Program Manager - Transportation
Escambia County - Florida

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Employees in positions of this class manage ongoing programs including contract administration, personnel management, and cost analysis.

Examples of Duties:

Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Manages transportation improvement projects, requiring the coordination of activities with multiple parties.

Oversees transportation programs in assigned area of responsibility, which may include: developing contracts, preparing and managing budgets, coordinating program activities, and/or performing other related activities.

Responds to written and/or verbal inquiries from outside agencies such as NWFRPC, FDOT, FHWA, FTA, engineers, contractors, elected officials, other departments, and/or the general public; investigates, researches, and reports on complaints and/or inquiries.

Evaluate, design, develop, and review plans and specifications prepared and submitted by design engineering firms and in-house design teams.

Facilitates public information meetings with applicable engineering firms, project managers, governmental agencies, and/or other interested parties.

Prepares cost analyses for engineering projects.

Assists with budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items.

Prepare, update, and maintain transportation files to assure compliance with applicable guidelines;

Research, prepare, and execute presentations to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration, and applicable parties regarding operational issues requiring their approval.

Maintain rapport with various community agencies, organizations, and businesses to build network support opportunities for client services.

Prepares for and participates in regular and routine meetings related to assigned projects and/or departmental activities.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or engineering related field and four to six years of experience in construction management,transportation, and/or traffic operations; - or an Associate Degree or two-year technical certificate in a construction or transportation related field and eight to ten years road construction management, transportation, and/or traffic operations experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:
Valid driver’s license.
Professional Engineer license (PE) is desirable.

Desired Certifications:
Maintenance of Traffic
Signal Technician Level I and II
ADA Training/Certification.

Knowledge of:
Supervisory principles;
Applicable computer programs;
Engineering principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
Advanced mathematical principles;
Strength and composition of materials utilized in assigned area of responsibility;
construction methods and procedures;
project management principles;
Transit System Operations;
FDOT permitting;
Traffic studies;
Transportation planning requirements.

Skill in: ·
Monitoring and evaluating subordinates;
Delegating and prioritizing work;
Using a computer and related software applications;
Managing engineering programs;
Managing complex projects;
Performing complex mathematical calculations;
Interpreting a variety of engineering and construction drawings, plans, blueprints, and/or other related items;
Managing multiple tasks simultaneously;
Performing and analyzing engineering studies;
Solving problems;
Performing project plans reviews and revisions;
Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
Preparing, reviewing, and analyzing technical reports;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, internal and external agencies,etc.

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, dusts, extreme temperatures, intense noises and travel.

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