The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is seeking a deputy executive director for projects.
The Deputy Executive Director - Projects is directly responsible for the successful delivery of the CCTA’s capital improvement program, including implementation of projects identified in the Expenditure Plan as well as other projects funded from grant or other outside sources. The incumbent manages strategic planning, oversees all aspects of program management and project administration and recommends priorities for the use of state and federal funds, requiring extensive coordination with other agencies. The position provides direct supervision of five employees and reports directly to the Executive Director.
The Deputy Executive Director – Projects is the lead staff position on all project management and delivery issues, requiring a wide range of knowledge and experience in a multi-agency setting. The individual must have the ability to plan, schedule, organize, and direct complex transportation engineering projects. The position also requires effective negotiation skills for identifying, coordinating, and resolving a wide variety of technical, financial and administrative issues required for the successful delivery of CCTA projects.
How to apply
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a detailed resume with cover letter, and respond to the following supplemental questions:
- Describe your experience in transportation programming and finance. Have you been responsible for applying to other agencies for project-related funding? What techniques have you employed to set priorities for limited funds?
- Describe an experience when you had to negotiate with senior management at another public agency relative to perceived lack of responsiveness, differing opinions regarding the quality or timeliness of their work, or disputes over the interpretation of policies. How was the issue resolved?
- Describe your experience negotiating cooperative agreements with other public agencies. What was your approach to resolving substantive differences?
- Describe your project management experience including project initiation, environmental clearance, design and construction management.
To be Considered
Interested candidates should apply by February 28, 2017. Electronic submittals are preferred.
Submittal should include a comprehensive resume, compelling cover letter of interest, and answers to the supplemental questions and be sent to:
Attn: Nancy Hetrick