posted
Oct 07, 2016
Closes
Mar 31, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT BUREAU CHIEF Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/30/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $45.68 - $78.65 Hourly
$3,654.40 - $6,292.00 Biweekly
$95,014.40 - $163,592.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County Virginia Government, one of the most progressive Counties in the nation, seeks dynamic and experienced professional to lead the planning, programming and implementation of transportation plans, policies, and multi-million capital improvement projects.

The Transportation Planning and Capital Projects Management Bureau, within the Division of Transportation, is charged with leading the planning, programming and implementation of a range of transportation plans, policies and capital projects working in close consultation with other sections of DOT, other work units in the Department of Environmental Services, other county departments, the community, business leaders, and numerous external agencies. 

The Bureau is responsible for the ongoing management of the pedestrian program and bicycle programs, neighborhood complete streets and taxi regulation. A number of these programs have established citizen committees which require ongoing direct staff support including a Transportation Commission, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission.  One of the major planning and policy functions of this unit is to lead periodic updates to the County's Master Transportation Plan (MTP), an element of the County's Comprehensive Plan, and to support the development and updating of sector and corridor plans working in close coordination with other County departments.

The Bureau is also responsible for the scoping, ongoing management and delivery of a large and diverse capital project portfolio of complete streets, pedestrian and bicycle facilities working closely with other bureaus in Transportation, other units in the Department of Environmental Services, other County departments and outside agencies.  The County's adopted 10-year CIP includes over $400 million for the complete streets, pedestrian and bicycle programs.  This portfolio includes the $100 million phased reconstruction of the Columbia Pike Corridor, over $99 million in arterial street reconstruction in the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro Station areas, $66 million in arterial street reconstruction in the Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor and two major interchange projects.  The ongoing tracking and reporting for this program is of ongoing importance to and Transportation is currently making the shift to putting most existing and future projects in E-Builder.  The effective management and implementation of this capital program is a major focus of this senior management position.   

The Transportation Planning and Capital Management Bureau Chief manages a staff of 18 professional planners, project managers, and administrative/management support personnel and reports to the Transportation Division Director within the Department of Environmental Services. The position requires the leadership skills to build and sustain a healthy and effective bureau that encourages staff growth and development, fosters collaborative teamwork inside and outside Transportation and DES, emphasizes the efficient use of resources, and promotes high quality and innovative approach to using technology and work processes to improve the effectiveness of service delivery.   Excellent communication and collaborative skills are required to provide representation and coordination of initiatives internally and externally.

The position requires the leadership skills to build and sustain a healthy and effective bureau that encourages staff growth and development, fosters collaborative teamwork inside and outside Transportation and DES, emphasizes the efficient use of resources, and promotes high quality and innovative approach to using technology and work processes to improve the effectiveness of service delivery.  Excellent communication and collaborative skills are required to provide representation and coordination of initiatives internally and externally.

The Community
 
Arlington County is a dynamic urban community of 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC.  Arlington had an estimated population of 220,000 residents and 211,000 jobs at the beginning of 2016.   The county's small geographic area contains a diversity of neighborhoods, from high density mixed-use districts to well established low density residential neighborhoods. For over 40 years, the Community's development has been centered on one of the most comprehensive public transportation systems in the country. Over a quarter million transit rider's board or alight in Arlington on an average weekday.  Arlington has also charted a path to continued expansion of travel options for its residents, workers and visitors focusing on walking, biking and ridesharing with substantial bikesharing and carsharing programs.  Arlington has received numerous awards for its integrated approach to development and transportation including the EPA's National Smart Growth Award.  It is recognized as one of the first Gold Level Walk Friendly Communities by USDOT and is currently recognized as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Cyclists. 
 
County Vision

Arlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each person is important.

Civic engagement is a strong value in this community.  The County government continually creates effective venues for all citizens, with a special emphasis on those who are traditionally under-represented in civic processes, to become involved.  This commitment to inclusive civic engagement ensures that social equity is built into the development of public priorities and policies.

For details about Arlington County Government and the community, go to www.arlingtonva.us 

 
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in transportation, engineering, transportation planning, urban planning, public administration or related field, plus significant senior level transportation program management experience with programs focusing on planning and capital program delivery involving the coordination of complex projects; must have experience in supervising staff, conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, strategic planning, and effectively communicating and negotiating with a variety of audiences.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in:
  • Project development and execution related to transportation and public infrastructure improvements;
  • Working at the local and regional levels in the effective planning and delivery of transportation  programs and services;
  • Working with the business community, citizens, public interest groups, neighborhood groups and other organizations in an active, diverse community;
  • Developing capital budgets and funding sources;
  • Using project management technologies;
  • Making public presentations concerning transportation initiatives;
  • Leading professional staff where interdisciplinary team coordination and collaboration were required; and/or
  • Master's degree in engineering, planning or related degree.

 Special Requirements: A letter of application is required. Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the on-line application to submit a cover letter that addresses how your training, education and experience has prepared you for the position. Be sure to provide a description of the following: your most relevant management position(s), the organization where you gained the relevant experience, the number of staff directly supervised, the type of functions and budget you managed and to whom you reported.

 
 Additional Information: The salary is negotiable up to $160,163,571. Starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected. This position is in the Arlington County Government's Extended Management Accountability Program (XMAP2), in which Senior Executives are eligible for a negotiated salary/benefits package and are evaluated and compensated on the basis of a performance agreement linked to the County Management Plan, results achieved, and a multi-rater appraisal. XMAP2 is a flexible total rewards/compensation system directly linked to performance and the market.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
 
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Applications and resumes will be reviewed continuously. Interviews will be scheduled with those candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of applications have been received. A comprehensive reference/background check will be conducted for the top candidates.