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Regional Transportation Director, Region 4 Greeley
Colorado Department of Transportation

Company Description

About CDOT 
Are you looking for a challenge?  Do you have a passion for helping people?  Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient?  Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service.  By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect.  Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp

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Job Location:
Greeley, CO, United States
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Secondary Category:
Civil Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$89904.00 - $140400.00  year

Regional Transportation Director, Region 4 Greeley


LOCATION: Greeley, Colorado
PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 10601 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80634
SALARY:$7,492.00 - $11,700.00 Monthly
JOB TYPE: Full Time 

This position is part of the Senior Executive Service. Applications will be accepted from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

This announcement will close once we have an adequate pool of qualified candidates. It is in your best interest to submit your application materials early.

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
  • Credit Union membership
  • Work life programs
  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program
  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
  • State employee discount programs

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits
To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation


The Regional Transportation Director (RTD) serves as a key member of CDOT's Senior Management Team, reporting to the Deputy Executive Director (DED). The Director serves as the principal strategist and steward of resources for Region 4. The person holding this position provides visionary yet practical leadership, builds trust, and openly communicates to deliver credible and sustainable public service without compromising quality. Region 4 is a multi-modal engineering, planning, roadway maintenance, and operations business that spans 13 counties in northeastern Colorado (Boulder, Cheyenne, Elbert, Larimer, Weld, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Kit Carson and Lincoln). The Region consists of 10 Programs; (3) Engineering, Traffic, Maintenance, Civil Rights, Safety, Planning Environmental, Program Assistant, Business Office and Public Information Office. Region 4 is in charge of 9,309 lane-miles, including 4 mountain passes. The Region leadership consists of a 12-member Region Support Team. There are 2 Transportation Planning Regions and 2 Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Region 4, consisting of members (mostly elected officials and city/county staff) that meet with CDOT monthly to develop and carry out the regional transportation plan.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day leadership for Region 4's management team to ensure seamless delivery of the Region's maintenance operations and construction projects totaling over $100+ million on an annual basis
  • Direct through subordinate managers the activities of 500+ positions which cover a wide scope of complex programs in public transportation planning, environmental clearances and coordination, engineering design and construction, highway maintenance, and business administration functions
  • Collaborate, as a member of the Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer's Management Team, on the development and delivery of CDOT's strategic plan, and short and long range policy formulation
  • Work in concert with CDOT's Chief engineer through a matrix structure to ensure standardized program and project delivery while adhering to CDOT policy, procedures, regulations, and professional standards
  • Working with TPRs and Elected Officials to ensure needs of local cities and counties are met
  • Provide leadership within the Region to create and sell the vision of an ongoing process improvement culture to multiple stakeholders across the Region and CDOT
  • Represent the Department in dealing with internal and external stakeholders which include CDOT employees, governmental, and business leaders at the local, state, and national level
  • Perform other appropriate duties to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient functioning/operation of CDOT

Work Environment:

  • Travel required, including overnight travel, to Denver and other statewide locations
  • Attendance at evening meetings, along with some weekend meetings
  • Operate in a politically sensitive environment


This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • At minimum, the ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to highway or transportation engineering, transportation planning, or public administration;
  • AND, six years of a career track record in a leadership/senior management capacity in transportation engineering, transportation planning or maintenance, or transportation management which includes two years demonstrated experience managing a large professional staff involved in diverse, complex program areas, and professional public or business administration experience in a transportation related organization that included establishing, high level goals, strategic plans and objectives, as well as resource (budget, staff, etc.) alignment, management, and policy development.
  • Career history must clearly demonstrate experience:
    • Facilitating and directing work teams towards a shared or common goal
    • Planning and coordinating with other public and private organizations, interest groups, elected and appointed officials
    • Operating in a politically sensitive environment
    • Working in a fast-paced, ever-changing, highly stressful work environment
  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position, as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

SubstitutionAdditional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience.  Stronger candidates will be those that, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, demonstrate depth breadth of skill and ability to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be an executive or high-level manager with the highest personal ethics and proven commitment and accomplishments in the following:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in public and/or private management of a multimillion dollar program/organization
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with transportation engineering/maintenance, public transportation planning, or transportation management
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations within a transportation context
  • Creative and strategic ability to address complex issues and execute solutions and approaches that meet the needs of the Region and advances the mission of CDOT
  • Knowledge of CDOT (or comparable) dispute resolution and construction claims process
  • Streamlining business processes, planning and implementing large complex programs, strategic planning, and aligning financial resources and operations with an organization's business requirements
  • Developing, implementing, promoting, and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement
  • Leadership skills developing and implementing change and vision across multidisciplinary groups
  • Strong background in program management/project controls
  • A passion for safety
  • Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive
  • Work with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments
  • Negotiation skills to find mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Working effectively in both independent and team situations
  • Time and project management skills
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, and ability to quickly learn other software systems

Employment Screening
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization.  As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction.  In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT.  Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com.  Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living.  The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks.  CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying.  The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources.  The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. 


Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation
4) Detailed, Chronological Resume
5) A Cover Letter
Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to tawnya.deherrera@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins.  Your resume should contain the following information:

  • Education and Training
  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
    • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
    • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit,  you held within the organization/company
    • The name of the organization or company
    • A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to tawnya.deherrera@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name.  The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins.  The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.
Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CDOT Human Resources Office at (303) 757-9216 or dot_cdot_recruiting@state.co.us or the person listed on this announcement by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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