DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is executive level, policy-making work in the area of transportation management which reports to and carries the full authority of the Director, Department of Transportation. This is an appointed, non-merit position in the County Government responsible for policy development as well as operational management activities for the Department. An employee in this position is expected to solve complex, politically sensitive problems associated with transportation issues utilizing negotiation and human relations skills. This position serves as both the personal representative of the Director and as the Department's Deputy Director with operational and policy-making authority over all principal offices, divisions, and programs in that Department. Key responsibilities include examining issues and problems relating to transportation, and developing responsive and fiscally sound policies for the Department's programs which impact on a variety of public, private, and community interests and operations. The work involves the planning, development, and implementation County Government transportation programs which are essential to the County Government's mission and affects large numbers of people throughout the County.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Directs and actively participates in the development of transportation policy for Montgomery County and the examination of numerous diverse and complex issues and problems directly related to transportation management.
Meets with and makes verbal and written presentations before appointed and elected officials, community organization and private sector business representatives, and officials of both regulatory and non-regulatory local, State and Federal Government agencies.
Develops and oversees administration of Department-wide policies and procedures which govern the actions taken by subordinate management and supervisory personnel.
Directs and actively participates in the development and presentation of the Department's Operating Budget request, and manages the Department's approved Operating Budget. Provides recommendations concerning the Department's Capital Improvement Program Budget request.
Assigns work to Division Chiefs, forms and leads tasks forces and committees and evaluates work products - e.g., results of efficiency and productivity studies.
Directs all Department procurement, contracts administration, and personnel management activities.
Works and negotiates with Department Directors and executive level managers and appointed officials of other State and local government agencies as well as community/civic organization leaders to resolve the most difficult transportation management situations.
Directs the coordinated analysis of and response to multi-divisional issues, e.g., review and analysis of Master Plans, Sector Plans, proposed legislation, etc.
Makes presentations to high level County officials which serve as the basis for formulating Executive Branch long range transportation policy and planning.
Serves as the spokesperson for the Department of Transportation by responding to inquiries from the press, the County Council, other local and State government officials, and citizens.
Serves as the Department Director in the Director's absence.
Performs other related duties.
Experience: Extensive (7 years) and diversified executive level transportation planning/management experience.
Education: Bachelor's degree in either civil engineering or transportation planning/management from an accredited college or university.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of modern transportation management principles, concepts and accepted practices.
Skill in identifying, analyzing and evaluating information concerning highly complex and often politically sensitive transportation related issues.
Ability to express facts, conclusions and recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to plan, set priorities and organize numerous work assignments which are both self-accomplished and achieved by subordinate managers.
Ability to work tactfully and effectively with elected/appointed officials, union representatives, employees, supervisors and managers, community and civic organization leaders and members, and representatives of the private business sector.
Ability to independently perform field investigations and inspections in all types of environmental conditions.
Ability to attend meetings and perform work assignments at locations outside the office.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam
Class Established: March 1996
Revised: May, 2010