This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:
Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
This position manages the Multimodal Planning Branch of CDOT's Division of Transportation Development. This branch coordinates all work activities associated with statewide transportation planning; freight planning; bicycle/pedestrian planning, design, and evaluation; and compliance with state and federal planning requirements including coordination with and oversight of Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Transportation Planning Region (TPR) processes. This branch manages several consultant and grant contracts. This branch leads the transportation planning efforts for the Department, leads interdisciplinary teams for development of the long-range Statewide Plan and for planning related products, including a 10-year strategic plan, and coordinates with other Divisions and Regions on the State Transportation Improvement Program. These plans communicate agency goals, directions, anticipated revenue, program funding, program of projects, expected system performance, and strategic investment policies. The Branch also supports the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC) and Transportation Commission committees, assesses emerging issues, supports special initiatives, and develops planning related policies.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide effective and efficient management of branch responsibilities for four sections within the branch: regional and MPO planning, statewide planning, bicycle/pedestrian, and systems and freight planning;
Provide guidance, mentoring, training, and development for section managers, direction on personnel issues, and resolutions of problems in a timely manner and in accordance with personnel rules;
Review, guide, and refine work products produced by staff; balance workloads, set priorities, and manage resources;
Develop the multi-year and annual work program elements and budgets for the branch, including customer-oriented objectives, project descriptions, purpose, resources needed, milestones, budget, and expected results;
Manage staff implementation of the work program tasks and budget encumbrance and expenditures; coordinate with other branches within the Division and other parts of CDOT to minimize duplication of efforts, to support compatibility of related work efforts, and to assure that resources are being utilized effectively;
Prepare monthly progress and budget reports;
Communicate Division and Department mission, vision, goals, policies, and study findings. Work with internal and external stakeholders to implement Department strategic direction including program development and resource investment.
Provide leadership for STAC and Statewide Plan Team (Region Planners and Office of Financial Management & Budget (OFMB) staff); serve as primary headquarters contact for Region Planners and help to resolve their issues or provide guidance; coordinate with OFMB, Government Relations, Staff Branches, Office of Program Management, Transportation Systems Management and Operations; CDOT Regions and others to provide planning leadership;
Anticipate and develop planning agenda items, materials, and presentations for the Plan Team, STAC, advisory committees and the Commission; attend Commission workshops and meetings; develop and present planning related items to Commission committees; coordinate review by Regional Transportation Directors (RTDs) and/or Senior Management Team (SMT) as needed;
Serve as headquarters main point of contact for MPOs and TPRs; respond to questions/issues and work with other parts of the CDOT organization to resolve issues, including communications with the Commissioners related to MPO or TPR activities;
Lead interdisciplinary teams and staff to develop planning related policy for organizational adoption on various issues, many times at the request of the Commission and/or SMT; work with internal staff from various Divisions and Regions to develop broad policies and procedures; utilize matrix management and project management skills to achieve objectives and meet deadlines;
Other job duties as assigned.
Travel within the State of Colorado with occasional overnight stays
Travel outside the State of Colorado for occasional national conferences and speaking engagements
This position may be subject to many interruptions to handle multiple projects
Operate in a politically sensitive environment
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, engineering, finance, or a closely related field. A transcript showing degree conferral must be included with your application to verify this requirement.
AND at least a six (6) year track record in full-time professional positions of increasing responsibility at levels which initiate and execute business solutions that significantly impact the success of the management and services of a corporate or public organization, with major responsibilities in at least one of the following areas:
City, county, regional, state, or federal urban or transportation planning
Managing large scale business or public programs, including policy development
Administering large contracts or grants for multimodal transportation initiatives, and
Experience must have included budget management and at least two years of demonstrated success directing and managing of a professional staff involved in a mission critical program and planning and coordinating with other public and private organizations (preferably federal or state resource agencies), interest groups, and elected and appointed officials.
Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience. A Doctoral or Master's degree in one of the fields listed above will substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience.
NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be well-rounded, high-level manager and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
Ability to work with the general public, professionals, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions and build consensus through give and take;
Excellent analytic and strategic thinking skills;
Experience and skill in transportation planning is preferred;
Familiarity with transportation rules and regulations;
AICP certification or PE licensure;
Leadership and vision across multidisciplinary groups;
Ability to lead diverse groups to determine policy decisions;
Skilled in data analysis, including revenue forecasts, budgeting, and performance metrics;
Familiarity with GIS, modeling or other analytical tools & software;
Ability to effectively interpret and address requests from executive leadership and political entities;
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing conditions and assignments;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Experience demonstrating effective supervision of professional and support staff;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Passion for safety;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
Additional Salary Information: Monthly salary; Dependent upon qualifications
A great place to work, making Colorado a great place to live, now and for the future.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is striving to become the best DOT in the county, committed to saving lives and making people's lives better. In working towards that goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. From the Snowplow Driver that plows the roads for the morni...ng commute, to the Civil Engineer that oversees construction for an expansion of roadway, these positions (and many more!) work together to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system.
If your goal is to use your skills to make a positive impact on public safety and transportation in Colorado, then CDOT is the place for you. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn more about us and how we are working to serve the citizens of Colorado.