Employment Opportunity: Section Chief of Safety Programs

 

MHSO is Hiring for a
Section Chief of Safety Programs
The Maryland Highway Safety Office is recruiting for a Safety Programs Section Chief Position, located within the Maryland Department of Transportation’s, Motor Vehicle Administration.  The position description is included in this email.  The position is being run through the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy.  Please click on the link below to apply:

http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm

If you have any questions, about the position, you may contact Dana Gigliotti at dgigliotti@mdot.state.md.us at the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Section Chief, Safety Programs
Schaefer Center for Public Policy

Vacancy Number 300579
Position Type: Regular exempt grant-funded position with benefits package
Opens: 07/07/77     Closes: 11/24/15
Salary: $68,500 to $75,000
Note: Position is grant-funded through September 30, 2016 with expected annual renewals thereafter, but renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds. Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend travel.
Worksite Location:    Maryland Highway Safety Office
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
1 Orchard Rd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Section Chief, Safety Programs
Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Vacancy Number 300579
Position Type: Regular exempt grant-funded position with benefits package

Opens: 07/07/77     Closes: 11/24/15
Salary: $68,500 to $75,000

Note: Position is grant-funded through September 30, 2016 with expected annual renewals thereafter, but renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds. Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend travel.

Worksite Location: Maryland Highway Safety Office
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
1 Orchard Rd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

The University of Baltimore is seeking a Section Chief for the Safety Programs Section at the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), a division of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The Safety Programs Section’s goal is to reduce traffic related fatalities, injuries and crashes by acting as subject matter experts for specific highway safety program areas in an effort to provide leadership in highway safety and technical assistance to partners. The Safety Program Section accomplishes this goal by keeping abreast of current trends and developments in specific program areas, developing key relationships, overseeing the state’s performance measure’s goals and objectives, selecting evidence based countermeasures that help the state’s safety problems and meet the performance goals and objectives.

The Safety Programs Section Chief manages and directs the operations of the Safety Program Section, providing the day-to-day administration of the program and overseeing the work of five (5) Program Managers.  The position is responsible for overseeing statewide media projects and the statewide grants their team manages.  The Safety Program’s Section Chief is part of MHSO’s management team and directly reports to the Deputy Chief.

Key Responsibilities
Manages the activities of the Safety Programs Section including:
•    Provides staff supervision to the Safety Programs Section
•    Establishes priorities, coordinates activities, provides guidance, and directs and participates in the development of programs
•    Monitors section activities to ensure the section is operating in an efficient and effective manner
•    Establishes policies and procedures relating to the Safety Programs Section
•    Assists with the statewide staff activities for Data Analysis, Impairing Driving, Occupant Protection, Distracted Driving, Older and Younger Drivers, Pedestrians, Aggressive Driving, Motorcycle Safety Programs and the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
•    Participates in the oversight of Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and Emphasis Area Teams
•    Participates in the budgeting of $9 – $13M dollars annually of the Safety Programs team and works to forecast and prioritize programs based on availability of funds and problem identification

Conducts monitoring and evaluation of grant related programs to determine if they are impacting the problem areas identified

Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the state wide programs annual performance based Highway Safety Plan (HSP) in accordance with the Federal requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Manages and directs special projects as assigned by the MHSO Chief and Deputy Chief.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Public Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Writing or Health Sciences or related field required.
Experience:  Four years of experience in a related field and at least two years of supervisor, program planning and coordination experience required

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience: Two years of Highway Safety experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•    Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs and policies for meeting compliance
•    Demonstrated positive, outgoing and highly motivated personality
•    Strong organizational skills with the ability to track and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously
•    Excellent time management skills
•    Strong oral, presentation and written communication skills
•    Demonstrated  deep understanding and commitment to traffic safety and its programs and issues
•    Ability to lead a team of professionals
•    Skilled in program development methods, practices and procedures
•    Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.

License
•    A valid Maryland driver’s license is required.

 

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