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Freight International Trade Connect Director

By April 27, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Austin

Texas Dept. of Transportation

Job ID: 124173
Location: AUSTIN
Salary Plan/Grade: B-30
Description: $101630.00 – $171881.00 yearly
Overnight Travel: Up to 25% of the time

Position Information
TxDOT’s Transportation Planning and Programming Division is looking for an International Trade Connect Director located in Austin, TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career,et’s talk!

At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, employee wellness program, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at Total Compensation.

Travel: 25%

Work Location: 118 E Riverside Dr. Austin, TX
Beginning in the summer of 2022, the new work location for this position will be 6230 E. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX
Military Occup Specialty Code
State Classification Code:  1624
State Classification Title:    Director V
Occupational Category:      Program Management
TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.
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General Description
Directs the management of all activities and personnel related to the Transportation Planning and Programming division to include statewide comprehensive and multimodal freight planning program (including highways, air, marine, rail, and pipelines); all department functions, operations and information related to international trade and relations activities; and oversight of engineering studies of corridor transportation projects. Coordinates with federal, state and local governments. Reports to the Deputy Director, Transportation Planning and Programming Division. Work requires contact with national, state and local executives and governmental officials. Employees at this level perform work at the highest level of discretion and independent judgment and are responsible for final outcome.
The essential duties for this job include:

Directs and manages employees’ activities; and monitors and evaluates employees’ performance
Oversees the implementation of planning and management for corridor studies, needs assessments, and feasibility studies in support of project development and design
Administers and coordinates statewide intermodal and multimodal freight transportation planning activities
Manages and oversees statewide multimodal freight mobility program that involves multiple public agencies and private businesses, and ensures these programs are in convert with strategic objectives
Administers and coordinates international planning activities
Reviews and approves final preparation and publication of reports, manuals, contracts, agreements and related correspondence pertaining to schematic design and the environment.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Physical Requirements
Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools
Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
Standing-prolonged periods of time
Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
The required competencies for this job include:

International relations activities and methods related to transportation and trade
Private sector logistics, the freight movement industry, infrastructure for various modes, and the government’s role in freight movement
Applicable laws, rules, and regulations
Contract development and oversight
Directing and establishing objectives; clarifying roles and responsibilities through individual performance plans; monitoring and measuring performance against goals; evaluating results and making necessary adjustments to meet deadlines
Planning methods, techniques and strategies
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external
Planning, assigning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of professional, administrative and technical employees
Communicating complex ideas and information clearly, concisely, and effectively
Developing and giving presentations
This job requires the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline
Work Experience
This job requires the following:

7 years in transportation engineering, multimodal freight planning and/or international trade or closely related experience
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
Must have four (4) years managerial/supervisory experience.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@txdot.gov

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