The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has a critical executive level position to fill and is seeking candidates with necessary skills to provide strategic vision and direction to senior managers regarding our highway maintenance, asset management, and operations program across the Commonwealth’s 124,000 lane-mile network. VDOT offers a competitive base pay, excellent health and retirement benefits package, moving and relocation, a sign-on bonus, and annual leave grant opportunity.
The successful candidate will have executive level responsibility and accountability for delivery of VDOT’s $2.2 billion annual maintenance and operations programs, and will develop and manage strategies that maximize the movement of people and goods safely and efficiently. The Chief of Maintenance and Operations also oversees VDOT’s agency-wide emergency operations efforts in coordination with state, local and federal partners. Success in this role requires senior executives to collaborate with one another to ensure complimentary and supportive actions are being executed across the agency. VDOT Divisions that report to this position are: Maintenance, Operations, Land Use, Emergency Management, Asset Management and Traffic Engineering.
Minimum qualifications are:
• Professional Engineer’s License• Skill in highway maintenance management, asset management, and field operations management functions including emergency operations management. • Skill in the application of engineering principles and practices used in highway engineering, maintenance, operations, and traffic engineering. • Knowledge of financial management principles and practices. • Skill in the applications of human resource principles and practices applicable to the management of individual, team, and organizational performance. • Skill at developing and providing strategic direction and implementation strategies across a large organization to achieve results in assigned areas of responsibility. • Ability to maneuver through complex political situations effectively. • Ability to apply independent judgment in the development, interpretation and analysis of regulations, policies and procedures. • Ability to develop, implement, and revise organizational processes and practices to effectively manage financial and other resources and maximize the use of available funds. • Ability to make complex, quality, and timely decisions, delegate responsibility, and focus on results. • Skilled at establishing performance measures and evaluating metrics and data to drive desired results. • Ability to build collaborative relationships and gain consensus from diverse groups. • Skill in communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences. • Skill at making presentations and conducting effective meetings. • Skill in the use of computers and web-based applications to include automated financial software programs.
Additional Salary Information: Sign-on, student loan re-payment, or 529 College savings plan bonus, and annual leave grant, relocation benefits, are negotiable
Internal Number: 1043981
The Commonwealth’s Transportation Agency
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation.Virginia has the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.