Located in the heart of the Baltimore/Washington corridor, Prince George’s County borders Washington D.C. and is just 37 miles south of the city of Baltimore. Encompassing almost 500 square miles, with over 900,000 residents Prince George's County has an urban atmosphere that still manages to provide a scenic and peaceful place to live, work, and play.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is responsible for nearly 2,000 miles of County-maintained roadways that range from rural to urban classifications. The transportation infrastructure includes 900 bridges, as well as shoulders, sidewalks, curbs/gutters, stormwater management facilities, driveway aprons and nearly 3,000 acres of grassy area -- all of which are maintained by staff of the Department. DPW&T’s workforce keeps the County’s various services moving by performing a myriad of activities among which include removing snow and ice from County-maintained roadways, upgrading traffic signals, installing street lights, clearing fallen trees, unclogging drainage inlets and maintaining stormwater management facilities, as well as performing roadway repairs ranging from potholes and sidewalk trip hazards to bridge repairs and resurfacing projects, as well as everything else in between.
The Deputy Director, at the direction of the Director for DPW&T, is responsible for a substantial number of management, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities, to include effective oversight of the Office of Highway Maintenance, Office of Engineering and Project Management, and the Office of Storm Drain Maintenance. The incumbent in this position has authority for formulating, developing and implementing systems which provide the necessary operational resources for conducting DPW&T’s mission, to include the development and execution of the Department’s short and long-term strategic goals. Additionally, the Deputy Director may serve in the absence of the Director, as assigned or required; and aides in the critical direction of the County’s Snow and Ice Control Program.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
• Develops, in concert with the Director and department leadership team, the Department’s strategic plan, goals and performance measurements;
• Provides direction and input into the formulation of the Departmental Budget, to include aligning funding allocations and resource needs for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Operating projects, ensuring that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget, and identifies opportunities for cost savings through optimization of service delivery;
• Provides general direction and input in the development of DPW&T annual operating budget submissions and annual capital improvement budget based upon approved and anticipated programs, resources, technology enhancements and established County policies and procedures. Provides recommendations to the Director regarding internal fiscal controls and reviews capital asset conditions, proposals and contracts;
• Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of DPW&T’s core service delivery processes and procedures, identifies opportunities for improvements and optimization;
• Serves as an Executive liaison with County to federal, state, and metropolitan area governmental agencies whose policies, laws, regulations, and guidance impact upon Departmental activities, operations, projects, and programs;
• Evaluates coordination with Offices of the Department, County Departments and other cross jurisdictional agencies such as WSSC, M-NCPPC, State Highway Administration, Water Resources, Soil Conservation Service, etc.;
• Executes decision making, drives office performance to assigned Associate Directors;
• Leads all functions relative to the Department’s critical/essential Snow and Ice Control Program and other hazardous events and special operations;
• Provides technical and operational guidance in the areas of maintenance of public works infrastructure; and,
• Provides oversight in planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating departmental operations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Understanding of applicable federal, state, and local policies related to Public Works and Transportation.
• Knowledge of engineering and administrative government functions and operations.
• Knowledge of Snow and Ice Control Program and other hazardous events and special operations.
• Leadership level experience in planning, developing, implementing, and administering a broad range of functions and programs carried out by an agency consisting of approximately 400 employees with a wide and diverse range of abilities.
• Knowledge, skills and leadership level experience in conducting and evaluating proposed solutions to address infrastructure and other problems to establish proper policies and corrective procedures.
• Experienced in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other governmental and bi-county agencies, private organizations, and the general public.
• Ability to lead, inspire, motivate, evaluate, and counsel subordinate management/ supervisory staff and delegate responsibility to them as appropriate.
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively; listen effectively and share information both internally and externally.
Experience: At least seven (7) years of extensive experience in state or local government operations administration, with at least four (4) years in a senior leadership, managerial or supervisory capacity, to include responsibility for infrastructure of roads and engineering program planning, implementation, and administration.
Education: Master’s degree in management, engineering, public administration, business administration, law (J.D.), or a related field.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of Bachelor's level education and experience may be substituted.