Region 1 Metro Area East Manager - Principal Executive/Manager F

  • State of Oregon
  • Portland, OR, United States
Executive Government Management

Job Description

Announcement: ODOT17-0046oc
Area Manager – Metro East – Principal Executive/Manager F
Highway Division – Region 1


Are you a leaderwho is energized by thinking about the future of transportation in the Portland metro area? Are you looking for an opportunity to help shape transportation in the region? This may be the role for you!

ODOT Region 1 has an opening for an area manager (AM) in Portland. The AM is the central figure in managing and leading the complete life cycles of transportation projects. This includes:

  • Providing oversight and direction for transportation related projects ns, from funding approval to construction completion
  • Supervising and mentoring construction project managers, project leaders, and consultant project managers who themselves supervise or lead teams of technical and/or engineering staff.
  • Ensuring that we maintain appropriate communication and collaboration internally and externally throughout the selection, development, and construction of projects within the area.

As the person with overall accountability for keeping projects on track and moving forward, the AM ensures that issues are worked quickly and completely to resolution and that the appropriate technical and engineering decision­ makers are involved in the process.
This position is key to determining policies and procedures, program priorities, and the use of resources that are required to carry out the goals and objectives mandated by law and the priorities determined by the Legislature, governor, ODOT director and Oregon Transportation Commission.

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.

Additional Details:

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties & Responsibilities

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  • Ensure design and construction of assigned projects is delivered within approved scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Determine priorities within the area's project development and construction programs.
  • Ensure contract administration and management duties are completed appropriately for all state, federal, and local agency Oregon Transportation Commission contracts within their area.
  • Review time adjustments, cost overruns, change orders for authorized items, contractor claims, and personal service contracts for approval..
  • Recruit, select, supervise, mentor, and coach construction project managers, consultant project managers, project leaders, and administrative staff.
  • Identify planning and maintenance issues within the area that require integration into projects.
  • Serve in a lead role to assist the Region Project Delivery manager in developing strategies that coordinate various project delivery efforts, ensure consistency among products, and mitigate organizational risks.
  • Collaborate with the Region Project Delivery manager to ensure that appropriate transitions occur between planning, project development, design and construction, and maintenance occur smoothly.
  • Ensure design and construction project teams are staffed.
  • Direct the preparation and administration of the biennial and annual budget requests for the agency within respective area.
  • Develop annual business plans and coordinate contracts.
  • Represent ODOT on various teams, commissions, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Serve as the primary external contact for ODOT within area.
  • Establish and support the business line strategic direction.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

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, AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

In the work history section on your application, 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.
Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. The items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions will be the criteria we use to determine who to interview. 

  • Experience and ability to manage and oversee the design and construction of transportation related projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, local jurisdictions, other government agencies, and elected officials.
  • Ability to mentor staff in the areas of supervision, contracting, delivery and construction of transportation related projects.
  • Ability to oversee several complex projects/issues at the same time and resolve conflicts between stakeholders with different perspectives.

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily an office environment with extensive and varied use of a personal computer.
  • Long hours may be required, including some evening meetings.
  • Workload has competing demands, tight time schedules, ongoing community involvement commitments, and simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Requires frequent contact with elected and local officials, various media, stakeholders with competing demands/agendas, and the public in conditions that may be stressful, emotionally charged, or hostile.
  • Periodic work outdoors at project sites is required with potential exposure to hazards of traffic, construction equipment, and working in inclement weather conditions.
  • At project sites, may need to walk on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment. 
  • May be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water.
  • Regular travel within the area and region is expected, and at least monthly statewide travel is required.
  • As requested, make presentations to and leads discussions with the highest-level decision bodies. Often these are situations where there are very diverse opinions and some of the issues are very complex and controversial. 

Additional Information

Application Instructions:
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for. Please do not attach a cover letter. 

  • Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment. Please include levels of authority and responsibilities. Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]_ODOT17_0046oc_Resume."
  • Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.
Veteran's Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.
Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-1639.
  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F by leaving a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree