The Tennessee Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the Region Director of Project Development. This position is an Executive Service position and is located in Jackson, Tennessee. Compensation for this position is $98,844.
Applications for the Director position require completion and submission of the following two items:
- Letter explaining applicant’s interest in the position.
- Résumé that is a maximum of two pages.
The above two items should be sent to Shannon Olivo (Shannon.Olivo@tn.gov) by 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 3, 2017. For additional information you may also contact Delaine Linville at Delaine.Linville@tn.gov and 615-532-6795.
Under general supervision and direction, manages the administrative, engineering and technical activities of a Regional Project Development Office responsible for a twenty (20) plus county geographical area. The position is responsible for policy, community outreach, design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and special projects.
- Provides Overall Leadership and Direction for Regional Project Development Office
- Coordinates scheduling of major initiatives and projects.
- Develops and recommends the division budget.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with other divisions to advance overall objectives.
- Maintains relationships with local and state partners in the advancement of the business of the Department.
- Establishes expectations and accountability for Project Development Office employees.
- Manages Staff
- Hires or delegates and approves hiring of staff; interviews job candidates; disciplines/terminates or approves discipline/termination of individuals following TDOT and State of Tennessee guidelines and policies.
- Ensures the professional development of staff; trains or oversees training of staff; provides developmental opportunities and monitors progress for direct reports.
- Administers or oversees administration of TDOT and state personnel policies and procedures.
- Assigns and oversees work; develops job performance plans with subordinates; monitors work progress and quality; coaches staff concerning job performance; provides feedback; completes annual performance reviews; oversees supervision by subordinates.
- Communicates policies and direction to staff through staff meetings, written communication, and individual meetings.
- Directs all Regional Project Development Activities
- Provides oversight of Roadway Design, ROW Acquisition and Utility Relocation for projects under development. Monitors project status and budget to ensure timely and fiscally responsible delivery.
- Provides oversight of Survey activities for projects under development and under construction. Monitors project status and budget to ensure timely and fiscally responsible delivery.
- Provides oversight of human resources activities to ensure state and federal rules and regulations are followed.
- Provides oversight of special projects including development and administration of Regional Pavement Management program.
- Reviews recommendations regarding needed safety projects and other improvements to the roadway network that could improve the flow of traffic and safety.
- Assists Headquarters Staff in the Development of Policies and Procedures
- Interacts with Division Directors, Chief Engineers Office, Community Relations, Bureau of Environment and Planning, Bureau of Administration and Commissioner’s Office to develop or improve existing policies and rocedures.
Other Job Duties
Performs other job duties as assigned
- Performs public contact and liaison work with local officials and general public. Interprets design plans and explains projects under development.
- Obtains information for legal staff and other personnel to be used in court proceedings concerning engineering projects; prepares testimony; testifies in court.
- Works with Community Relations staff to provide data and responses to media inquiries. Performs live, on camera, interviews.