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SUMMARY:   The primary role of the Deputy Transportation Director is to assist and support the Transportation Director in planning, directing, organizing and managing the operations of the County‚Äôs Transportation Department including administration, planning, development, engineering, traffic operations, road maintenance and all transit/alternate mode systems. 


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises specific operations and activities for assigned divisions and sections within the Department; developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures; preparing, reviewing, and approving reports, financial documents and records
  • Coordinates with the Transportation Director regarding department recommendations, programs, and policies; preparing and updating status reports as necessary or requested
  • Responds to and investigates complaints from the Board of Commissioners and the general public
  • Supervises and evaluates subordinate employees; planning, allocating, and monitoring staff and equipment to ensure that department objectives and mission are met
  • Assist the Transportation Director in developing the annual department budget; monitoring and administering expenditures under approved budgets
  • Develops and implements department policies and operating procedures; monitoring department activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws
  • Develops short and long range plans for the department and determining organizational structure required to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ensures personnel receive necessary tools and training to complete projects
  • Assists the Transportation Director in estimating needed materials for road construction projects and establishing schedules
  • In the absence of the Transportation Director, position represents the department at Board of Commissioners and other meetings;  preparing and presenting agenda items to the Board of Commissioners
  • Represents the County at various public / private civic and business functions; meeting with other officials, citizens and others to establish goodwill and resolving/responding to issues in the community
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Transportation Director


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability necessary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Eight years professional related work experience in public service
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to answer questions and resolve problems usually associated with one to three years of experience or service
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle
  • Must meet all eligibility requirements established by the Transportation Director, County Administrator and Board of Commissioners
  • Must be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol screening as directed


  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License (Class C) and satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR)


  • Knowledge of engineering concepts used to formulate, evaluate, and administer transportation program work activities
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices
  • Knowledge of county budgeting and purchasing procedures
  • Knowledge of county personnel policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of modern construction and maintenance techniques and approved safety standards
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and personnel management as related to county DOT administration
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration
  • Skill in preparing technical reports, estimates, and construction and cost records
  • Skill in planning, assigning, managing, and instructing the work of technical personnel
  • Skill in the use of a computer and general office equipment
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions


Assorted modern office equipment including, but not limited to:

Personal computers               Photocopiers               Fax machines             Calculators

Telephones                             Scanners                     Automobiles


  • Emergency standby; the employee in this classification must provide emergency 24-hour on call coverage
  • Position may require evenings, weekends, and holidays during special projects or emergency situations


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in an office environment
  • Work includes indoor and outdoor responsibilities with exposure to weather conditions
  • Work is performed in proximity to the roadway and traffic
  • Work includes attending out-of-town events
  • Work is performed near moving mechanical parts; the employee is exposed to vibration
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, odors, electric shock, wetness, and rude/irate customers
  • Work requires driving; operation of vehicle may be under potentially hazardous conditions involving road construction, inclement weather, traffic hazards, exposure to fumes and noise
  • The noise level is quiet to moderate, but can become loud during periods of heavy activity

The details listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various elements of this position and the work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them if their nature is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.

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