Director, Office of Highway Safety

Recruitment #071219-MUAH07-450100

Summary Statement

This class is responsible for administering the operations and programs of the Office of Highway Safety.  The incumbent supervises 10 – 12 professional, technical and administrative support staff of both merit and casual/seasonal employees.  The Director administers an annual budget of $4 - $7 million dollars which include grants and administers contracts on behalf of the State of Delaware.

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, the incumbent can complete job duties of a similar kind and not specifically listed here.

  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Develops, evaluates, implements new or revised programs, policies, procedures, goals and objectives to meet highway safety issues and ensure the compliance of state and federal requirements and efficiency and effectiveness of the Office of Highway Safety’s operations.
  • Drafts legislation and reviews, evaluates and analyzes proposed and newly enacted laws and advises leadership of feasibility of implementation and impact on current laws, regulations, policies, procedures, programs and operations.
  • Prepares, justifies and controls the Office of Highway Safety budget.
  • Monitors and evaluates highway safety projects/grants with state, county and local agencies by periodic activity and audit reports.  Initiates action based on findings and recommendations.
  • Represents the Office of Highway Safety at state and national conferences, workshops and seminars and serves on state and national committees, planning councils and task forces.
  • Communicates with state, federal, county and local agencies, legislative officials, media, community groups, corporate/company officials, task force/committee members and the public to promote highway safety issues, resolve problems, interpret and explain laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and programs, acquire participation, increase public awareness, ensure compliance with requirements and goals and objectives.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for the Director, Office of Highway Safety
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training, and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Experience in highway safety program which includes improving driver behavior and increasing occupant safety.
  2. Experience in grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.
  3. Experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. 
  4. Experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Knowledge of program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives.  Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  6. Knowledge of writing and defending proposed legislation and regulations.
  7. Knowledge of budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.

Conditions of Hire

A satisfactory background check conducted by Department of Safety and Homeland Security (including a finger-print based background check administered by the Delaware State Police) is required.


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Selection Process

The application is evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.