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Assistant Department Directors- Public Works job in Minneapolis

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Organization:  Hennepin County
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Minnesota (MN)
City:  Minneapolis
Salary and Benefits:  $78,809—$122,657 annually

Public Works Assistant Department Director Positions

$78,809—$122,657 annually

Transportation—Two positions

Housing, Community Works and Transit—One position

Hennepin County's Public Works seeks to fill three Assistant Director positions; two within the Transportation Department and one within the Housing, Community Works, and Transit Department.

The Transportation Department

This department administers all functions associated with the county highway system. This department develops, operates and maintains a safe and effective highway system throughout Hennepin County.

One position will be in the Operations Division and the other will be in the Project Delivery Division. The primary function of these positions is to perform work involving the direction and coordination of the Transportation Department. This work will involve strategic planning including tactical planning assistance to division managers within the department and logistical planning within divisions on an as-needed basis. The individuals filling the positions will be expected to work closely with counterparts across the Public Works Business Line and represent the department in communications with Public Works Administration, the County Administrator's office and County Commissioner offices and other governmental agencies, public organizations, and private parties.

The Housing, Community Works, and Transit (HCWT) Department

This department builds and strengthens communities by facilitating the development of quality, affordable housing, and creating healthy built environments that provide transportation choices and community connections, attract investment, and create jobs.

The third position will provide managerial and programmatic technical capacity to manage the direction and coordination of various functions within the Engineering and Transit Development Division in HCWT, the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA), and Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB). This position will also be responsible to manage the program and project budgets and schedules, environmental reviews, project controls, right-of-way, intergovernmental agreements, contract management, and administration for Engineering and Transit Development. This includes major, multi-billion dollar transitways such as Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bottineau LRT. Additional projects and programs will be assigned as they develop, such as the Vikings stadium transit station, redevelopment of the Mall of America station, coordination with freight railroads, and intercity passenger rail – as appropriate for Hennepin County.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering and/or a related field.Seven years or more of supervisory or managerial experience pertaining to the areas of assignment.
  • Current licensure as a Professional Engineer with Minnesota Board of Registration or ability to obtain licensure within the six month probationary period.
  • Demonstrated success managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects and/or programs with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience preparing, managing, and monitoring annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to effectively communicate and carry out mission and vision.
  • Ability to:

             ◊Plan, organize, coordinate and manage the programs in a large organization.Identify and develop strategies and goals to meet community needs.

             ◊Work with executive leaders and elected officials.Analyze problems and situations and develop and implement effective solutions.

             ◊Communicate complex concepts orally, in writing, and in presentations.Handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.

NOTE: You must include a cover letter and resume as part of your application materials to be considered for this position.

Hennepin County offers stability, a life/work balance and impressive benefits that include: comprehensive health and wellness package, employee discounts, retirement preparation and saving plans, various insurance protection, family benefits, tuition reimbursement, and more.

To learn more about the positions, view the complete posting online and access the online application process, visit our website at www.hennepin.jobs. The position is open until 5 pm May 30, 2014.

Recruiter contact: Leanne.Rajtar@hennepin.us or (612) 348-9045.

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