Director of Transportion
Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA)
Louisville, KY United States
Supervisor: Executive Director
Supervises: All Personnel Assigned to Division
Class Characteristics: Under general executive direction, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Division, including Urban Planning, Regional (Rural) Program, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Ridesharing Program; performs related duties as required.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Division; determines the overall direction of the work program.
- Supervises all personnel assigned to the Division.
- Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate planners and technical personnel engaged in processing technical studies and reports.
- Plans, schedules, and directs subordinate professionals and technical staff involved in transportation planning and related projects, plans and activities.
- Coordinates the Division's activities with efforts of other units of the agency and other public and service agencies.
- Reviews project status and adherence to major study and plan components for compliance with federal, state and local regulations; measures project and plan content against accepted professional standards.
- Coordinates and schedules completion of work elements.
- Responsible for Divisional operations, including personnel, budgeting, contracts, and reporting.
- Assists staff in completing work assignments.
- Meets and confers with a wide range of officials, representing a variety of governmental interests.
- Interprets and explains technical features of the plan and sub-elements arising therein.
- Prepares budgetary and work assignments for the area of assignment; prepares and submits cost estimates; technical reports; and related information concerning the Division's programs and operations; negotiates joint activities agreements and carries out unified planning process between participating agencies and jurisdictions.
- Represents Division and agency at transportation related meetings, training programs, conferences, etc.
Training and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Urban Planning or closely related field supplemented by a minimum of ten years' experience in the transportation field, including supervisory experience. Master's Degree preferred, but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of theory and concepts and administrative requirements of transportation planning, and the special requirements of comprehensive transportation planning.
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and administrative regulations applicable to areas of responsibility.
- Extensive knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of transportation planning, regional planning and contemporary administrative practices of the various planning disciplines.
- Extensive knowledge of statistics and applied data research techniques, including knowledge of applied electronic data processing capabilities.
- Thorough knowledge of the political, social and economic implications of transportation planning.
- Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment.
- Skill in problem solving, reasoning and organization.
- Skill in coordinating diverse staff abilities.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate professional and technical staff.
- Ability to manage multiple work tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, local officials, agency staff, and the general public.
- Ability to formulate, implement and administer comprehensive and complex policies and procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Instructions: Very general; must use own judgment most of the time.
Processes: Must frequently refine existing work methods and development of new techniques, concepts and programs within established limits or policies.
Review of Work: Work may be reviewed through written or verbal presentation.
Analytical Requirements: Assignments frequently involve decisions based in a wide knowledge of many factors where applications of advanced or technical concepts are often required.
Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used: Normal office equipment (computers, calculator, copier, telephone, fax machine, etc.; must operate vehicle as a requirement of the job.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Work is typically performed while sitting at desk or table in a climate-controlled environment; lifting light objects (up to 25 pounds) is a requirement of the job; operating a vehicle is a requirement for this position of the job.
Contacts: Frequent public and internal contacts requiring tact and diplomacy are requirements of the job.
Confidential Information: Limited use of confidential information is a job requirement.
Mental Effort: Heavy
Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Certification Requirements: None.
Additional Requirements: None.
Overtime Provision: Exempt.