Manager of Expressway Maintenance (#MCCZ19)
$69,363.00 Yearly Min / $86,704.00 Yearly Mid / $104,045.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The incumbent is responsible for planning/managing equipment, facility resources, contracts and roadway maintenance within Delaware's expressways system (I-95, I-495, Delaware Turnpike, and SR-1).

  • Supervises, through multiple subordinate supervisors, 80+ positions.

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to an Assistant Director, Transportation Engineering and is responsible for managing Delaware's expressway maintenance operations. Responsibilities include policy and procedure development; budget preparation; program development, management and implementation; expenditure approval, report preparation; and review of bid specifications. A significant aspect of the job involves coordination with other state and regional multi-modal agencies, ensuring service consistency, i.e. accommodating heavy traffic conditions, traffic rerouting, roadway access to park-and-ride facilities, etc. Typical contacts include Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), and Maryland/New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Within Del DOT, coordination of activities is constant between other maintenance districts, traffic engineering, traffic management center, and Delaware Transit Corporation.  A class incumbent responds to elected official/general public inquiry.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Manages expressways maintenance operations.
  • Plans, directs, and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors.  Directs and oversees the work of consultants and contractors involved in equipment, facility, and roadway maintenance, routine and construction.
  • Plans, develops, and oversees the implementation of expressway programs including those related to pavement management, highway preventative maintenance, bridge maintenance, traffic congestion/incident management, drainage, and related activities.
  • Reviews and approves expenditures prepares annual budget.  Submits requests/plans for capital improvement/facility projects.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Develops and fosters positive community relations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of equipment, facility, and roadway maintenance methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of department policies, procedures, goals and timetables.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project/program planning and management and personnel supervision.
  • Knowledge of state contract and procurement, and bid specification rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of problem analysis and resolution.
  • Knowledge of plans, specifications, and estimating procedures.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices regarding implementation of program/project plans, specifications, and estimates.
  • Skill in the interpretation of program/project data and assuring compliance of all submitted plans, specifications, and estimates. 
  • Ability to understand, interpret, explain, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze, recommend, and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement, and integrate programs/projects.
  • Ability to apply highway maintenance methods and techniques.
  • Ability to analyze and implement changes in policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Ability to prepare budgets, project requests, and various management reports.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Manager of Expressway Maintenance
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in highway construction/maintenance operations.
  2. Three years experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting highway construction/maintenance laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.