Established: 11/94
Reactivated: 7/09
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 1



Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage the administrative and program operations for the Department of Transportation and Development; and to do other work as required.


The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides services to County residents and businesses through its Divisions: Building Codes, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Transportation Engineering and Parks, Transportation Maintenance, Community Environment, Business and Administrative Services, Dog Control and the Development Agency (Urban Renewal).

The Deputy Director, Transportation and Development is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive system of management functions in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations, department requirements and legal guidelines. The incumbent acts as the department director in his/her absence, provides direction to all division managers to facilitate strategic planning, program development and customer service improvements, and performs operational and managerial services as requested to support the Director.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops and recommends new and revised policies, programs, goals and objectives; establishes priorities and directs, with division managers, the preparation of the Department's strategic plans, annual work programs and outcome reporting; monitors division operations for performance, customer service improvement, and compliance with Federal, State and local statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances.
  2. Assists the Department Director in the administration of department personnel, programs and operations and acts as Director in his/her absence; manages designated projects as requested by the Director or Board of County Commissioners/County Administrator including coordination of staff, consultants and contractors; facilitates and coordinates revenue and resource sharing among the various divisions; develops systems and controls to improve quality of performance, customer service with citizens and communication with the Board of County Commissioners.
  3. In cooperation with the Director, hires and directs division management and other staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  4. Oversees in consultation with division managers and budget team participants, the development of annual and supplemental budgets and budget performance.
  5. Represents the department to public and private agencies and groups; makes technical presentations before commissions, boards and the public; develops processes to ensure that responses to citizen inquiries and complaints are timely and effective.
  6. Provides consultation and direction to divisions on personnel issues such as discipline, grievances, staffing, recruitments, employee development, employee relations, promotions and layoffs; may participate in the collective bargaining process as a member of the negotiating team.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management, program planning and budget, grant and contract administration; State and local regulations, rules, codes and ordinances and environmental, social, economic and legal issues related to County transportation planning, land use, urban renewal, economic development, road engineering, road maintenance, environmental protection and building restrictions; Federal, State and local government operating methods, procedures, funding sources and financing methods; principles, methods and procedures of city, county, regional and statewide planning; rules, functions and authority of State and local planning and economic development commissions and agencies; participative management theories; labor relations procedures; techniques of mediation, negotiation public relations; principles of community organization and citizen involvement.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; facilitate consensus building and problem solving; formulate and implement operational and administrative policies; plan, develop and evaluate funding requirements; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; review contracts for compliance with County policies and legal requirements; analyze and evaluate comprehensive research studies utilizing various sources of information; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and apply appropriate laws, regulations and codes; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other County personnel, special interest groups, elected officials and other public and private agencies.


Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.