Maintenance Operations Group Manager

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, United States
Full Time Executive Management Transportation

Job Description

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently seeking a driven and transformational leader to serve as our Maintenance Operations Group Manager. This is a unique opportunity for a leader to develop and grow their team as we prepare for increased funding and embrace new innovations in the transportation field.  The Maintenance Operations Group Manager oversees six direct reports with overall oversight of roughly 350 staff in Construction & Maintenance Operations, Street Systems, Environmental Systems, Emergency Management, and Communications & Dispatch. Responsibilities are broad in scope, allow for a high degree of program and administrative direction, and are evaluated in terms of overall program and cost effectiveness.
The Maintenance Operations Group Manager reports directly to the Bureau Director, and as a key member of the Director's Team is expected to provide leadership on bureau-wide initiatives. This position serves in the Bureau's Manager-On-Duty rotation and may be required to serve as Acting Director in the Director's absence. The incumbent often represents the Bureau in meetings with elected officials and coordinates with other bureaus and agencies, requiring a high degree of political acumen and the ability to establish and maintain highly effective, collaborative relationships with bureau managers, employees, other city bureaus, labor unions, local jurisdictions, community and business organizations, and constituents.
This position provides an opportunity to help lead a large organization through major changes and process improvements, as the Maintenance Operations Group grows its impact with new investments and innovative approaches. In 2015, the Portland City Council adopted Vision Zero as our transportation safety vision, which requires a new way of thinking about how we prioritize projects and provide safety improvements as we implement maintenance programs. Portland voters in 2016 approved the Fixing Our Streets Program, the  City's first local funding source for transportation maintenance and safety.  The Maintenance Operations Group Manager will lead a team charged with producing results that fulfill that promise to the public.  In 2017, the state legislature increased statewide funding for transportation, including the City of Portland's share of statewide resources. As we develop proposals about how to best put this new funding to work, this position will be instrumental in helping our Bureau prioritize and implement our plans.
The ideal candidate will have experience successfully developing and delivering services to diverse communities, promoting opportunities to reduce disparities and advance equity, and promoting and supporting equity and diversity in the workplace. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

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