The Director of the Office of Maryland Highway Safety will be for responsible for providing direct leadership and oversight to Maryland's overall highway safety programs. This individual will be responsible for providing technical expertise on highway safety matters to government agencies, safety organizations, law enforcement, private businesses, General Assembly and the general public. Duties will include but are not limited to: Directing, guiding and managing the administration of highway safety grant programs; Presenting highway safety issues, strategies and program performance to MDOT officials, highway safety entities, legislators, local officials, general public and media; Developing and arranging presentations to local elected officials concerning highway safety problems, plans and programs; Serving as the Highway Safety Coordinator for Maryland and representing the Governor's Representative for highway safety at official functions, meetings and conferences; Overseeing the preparation of the annual Highway Safety Plan and Annual Report to NHTSA, including its performance planning, program strategy development, and accompanying budget; Representing Maryland and serving as liaison to national traffic safety groups and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Overseeing the development and implementation of the state's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) including the preparation of reports and presentations to the SHSP Executive Council; Participating in a leadership capacity in national, regional and statewide traffic safety task forces, committees, coalitions and other similar groups; and Providing direct supervision and leadership to the multi-faceted employees of the Maryland Highway Safety Office. This position will report directly to the Administrator.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong leadership and managerial skills
- Experience directly overseeing a budget and allocating funds
- Knowledge of and experience with federal grant funding processes
- Experience advising and providing technical information to executive officials
- Experience making presentations to associations and committees
- Knowledge of traffic safety programs associated with state and federal standards
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Proactive and innovative thinker
- Ability to develop and manage working relationships with various organizations
- Experience writing/proposing legislation and/or regulations
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Six (6) years of experience in administrative or professional work to include two (2) years of experience supervising employees. Two (2) years of work experience must have directly involved overseeing the administration of programs in the fields of either safety, grants management, or program development.
1. Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-to-year basis for the required general experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
Submit a DTS-1 application online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mdotmd. The application must be complete at the time of submission and must clearly describe the required work experience. Dates (month and year) must be stated. Vague descriptions of experience will not be considered. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Description of duties that state, "see resume" will negatively impact consideration for this position. Applicants will not be contacted for additional information. Only applicants considered for this position will be contacted. Applications submitted online must be received by 11:59 PM if a closing date is noted. If you have general questions regarding employment opportunities with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), please call 410-787-7719.
Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization.
The MVA is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
The MVA is an equal opportunity employer. The MVA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.
The State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
The selected candidate may be subject to a background investigation under Federal and State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading, or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge.
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