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Freight Program Manager

By November 23, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • December 5, 2022

Idaho Department of Transportation

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is recruiting for an experienced Freight Program Manager to further our mission.  The selected individual will be responsible to manage and administer the statewide multi-modal program that analyzes, communicates/coordinates, plans, budgets and identifies State, regional, local and private industry freight systems, projects, policies and develop innovative solutions to meet Idaho’s growing economy.  Act as the Department’s liaison with private industry to evaluate program partnerships, develop cooperative relationships, and coordinate models, and practices for project identification and opportunities.

This position is based in Boise, Idaho, and requires demonstrated professional leadership skills and experience.

This position will require statewide travel.

Example of Duties:
Manage and administer a statewide multi-modal freight mobility program, including all transportation modes and involving multiple public agencies and private businesses, and ensure these programs are in concert with strategic objectives.
Manage 129,000 pound trucking program to include coordinating evaluation process for requests to operate such vehicles on state administered highways.
Manage the federal freight formula fund program distributing funding to freight related infrastructure projects throughout the state.
Act as the Freight Advisory Committee liaison to coordinate input on key events and issues related to program needs, policy review, and Idaho Transportation Improvement Program reviews related to freight movement in the State.
Update and maintain the statewide Freight Strategic Plan.
Initiate and oversee data collection and analysis efforts and share the results with decision makers within ITD and other State agencies to help them make informed decisions.
Establish freight performance measures for the State that are compatible with and can be integrated into existing transportation performance measures.
Establish relationships and act as a resource and advocate for freight interests and needs in the State with other governmental organizations and the private sector to advance freight projects.
Coordinate outreach and education meetings with public and private industry stakeholders in each district to establish and foster cross-region freight mobility planning.
Establish and hold a Freight Summit every two years to promote Idaho’s economy.
Provide an Annual Report presentation to the Transportation Board.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: Management Practices
Experience:Managing a major program. Candidates may also qualify through upper division college-level management coursework and experience in a significant leadership role.
Supervising staff
Desired Qualifications:
Interpreting and applying federal and state laws, rules and regulations in relation to land management
Possession of Bachelor’s degree or higher in Public Administration, Transportation Planning or related major
Experience serving as a technical resource on complex programmatic, technical, or regulatory issues
Experience with federal aid projects and/or programs

Supplemental Information:
To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits:Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges
The Idaho Transportation Department may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.



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