The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an outstanding opportunity for an innovative transportation leader to fill the role of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multi-Modal Development and Delivery (M2D2). The M2D2 Office sets the stage for future generations by creating the foundation of a sustainable transportation system using Practical Solutions and innovative approaches through integrating smart growth policy.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of M2D2 requires forethought and creativity in leading a diverse group of WSDOT staff. Responsible for the day-to-day oversight, direction, and policy support of Division Directors that develop programs to guide Practical Solutions implementation, this position ensures WSDOT's planning, engineering and operational procedures consistently reflect best practices and meet or exceed industry standards. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of M2D2 assists the Assistant Secretary in guiding the agency in developing and implementing initiatives that result in successfully integrated transportation systems within the communities of Washington State.
This position will perform the following work:
Develop a Practical Solutions decision-making framework that outlines the general process and key issues to consider during development of multimodal transportation programs.
Provide oversight of the development and implementation of policy and technical guidance, communication and training for the agency's Practical Solutions initiative.
Collaborate with agency executive leadership, legislative leadership, key local officials and other external stakeholders to identify, advocate for, and implement policies and best practices as they relate to delivery and management of the transportation system.
Monitor program metrics that support an integrated Practical Solutions approach to asset management, planning, operations, modal systems, project development and delivery, as well as, the construction and maintenance of the transportation system as a whole.
Successfully build coalitions, establish partnerships, create constituent support and influence public opinion on issues vital to successful multimodal projects, program development, and delivery.
Align the processes with WSDOT's Strategic Plan, the Governor's initiatives, and the agency's priorities, which include Practical Solutions, Inclusion, and Workforce Development.
Model leadership and performance characteristics that promote professionalism, integrity, accountability, and public service.
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Amy Fermo at 360-705-6816 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-EMS-0E237.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.
WSDOT is most interested in candidates that meet or exceed the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Policy, or related field, and ten years' experience in engineering, planning, and/or public policy. A Master's degree will substitute for two years of experience.
Registration or certification in the candidate's profession (I.e. PE, AICP, etc.)
Extensive senior managerial experience with a focus in strategic leadership.
Solid understanding of government operations including legislative process, budget creation and administration, and project/program delivery processes.
Reputation for building trust and consensus while maintaining effective business partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including facilitating competing interest groups/individuals in solving complex problems.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate complex information to diverse technical and nontechnical groups, legislators, and the media.
Progressive transportation experience to include complex multimodal systems, policy development, community and economic development, and transportation planning projects.
Internal Number: 18DOT-EMS-0E237
About Washington State Department of Transportation
WSDOT’s Vision The Washington State Department of Transportation’s vision is to be the best in providing a sustainable and integrated multimodal transportation system.Mission statement The Washington State Department of Transportation provides and supports safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality for people and businesses.WSDOT’s Values•Safety - Promote the safety of the public and employees at all times•Inclusion - Ensure a wide array of perspectives, disciplines and backgrounds are represented in our outreach, decision making and workforce•Innovation - Foster an environment of trust that encourages creativity, finding solutions for challenges and leveraging opportunities•Integrity - Build trust with each other and our communities by being ethical, accountable, responsive and honest•Leadership - Inspire, motivate and support to give each other the confidence to do great things•Sustainability - Make decisions and take actions that promote the conservation of resources for future generations by focusing on the balance of economic, environmental and community needs