Iowa Department of Transportation Director of the Offices of Aviation and Public Transit in Ames, Iowa

Salary $82,555.20 - $117,478.40 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-00016

Closing 7/22/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Stuart Anderson at (515) 239-1661

To Apply For consideration please submit your cover letter and resume to Iowa Department of Transportation Planning, Programming and Modal Division Attention: Stuart Anderson 800 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010 or Email: Stuart Anderson at stuart.anderson@iowadot.us

Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Transportation. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to fill a Director of the Offices of Aviation and Public Transit (Public Service Manager 2) to assist the state. This at-will position is the Director of the Offices of Aviation and Public Transit. This position is a member of the Planning, Programming and Modal Division Management Team, which determines policy and direction for the division in coordination with the department's mission and strategic plan. This position develops the mission and goals for the Offices of Aviation and Public Transit.

This position requires close coordination with other state agencies, other divisions and division directors within the department, the director of the department, the Transportation Commission, federal agencies, airports, and public transit agencies.

The director is responsible for the management and administration of various aviation and public transit related programs and initiatives including the Airport Improvement Program; Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure Program; General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure Program; Air Service Development Program; airport inspection and certification; aircraft registration; Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program; State Transit Assistance; Iowa Transportation Coordination Council; Federal Transit Administration funding; and statewide mobility coordination.

The director must develop and maintain relationships with the aviation and public transit sectors, including airports, public transit agencies, users of public transit and aviation, federal officials, other state agencies, and industry experts to have a thorough understanding of the needs and direction of the aviation and public transit systems. The position builds coalitions among the various transportation interests in Iowa to better enhance aviation and public transit programs and interests in Iowa. The director must develop and implement strategies to advance aviation and public transit in the state and maintain a thorough understanding of Iowa's transportation service needs, and develop strategies to enhance aviation and public transit service.

The director must be a strong advocate of technology and automation, data-based decision making, and customer-driven responsiveness. Participation in national, regional and statewide organizations will be necessary to sustain the offices and Department's role as a leader and innovator.

The director must possess significant leadership skills, including the ability to collaborate and negotiate with other leaders inside and outside the Department, develop other leaders, build and oversee teams, and develop strategic objectives and performance measures for the office.

The director must also be skilled communicator, both in writing and verbally, and able to adjust his or her communication style and methods to fit the needs of the audience. The director must be highly adaptable, able to effectively operate under rapidly changing conditions, and possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Travel: Some travel will be required, including overnight travel.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to six years of full-time management-level work in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

2) Ten years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

3) All of the following (a and b):

  • Six years of full-time work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

  • A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) All of the following (a, b, and c):

  • Four years of full-time work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

  • A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

  • A combination of a total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

5) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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