Assistant District Administrator/Engineer Maintenance -Salem District
As an Assistant District Administrator (ADA) for Maintenance, the successful candidate will develop and lead the implementation of a strategic approach to maximize financial and operational resources which support asset and infrastructure maintenance. This position will also build and sustain a high performing, engaged and results-driven workforce through effective management of program areas including residency and contract maintenance operations; structure and bridge inspection, maintenance, and design, fleet maintenance and management, roadside management, and pavement inventory and management.
VDOT is seeking an innovative and dynamic candidate to direct the improvement and maintenance of highway assets and infrastructure for 5,500 square miles of roads and over 3,000 bridges and large culverts in the 12 counties,14 cities and towns, in its Salem District. Salem District has 490 lane miles of interstate highway, 2,668 lane miles of primary roads, 14,701 lane miles of secondary roads (more secondary roads than any other district), 107 lane miles of frontage roads and five rest areas, including an I-77 Welcome Center in Carroll County. As an Assistant District Administrator (ADA) for Maintenance, the successful candidate will develop and lead the implementation of a strategic approach to maximize financial and operational resources which support asset and infrastructure maintenance. This position will also build and sustain a high performing, engaged and results-driven workforce through effective management of program areas including residency and contract maintenance operations; structure and bridge inspection, maintenance, and design, fleet maintenance and management, roadside management, and pavement inventory and management. The ADA for Maintenance directs the development of complex multi-million dollar maintenance budgets and oversees the development, implementation, and administration of funding strategies in order to sustain measurable improvements in asset conditions. As a senior district leader, this position mentors and provides strategic guidance to residency and program leaders; works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholder groups including citizens, local government officials, contractors, and community groups to effectively represent and deliver the maintenance program, directs the development and implementation of effective performance strategies and monitors performance metrics for assigned program areas; and serves as the primary district liaison with VDOT divisions and functions which support maintenance and asset management program delivery. The ADA for Maintenance directs the full range of critical emergency operations in Salem District during inclement weather and other emergencies.
Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in developing and managing transportation maintenance and infrastructure programs. Experience with developing and managing complex budgets and developing innovative funding strategies. Considerable knowledge of highway maintenance principles, practices, and methods. Knowledge of contract management principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of managerial, administrative, supervisory principles/practices to include strategic planning, operations, human resources, and financial management principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation regulations and policies. Ability to build partnerships with various levels of government, elected officials, non-profit and private sector groups and employees. Ability to establish effective performance measures and to direct and evaluate performance results. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively in both a fast-paced/complex urban environment and a rural environment. Ability to think strategically and apply a big picture perspective. Ability to discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future. Ability to present complex information to internal and external individuals and groups. Skill in maneuvering through complex political situations effectively and demonstrating sensitivity to how people and organizations function. Skill in the use of computers and software.
Progressively responsible experience in maintenance programs and activities. Experience in business administration including planning, budgeting, contracts and staff management. Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a related field or education/training/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job. Progressively responsible experience in infrastructure and maintenance management and administration. Professional Engineer’s License preferred.
Valid Operator’s License. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Overnight travel required. Position is designated essential in emergency operations.