This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
CLASS TITLE: MANAGEMENT
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 2829 West Howard Place, Denver, CO 80204
$7,492.00 - $10,850.00 Monthly
FLSA STATUS: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 11/01/18
CLOSING DATE: 11/30/18 11:59 PM
JOB TYPE: Full Time
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
Employment/appointment in this position is contingent upon continued funding and available work. Appointment to the position is expected to continue through December 2020. The position will be abolished and the employee separated from CDOT when funding ceases and/or work for the Front Range Passenger Rail service effort is complete.
About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp
In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:
Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
10 paid holidays per year
Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
Credit Union membership
Work life programs
State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
Tuition and certification reimbursement program
Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
The Colorado Department of Transportation is recruiting for a dynamic leader to serve as the new Rail Commission Project Director. This position was created to support the development of Front Range Passenger Rail and reports to, and is funded by, the governor-appointed Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, although it is housed within CDOT's Division of Transit and Rail. This position manages the development and execution of the Rail Commission's public outreach, implementation strategies, service development planning activities and related consultant contracts. This is a unique position and offers the opportunity to shape the future of rail transportation in Colorado.
It is expected that this position may exist through through December 2020. The position will be abolished and the employee separated from CDOT when funding ceases and/or work for the Front Range Passenger Rail service effort is complete.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide executive leadership for the promotion, planning, direction, and implementation of the Rail Commission's mission, both on the Front Range, and in regards to the Amtrak Southwest Chief.
Manage all Rail Commission operations, activities, and provide supervision to Rail Commission consultants in order to create a publicly accepted Preliminary Corridor Development Plan for Front Range Passenger Rail.
Support the Rail Commission by providing timely, accurate and appropriate information, conducting analyses and making recommendations for policy decisions.
Assist the Rail Commission in reviewing consultant proposals and recommending contract award(s).
Recommend and help draft legislative proposals for the Rail Commission based on the plans and findings developed.
Create a multi-year draft plan to efficiently advance Front Range Passenger Rail over the long term.
Serve as a collaborative strategic business partner between the Rail Commission and state, federal, and local government agencies, other public agencies and institutions and private entities.
Interact regularly with the Executive Director of CDOT and the Division of Transit & Rail Director of CDOT, and the senior leaders/executive staff of transit agencies within the Rail Commission's purview (RTD, Mountain Metro, Transfort, Pueblo Transit, Prowers Transit, La Junta Transit, SCCOG Transit and Amtrak).
Provide reports to the State Legislature through the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, and other relevant committees.
Pursue additional and innovative funding sources and provide other supporting services such as preparing position papers, executive-level correspondence on behalf of the Rail Commission, and representing the Rail Commission at meetings and events in order to ensure the success of the Rail Commission.
Provide astute and creative leadership and collaborative engagement with stakeholders and share knowledge of public transportation policy and funding mechanisms in support of the Rail Commission.
Other job duties as assigned.
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
Travel required during work hours, including some evening and weekend meetings
Occasional out-of-state and overnight travel
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Operate in a politically sensitive environment
Position contingent upon continued funding and available work
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, planning, engineering, finance, or a closely related field. (A copy of your transcript must be submitted to verify this requirement.)
AND at least a six (6) year track record in full-time professional positions of increasing responsibility at levels which initiate and execute business solutions that significantly impact the success of the management and services of a corporate or public organization, with major responsibilities in transit planning, transit development, and/or transit management;
AND those six (6) years mentioned above must have included at least two (2) years performing ALL of the following:
Public or business administration experience establishing goals and objectives
Developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives
Directing and managing a professional staff involved in a mission critical program
Planning and coordinating with other public and private organizations (preferably federal or state resource agencies), interest groups, and elected and appointed officials.
A current valid driver's license is required for this position, as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree. A Doctoral or Master's degree in one of the fields listed above will substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience, but not for the two years of specific experience described in the bullets above.
NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be an executive or high-level manager with the highest professional ethics, a passion for transit and rail, and proven commitment and accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Comprehensive experience in public and/or private management of a multimillion dollar program/organization in the field of transit or rail;
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Federal and State statutes and regulations that impact local and statewide transit and rail issues;
A working understanding of the current state of practice for transit/or rail systems;
Experience with transit service operations, budgets and route development;
Knowledge and experience in working with a wide customer base and how to improve the experience of our transit customers;
Excellent analytic and strategic planning skills;
Ability to lead diverse groups to determine policy decisions;
Leadership and vision across multidisciplinary groups;
Holding self and others accountable for behaviors, performance results, and service delivery;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
Ability to work with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions and build consensus through give and take;
Experience supervising professional and support staff;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "email@example.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
Complete Applications must include the following documents: 1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement) 2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application) 3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation 4) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us) 5) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us)
Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:
Education and Training
Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company
The name of the organization or company
A brief description of your job duties
Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.
Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
Internal Number: HAA-50131558-10/18
About Colorado Department of Transportation
A great place to work, making Colorado a great place to live, now and for the future.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is striving to become the best DOT in the county, committed to saving lives and making people's lives better. In working towards that goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. From the Snowplow Driver that plows the roads for the morning commute, to the Civil Engineer that oversees construction for an expansion of roadway, these positions (and many more!) work together to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system.
If your goal is to use your skills to make a positive impact on public safety and transportation in Colorado, then CDOT is the place for you. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn more about us and how we are working to serve the citizens of Colorado.