Directs and manages the Public Works and Development (PWD) Department's Transportation Division. Core functions include infrastructure capital improvement projects, traffic engineering and operations, and transportation planning. Responsibilities include supervision and administration of the processes and employees in the Capital Improvement (CIP) and Traffic Operation Sections/Programs of the division, which involves administration, work planning, supervision, staffing, finance/budgeting, and progress reporting. Prepares, implements, supervises, and manages County Transportation Division budgets including transportation planning and engineering functions, pursuing funding sources, prioritization of projects and expenditures, determining funding allocations, and cost estimations. Recommends policies and establishes and manages transportation engineering processes for sustainable, adaptable, and efficient transportation systems.
DUTIES: Responsible for the day-to-day operation and performance of the Transportation Division. Key responsibilities include:
Management of Division personnel including recruitment and hiring, coaching and mentoring, effective communication, conflict resolution, assigning and reviewing work, training and staff development, performance evaluation and feedback, and fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
Manages the Division's performance to include setting goals for the Division, tracking and reporting progress, and meeting commitments.
Ensures that policies and procedures that directly apply or support the Division are current and applicable and have been well thought out and vetted. Identifies where gaps exist and develops plans to address needed policy or procedures.
Conducts Division-level budget development and monitoring, exercising control of expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgets within Fund 10 (General Fund), Fund 16 (Road & Bridge Fund), and Fund 42 (Infrastructure Fund).
Oversees the Division Score Card and performance measures and reports on them as scheduled.
Manages the operational, administrative, and supervisory activities of programs in the Transportation Division which include:
Capital Improvement Program via Capital Improvement Program Manager, providing management/planning/consultant selection/design/construction and general project delivery for all capital improvement related projects.
Traffic Operations Program via Traffic Operations Program Manager, includes all aspects of traffic operations, traffic engineering, traffic engineering studies, traffic device deployment including signals, signing, striping, and traffic data collection. Operates, maintains, and prepares recommendations and plans to improve existing traffic signals. Manages and provides response to Transpiration Division related service requests from all sources. The Traffic Operations Program also manages the Arapahoe County traffic fiber optic utility serving Arapahoe County traffic signals and crash reporting tracking and reduction.
Transportation Infrastructure Planning Program includes multi-modal transportation planning and integration of such with land use/comprehensive plan and Open Spaces trail systems/park projects.
Advocates Division business and policies in study sessions with the Board of County Commissioners. Makes final recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on transportation related issues.
Develops and recommends new policy or policy changes to the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission, and other relevant boards or commissions; directs implementation of policies established by these entities.
May serve as staff to a variety of County commissions, internal and external boards and committees on transportation, maintenance, and/or engineering matters.
Prepares and presents amendments to long range transportation policies to the Planning Commission and BOCC.
Negotiates critical and controversial issues with elected officials, CIP Program Manager and Traffic Operations Manager, top level engineers, and officers of other organizations.
Serves as Division spokesperson in dealing with the public concerning complaints and inquiries relative to the County's infrastructure. Responds to public inquires and resolves issues where technically feasible and when resources are available.
Provides support to the overall success of the Department and key Department initiatives and strategies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field. A Master's Degree is preferred.
Minimum of ten (10) years of professional-level transportation, municipal project, and/or engineering experience is required, with at least five (5) years in the areas of transportation, storm water, or construction.
Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
State or municipal public works experience is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be sufficient.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks.
License as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado is required or the ability to obtain such licensure within 6 months of hire.
Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" driver's license or the ability to obtain same within two (2) weeks of appointment.
About Arapahoe County Government
Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status.