Transportation Director


JOB REQUIREMENTS: Purpose and Summary Manage all operations of the
Sheboygan County Transportation Department, complying with state and
federal regulations. Essential Duties Responsible for establishing and
coordinating agendas for Transportation Committee and Airport Advisory
Committee. Administers the Transportation Department annual operations
budget, capital equipment budget and capital improvement projects
budget. Develops annual budget and proposes five-year capital projects
for approval by the County Administrator, Transportation Committee, and
County Board. Supervisory responsibility for coordinating capital
improvement projects, construction, maintenance and repair projects that
are implemented for the Transportation Department. Coordinate, supervise
and administer federal, state and other airport related funding and
grants. Oversees the development and promotion of an airport marketing
plan to encourage present and future economic growth for airline,
commercial, industrial, military and public use of the facility.
Controls, supervises and monitors all Transportation Department property
and equipment. Manage all program activities and department staff in
concert with established goals. Maintain general transportation
knowledge. Develop special expertise in transportation maintenance and
construction to aid effective achievement of department goals. Maintain
a thorough knowledge of the County and State Department of
Transportation budget processes to evaluate operational and fiscal
scheduling of available County resources. Monitor industry, state and
federal research and advancements for possible departmental
implementation. Keep abreast of new developments, management techniques,
and innovative concepts in transportation maintenance and construction;
initiate changes that will provide a more efficient and/or effective
level of services toward meeting the transportation department
objectives. Initiate needed technical training within the department and
as needed to all County departments. Study the effects and implications
of existing and proposed policies over a broad set of time frames,
program concerns and potential department impacts. Analyze Federal and
State legislation, policy requirements, and/or administrative rules. As
warranted, make recommendations for and implement department policies
and procedural changes. Responsible for complying with Chapter 83 of
Wisconsin State Statutes for County Highways. Analyze and implement as
appropriate American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials (AASHTO) polices into the process. Establish and maintain
effective working relations with other departments, agencies,
supervisors, officials, staff and public with special emphasis on the
Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration,
Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics and the Wisconsin Counties Association.
Serve as technical spokesperson, resources specialist and panelist for
technical committees, technical society meetings, seminars and
conferences sponsored by both the county and outside agencies. Serve on
county, state and association task forces charged with recommending or
implementing new policies and/or procedures. Interview, evaluate and
discipline personnel. Assign, direct, review and evaluate activities and
needs with subordinates. Perform all duties expected of a Sheboygan
County department head. Performs other duties as assigned.
management, project management, construction management, engineering, or
related field. Five or more years of work experience in a management or
supervisory role related to highway maintenance, road construction,
planning, or public works. In evaluating candidates for the position,
the County may consider an alternative combination of education,
training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skil s,
and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Considerable
knowledge of materials, equipment, and practices used in highway
construction and maintenance, including knowledge of engineering
principles and practices relevant to highway maintenance, construction,
and repair. Considerable knowledge of the theory and practices of
Wisconsin public highway laws and the pertinent provisions of the
federal highway laws, and familiarity with regulations and practices
pertaining to public roadway construction and maintenance. Thorough
knowledge of principles and practices of governmental administration,
including personnel and budget administration, planning, and
coordination. General knowledge of airport operations. Ability to work
effectively with public and private sector groups and agencies,
including the ability to write clear and accurate documents, participate
in public efforts, and speak effectively and tactfully to fulfill the
goals and objectives of Sheboygan County. APPLICATION