Job Requisition: 021658
Business Unit: Administration
Opening Date: 01/09/2014
Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $292,500 annually
Business Title: A650 / Executive Director
Classification Title: Executive Director
Salary Group/Class: E25 / E021

Work Location Address:
125 E 11TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 787012483

Number of Openings: 1

Type of Employment: Regular - Full-Time

Type of Driver's License Required: Class C

Travel(Overnight): 30%

Shifts: FIRST

You are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/apply.html. When applying on-line, you will need to add this Job Requisition to your job basket. You may also apply at any Texas Department of Transportation HR & Employment Offices, between the hours of 8am and 5pm. If you elect to apply using a paper application, the department will only accept a completed State of Texas Application for Employment.

Applicable information must be submitted on or before the closing date. Human Resources Office Telephone: 512/416-2994.

If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Directs, manages and implements Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) policies, programs and operating strategies in a manner consistent with federal and state laws and regulations and directives issued by the Commission. Oversees the management of all transportation systems for which the agency is responsible to ensure that systems are adequate, safe and constructed and maintained for the traveling public in the most cost-effective manner. Reports to the Texas Transportation Commission. Work requires extensive contact with international, federal, state and local governmental officials, transportation industry representatives and private entities. Employees at this level perform work at the highest level of discretion and independent judgment and are responsible for final outcome. Regular travel is a part of the job and 30% overall travel requirement maybe more or less.


Education and Experience
Bachelor's degreeplus significant, and appropriate, professional and managerial experience, including considerable organizational management experience.

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.

Extensive knowledge of
Fiscal planning and management practices

Thorough knowledge of
Government programs and operations affecting highway and transportation development
The legislative process

Expert skill in
Communicating vision and direction of how an organization should function or a system should work under ideal conditions and conveying this to others
Speaking to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Providing oversight of multimodal/intermodal transportation planning and development programs
Persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
Interpreting and analyzing legislation, rules and regulations

Proficient skill in
Analyzing and organizing technical data
Communicating complex ideas and information clearly, concisely and effectively

Other Attributes
Provides organizational leadership; fosters collaborative relationships; initiates and supports quality management activities and performance management measures to provide the highest quality products and services
Collaborates and cooperates with others and builds effective working relationships with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals


Background of accomplishment in leading and directing a major infrastructure based organization.
Able to lead and oversee the development of major infrastructure projects and the largest transportation construction program in the U.S.
Skilled at working collaboratively with a wide array of stakeholders, elected officials, and employees.
A "visionary" with a strong business orientation. A track record as a strategic thinker capable of developing and implementing short-term and long-term plans.
Demonstrated skill at directing and coordinating an extensive and diverse staff and able to effectively communicate and interact with employees at all levels.
Experience in clarifying roles and breaking down organizational silos through performance planning and measuring performances against goals.
Proven background in driving results through organizational development, succession planning, and performance management practices.
Evidence of strong financial acumen. Aptitude for understanding the financial principles and methods associated with funding for major infrastructure projects.
Capable of overseeing complexities associated with innovative financing and alternative construction delivery processes as typified in evolving DOT methodologies.
Polished executive "presence" with persuasive, energetic communication style and strong public relations and media skills.
Respectful of State and Federal legislative processes. Capable of interpreting and analyzing legislation, rules, and regulations.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.