This position functions as the section manager of the Roadside Design Staff, Road/Utility Design and Geometrics Units. This position has responsibility for the administration of assigned projects through subordinate staff. The Roadside Design Staff are responsible for managing the Rest Area Program including rehabilitation and replacement projects for the Five Year Plan; is the primary resource for department efforts for Context Sensitive Solutions and Complete Streets; provides technical expertise for slope restoration and turf establishment; and provides expertise for both architectural and landscaping aesthetic analysis and design for structures and roadside appurtenances. The Road/Utility Design Unit is responsible for furnishing and reviewing consultant developed construction plans and contract documents for transportation projects including road improvements, water main, sanitary sewer design, and rest area utilities and is responsible for managing the statewide Freeway Lighting Program. The Geometrics Unit works to determine geometric improvements that enhance traffic safety and operational efficiency in the MDOT program and serve as the statewide resource for geometric standards for MDOT.

This position will participate in active committees and lead roles including Rest Area Operations Team (RAOT), Welcome Center Steering Committee (WCSC), Statewide Design Alignment Team (SDAT) and in reviewing and approving design exceptions.

This position is also responsible for fostering, support, and overseeing strategic planning for these units and within the Design Division. This position will select and assign staff ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotions; identify staff development needs and ensure that training is obtained; ensure that proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.

Position Description

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Alternate Education and Experience
Education level typically acquired through completion of high school and two years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 14 level; or, one year of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 15 level, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.

Additional Requirements and Information
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Applicants who possess foreign degrees must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents, unless the degree has been accepted by an accredited degree granting institution in the United States. Civil Service accepts evaluations from organizations listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. Go to (Download PDF reader) for more information. Failure to attach a copy of your foreign degree evaluation may result in you being screened out of the process.

All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.


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