Are you a seasoned leader in land use and transportation issues? Are you a proven collaborator skilled at working across jurisdictions, with an elected board, and with multi-faceted community partners? Do you have a compelling vision and the ability to effectively lead staff in achieving it? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining the County Administrative Office and Board of Commissioners as the next Director of Land Use and Transportation!
The County is recruiting for a new Director of Land Use and Transportation. This position requires someone with extensive senior management experience guiding successful programs in the areas of land use and transportation and working with political, business and community leaders.
The ideal candidate will have experience in more than one of the following: land use planning and community development, transportation policy development and implementation, capital project management, and transportation system maintenance. He or she must communicate effectively both orally and in writing, work constructively with diverse interests and have experience solving problems in a challenging environment.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a history of progressive, proactive and innovative program development and administration and a track record of successful follow-through and implementation. Critical to success is the ability to be an empowering leader and motivator who is open-minded, ethical, honest and accountable. The individual in this role must be enthusiastic about public service and exhibit superior quality traits such as:
Builds meaningful relationships. Is collaborative and inclusive while embracing the organizational culture of the department.
Open minded to emerging trends in policy making.
Trustworthy and credible, a person of integrity.
Committed to inclusive leadership, diversity, empowerment and team member development.
A strategic and visionary outlook that is fully engaged in County programs and services.
Available and accessible to all levels of an organization while being responsive to all inquiries.
Values a culturally and geographically diverse community with the ability to work with various groups and individuals.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's Degree in the field of civil engineering, architecture, urban and regional planning, economics, transportation, public administration, business administration, and/or closely related field; AND
Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a large, complex transportation, land use, or public works program including at least five (5) years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity. OR
Master's Degree in the field of civil engineering, architecture, urban and regional planning, economics, transportation, public administration, business administration and/or closely related field; AND
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in a large complex transportation, land use, or public works program or engineering including at least five (5) years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity.
We are accepting applications for this position until June 30, 2019. However, we will start reviewing applications the week of June 17, 2019. This position is subject to closure any time after that date. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early!
Additional Salary Information: Plus full benefits!
Internal Number: 2019-142
About Washington County
Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing county in Oregon, with an approximate population of 560,460. The community is one of Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective. Washington County encompasses 727 square miles, with 12 incorporated cities including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin, along with a large urban unincorporated population. Focused residential and industrial growth has enabled the county to preserve more than 80% of its agricultural and forestlands with the nationally acclaimed Urban Growth Boundary. The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. With only an hour’s drive from the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains and a half-hour to downtown Portland, Washington County enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment. Light rail a...nd commuter rail links our cities, and vibrant station area communities are growing around them. The county’s developed regions are home to traditional suburban and new-mixed use neighborhoods, electronics leaders such as Intel, IBM and Tektronix, major new biotech (Genentech) and solar energy (Solar World) plants, and world headquarters for both Nike and Columbia Sportswear. Intel’s investment in Washington County exceeds that of any Intel site worldwide. Outside the Urban Growth Boundary, the county transitions to nurseries, wineries and other farm and forest enterprises. Washington County is one of just nine Oregon counties operating under home rule charter. The Charter provides the county with the authority to design an organized structure that effectively responds to community needs. It establishes a Council-Manager form of government, with a five-member Board of Commissioners assuming the legislative role. The Board Chair serves on a full-time basis and is elected at-large. The remaining four commissioners are elected by district voters and serve on a part-time basis. The Board appoints the County Administrator who is responsible for providing staff support to the Board and overseeing daily operations. In addition to the Department of Support Services (HR, IT, Finance, Facilities/Parks, Fleet), County offices and departments include: the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Housing Services, Health and Human Services, County Counsel, Juvenile Services, Land Use & Transportation, County Auditor, Cooperative Library Services and Assessment & Taxation. The Sheriff, District Attorney and Auditor are elected department head positions. County Counsel, like the County Administrator, is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Approximately 2,000 employees enjoy a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future.