The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is enthusiastically seeking a dynamic transportation executive with extraordinary, proven leadership skills to serve as the next Southwest Region Administrator based in Vancouver, WA. Southwest Washington is home to the lower end of the Columbia River Gorge and the beautiful Columbia River. The Columbia River separates the metropolis areas of Vancouver and Portland, OR., and curves through the southwestern part of the state to the Pacific Ocean, leading to some of the most popular beaches in the state. The region includes Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark and Klickitat counties. Internally, this position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the region's 440 employees, systematically fostering an inclusive work environment that promotes the agency's mission and strategic direction, while encouraging innovative performance to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain the transportation system. Externally, the incumbent must be an effective ambassador and spokesperson for the department on transportation matters, establish strong relationships with stakeholders to build coalitions, create constituent support, and influence public opinion on issues of vital importance locally and to the State of Washington. Challenges and opportunities of this position include:
This position's essential functions include but are not limited to:
An ideal candidate for this position will have the following:
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT? Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Amy Fermo at 360-705-6816 or email@example.com. Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-EMS-4E039. The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.