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Director of Transportation


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Job Summary   

The responsibilities of this position span comprehensive transportation planning, development review, platting, and engineering services related to transportation infrastructure issues and directs the operations of the Rockdale County Department of Transportation. The position is also responsible for the improvement, preservation, and maintenance of the County's transportation infrastructure. This position is appointed by the Chairman of the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.

Essential Functions 

Essential FunctionsThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. 

Responsible for the operation, planning, administration, financial management, and intergovernmental relations for transportation infrastructure activities throughout the county. 

Directs and provides oversight for short and long-range goals and objectives for transportation, development, and public services-related activities. 

Directs and oversees project design, construction, and maintenance of the department activities. 

Directs and coordinates requests for assistance from other county departments, government agencies, or private organizations. 

Directs and oversees the coordination and performance of general maintenance of traffic signals and traffic signs. 

Directs and supervises the preparation of the department budget. 

Prepares various technical reports and recommendations regarding department matters to the Board of Commissioners, other government agencies, and private foundations.  

Directs, identifies, and oversees the implementation of transportation projects for consideration. Directs, prepares, and oversees cost estimates, negotiates, and secures engineering contracts, program design, and construction activities.

Acts as County representative on behalf of the Chairman of the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners on local, state, and regional matters related to transportation planning, development, and engineering matters.

Responds to claims against the county testifies in court and answers interrogatories on engineering and transportation issues.

Represents Rockdale County on technical issues for the Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, Environmental Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency, and related infrastructure and planning matters.

Prepares grant applications and various alternate funding mechanisms for Rockdale County in the areas of transportation planning, construction, and engineering projects.

Prepares "White Papers" to the congressional delegation for earmarked Special Appropriation funding and other forms of alternate funding for county transportation projects.

Negotiates services and fees of consulting firms on a variety of planning and engineering contracts. Attends and participates in budget conferences with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.

Responds to employee grievances; interviews hires and disciplines employees.

Develops and implements plans for financing public improvements related to transportation projects.

Selects, supervisors, and evaluates department personnel; oversees employee relations and grievances and oversees supervisory training and staff development programs.

Directs, develops, and oversees written and oral reports to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners on a variety of policies and programs.

Performs and assigns research for new programs or technological improvements in the engineering and transportation planning areas.

Develops, oversees, and reviews proposed changes to county codes affecting the Rockdale County Department of Transportation and ensures compliance with legal requirements, state, local, and federal regulations, and directives.

Responds to and resolves citizens' complaints and requests.

Analyzes complex technical and administrative problems, evaluating alternative solutions, and adopting effective courses of action.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of citizens, public and private organizations, boards, and commissions at the local, regional, and state levels.

Exercises independent judgment within general policy guidelines. 

Coordinates fostering of partnerships among public, private, and intergovernmental agencies to ensure the efficient construction and implementation of transportation projects. 

Develops "non-traditional" technical and planning procedures and operations in pursuit of efficient use of public funds.

 Develops the necessary interpersonal relationships with a variety of constituents in order to gain support for the successful deployment of transportation projects. 

Additional Duties: 

The employee in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge. Skills and Abilities

Advanced knowledge of civil engineering, design, and construction

Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to public agency construction, maintenance, land use, development practices, and zoning rules and regulations.

Advanced knowledge of safety requirements of traffic laws and regulations and legal statutes. Advanced knowledge of administration, budgeting, and program management.

Advanced knowledge of alternative funding mechanisms for public agency construction projects.

Advanced knowledge of grant writing for purposes of funding for planning, and construction of transportation projects.

Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of leadership, management, and supervision.

Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of the inter-relationships between various government agencies of the planning, engineering, and public services arenas.

Advanced knowledge of funding sources impacting program service development.

Advanced knowledge of social, political, and environmental issues influencing program administration. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of effective employee supervision.

Advanced knowledge in the planning, development, and implementation of effective public services, engineering, and transportation improvement programs based upon community needs, available resources, and county priorities and policies.

Advanced knowledge of the development of a master plan for a variety of transportation projects.

Advanced knowledge of the inter-relationships between the planning and the construction of a variety of transportation projects.

Knowledge of methods and techniques related to road repairs and maintenance. Ability to be a creative problem solver with strong oral and written skills.

Ability to work with a diverse group of constituencies with the potential of conflicting viewpoints and agendas.

Ability to work while sitting, standing, and walking.

Working Conditions

The work is typically performed in an office and may occasionally require field visits during inclement weather and occasionally involving rough terrain.

Benefits Offered

  • Four (4) weeks of PTO (paid time off during 1st year of hire)
  • Eleven (11) Paid holiday plus two (2) Personal Holidays Annually
  • Major Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Immediate participation in Matching Defined Benefit Retirement Plan and 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • FSA and HSA Plans 
  • Comprehensive Wellness benefits
  • Pre-paid Legal, Supplemental  Life, Cancer, and other health options/incentives
  • County Vehicle

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, or a closely related field.
  2.  Ten (10) years of experience in the civil engineering and/or public works administration field(s) with at least four (4) years of experience involving management of a variety of programs and supervision of a sizable professional, administrative, and maintenance staff. 
  3. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Georgia.
  4.  Soil Erosion Level II Designer certification.


 Master's degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, public or business administration, construction management, or a related field.

 1.  Soil Erosion Control Level 1B Inspection certification.

2.Local government experience in one of the fields described in #2 of the "Minimum Qualifications" section.



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