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Transportation Agency Director

Cobb County Government

Posted: May. 2, 2018

End Date: Jul. 2, 2018

Transportation Agency Director
Position Information

The purpose of this classification is to provide executive-level oversight of the Cobb County Transportation Agency, which includes traffic operations, transit, engineering and airport divisions. This role will serve as a management liaison between department heads and the County Manager and will direct the strategic planning and development of subordinate departments.

Salary $139,099.22 - $208,648.83
Grade Code 35
Position Number 6210001
Essential Duties

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Coordinates work activities of assigned agencies and departments; prioritizes work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to County management and elected officials as requested.

Consults and communicates with County Manager, Board of Commissioners, County employees, outside agencies and other individuals to review operations and activities, review and resolve problems, receive and give advice and direction, and provide recommendations; and attends meetings and provides information, reports, documentation, etc. as requested.

Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned agencies: researches, assesses and develops strategies to meet current and future community needs in area of assignment. Preparation and maintenance of engineering plans for public works projects.

Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for assigned agencies: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures according to federal, state, or local legislation as required.

Develops and implements budget for area of assignment, including operating, maintenance and capital improvements; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; coordinates with agency and department staff members regarding budgets; and maintains related documentation.

Performs public relations duties: represents the County at various functions; attends County board meetings and various other meetings; attends ceremonies, dedications, and other events; makes speeches or presentations; and provides information to the public regarding plans, projects, issues and concerns regarding area of assignment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

FLSA Status Exempt
Hours worked per week (include over time) 40+, Key Managerial, Unclassified
Department Code 050
Department Name Department Of Transportation
Unit Code 0710
Position Information  
Position Type Full-Time
Job Category Transportation
Internal or External External-Open to Public
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or field related to assignment (Master’s degree preferred); fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in public or business administration, with a minimum of five years of experience at the department head level in a large metropolitan government or comparable corporate environment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Professional Engineer through the State of Georgia or AICP certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.

Experience managing airport and transit systems is preferred.

Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field is preferred.

Experience in Local, County, State or Federal government transportation is preferred.

Physical Requirements

Data Utilization
Requires the ability to synthesize and integrate data for predicting, anticipating, and planning for future events impacting the organization. Includes determining strategic and tactical decisions at the highest organizational levels of authority and responsibility.

Human Interaction
Requires the ability to apply principles of negotiation. Performs such in formal situations within the context of legal guidelines.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization
Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.

Verbal Aptitude
Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.

Functional Reasoning
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to implement both intellectual and practical relationships; involves responsibility for consideration and analysis of complex organizational problems of major conceptual functions.

Situational Reasoning
Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.

Physical Abilities
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements
Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Number 01604
Posting Information
Posting Date 04/26/2018
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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