Job Description

Title: Highway and Arterial Preservation Planning Section Manager

State Role Title: Prog Admin Manager III

Hiring Range: $81,375 - $132,235

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Annex Building

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking a highly self-directed and self-driven individual to provide strategic leadership and direction in promoting, developing and managing the Highway and Arterial Preservation Planning Section and staff. This position will be responsible for leading the development of Interstate Operations and Enhancement Corridor Plans, Arterial Management Plans and ensuring that federal functional classification and National Highway System inventories are updated and maintained. Applicants should have knowledge, skills and abilities related to: project management; interpreting and analyzing transportation performance; and interpretation of policies, procedures and business processes.

The core responsibilities of this position include:

Policies and Procedures
Develop and implement procedures, processes and best practices. Recommend new initiatives to improve operations.

Project Development
Lead multidisciplinary teams in the development of plans, programs and continuous process improvement, ensuring integration and institutionalization of deliverables in project development.

Budget Development
Develop, maintain and monitor budgets for Highway and Arterial Preservation Planning. Analyze, track and approve costs and ensure expenditures are within allocations. Work with others to research and resolve discrepancies.

Develop SPR section budget; perform special studies and projects as assigned, including legislative review, GIS, interstate corridor plans and arterial management plans.

Build and maintain strong partnerships with stakeholders. Communicate with stakeholders to provide appropriate and authoritative information and receive feedback on transportation planning efforts and business goals. Participate in standing and ad hoc committees, groups or public forums in order to represent and achieve VDOT interests. Investigate and respond to concerns from VDOT internal and external customers.

Program Management
Oversee and direct operations for Highway and Arterial Preservation Planning. Ensure programs are operating consistently and effectively across the organization, and in alignment with performance targets. Ensure operations are conducted in compliance with state and federal policies, procedures and regulations.

Statewide Planning Program
Direct and manage statewide, regional and corridor level planning efforts. Lead planning efforts, develop project milestones, set project schedules and ensure deadlines are met.

Manage Resources and Business Functions
Manage resources and business functions effectively. Hire, develop and manage a diverse and high-performing workforce. Ensure workforce receives required training and development opportunities. Oversee fiscal programs in accordance with agency policies and sound business practices to meet business goals.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to organize, analyze and communicate detailed transportation related data to diverse audiences and to make presentations and conduct meetings.
• Knowledge of VDOT organization, function, policies and procedures.
• Skill in the use GIS.
• Ability to interpret federal and state planning regulations.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation planning processes, principles and practices.
• Ability to manage large scale and complex statewide programs or studies.
• Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens and government officials.
• Ability to manage individuals and teams on goal-oriented solutions.
• Knowledge of the principles and methods of engineering applicable to transportation planning.
• Ability to manage and administer business operations for a work unit.
• Ability to manage funding programs.
• Experience in program management, implementation and monitoring.
• Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
• Skill in maneuvering through complex political situations effectively while demonstrating sensitivity to how people and organizations function.
• Ability to develop and manage budgets and financial resources.
• Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices to include performance management and discipline.

Additional Considerations

• AICP accreditation.
• Experience managing, implementing and monitoring transportation programs.
• A combination of training, experience, or education in Transportation, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or related field desired.
• Strong supervisory experience.
• Experience in transportation planning.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days.

VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.

Contact Information

Name: Audrey Phillips

Phone: 804-837-4748



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Job Type
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