Administrative Programs Officer IV

Recruitment #210401-E12D-I03


This position is located at ODOT's Central Office in the Local Government Division.

Possible Under-fill to Level III

ODOT Annual Salary:
Level - IV: $65,333.00 - $68,600.00
Level - III: $57,714.29 - $60,600.00

Job Duties:
This position is responsible for coordinating all preconstruction activities related to the development of transportation projects.  Project managers are responsible for implementing a 5 Year Construction Work Plan developed in conjunction with local entities, for local public agency or county sponsors.  Candidates are expected to possess exceptional technical, social, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills, and to have creative problem solving capabilities.

Preference may be given to applicants that are familiar with project management concepts, critical path and deadlines.

Minimal  travel as needed.

All employees appointed to the classified service will be required to complete a twelve-month probationary period in accordance with Title 74 Oklahoma Statutes Section 840-4.13(D) and Merit Rule 260:25-11-30.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities including all employment practices. To request an accommodation, please contact the ADA/504/508 Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in managing, coordinating or directing a major phase of a comprehensive or specialized operating program, providing staff services in various management areas, direction of a major operating division, program, unit, or functional area, or similar responsibilities.  This may include serving as an operating program manager assigned administrative, staff, or program responsibilities, coordination, promotion, and improvement of programs, providing services in the areas of formulating agency policies or operating procedures, preparing agency budgets, fiscal management, human resources administration, physical plant operations, or other management functions, supervising specialized agency services, performing highly technical managerial or administrative support duties for executive level positions, or directing and coordinating volunteer or educational programs, and other comparable responsibilities.

Positions not clearly identified by another job family, but having responsibilities involving directing, managing, or coordinating various agency functions or programs, may also be included in this job family.


The Administrative Programs Officer job family consists of four levels of work, which are distinguished by the depth, and breadth of accountability and the level of responsibility assigned for providing direction and leadership in administering assigned programs or activities.

Level III:   
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or management of a major program, division, unit or function, which is large in size and scope.  Responsibilities include program development, direction, planning, and evaluation and organizing and coordinating program services and activities.  Incumbents will be given administrative freedom to plan, develop, and organize all phases of the work necessary for its completion within broad program guidelines.

Level IV:   
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or management of a major statewide specialized agency program which is large in size and scope and involves the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of program functions and activities by other federal, state, or local governmental organizations.


Level III:    
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree and one year of professional or technical administrative* experience in business or public administration plus three years of professional business or public administration experience including one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

*Technical administrative experience would include highly complex clerical work gained under the direct supervision of a professional supervisor or manager.

NOTE:  No substitution will be allowed for the required professional experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Level IV:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of professional business or public administration experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

NOTE:  No substitution will be allowed for the required professional level experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.


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