Georgia Department of Transportation
STATE PROFILE SUMMARY: Manages the transportation planning activities of an organization, division or agency. Serves as a group leader to professionals providing professional support.
- Under limited supervision in the Capital Region and Interstate Planning Unit, serves as the Branch Chief of a major organizational branch engaged in the development and maintenance of Capital Region and other Statewide activities in alignment with core planning responsibilities and the Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan/Statewide Transportation Plan (SSTP/SWTP)
- Supervises various planners and consultants engaged in the analysis of planning data to determine multimodal transportation needs, the establishment of databases, the development of data flow systems and the development of projects to meet the identified transportation needs of the state.
The selected candidate must meet the advertised minimum qualifications to include State Entry Qualifications as well as Agency Specific Qualifications.
STATE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience, One year of which in a lead or supervisory role OR Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university AND Four years of related experience, One year of which in a lead or supervisory OR One year of experience at the lower-level Transport Planning Spec 4 (TRP063) or position equivalent. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.
AGENCY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, or Political Science AND Four years of related experience.
- Experience in the analysis of highway transportation systems
- Experience in the implementation of multimodal strategic planning and analysis
- Possess effective leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and guide others toward accomplishment of office/department goals.
- Experience in providing effective instruction/training to staff (either direct reports, consultants, or other governmental entities, such as metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
- Maintains a high standard of ethical conduct.
- Experience to effectively negotiate to find mutually acceptable solutions.
- Experience to develop new insight into situations.
- Experience to identify, analyze and provide effective solutions for problems.
- Experience to adapt quickly to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
- Experience in gathering, interpreting, analyzing and summarizing information that effectively informs transportation decision making
- Experience with transportation planning, including evaluating the need for transportation improvements.
- Experience working with local governments and/or other interested parties in developing solutions for transportation problems/challenges.
- Experience in reading and interpreting policy at the state and federal level
- Ability to perform and manage strategic initiatives.
- Possesses ability to adapt to an evolving transportation planning environment
- Ability to effectively apply new knowledge and skills to improve work efficiency.
- Possesses strong written and oral communications skills demonstrated through development of technical reports documenting studies and recommendations and presenting information to management.
- Ability to effectively plan and evaluate the work of staff
- Ability to motivate and promote teamwork.
- Ability to lead people and get results through others.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
- Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
- Possess strong supervisory skills
- Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office.
- Experience with data evaluation and analysis software
- Strong customer orientation.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
AGENCY PREFERRED QUALFICIATIONS:
- Experience managing or directing coworkers/team members to develop a recommended course of action in proposing a transportation solution.
- Knowledge of GDOT’s organizational structure, policies, and systems and how to operate effectively within them.
- Knowledge of the GDOT’s goals and the ability to recognize opportunities to help achieve those goals.
- Knowledge of the transportation planning process’ role in developing transportation projects and subsequent planning roles in project development.
- Knowledge of the role of transportation planning with Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
- Intermediate skill level in Excel
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GDOT JOBS
The interview is just one part of the overall selection process and is not the only criteria used to make the final selection. In addition to the interview, the final selection is based on the applicant’s work history and performance (documented in HR and/or Office files), PeopleSoft/employee status (i.e. rehire code), employee performance reviews, personnel file review (HR & Office Files), criminal background check, employment reference checks (including references and commendations from Managers and other relevant documentation) and, for supervisory positions, demonstrated leadership skills based on past and current work history will be considered.
Good Employment Standing:
In accordance with the Interview and Selection Process (ISP), an applicant must have no active disciplinary actions to be in good employment standing. Actions that may disqualify an applicant include letters of reprimand (active for 12 months after issuance date); suspension without pay or disciplinary demotion (active for 12 months from the effective date); Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and Leave Restriction Plans (active until 12 months after the date of conclusion). In addition, an employee must have an overall ePerformance rating score of three (3) or higher on their most current evaluation. Please note that Memorandums of Concern are not considered disqualifying factors. Human Resources may remove any employee from consideration for selection who is pending a disciplinary action; however, if the action is resolved in the employee’s favor, he or she will be allowed to compete.
THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.
THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR
CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PRESCREENED.
UPON PROMOTION, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE 10% or THE GDOT JOB SPECIFIC MINIMUM SALARY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
GDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To apply for this job email your details to KenThompson@dot.ga.gov