The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is seeking applications for the State Traffic and Highway Safety Engineer. Respond in strict confidence by submitting resume and cover letter by APRIL 10, 2017, to:
Location: Any location within the state of Missouri
The state traffic and highway safety engineer provides direction and support for statewide traffic management, traffic operations, and highway safety through the development of policies, goals and guidelines; provides technical assistance and support to the districts in interpretation of policy; partners with law enforcement agencies, safety organizations, and other entities to set and champion overall goals and direction for statewide highway safety programs and services.
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required. Candidates must be licensed or be prepared to achieve licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri.
Over nine (9) years of experience in highway or transportation engineering.
An understanding of best practices for traffic management and traffic operations; a passion for highway safety and the ability to invigorate and motivate others to action.
An outstanding track record in supporting and advancing innovative engineering ideas related to traffic management and operations and championing highway safety efforts to reduce fatalities on our transportation system and generating momentum for safety initiatives will be considered a plus.
Over nine (9) years of experience in highway or transportation engineering, to include:
Proven experience setting policy and strategic direction related to program/project quality, legislative initiatives, innovations, safety, and outreach; communicates department policies, strategic directions, and priorities.
Providing technical assistance and guidance to state agencies, local organizations, and district and division offices; leading the identification and implementation of best practices, including successful utilization of innovative mechanisms.
Providing quality assurance of traffic management, traffic operations, and highway safety policies and functions.
An effective and persuasive public speaker with positive experience dealing with the media, stakeholders, cities, counties, deferral and state agencies, elected officials, and other public and private individuals and entities.
Developing, implementing, and championing program plans for traffic management and operations and highway safety based on department policies and overall objectives; monitors and adjusts progress toward achievement of goals.
The selected finalist must be a U.S. citizen and be or become a resident of the state of Missouri.
A person of high professional ethics and personal integrity (honest, trustworthy, sincere, respectful, empathetic) with good common sense, compassion, a willingness to embrace and model MoDOT’s departmental values, and who understands and fosters inclusiveness.
Progressive leadership ability, as exemplified by thinking strategically and acting tactically.
A results-oriented, positive personality with strong energy and drive, who is a motivator, an innovator, and who has the ability to move others to action.
A high degree of political acumen, including diplomacy; approachability; and the people skills necessary to genuinely relate to, educate, invigorate, influence, and negotiate with various coalitions and constituencies regarding traffic and highway safety in the state of Missouri.
MoDOT is a non-partisan state agency governed by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (“Commission”); a constitutional commission appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate, and consisting of high-profile business and civic leaders. MoDOT is led by a Director selected by the Commission. MoDOT is responsible for the seventh largest transportation system in the country with ...approximately 34,000 miles of highway and 10,400 bridges. MoDOT also oversees aspects of other major modes for transportation including 124 public use airports, 11 ports, passenger rail (through Amtrak), 3,800 rail crossings, urban and rural transit, and 600 miles of pedestrian trails and bike paths. Motor carrier services and highway safety are also responsibilities of the agency. The MoDOT organization includes approximately 800 employees at the central office in Jefferson City, and 4,300 employees located in seven districts around the state. Each district is accountable for approximately 15 percent of the total road mileage in the state highway system.