Deputy Chief Operating Officer Rail Operations

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Maryland Transit AdministrationDeputy Chief Operating Officer Rail OperationsDOT EXECUTIVE VI (8303)Executive Service*This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority* Open to all qualified applicants**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply**Are you seeking a job where your work is rewarding and provides excellent benefits?The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) invites you to apply today to be considered for a position that provides customer service to the citizens of Maryland every day. The MTA is one of the largest transit systems in the United States and is seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to join the MTA team. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is seeking a Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Rail Operations. The right leader will be responsible for providing overall leadership of Rail Operations in formulating and achieving public transportation goals and objectives.The Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Rail Operations impacts the MTA’s organizational success by: Assists in providing leadership of Light Rail and Metro Operations and is responsible for formulating and achieving public transportation objectivesDevelops and implements short-range and long-range goals, strategic and business plansFormulates and recommends operating policies and procedures or changes in existing policies and proceduresEnsures coordination and cooperation of services among assigned departments Participates in various committees and task forcesCoordinates the work of divisions within both departmentsCoordinates departmental activities with outside agenciesParticipates in contract negotiations, administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance investigations, and arbitration proceedingsEnsures the Light Rail and Metro systems follow the safety standards and maintain accountability for all safety performance measures for the agency and subordinate employeesApproves expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessaryThe Deputy Operating Officer for Rail Operations directs the development of short and long-term department plans and programs as well as provides leadership and direction to all departmental staff. As a member of the Senior Executive Team, the incumbent represents the agency at meetings, and conferences, and ensures conformance to the Agency’s vision, goals and objectives.MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits GuideEXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in administrative or professional work. Seven (7) years of experience supervising and monitoring employees and overseeing rail operations applying relevant rules, and regulations, and exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures. * Experience should include at least five (5) years in middle management or higher-level capacity managing in a public or private sector urban rail transit agency and/or experience in large transit operations or transit property. The ideal candidate will be a successful team-builder and change agent, with at least eight (8) years of Rail transit experience, including program management, service contract compliance, scheduling software, and experience in a unionized setting. He/she will be thoroughly abreast of the transportation/transit trends, transit initiatives, and emerging transit projects globally, nationally, and within the local communities. The focus is on a leader with experience in organizational turnaround and program expansion within the public sector.*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Preferred Qualifications for this classification. Selective Qualifications are utilized when the position requires specific or bonafide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills, or abilities).Notes: 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Selected candidates may be subject to a background investigation under federal or 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. TO APPLYAll applications must be completed and submitted online by registering at may not be substituted for the online application. It is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience in detail and addressing the specific requirements shown above. 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 within MDOT, or the Maryland Transportation Authority.NOTE: Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Education Services – Tel: 202-296-3359 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. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.

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