This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
This position has been re-opened with a new close date.
This position is not covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).
New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year.
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package!
CDOT for All
CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.
The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
About the Work Unit
Transportation agencies are currently in the midst of a once in a century opportunity to bring about transformational technological change to our aging transportation system and revolutionize it for the twenty-first century. CDOT is committed to preparing and enabling that change as it promotes the safety and efficiency of our roadways. Created in 2019, the Office of Innovative Mobility at CDOT focuses on increasing multimodal transportation options to help decrease congestion, emissions and improve safety on our roadways. The Office focuses in four key transportation areas: electrification, mobility services, mobility technology and transit and rail. Each key area provides policy and strategic guidance throughout CDOT and the State of Colorado to improve the safety and efficiency of our roadways by leveraging both traditional and new and emerging technologies.
About the Position
As the Assistant Director of Mobility Technology, you will determine the annual business plan for the Mobility Technology Program along with providing technical direction and focus on the research, development, and implementation of projects and initiatives in the areas of new and emerging transportation technologies, including connected, autonomous and advanced vehicle technology, in support of the Department’s strategic goals. You will serve as a statewide subject matter expert on connected, autonomous, and emerging transportation technologies and works in close coordination throughout the Department as well as to other state agencies, interacting with industry leaders in the field at the local, state and national level. This position also supervises and mentors employees on the Mobility Technology team.
Your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead, develop and manage the mobility technology program roadmap. Identify the core program principles and overall program objectives, goals, and milestones
Research and identify connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology, advanced technology and innovative solutions that can be piloted or fully implemented to improve transportation safety and mobility.
Serve as a subject matter expert to the department and the state regarding vehicle automation, autonomous vehicles, advanced technologies and connected vehicle or transportation data
Lead, manage, or participate in the planning, scoping and implementation of projects related to CAV technologies, advanced technologies, and data
Foster collaboration and partnerships around CAV technologies and data that help improve safety and mobility
Interact and engage with relevant stakeholders internally and externally to CDOT as the subject relates to the deployment of and policy for connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and supporting data
Champion activities related to connected and autonomous vehicle applications and connected vehicle data
Develop and manage contracts and manage consultants that support the CAV program area’s initiatives
Participate in public meetings or various task forces and initiatives and interact with CDOT management and elected/appointed officials as determined necessary
Lead Colorado’s Autonomous Mobility Task Force
Prepare and make presentations to the Colorado Transportation Commission and relevant internal and external stakeholders about the Mobility Technology and OIM program
Use judgment and resourcefulness to develop and implement guidelines for CDOT regions and other state agencies on matters related to the position’s expertise and areas of responsibility
Develop standards, specifications and guidelines to facilitate the inclusion of advanced technologies in projects determined to support the CDOT mission and goals
Provide guidance and expertise on the department’s enterprise data strategy and approach
Lead, develop and manage the Mobility Technology program budget
Lead the unit by coordinating and making work assignments, ensuring that unit employees are trained and have adequate resources to perform their assigned duties, prepare performance and employee development plans and evaluate employees’ performance.
Other job duties as assigned.
Your schedule will primarily be 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday, but we are flexible to meet your work/life balance needs while ensuring CDOT business needs are met.
You will likely work a hybrid schedule with a combination of in-office and remote work.
Some in-state travel is required to evaluate and monitor projects
Occasional out of state travel to participate in conferences and peer exchange meetings
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & APPEAL RIGHTS:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation, planning, computer science, electronic/electrical engineering, civil engineering, or another field of study closely related to the duties of this position (A copy of your transcript must be submitted to verify this requirement.)
At least six years of full-time professional work experience with a primary focus in the areas of connected and autonomous vehicle technology research, validation, evaluation and/or data. Two of the six years must have included experience with public or business administration, establishing goals and objectives, and developing and managing a budget.
Additional 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.
A graduate degree in one of the fields listed above will substitute for the required professional experience on a year-for-year basis.
Please Note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.
College Transcripts: If you are using education to qualify, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or a foreign credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show the name of the school and that a degree was conferred. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or foreign credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.
Conditions of Employment (delete those that do not apply)
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
Theexceptional applicantwill will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
A history of progressively responsible and leadership experience, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, and manage or oversee multiple, concurrent, complex projects or priorities in the field of advanced technology applications in transportation;
Transportation enterprise data strategy, management and understanding of technical integration requirements to ensure data interoperability;
Demonstrated understanding of digital infrastructure and networking requirements for connected vehicle roadside or connected vehicle data feeds;
Demonstrated understanding of systems engineering principles to develop and refine technical connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle requirements;
Demonstrated understanding and experience with technical security requirement protection of transportation data;
Autonomous or advanced vehicle technology system testing, validation and assessment;
Experience in national connected and automated technology working groups on domain standards and best practices;
Technical, professional knowledge in the areas of ITS, connected and autonomous vehicle technology, Traffic Signals and ramp meters;
Experience implementing the Systems Engineering process, and its application to ITS projects;
Knowledge and experience with CAT technologies and state of practice;
Knowledge and experience regarding Cellular and DSRC communication, and their related standards and applicability to various transportation needs and use cases;
Knowledgeable about networked communications including safety and security protocols;
Knowledgeable regarding data management and advanced data analytics;
An advanced college degree in a field related to the responsibilities of this position;
Possess a professional engineer license, and / or professional certifications or licenses relevant to areas of responsibility;
Ability to communicate with management and formulate vision and policy;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.
A detailed chronological resume. Resumes must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application.
If you are using education to qualify, 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. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials 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. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "firstname.lastname@example.org" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. 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.
The Hiring Process:
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part, or all, of the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement applicant.
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 as 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”.
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.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director. An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (email@example.com), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action. For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at 303.866.3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
Discrimination and/or harassment against any person is prohibited because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity or any other protected class recognized under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). This applies to all employment decisions.
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Emily Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-757-9738.
Former State Employees
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.
A great place to work, making Colorado a great place to live, now and for the future.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is committed to saving lives and making people's lives better. In working towards that goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. From the Snowplow Driver that plows the roads for the morning commute, to the Civil Engineer that oversees construction for an expansion of roadway, these positions (and many more!) work together to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system.
If your goal is to use your skills to make a positive impact on public safety and transportation in Colorado, then CDOT is the place for you. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn more about us and how we are working to serve the citizens of Colorado.