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Deputy Director – Materials Engineering (DOT Executive IV)

By February 27, 2023

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

Executive Service
Deputy Director – Materials Engineering (DOT Executive IV)
*This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority*


RECRUITMENT: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s (MDOT SHA) Office of Materials Technology (OMT) in Anne Arundel County is recruiting for a Deputy Director- Materials Engineering (DOT Executive IV) position. This executive service recruitment is open to anyone who meets the preferred qualifications listed below.

The Deputy Director – Materials Engineering serves as a manager in the technical field of materials engineering. This position will assist the OMT Director in executive, administrative, and engineering design responsibilities.  Duties will include assisting with implementing material engineering and product design that support SHA’s project delivery program for efficient and sustainable transportation for Maryland citizens; liaising on behalf of OMT with a wide variety of national, state and local organizations and other MDOT SHA offices; and material testing, analysis, and reporting for MDOT SHA project delivery programs and for MDOT SHA’s pavement sustainability network and bridge deck program to meet national performance measures.  Although infrequent and unique, this position requires emergency response to geo-hazards that have potential for temporary road closures and cause major disruptions to traffic.

This position will supervise the Team Leader of the Procurement Section, the Performance Excellence/Unit Training Coordinator, Division Chiefs in the Pavement and Geotechnical Division, the Field Explorations Division, the Engineering Geology Division, and indirectly oversee material engineering efforts for approximately 100 staff members.

MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits Guide.
“The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has been named a Training magazine Training APEX Awards winner for the fourth consecutive year.”


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in civil or professional engineering.  Five (5) years of this experience should include work in professional engineering or complex construction projects involving construction materials.

Five (5) years of this experience must have involved the supervision of employees or exercising responsibility for program development, with two (2) of these years at the managerial level.

Note: U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the minimum qualifications may be substituted for the required education and experience on a year-for-year basis.

The ideal candidate will:

Possess a Professional Engineers License
Possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Possess knowledge of geohazards, pavement and geotechnical condition testing and assessment, subsurface exploration techniques, new products evaluation, pavement and geotechnical engineering and procurement procedures.


Special Requirements: This position is available and on call 24 hours/7 days a week to assist all management and employees in any capacity that involves the lab and field operations of staff.

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at http:// www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information.  Please include all relevant experience on your application.  This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.
The state of Maryland offers excellent health and leave benefits, 401k benefits, a pension plan, a free transit program, and advanced education and training opportunities.

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

Please Note: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/).

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5554. MDOT SHA is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

MDOT SHA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 02/16/2023

To apply for this job email your details to sharecruitmentdivision@mdot.maryland.gov

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