[PNWHEALTH] Job Announcement -- TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Deanne.Boisvert at METROKC.GOV
Thu Sep 1 16:30:05 PDT 2005
TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON MANAGEMENT SERVICES RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Location: Olympia, Washington
Compensation: $47,000 to $76,200 annually, depending on qualifications
The State offers a benefits package including medical,
dental, pension, life insurance,
and deferred compensation plans.
Closing Date: September 15, 2005
Agency mission is to save lives and reduce injuries on Washington roads
through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in
partnership with traffic safety activists, professionals and organizations
throughout the state. Washington State's long-term goal is to eliminate all
deaths and disabling injuries resulting from traffic crashes by the year
The Traffic Safety Program Director directs the agency's traffic safety
programs by overseeing all areas of program/project management. Supervises
a team of six professional level program managers. This position reports to
the Deputy Director/Director for the development and implementation of
Washington's traffic safety programs.
Plan, lead, organize, and control the work performed by the program
department. Ensure appropriate and optimum use of the organization's
resources and enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely
appraisal and professional development opportunities. Support effective
communications throughout the organization. Maintain the highest standards
of personal/professional and ethical conduct and support the State's goals
for a diverse workforce.
With assistance from the WTSC Research Director and Deputy Director, directs
the development of the annual Highway Safety Performance Plan (HSPP), the
HSPP Annual Report and other safety plans required by federal incentive
grant programs. The HSPP is the document required by the United States
Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NTHSA) to qualify for federal funding and must be approved
by the Regional Office. For that reason, the incumbent must be
knowledgeable in regulations for Federal funding, as well as, Washington
State regulations to ensure that all requirements are met. This position is
also responsible for all inter-governmental and inter-agency contracts
within the scope and guidelines of the HSPP to ensure proper usage of all
funding received. Provide direction to the agency program managers from
implementation through the close-out phase of each program manager's area of
Personally manages at least one traffic safety program funded by the WTSC.
Maintains contact with national, state, county, and municipal traffic safety
representatives to ensure the traffic safety program is directed at critical
problem areas and to ensure that safety resources are allocated in an
efficient and cost effective manner.
Organizes and/or actively participates in agency administrative functions
such as assisting the Governor's traffic safety legislative agenda, biennial
budget preparation, organizing employee training programs, the Government
Management Accountability Program and other duties as required.
Works with Commission's Technical Advisory Committee, agency program and
research staff, and other committees to identify new and emerging safety
problem areas, to develop new collision/injury prevention programs, to
monitor the implementation of safety programs, and to evaluate and report on
the effectiveness of programs. Maintains networks to ensure effective
communication, cooperation and collaboration among all disciplines of
* A Bachelor's degree.
* Five years of experience in an administrative or consultive position
in traffic safety or related field.
* Knowledge of the highway traffic safety programs and knowledge in
Federal and State funding regulations.
* Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to create a
trusting environment through inclusion and collaboration; sincere desire to
coach and develop others; the ability to clearly communicate the agency's
vision, mission, and goals; and the ability to clearly and appropriately
communicate the reasons decisions are made.
* Ability to apply quality principles and to develop plans that have
strategies, timelines, and outcomes. Successfully communicate the plan to a
large group and lead them to completion. Must be skilled at creating and
changing work methods for optimum efficiency and effectiveness and possess
excellent motivations skills.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to
facilitate meetings and make presentations that engage listeners and create
an environment for open discussion. Ability to promote effective staff
communications and foster a positive work environment.
* Must be skillful in human resource management, staff supervision,
motivating, mentoring and negotiating skills and budget preparation and
Interested candidates must submit:
* A cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position and
how you meet the desirable qualifications.
* A resume listing previous positions held, names of employers, dates
of employment, significant accomplishments as each position, and education.
* A minimum of three professional references with current telephone
numbers who can speak to the above.
Please submit your application materials no later than Friday, September 15,
Washington Traffic Safety Commission
PO Box 40944
Olympia, Washington 98504-0944
Fax to: 360.586.6489
Email to mnicholls at wtsc.wa.gov
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40
years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply.
Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process or those
needing this job announcement in an alternative format, please call
Deanne Boisvert, MNPL, BSPH
Violence and Injury Prevention
Public Health- Seattle & King County
999 Third Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104- 4019
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