Director of Maintenance and Operations

This Position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #071519-MUPA02-550400

Summary Statement

The Delaware Department of Transportation is seeking a Director for its Division of Maintenance and Operations (M&O). M&O is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of our multi-modal transportation network within established levels of service. The responsibilities include maintaining traffic markings, signs, and highway lighting; maintaining roadways through re-paving, patching and sealing; maintaining bridges, drainage, vegetations, sweeping and landscaping; and operating the State’s bridges and ferry. The incumbent will oversee a budget of $57+ million and staff of more than 800 employees statewide. The incumbent will report directly to the Cabinet Secretary and is a member of the Department’s policy-setting Executive Management and Strategic Leadership Teams.

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 every job duty 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.

  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel.  
  • Prepares, justifies, and controls the Division of Maintenance and Operations budget.  
  • Develops, evaluates and implements new or revised programs, policies, procedures, goals and objectives to meet roadway and bridge safety issues and ensures compliance with state and federal requirements.  
  • Defines and evaluates alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences, and outcomes using current and projected information.  
  • Coordinates Maintenance and Operation activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; and integrates with other entities outside the state.  
  • Interprets, explains, and applies applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  
  • Represents the Department at state and national conferences, workshops and seminars and serves on state and national committees.  
  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares a variety of statements and reports for state, special, private or federally-funded programs for use in financial, budget and personnel management.  
  • Interfaces with agency officials, federal government representatives, fiscal and budget personnel, program representatives and employees in order to compile and analyze data and recommend improvements or solutions.  
  • Analyzes pertinent legislation and state/federal regulations to anticipate the effect on the agency's operations.

Job Requirements

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. Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
  2. Five years of experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and managing multi-modal transportation programs and projects.
  3. Five years of experience in contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
  4. Five years of experience in operations management, which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
  5. Five years of experience in writing and defending proposed legislation and regulations.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.  

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

As a condition of hire, if you do not possess a Delaware PE License, the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess a Delaware PE License within 180 days of employment.


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Selection Process

The application and resume are 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 and resume 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.