The job: Bring your maintenance and operations experience to ODOT! This position functions as the senior manager within the Maintenance & Operations Branch (MOB) in its mission to lead and support statewide delivery of Oregon’s $472 million dollar maintenance and operations program.
In this role, you will collaborate with the Maintenance and Operations engineer in defining and setting strategic direction for the branch, and leading and supporting maintenance program development and strategies.
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.
What you will be doing:
Lead evaluations and reviews of the existing MOB programs and develop, prepare, prioritize and implement changes.
Evaluate changes in departmental direction and policies.
Lead in the evaluation, development, response and follow-up for legislation that will affect maintenance and operations.
Prepare and present facility management strategies, budget development documents, legislative concepts or other policy documents.
Develop and implement statewide strategies for management, facilities management, fleet management, maintenance services levels, human resources committees and others across the agency.
Lead assigned programs through analysis of delivery systems, program procedures, program effectiveness, responsiveness to agency needs and statutory requirements.
Responsible for direction and management of a variety of federally or state funded special programs on behalf of the Statewide Maintenance & Operations engineer.
Supervise a variety of technical and administrative staff and the modernization of the program and for developing, communicating, seeking buy-in and implementing continuous improvements to statewide maintenance and operations practices.
Ensure current and appropriate maintenance-related training and specialty program oversight statewide.
Work is performed in both an office and field environment.
Requires frequent contact (in person, by phone, and in writing) with agency administrators, maintenance and operations crews, and with stakeholders with competing demands/agendas and the public regarding situations that may be emotionally charged or hostile. Conditions require the ability to effectively calm situations and to handle issues involving distraught members of the public or staff.
Field work is done in all types of weather conditions including storms, snow, heat, rain, floods, landslides and other adverse conditions.
Travel within the state is expected, including traveling by automobile or mass transit to meetings, visiting field offices, maintenance facilities or worksites where there is exposure to traffic, weather conditions or air traffic concerns.
Overnight and out-of-state travel may be required.
To request a copy of the PD, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown.
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.
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To qualify, you must have:
A valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Four (4) 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.
Three (3) 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 AND
45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Note: "Valid" means you have the ability to stamp. We will verify your license before we consider your application. If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating 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 or be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
If you have any of these desired qualities, be sure to include your related experience, training and education in your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Excellent communicator and coalition builder, with the ability to manage the conflicting priorities of diverse stakeholders.
Experience effectively making a variety of management decisions.
Experience interpreting and explaining state laws, rules, policies and procedures to others.
How to apply:
Attach a resume or complete the application. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the desired attributes above. Please address your cover letter to State Maintenance & Operations Engineer Luci Moore. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the desired attributes above will be graded as non-responsive. If you are an external applicant, you must upload in ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
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. If you are an employee, the PRR task will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
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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. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. 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.
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.
You will become part of the state's management team.
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes a 17% pay line exception due to recent market analysis. The State of Oregon pays 95% of employee's medical/dental benefits. Employee is responsible for 5% of the premium, taken out monthly. We receive 10 paid holidays per year, paid sick/vacation leave accrued monthly, generous medical/dental/vision benefits as well as retirement, optional flexible spending accounts, college savings and deferred compensation, and more!
Internal Number: REQ-22260
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.