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Director

Missouri Department of Transportation

  • Location: Jefferson City, MO

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is a non-partisan state agency governed by the Commission; a constitutional commission appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate, and consisting of high-profile business and civic leaders. MoDOT is responsible for the seventh largest transportation system in the country with approximately 34,000 miles of highway and 10,400 bridges. MoDOT also oversees aspects of other major modes for transportation including 124 public use airports, 11 ports, passenger rail (through Amtrak), 3,800 rail crossings, urban and rural transit, and 600 miles of pedestrian trails and bike paths. Motor carrier services and highway safety are also responsibilities of the agency.

Position Overview

The Director serves as the primary face of MoDOT, therefore the selected candidate must be capable of selling the important relationship of economic development and transportation to all of Missouri’s stakeholders including citizens/voters, and political leaders at the state and local levels. The Director provides department leadership and coordinates all of MoDOT’s functions to ensure goal attainment. The Director provides the Commission with policy guidance, goals, and action options for Commission discussion, review, and adoption; honors and delivers on Commission commitments, direction, and customer satisfaction; understands funding sources and pursues innovative financing methods; considers industry trends and innovations, acts as the primary department spokesperson and partner with federal, state, and local constituents as well as metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions; serves as the primary contact with the Commission on matters of policy implementation and overall direction of the organization; builds and maintains effective partnerships with elected officials and other state agencies; ensures effective coordination of public relations with regard to all internal and external aspects of the organization; and interacts directly with the public and the press.

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree is required in a discipline appropriate to the responsibilities of this position, such as business administration, marketing, public administration, or engineering.
  • An advanced degree is desired.
  • An understanding of funding, economic development, and quality of life issues; innovative financing; and alternative funding mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry and related needs at the state and federal level will be considered a plus.