Arlington, Virginia
Mar 31, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT BUREAU CHIEF Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $95,014.40 - $163,592.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced, innovative, results-oriented senior manager to meet the diverse urban multimodal transportation needs of a growing community of over 220,000 residents and 210,000 workers at the center of the Washington metropolitan region. For over 40 years, Arlington's development has been centered on one of the most comprehensive public transportation systems in the country, and 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.

The Transportation Planning and Capital Projects Management Bureau, within the Division of Transportation, is responsible for scoping, ongoing management and delivery of a large and diverse capital portfolio of complete street and pedestrian and bicycle facility projects. One of the major functions of this Bureau is to lead periodic updates to the County's Master Transportation Plan (MTP), and to support the development and updating of sector and corridor plans, working in close coordination with other County departments.

The Transportation Planning and Capital Projects Management Bureau Chief manages a staff of 18 professional capital project managers, planners and administrative/management support personnel. The position requires the leadership skills to build and sustain an effective bureau that encourages staff growth and development, fosters collaborative teamwork within and across divisions and departments emphasizes the efficient use of resources, and promotes high-quality and innovative approaches to improve service delivery. Building and maintaining strong working relationships with the state transportation agency and regional local governments is also important for the Bureau's success.
 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 working with a variety of audiences.

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

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • 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 or attach a cover letter that addresses how your training, education and experience have prepared you for the position. Also be sure to include the following:
  • The type of functions and budget you managed;
  • Your experience with strategic planning;
  • Your experience conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis for transportation projects; and
  • The number of people you supervised and your experience leading professional staff where interdisciplinary team coordination was required.

 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, and results achieved.

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.

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