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Preconstruction Division Director

Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Listing Summary

The mission of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation is to enhance quality of life by facilitating the mobility of people and goods safely and efficiently. This mission is accomplished by planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining the aviation, transit and surface transportation systems.
The Department of Transportation consists of three groups: Intermodal Operations, Capital Program Delivery and Traffic Engineering, Operations and Maintenance. The Department maintains an infrastructure system that includes more than 2,600 miles of road, over 730 signalized intersections, thousands of miles of traffic striping, the Gwinnett County Transit System and one of the three busiest airports in Georgia. The Department performs this mission with 172 approved full-time positions and a 2021 adopted operating budget of $48.7 million in multiple funds.
The Department is actively recruiting a Division Director to oversee the Preconstruction Division of Capital Program Delivery, which oversees the Capital Road Building Program for Gwinnett County to include projects funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Program Delivery section currently oversees the 2017, 2014 and 2009 SPLOST programs with a total estimated budget of $1.35 billion. Program Delivery utilizes private sector contractors / consultants as needed to expedite the design, land acquisition and construction of road and bridge improvement projects.
This class is an upper management classification and is responsible for managing a specific function or management group. Incumbents are considered the highest level in a business unit and will be responsible for supervising project managers, engineers and other staff within the Preconstruction division.

 This position is a salary grade 203.
Training and Experience (positions in this class require):

  • Bachelor's Degree in a closely related field, such as Public Administration, Business Management, Civil Engineering (Transportation) or Construction Management. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including two years’ experience as a manager; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.

Example of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Responsible for all Pre-construction activities of Program Delivery including supervision of Pre-construction staff.
    • Supervision of staff to include: Prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. 
  • Request and review proposals from engineering firms contracted under a demand services contract as well as oversee the preparation and execution of work authorizations for engineering work.
  • Develop Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of engineering services for specific projects as well as RFPs for professional demand services contract.
  • Supervise and guide the plan development process and ensure to timely delivery of construction plans for individual SPLOST projects.
  • Management of the Transportation SPLOST budget in conjunction with the Finance Division.
  • Manages the activities of an assigned operational unit, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, agreements, contracts, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards. Monitors proposed legislation and evaluates and communicates impact of regulatory changes.
  • Oversees and participates in the analysis of management information; identifies issues and discrepancies; conducts needs analysis; projects consequences of proposed actions; formulates recommendations based on findings; implements priorities, work processes, and procedures; and/or, trains individuals on established or modified organizational practices and/or procedures.
  • Manages, reviews, and participates in the collection and/or processing of data and/or information; prepares and reviews a variety of related reports, statements, and communications; audits a variety of data for quality control purposes.
  • Responds to requests for information and provides subject-matter-expertise/guidance to other departments, consumers, the general public, and/or outside agencies. This includes giving presentations.
  • Directs and participates in the preparation, review, and submittal of a variety of reports, reconciliations, work papers, communications, schedules, cost estimates, tables, and/or statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, and/or external agencies. 
  • Oversees coordination with other organizations, agencies, departments and/or stakeholders as required for the development of the design of roadway improvement projects. 
  • Manages and participates in the processing of a variety transactions involving purchase orders, accounts receivable, invoices, accounts payable, payroll, and/or other related functions. 
  • Participates in special projects; participates in/on a variety of task forces, meetings, committees, and/or training sessions. 
  • Oversees the preparation of bid specifications and invitations to bid; conducts bid openings; analyzes bids and selects vendors; administers funds; and/or, reviews and monitors professional service providers, agreements, contracts, grants, and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Develops and administers budgets; allocates resources; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements. 
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Additional Information 
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Leadership and managerial principles;
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Public administration principles;
  • Purchasing principles and procedures;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Accounting/financial principles;
  • Research methods;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Applicable theories and principles related; 
  • Principles and practices of grant and/or contracts;
  • Engineering principles
     Skills (position requirements at entry):
  • Supervising and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software;
  • Applying laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Preparing reports and presentations; 
  • Developing, evaluating, recommending, and implementing programs, policies, processes and procedures;
  • Negotiating and mediating conflicts;
  • Preparing, administering, and monitoring budgets;
  • Managing change and sensitive topics;
  • Reading, comprehending, and reviewing budget information;
  • Solving problems;
  • Managing contracts;
  • Managing and executing multiple tasks;
  • Analyzing complex information;
  • Conducting research;
  • Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
  • Written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
  • Delivery presentations
  • Teamwork 

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NOTE:  The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

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