55000310-51265675-20161018091508 Agency Name: Transportation


Working Title: DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION OPSBroadband/Class Code: 10-1021-01Position Number: 55000310-51265675Annual Salary Range: $120,512.86Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: FORT LAUDERDALEFacility: DISTRICT 4 HEADQUARTERSPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB023Closing Date: 11/1/2016

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407 / Director of Operations




BROADBAND OCCUPATION: General and Operations Managers

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POSITION LOCATED IN: Fort Lauderdale, Florida



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26thbirthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

A Level 1 criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant.

This position requires a valid Class E driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Driver's Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  • three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;

  • any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;

  • a suspension or revocation of the driver’s license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and

  • a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years

Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver’s license confirmed.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a Senior Management level administrative oversight position that leads, plans, directs and coordinates the District Transportation Operations Division which includes Construction, Maintenance, Traffic Operations, Materials and Research (if applicable), Safety, Operations Centers within the district and the Professional Engineer Training Program. This responsibility includes oversight of the District Construction Offices that are directly responsible for administering/inspecting all construction work, oversight of the District Maintenance Offices who manage all activities and programs related to maintenance of state roadways and structures, oversight of the District Traffic Operations Office to improve safety and mobility through application of traffic engineering principles and practices, and oversight of the District Materials Office where applicable to implement the materials program including conducting testing and research of construction products and materials.

As part of the District Leadership Team, develops and maintains communications and working relationships with all internal and external customers and partners including: contractors, consultants, elected officials, governmental agency employees, the media, and the public concerning department programs and activities.

Responsible for optimizing the utilization of human resources within areas of oversight. Functions include: identifying organizational needs and developing staff, reviews and resolves, in consultation with the Department’s HR Office, employee disputes and grievances; oversees the hiring, discipline, reassignment, dismissals, promotion and demotions of employees in the Operations area of the District.

Responsible for optimizing the utilization of the District’s Operations and work program budget to include: development of legislative budget requests; budget allocation for cost centers supervised; budget reductions/increases within the operations area; response to Central Office/Legislature requests for impact statements, budget exercises, and other budget development and control documents; position reductions/increases; rate management; expenditure and encumbrance guidance, tracking and control. Periodically reviews spending plans to ensure that cost centers operate within approved budgetary constraints.

Manages non-routine matters relating to the Transportation Operations area of the District. Addresses and analyzes areas of responsibility or requests for services not normally provided. Develop bold and innovative solutions in a collaborative setting that addresses Department Leadership expectations within the confines of available manpower, schedule and budget.

Incumbent must demonstrate the following Core Competencies:

LEADING PEOPLE –This core competency emphasizes the ability to develop and implement strategies to maximize employee performance excellence and foster high ethical standards in meeting the Department’s vision, mission and goals.

LEADING CHANGE –This core competency requires the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision and to incorporate that vision into the State’s Transportation goals and the Department’s core values. Inherent in this ability is the need to balance change with stability and continuity while striving to improve customer service within the basic government framework. It also involves the ability to foster a work environment that encourages creative thinking and the ability to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity and in the face of specific as well as institutional resistance to change.

COMMUNICATING AND BUILDING COALITIONS –This core competency involves the ability to explain and advocate facts and ideas in convincing manner while communicating and negotiating with individuals and groups. It also includes the ability to develop a professional network with other organizations and individuals to assist in solving issues and identifying the internal and external forces that impact the work of the organization.

BUSINESS JUDGEMENT –This core competency involves applying principles of management generally used in the private sector to manage a public sector operation. The public sector leader must be able to manage and apply financial, human resources, and technology management to accomplish the organization’s mission. The bottom-line of this core competency is effective and efficient decision-making.

RESULTS DRIVEN –This core competency stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer, pursuant to Chapter 471, Florida Statutes is required.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The Department of Transportation hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification check will be conducted using the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ electronic database (E-Verify) on each new employee.

The Department of Transportation supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

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