TRANSPORTATION CHIEF OF MAINTENANCE AND HIGHWAY OPERATIONS
Apr 10, 2009
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Maintenance and Highway Operations, this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations necessary to maintain the statewide highway system and administering the highway operations functions.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner of Transportation or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers the programs and operations of the Bureau of Maintenance and Highway Operations; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Administers and directs the staff and operations of the Bureau of Maintenance and Highway Operations; administers and directs all activities necessary for the maintenance and monitoring of the state transportation system of roads and bridges; develops, implements and evaluates maintenance operations policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops bureau programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions pertaining to policies, personnel regulations, expenditures and administrative methods; directs execution of transportation contracts; directs the Highway Operations Center; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff; designs and implements performance review standards for bureau staff; prepares bureau budget; maintains contacts with department, state, federal and local individuals regarding policy or program activities or who impact on policy or program activities including the Governor's Office, the legislature, town officials, and the general public; responds to questions regarding scope, funding, priority, scheduling and status of maintenance and/or highway operations projects; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to planning, design, construction, and reconstruction of highways, bridges and transportation facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Twelve (12) years of professional experience in the administration of large scale maintenance or highway operations programs and activities.
Three (3) years of General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public or business administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision at an agency or organization.
For State employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintenance Administrator, Transportation Maintenance Director, Transportation Maintenance Manager, Transportation Manager of Bridge Safety and Evaluation, or Transportation Manager of Highway Operations.