The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is seeking a skilled and visionary Deputy Director for Capital Project Delivery, to provide strategic leadership to three SDOT divisions with high community profiles and to serve as a member of the department’s executive leadership team.
We are seeking a Deputy Director who can provide strong executive leadership in the following areas:Organizational Development and Management
Race and Social Justice InitiativeThe City is committed to eliminating racial disparities and achieving racial equity in Seattle. All members of the executive team provide leadership and support for this work, and this deputy position has specific areas of focus including advancing equity in contracting opportunities, recruitment, advancement and retention of staff, and community engagement.Project and Program Delivery
Other duties include but are not limited to:
Minimum QualificationsWe are looking for a highly-accountable, people-oriented leader who cultivates an inclusive and welcoming culture, has a passion for creating environments where people can do their best work and is an effective collaborator, relationship builder, and communicator. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented leader, grounded by a commitment to equity, inclusion, empowerment, and people, can transform strategy into operational goals and objectives, and produce measurable outcomes. They will be a proven, caring leader with a career history that demonstrates outstanding leadership expertise coupled with data analysis skills and the ability to embrace and celebrate the culture, diversity, community values, and all that Seattle represents. This candidate will also have a strategic mindset and a deep understanding of office workplaces.The preferred candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Architecture, Business Administration, or another closely related discipline. They must have experience leading organizations responsible for delivering public sector services and programs. Consideration will be given to candidates who have limited public sector experience but who have held leadership positions where they have led significant engineering-oriented project development and delivery, organizational changes, and initiatives. They have held a leadership role within a large and complex publicly accountable organization that involves leading a diverse staff and fiduciary management of a sizable budget. Demonstrated knowledge in working with elected officials, employees at all levels, and the public is critical to success in this role, as well as extensive experience in building strong teams and fostering an inclusive workplace culture. They are detail-oriented, transparent, efficient, data-driven, and can navigate difficult conversations and empower others.Desirable QualificationsThe strongest candidates will possess many of these desirable qualifications or be able to demonstrate comparable experience and expertise:
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