Wisconsin State Government Chief of Railroads and Harbors (DOT Engineering Chief) - Career Executive in Dane, Wisconsin

The Division of Transportation Investment Management, Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors, Railroads and Harbors Section is recruiting to fill its Chief of Railroads and Harbors Section Chief. This position is located at the Hill Farms State Office Building at 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison.

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazingbenefits such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. In addition, this position is headquartered out of the Hill Farms office building, which is conveniently located close to Hilldale shopping center, offering a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

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Current Career Executives are not eligible to apply by taking the assessment. If you are a current Career Executive and interested in apply, please see the "How to Apply" section for details on the application process.

Candidates who previously applied do not need to reapply for consideration. Interviews may be held for qualified applicants on Thursday, August 31.

Position Summary:

As part of the management team, the Chief of Railroads & Harborswill supervise a team of engineers, planners, analysts, and technicians that are responsible for railroads’ and harbors’ policy interpretation and development, program and financial management, performance measurement, and initiatives focused on improving railroads and harbors in Wisconsin.

The Chief of Railroads & Harborswill manage and generally administer the Department's freight, passenger railroad, and harbor activities. These activities include: engineering practices and principles, financial assistance programs, railroad and water transportation policies, coordinating and resolving railroad issues related to the highway improvement program, and providing support for division and department activities.

This individual will also coordinate and resolve engineering and non-engineering railroad related issues associated with the highway improvement program with other WisDOT divisions, affected local units, the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads (OCR), other state agencies and the railroads.

Special Notes:

Interested candidates must possess a valid Professional Engineer (PE) license upon application.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this recruitment/announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

The Compensation Plan permits granting a one-time Relocation Incentive Award to employees who relocate as a result of promotion or transfer and expense reimbursement in any dollar increment up to an amount equal to 125% of the monthly minimum for this position in the pay plan. Moving expenses may also be awarded to the selected candidates.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States._ _


In addition to possessing a valid PE (Professional Engineer) license, minimally qualified applicants must have both of the following:

  • Experience leading a team (formal or informal leadership) Roles may include: a formal supervisory role, project lead on a large-scale/ organization-wide impact project, acting as a leadworker for a unit/ area, etc. Activities may include: coaching staff, analyzing workloads, assessing employee performance, motivating staff/ team, facilitating discussions, etc.

  • Experience managing WisDOT programs and projects Activities may include: developing program/project timelines or goals, monitoring progress, communicating with stakeholders, implementing changes, resolving issues etc.

How To Apply:

Apply online! To apply, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” *Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application at WisDOT and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. *For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter for your WisDOT application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Current state employees with Career Executive status or reinstatement eligibility to Career Executive status need only apply with a resume and a letter of interest. Materials may be submitted electronically toJoanna.Koehler@dot.wi.gov .

Questions can be directed to Joanna Koehler at 608-266-3425 orJoanna.Koehler@dot.wi.gov .

County(ies): Dane

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: This position in schedule-range 81-02 with a starting salary of $54,683-$90,209, depending on qualifications, plus great benefits. A two year career executive trial period is required. Pay for internal candidates will be in accordance with the compensation plan rules.

Contact: Joanna Koehler, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-3425, Joanna.Koehler@dot.wi.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 8/28/2017 The application deadline is 11:59PM on August 28, 2017. The previous deadline date was August 21, 2017.

Assessment Information: 26530 - 016 DOT ENGINEERING CHIEF Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: DOT ENGINEERING CHIEF 17-02025

Job Working Title: Chief of Railroads and Harbors