TDOT Multimodal Director

Posted on April 5, 2019

TDOT Multimodal Director
Nashville, TN

The Multimodal Director is responsible for the oversight of policy, grants and programs within the Department that relate to public transportation, railroads, waterways, and active transportation modes for pedestrians and cyclists. The Director is responsible for ensuring that state and federal funds are used in accordance with pertinent regulations and for the benefit of the people of Tennessee. The Director also serves as a catalyst for communications and coordination between external modal stakeholders and TDOT.

This is an Executive Service Position that reports to the Chief of Environment and Planning/Deputy Commissioner and supervises a staff of 37.

Responsibilities
Provides overall leadership and direction for the division.

Directs the administration of state and federal transit funding programs supporting large urban, small urban, and rural transit providers, as well as non-profit agencies serving the elderly and people with disabilities; ensures that the distribution of funds follows established criteria, policies and procedures; maintains detailed financial and asset records in compliance with Federal Transit Administration requirements; and oversees compliance reviews of grantees.

Directs the development and administration of grants and programs in support of railroad transportation and railroad safety, including the Preservation Grant Program for short line railroad rehabilitation, the Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant Program for economic development, the railroad safety inspection program, and the Section 130 railroad-highway at-grade crossing safety program.

Provides a multimodal (rail, transit, water, and/or active) perspective on department projects and plans, including the Department’s implementation of the TDOT Multimodal Access Policy.

Maintains relationships with external governmental stakeholders including local, state, and federal partners in the advancement of the business of the division.

Maintains relationships with external stakeholders in the advancement of the business of the division, including transit agencies, non-profit human service agencies, railroads, ports, safety advocates, and active transportation advocates.

Assigns and oversees work; develops job performance plans with subordinates; monitors work progress and quality; coaches staff concerning job performance; provides feedback; completes annual performance reviews; oversees supervision by subordinates.
Interacts with other transportation professionals through direct contact with counterparts in other states and participation in professional associations. Also includes interaction with leadership of TDOT including Bureau Chiefs, Division Directors and the Commissioner of Transportation.

Qualifications
The minimum required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, transportation management, public administration, or related discipline and ten years of related planning and operations experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least five years of supervisory experience is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé and letter explaining your interest to TDOT.HR@tn.gov by May 1, 2019.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.