Hennepin County is seeking a Public Works Assistant Department Director with an initial assignment as Deputy Project Director on the Blue Line Extension project. This Deputy Project Director will provide managerial and programmatic technical capacity to manage the direction and coordination of various functions for the Blue Line Light Rail Transit Project. This position will be responsible for management of department responsible for project controls, budget, right of way, permitting, environmental, and agreements. In this position, you will coordinate with program wide aspects related to design, construction, administration, procurement, public involvement, and communications as they relate to the successful on time and on budget delivery of the Light Rail Transit Projects, respectively.
For more information about the Blue Line Extension project, view here. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours: This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the project office at 6465 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426, and remote as job duties require. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility in start and end times. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as a Public Works Assistant Department Director. Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
· Execute the strategic link between capital revenue and expenditure program and the adopted transportation policy program.
· Provide overall direction and defines project priorities and develop project management plans that result in effective processes and procedures for accomplishing work.
· Oversee the budget covering the appropriate design, engineering and environmental consultants, property acquisition, utility relocation, construction contracts and audits. Supports the design, construction and delivery of the project.
· Create an atmosphere in which there is timely and high-quality information and cooperation between diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities.
· Communicate timely information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal methods between diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities.
· Provide direction and define priorities by establishing roles and responsibilities, linking diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities to the overall mission and strategies of the project.
Need to have: One of the following:
· Bachelor's degree or higher in business, public administration, engineering, public health, transportation or urban planning, or related field and five years or more of supervisory or managerial experience pertaining to the areas of assignment.
· Nine years or more of supervisory or managerial experience pertaining to the areas of assignment.
Nice to have:
· Experience with a multi-modal transportation agency working in capital and/or operating environment.
· Experience involving capital project management, leadership of multiple functions and strategic direction with demonstrated success delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
· Ability to foster commitment and build support for a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the residents we serve.
About the department:
Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network. About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a background check.