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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5143 - Transportation Programs Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    314

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in the development and processing of program and/or project related agreements and overseeing the property acquisition activities of the department; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class has responsibility for preparing various agreements including for professional services and intergovernmental; property management and acquisition activities for various project; and, planning the work of subordinate personnel.  Direction is received from the Chief Highway Engineer.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Manages the annual and multi-year improvement programs for land acquisition within available financial resources
•    Tracks program and project status with regard to agreements and land acquisition to ensure project schedules can be met
•    Assists in the development of the annual budget
•    Oversees the preparation, processing, and tracking of various agreements
•    Maintains effective relations with departmental, local, regional, state and federal agencies and partners regarding agreements
•    Plans and directs the work of land surveyors, appraisers, negotiators and/or environmental specialists , with assistance of the State’s Attorney’s Office and engineering staff, for the acquisition/use of property
•    Ensures compliance with state requirements on the use of motor fuel tax or federal funds with regard to agreement processing and/or land acquisition activities
•    Supervises the work of subordinate personnel
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions.
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Capital Improvement Programming processes
•    Local, regional, state and federal funding sources and reporting requirements
•    Agreements preparation and processing
•    Principles, practices and procedures for acquiring property in accordance with state and federal requirements
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
•    Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
•    Conducting negotiation tactfully and courteously with property owners
•    Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and evaluating activities of appraisers and other related personnel
•    Planning and implementing multi-million dollar budgets and in preparing financial records and reports
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Prioritize and assign work
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Planning and/or Public or Business Administration or related field; and five years of experience in transportation engineering or planning, finance, contract administration, and/or real estate property management; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.