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The Deputy Director, Rail Program Development is responsible for leading the rail capital development program for Valley Metro's Capital and Service Development Division. Typical duties include: overseeing rail capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality and timely delivery; leads preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program to assure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the program; managing and supervising staff and resources; and, establishing standards; and ensuring strong communications and coordination between all aspects of highly-complex, major rail capital projects through the planning, design, and construction phases; serves as key capital program liaison with Valley Metro member agencies, the Federal Transit Administration and other Valley Metro divisions. Administration and other Valley Metro divisions; overseeing rail capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality and timely delivery; leads preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program to assure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the program; managing and supervising staff and resources; and, establishing standards.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
• Leads the rail capital development program for Valley Metro's Capital and Service Development Division. This includes direction and supervision of Project Managers;
• Ensures strong coordination between planning, design and construction phases of all projects;
• Directs the preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program, including preparation of work priorities, staffing plans, and project schedules and budgets;
• Oversees rail projects to assure they adhere to schedule, budget and quality commitments;
• Supervises staff in prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; providing staff training; ensures employees follow policies and procedures; maintains a healthy and safe working environment; and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations;
• Develops rail program organizational structure/staffing requirements, and hires, supervises and trains staff and consultants in areas of planning, design and construction;
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards in all work products of the department;
• Regularly communicates and reports project status and issues with the Director and Valley Metro leadership;
• Leads coordination of the rail program and projects with Valley Metro Divisions to ensure that their needs and requirements are considered;
• Principal liaison with Valley Metro member agencies regarding development of rail projects in their communities;
• Principal point of contact with the Federal Transit Administration regarding rail planning, design and construction activities and submittals;
• Presents rail program and project items to the Board of Directors, city councils and other policy boards/groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors of Science in Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field and eight (8) years increasingly responsible experience in development of major public transportation projects; including five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed. A Master's Degree is desirable.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check
Positions may require: --Valid Arizona Driver's License
Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit
options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of advancing a total transit network, Valley
Metro plans, develops and operates the regional bus and light rail system.
In 1993, the name Valley Metro was adopted as the identity for the regional transit system in the Phoeni...x
metropolitan region. Under this brand name, local governments set the policy for the regional system
that operates throughout Valley. In 2008, the first 20 miles of light rail began service. Currently, six light
rail extensions are under way creating a 57-mile system by 2032.
Valley Metro is governed by two Boards of Directors. The Regional Public Transportation Authority
Board consists of 16 public agencies (15 cities and Maricopa County) that set the policy direction for all
modes of transit except light rail. The METRO Board consists of five cities that set the policy direction for
light rail. The Boards and the agency work to improve and regionalize the public transit system.