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Urban Mobility Office Deputy Policy Director

By March 6, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

Transportation Infrastructure Development & Project Delivery Manager 3 – Urban Mobility Office Deputy Policy Director
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

Salary Range: 8,561 – $13,242

The role:  

Our Urban Mobility Office (UMO) delivers the design, development and implementation of complex multimodal transportation mega projects and systems for the most densely populated and fastest growing geographical region in the state. As the deputy policy director, you will provide management and direction to generate a consistent strategy and coordinated approach for policy and planning efforts in support of the Urban Mobility Strategy, including management of project teams.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

A day in the life:

  • Manage and direct comprehensive policy and planning programs, and recommend revisions of policies, procedures and practices.
  • Direct the implementation of policy revisions, long-range planning efforts, implementation of relevant transportation plans, and development and implementation of complex transportation and investment strategies.
  • Provide counsel and guidance to office leadership on all policy related matters.
  • Serve as representative on relevant agency decision-making committees and represent our agency on a regional and statewide basis by serving on external and other committees.
  • Organize and direct multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional project teams to work on complex and politically sensitive issues.
  • Conduct public hearings and give presentations to local officials, the Oregon Transportation Commission, staff and legislators regarding transportation projects.
  • Guide, develop, motivate and manage staff; set overall performance levels and expectations.
  • Keep agency and key stakeholders informed of all significant issues and ensure all material decisions are approved by the agency.
  • Ensure project teams are staffed with the appropriate technical skills to successfully deliver quality projects within scope, schedule and budget.
  • Work in an office environment with hybrid work options available and occasional statewide travel and regular travel within the area/region required.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

What we need:

Seven years of supervision, management, or progressively related experience;


Four years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position. 

  • Extensive experience and proven success building consensus and support for complex initiatives by incorporating input from diverse stakeholder interests.
  • Experience developing policies, projects, and initiatives in a way that centers equity in the process and outcomes.
  • A thorough knowledge of state and federal transportation laws and regulations.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a large, diversified staff and to give responsible, professional direction and advice.
  • Proven ability to interpret and communicate organizational policies and initiatives and to lead staff in implementation of same.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, March 27 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov

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