10 days old
2018-08-072018-09-21

Deputy Executive Director of Projects

Alameda County Transportation Commission
Oakland, California 94607
  • Payrate
    $202,882 To $263,746
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Opportunity

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the Projects Department; plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive program for Measure B and Measure BB projects, including participating in the preparation of the Comprehensive Investment Plan for the programs, project implementation reports, and contract administration; coordinates assigned activities with other Commission departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among Commission departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Executive Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Key Responsibilities

  • Assumes full management responsibility for all traffic and transportation engineering projects, services, and activities, including Measure B and Measure BB project planning and implementation, feasibility analysis, environmental studies, and contract management.
  • Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; establishes, within Commission policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including project priorities; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.

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Requirements

Qualifications 

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in traffic, civil, or transportation engineering or a closely related field;
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation engineering, including project management, planning and programming, and design and construction;
  • Six (6) years of supervisory experience; and
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Possess and maintain a valid certificate or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision.
  • Budget development, contract administration, Commission-wide administrative practices, and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques used in the conduct of effective transportation engineering programs, including project planning processes, environmental review, funding requirements, and contract management.
  • Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes.
  • Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to transportation engineering projects.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the Commission in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations, and the public.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Commission staff.

Salary Details

Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary range is $202,882 to $263,746 depending on qualifications and experience.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission offers a generous benefits package:

  • Cafeteria Plan which employees can use to choose the following: 
    • o   Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance; and
    • o   Life, AD&D, and Long-term and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Retirement Program in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS):
    • o   Classic Member (current member of CalPERS) – 2.5% at age 55 (employee contributes 3%)
    • o   New Member (under new PEPRA laws) – 2% at age 62 (employee contributes 6.25%, this amount is subject to change after FY 2018-19)
  • Vacation Leave: Starts at 10 days per year and increases based on years of service.
  • Sick Leave: Accrued at 1 day per month.
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, per year.

Other benefits, including transit subsidy, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, etc.

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