Strategic Programming and Implementation Manager

Posted on May 8, 2019

Position Title: Strategic Programming and Implementation Manager
Agency: Department of Transportation
Salary Range: $7,426 – $10,936
Position Type: Employee

Job Description:

The first round of screening is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:00 am. We encourage you to not delay in applying.

Principal Executive/Manager G – Strategic Programming and Implementation Manager

Oregon Department of Transportation

Transportation Development Division Active Transportation Section

Salem, Oregon

The role: Effective communication. Strong leadership. Financial expertise. In this key position, you will carry out the goals and objectives of the agency and provide guidance to the Active Transportation Section staff.

As the agency’s statewide financial investment strategist, you will manage both the financial activities for the division and be accountable for approximately $650M in annual funds, both state and federal, to support the capital improvement program known as the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

As the program leader, you will implement and manage statewide programs such as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, Sustainability, Scenic Byways, Local Program, Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ), Immediate Opportunity Fund, Safe Routes to Schools and the large four-year STIP.

The successful candidate must be able to work proactively and independently. It is a high-level complex position, requiring tact and diplomacy to manage it successfully. You must be skilled at operating with executives, managers and supervisors vertically and horizontally across functions and across the organization. You must be able to have an understanding of how people go through change and change management principles.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

A day in the life:

  • Support the implementation of the agency’s Strategic Business Plan, inclusive of mission, vision and values.
  • Effectively manage and implement multiple statewide programs including alignment with agency goals and strategies.
  • Develop and present policy recommendations to Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) and ODOT executive leadership.
  • Manage and provide oversight of federal and state funding used for the development and delivery of transportation projects.
  • Participate in decision-making processes for the development of the funding scenarios for the STIP and subsequent programs within.
  • Manage the implementation of statewide modal plans
  • Ability to apply a change management process or tools to support adoption of changes required by a project or an initiative
  • Engage with other states and national partners for continued information sharing and innovation.
  • Coordinate with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Federal Rail Administration (FRA) on continuous improvement efforts, audit findings, compliance reviews, and general direction of funding administration.
  • Report and track program goals, objectives, deliverables and funding.
  • Develop and maintain systems to provide data integrity and support reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate concerns, issues and opportunities with various different stakeholder groups and with internal agency leadership teams.
  • Provide direct supervision and management through subordinate managers and employees assigned lead work responsibilities.
  • Manage the performance expectations of staff and the overall distribution of work.
  • You will be required to travel to attend meetings and other activities at statewide locations. Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • You may encounter high stress and conflict situations, stemming from conflicting priorities or mandates.

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • Relocation assistance may be available as part of the negotiated compensation package.
  • Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!

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What we need:

  • Six (6) years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.

In your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. If you fail to provide this information, we may eliminate your application from further consideration.

You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

  • Demonstrated ability to lead change, in a transportation related organization.
  • Have a background in finance and complex funding systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience building effective business relationships.

How to apply:

  • Attach a current resume. Your resume must include complete dates (MM/YYYY) for each job in your work history.
  • Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than four (4) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the statements below. Please address your cover letter to Transportation Development Division Administrator Jerri Bohard. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the statements below will be graded as non-responsive. Note: If you are and external applicant (not a state employee or are a state temporary employee) you must attach your cover letter to the section labeled ‘Resume/CV.’
    • In your cover letter, describe an experience you have had as a change agent, when you initiated and led a significant improvement or change in business processes and operations. Include in your description your role in selecting or defining the change, how you engaged stakeholders of the change to accept and implement it, and the results achieved.
    • Describe your role in managing complex funding systems, for example, the combination of federal and state funds in investment programs, or administration of any program that requires the mixtures of funds. If possible, also include an example of an improvement you made to the system.
    • Describe what you see as a key attribute of good leadership, and describe a situation in which you yourself demonstrated that attribute to good result. As part of this, describe how you develop and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process.

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The fine print:

  • Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
  • If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
  • We do not offer Visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
  • You will become part of the state’s management team.
  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
  • Interviews for this position will be scheduled for the week of June 24-28, 2019.

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