DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Arlington County Government
Location: Arlington County, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $112,673.60 - $219,585.60
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 0250-23A-DES-HQ
Arlington County is seeking an experienced, innovative, and results-oriented leader to manage the Transportation Division of the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services (DES). The Deputy Director will oversee a proposed operating budget of about $57 million and an overall ten-year capital improvements program (CIP) of $1.4 billion. This position is a member of the departmental executive leadership team and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
The Deputy Director is also responsible for effectively managing the Division’s relationships with other divisions within DES as well as with other County departments, other local jurisdictions, state regulatory and funding agencies, and a highly engaged community.
Other major responsibilities include:
Serving as the primary liaison for the Division on community engagement and communications issues.
Indirectly managing embedded support staff and extensive contract operations including both personnel and transportation services.
Serving as DES spokesperson on the Joint Committee for Transportation Choices.
Presenting community information and policy concerns to the County Manager’s Office and the County Board.
Working on key initiatives (with staff support) such as: the VDOT project on Crystal City Route 1 in Crystal City funding initiative, CC2DCA connection to Regan National Airport, the Columbia Pike Multi-Modal project, Various Metro projects, Update of the Master Transportation Plan (MTP) along with the Transit Strategic Plan (TSP).
Managing correspondence and updating the Director/COO of urgent matters.
Responding to the press, social media channels, residents and community leaders directly on behalf of the Director.
In addition to ensuring overall policy direction for the Division as a whole, the Deputy Director provides leadership and oversees over 160 transportation funded employees in the following five major units:
Transportation Planning & Capital Project Management Bureau - Responsible for developing, tracking, and implementing a robust transportation capital improvement program that implements the Master Transportation Plan (MTP) through various work programs.
Transit Bureau – Plans, operates, and manages the Arlington Transit (ART) bus system and other local public transit services.
Development Services Bureau - Responsible for consistent, and timely customer service in the review, approval, and inspection of development in the County, ensuring compliance with applicable codes, policies, and standards.
Commuter Services Bureau – Provides the Arlington residents, businesses, and leaders with information and resources to promote, and enable all modes of transportation with a specific focus on transportation options (walking, biking, scooters, transit, etc.).
Transportation Engineering & Operations Bureau - Responsible for the operations and management of all traffic control devices in a manner that balances all modes of transportation in a safe, efficient manner on county roadways.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with a progressive vision for urban multimodal transportation and a strong record of achievement in the following areas:
Proven success in a state or local government Department of Transportation organization, personally committed to advancing a sustainable and resilient community through public policy, capital investments and operations;
Demonstrated strong community engagement and visible leadership in addressing community transportation and development issues;
A seasoned, inspirational leader capable of motivating and managing a large staff engaged in multiple disciplines and encouraging cross divisional communication and coordination to meet the department’s vision;
Ability to constructively engage with the community in all aspects of local government, and to build consensus on highly controversial transportation and transit operations issues;
Ability to navigate differing community interests, programs and initiatives while considering the impact of complex transportation and infrastructure;
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner, both internally and externally, including local elected officials to promote the overall transportation program.
Arlington is a recognized leader in deploying safe, efficient, and innovative transportation practices in a multi-modal urban environment. Arlington is one of just five Platinum-level Walk Friendly Communities in the country, as designated by the UNC Highway Research Center. The County has also recently been recognized as Silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community, and in the top ten of Most Transit-Friendly Cities in the country. For more detailed information, please click on the following link: http://departments.arlingtonva.us/des/
Minimum: The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
Advanced Degree in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering or related field;
A record of achievement as a senior management in a local, government, authority, utility or comparable environment; and
Strong technical background in transportation engineering, transportation planning, civil engineering or environmental engineering.
A Graduate Degree in Transportation Planning or Transportation Engineering, MPA or MBA in a related field;
Relevant professional licenses or certifications such as P.E. or AICP certification; and/or
Membership and leadership roles in professional organizations such as NACTO, ITE and APTA.
Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.