Deputy Director – Department of Transporation

Cobb County Department of Transportation
Marietta, Georgia

This position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters.

The DOT Deputy Director – Intermodal Operations will oversee the Aviation Division and Transit Division.

Transit Division
The Transit Division is responsible for implementation, marketing, development and service oversight of CobbLinc public transportation system. This includes ensuring a safe and efficient transit system by directing and coordinating all aspects of development and maintenance of short, intermediate and long-range plans for public transit in the County. The Division also monitors existing fares, routes and schedules. The Division must facilitate the safe and secure delivery of transit that conforms to all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

Aviation Division
The Aviation Division is responsible for marketing, developing and managing the Cobb County Airport, McCollum Field, for the use and benefit of the county and general public. In this regard, it must direct and monitor the maintenance of the airport so that the facility will be in an orderly, safe and operational condition that conforms to all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. The division develops standards, fees, rates and charges for tenants, as well as maintains the airport emergency plan.

  • Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals; and makes final decisions in the recruitment and selection of division employees.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives: ensures that 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/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to director, County administrators, and elected officials.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for area of assignment: collects and analyzes multiple sources of data; evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of department activities: reviews and revises policies, procedures, plans and programs; and researches, assesses, and develops strategies to meet current and future transportation and engineering needs; signs and approves various forms/documents as needed.
  • Develops, implements and monitors policies, procedures, and protocols for area of assignment: interprets, explains and implements local, state, and federal laws, codes, and regulations; conducts staff meetings; and provides information, updates, and coordination of work activities.
  • Develops and implements budget for assigned area: recommends staffing levels, equipment, materials and other budget allocations; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and prepares and submits budget documentation and reports.
  • Plans and directs engineering designs and surveys, construction management, and other functions as assigned: coordinates work activities with department divisions, other County departments, local, state and federal governmental agencies, contractors, consultants, and other organizations; and reviews and approves construction plans, contracts and agreements, reports, land acquisitions, requests for proposals, project specifications, work orders, and utility and right-of-way permits.
  • Prepares applications and proposals for funding from federal and state government agencies, private organizations, developers, and others: gathers and compiles information; completes and submits applications; administers funds according to funding agency rules and regulations; and maintains and submits all required documentation.
  • Serves as Director in absence of the same: attends agenda preparation, attends Board of Commissioners, staff and other meetings and events; represents the division and the department on various committees and at meetings and public hearings; attends and participates in meetings and forums, working with adjacent counties and cities to develop mutually beneficial intergovernmental agreements regarding transportation; and answers questions and provides information regarding division activities and plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Public or Business Administration, or related field required; supplemented by ten years of progressively responsible experience managing transportation operations,
  • With a minimum of three years of supervisory experience as a division manager preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.

Salary & Benefits
$121,515.23 – $200,500.12 annually
See benefits.

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