Applications accepted from: All Persons Interested PN# 19358 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (EXE LEV)Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm* *Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Assistant Director at the Houston TranStar building is responsible for acting as the liaison for the City of Houston and will coordinate the management of the Houston Transtar building where the region's transportation system is implemented. This position will maintain the unique partnership of representatives comprised of the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO, and TXDOT. Working under the direction of the Executive Committee, the Assistant Director develops, coordinates and implements a long-range building plans for the facility. Manages a multi-million dollar an annual operating budget, facilitates communication between emergency managers, traffic incident managers, and transportation managers and directors. Coordinates day-to-day activities. Responsible for the organization and scheduling of building maintenance, building improvements, and on-site constructions as needed. Acts as a liaison for the outreach TranStar programs. Responsible for the management of public information. Oversee website maintenance and development, approve media releases, and coordinate emergency management events housed at the Houston TranStar facility. This role will require heavy involvement with local and regional media outlets. Schedules and conducts multi-agency project coordination and management meetings. Draft and implement policies and standard operating procedures. Oversee the management and implementation of new technology. Works with staff to identify, discuss, review and resolve conflicts and ensure smooth consortium operation. Administers special projects, as needed.
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier 1 Level.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management/Transportation/Public Policy/Engineering or a related field. Master's Degree may be substituted for 2 years pertinent experience.
Seven years of progressively more complex/responsible administrative experience are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity. Additional professional experience related to the type of work to be performed may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
A valid Texas Driver's License in compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (A.P. 2-2).
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the following:
Management in transportation (traffic operations, transit operations, freeway management) and project management
Traffic Management Center operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems (working knowledge)
Public outreach and media relations, facilities maintenance, team building and program coordination
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:
None; however, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
Yes. (If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.)
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. Pay Grade 32
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832/393-6069. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.