Program and Funding Services Manager Oregon Department of Transportation Transportation Development Division (TDD) Active Transportation Section – Program and Funding Services Unit Salem, Oregon
How to apply:
Attach a cover letter addressed to Strategic Programming and Implementation Manager Jeff Flowers.
Your cover letter must be limited to no more than three (3) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the desired attributes above.
In addition, you letter should answer the following three (3) questions:
This position manages the federal and state funded financial portfolio for the transportation capital improvement program for agency, including distribution of funding for local agencies. Explain how your background and experience fits with this position
With funding and program management responsibilities, as well as supervisory duties of staff, explain your management style and specifically how you delegate responsibilities and provide development opportunities for staff.
Explain your experience and approach providing customer service to internal agency staff and external customers at all levels, from project managers to executive management and elected officials. What communications techniques and tools do you use?
If you are an external applicant, you must upload both the cover letter and resume in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
The job: Do you have a background in program and/or funding management? If you are looking for a challenge and to be part of an agency that is passionate about transportation, consider ODOT! We are currently hiring a program and funding services manager.
Do you like to influence change? Do you like to be part of a fast moving team striving to be the best? As a leader at ODOT, you will lead, manage and coordinate activities with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), other federal agencies, various state agencies and sections within ODOT to ensure compliance with established policies, objectives, program priorities, applicable laws, rules, and regulations in the development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the administration of funds. This role is critical to the success of the agency in the delivery of the STIP.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Developing and administering STIP, recommending funding allocations for capital improvement programs.
Develop policies and procedures.
Responsible for draft STIP development.
Responsible for submission of the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved STIP to FHWA and FTA, as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs (MTIP) submissions to the Oregon Governor’s office.
Consult and provide direction on STIP related activities.
Manage, administer and oversee funding and responsibility for authorizing the obligation of the approximate $750 million received annually from FHWA, FTA and House Bill 2017 for expenditures and reimbursement.
Responsible for the development and administration of the TDD $100 million biennial budget.
Manage and lead a dynamic staff.
In-state and overnight travel is required to attend meetings statewide; some out-of-state may be required.
High stress and conflict situations, stemming from conflicting priorities, mandates and deadlines, may be encountered.
May be required to work outside of scheduled hours.
To request a copy of the PD, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!
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To qualify, you must have:
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation.
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation
45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
In the work experience listed in your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your driver license does not have to be issued in Oregon for you to be considered.
What we’d like to see: If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Management experience, including developing and mentoring staff.
Collaborative, relationship builder, team player.
Strong financial and program management.
Customer service oriented.
In addition to your cover letter:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the PRR task will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will become part of the state's management team.
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Additional Salary Information: Additional benefit information may be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/index.aspx
Internal Number: REQ-25416
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.