Washington State Performance Framework Planning Supervisor (TPS5) in Olympia, Washington


The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a Performance Framework Planning Supervisor to join a team of planning professionals in Olympia, Washington. This position will lead agency initiatives, research, special projects, and policy development efforts related to planning processes driven toward managing transportation assets of all kinds to achieve mandated and negotiated outcomes and policy objectives, as well as being in strong support of WSDOT's mission and strategic plan. This position leads and participates as a consulting expert on multi-disciplinary and interagency teams to address complex transportation planning issues, such as an integrated methodology and procedure for performance-based planning, asset management policy and strategy toolkit, system sustainability, and economic valuation. The Performance Framework Planning Supervisor will be key in developing working partnerships with and through the WSDOT regions and divisions and external partners.

WSDOT is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. We take pride in our workforce and strive for excellence and integrity in everything we do.

This position will perform the following work:

  • Perform complex assignments in connection with state and federal programs directed at developing and assisting in the development of local, regional, and state transportation planning programs related to long-term transportation service delivery and sustainability.
  • Lead staff for delivery of high priority policy development projects and broad planning efforts.
  • Develop and direct work plans and programs that assess, recommend, and disseminate new methodologies and techniques for performance-based planning and decision making across state, regional and local jurisdictions and across multiple modes and performance objectives.
  • Identify and develop opportunities in law and practice to promote state and federal policy initiatives in partnership with multiple WSDOT divisions and regions, other state and federal agencies, metropolitan/regional transportation planning organizations and local governments.
  • Convene, coordinate, and lead interdisciplinary agency-wide teams to create and improve connections with partners.
  • Write policy proposals for consideration by senior and executive management.
  • Review and interpret legislation and executive directives for dissemination to internal and external partners.
  • As a consulting expert, direct advanced transportation studies and projects.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Bachelor's degree involving major study in transportation or in urban, regional, or land use planning, public or business administration, social or natural sciences, or economics.
  • 5 years of professional transportation experience involving analysis and evaluation of transportation and land use issues and problems. A Master's degree in one of the above fields may substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices, tools, and innovations and application of these.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the state's Growth Management Act and the State Environmental Policy Act.
  • Knowledge of public involvement techniques.
  • Knowledge of directional and informational sources, including but not limited to RCW/WAC, USC/CFR, executive orders, Design Manual, Highway Capacity Manual, modal and systems plans, environmental procedures, and funding programs.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT mission, structures, policies, and procedures.
  • The ability to use independent judgment and skills to manage, resolve, and prioritize complex issues and circumstances.
  • Valid driver's license.

Note: The first review of applications will occur after fourteen days, therefore it is to the applicants' advantage to apply early.

How to Apply:Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large* "*apply" button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us:For inquiries about this position, please contact Chuck Johnson at (360) 705-6846 or email to JohnCha@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 2016-HQ-130.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7042 or email atjobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-HQ-130

Department: Dept. of Transportation

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $67,884.00 - $89,100.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA