Senior Director Program Management Highway Program

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation | Los Angeles, CA

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Posted Date 11/05/2018

Salary Range: $122,970 - $153,691 - $184,434

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• To direct, manage, and execute the performance of assigned functions within Highway Program associated with the development,
• implementation and management of highway programs, plans, and projects countywide.
Example Of Duties
• Directs the development and implementation of transportation policies, plans, programs, projects and services
• Plans, develops, and administers department policies, procedures, work plans and budgets
• Develops scopes of work for contracts; resolves legal, contractual, and technical issues
• Assumes project/program management responsibility on transportation projects and programs
• Leads efforts to develop agency-wide and departmental strategies, processes, and policies
• Provides policy, planning and program support to internal management, staff and various internal departments and outside
• agencies
• Directs the technical management, analysis and evaluation of transportation systems and options
• Negotiates cooperative agreements and interagency funding agreements
• Represents Metro before various public/private audiences
• Manages agency policies, plans, programs and projects to ensure compliance with appropriate laws and regulations
• Administers funding policy and allocations for various programs
• Evaluates transportation programs; develops service and operating alternatives, and financial and funding recommendations
• Coordinates policy, technical and funding interaction with local, regional and state entities
• Directs the development, application and evaluation of analytical, quantitative and statistical methods and tools
• Directs, prepares, and presents written and oral reports for management and Board policy decisions
• Establishes, supervises, and manages priorities of work for staff and consultants
• Develops, reviews, and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates award amounts; evaluates operating standards and work
• products; ensures productive use of contractors
• Directs and prepares comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors policy
• decisions; advocate funding needs of Metro s transportation programs; and assess future financial trends, opportunities, and
• constraints
• Develops, forecasts, and manages budgets to complete various plans, projects, and programs
• Evaluates proposed/enacted legislation for impacts on Metro programs and projects
• Leads special task forces, committees, panels, and peer groups on major issues as required
• Develops and trains subordinate staff to prepare next generation of managers
• Develops and delivers completed staff work to ensure quality projects, plans and programs from inception to close-out on time
• and within scope and budget, and that meets federal, state, and local laws and requirements
• Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and
• maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
• Manages departments including developing, managing and adhering to Metro's policies/procedures, budget and achieving units
• goals and objectives
• Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Requirements For Employment
• Bachelor s degree - Project Management, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical), Business
• Administration, Public Administration, Transportation Planning or other related field
• 5 years' management experience in highway engineering/planning or project management, or proven abilities in planning,
• developing and implementing large scale, highly complex, multi-faceted highway projects and/or programs
Preferred Qualifications
Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following
additional qualifications:
• 5 years' or more experience in transportation planning and/or engineering with a focus on project management
• Experience with highway project development and implementation process
• Experience with State Departments of Transportation (such as Caltrans), and experience with regulatory agencies (such as
• Federal Highway Administration and Environmental Protection Agency) as related to highway project delivery
• Professional certifications/license: Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Theories, principles, and practices of project and program development and management, transportation planning, relevant
• regulations, contract negotiations and management, and project programming and funding as applicable to highway projects and
• programs. Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation planning and programming for
• a public agency
• Financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical processes and procedures
• Organization policies and procedures of local, state, and federal government entities, including legislative and funding policies and
• procedures
• Modern management theory
• California Department of Transportation; its structure, roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures; and various functional
• areas
• Manage major highway improvement projects and programs
• Identify and implement strategies to achieve timely and cost-effective project delivery
• Plan, organize, and direct the work of specialized transportation projects and programs
• Develop and expand system-wide programs to ensure an integrated transportation network
• Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls
• Understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management
• agreements
• Formulate strategies to achieve goals and objectives
• Plan financial and staffing needs; make financial decisions within a budget
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing in English
• Interact professionally with various Metro staff/departments as well as the staff of other agencies with the goal of promoting
• collaborative efforts and alliances in favor of the projects and public investment
• Represent Metro before the public
• Effectively and quickly resolve disputes and disagreements while understanding and acknowledging the concerns of all parties
• Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
• Supervise subordinate staff
Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any
combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure

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