Hiring Salary: $61,788.68 – $70,685.00 Annually
*Hiring salary will be determined by applicant’s qualifying education and experience.
The Executive Director’s position serves as the direct supervisor of the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) program and is independently responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, performance management, and progressive discipline of all assigned positions. The FAMPO Executive Director works independently under the guidance of the Planning & Inspections Director to serve as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) point of contact with the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, North Carolina Department of Transportation and other Federal, State and Local agencies.
Examples of Duties:
Coordinates all federal and state funds for transportation within the region
Ensures that the Metropolitan Planning Organization Committees are kept fully informed on the condition of the agency and about any trends, events or emerging issues of significance to the agency’s success
Ensures senior management, elected and appointed officials are notified of events and activities
Serves as the chief staff person who reports to the MPO governing board Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and is responsible for interacting with the governing board and federal agencies
Responsible for the MPO’s operation and federally required planning products
Serves as the main point of contact in the official Federal Highway Administration database of MPOs
Manages the Community Transportation Program (CPT) staff
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, engineering or a relate field and five (5) years of progressively responsible transportation planning experience, one (1) of which includes lead or supervisory responsibilities of staff, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
AICP Certification is preferred
Driving is an essential function of this position. Must have or obtain within sixty (60) days and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug screen are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of the transportation planning profession and development process
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and codes pertaining to a wide variety of planning topics
Knowledge of principles of personnel management, including recruitment, supervision, training, performance evaluation, and disciplinary processes
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research and analysis
Knowledge of the principles of budgeting and finance
Knowledge of real estate terminology, laws, practices, principles, and regulations
Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Internet applications and GIS Ability to use effective and persuasive leadership skills and techniques and is professionally comfortable with all levels of staff, public and others
Proven management skills and ability to manage day-to-day operations
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight or preparation of technical reports, and the presentation of information to government entities and various committees
Strong interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with various officials, staff, citizens and other customers
Strong organizational skills
Ability to understand and manage high-profile, sensitive or controversial political situations
Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills
Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment within general policy guidelines
Inquiries about this job posting may be directed to Kim Barefoot, Cumberland County Human Resources at email@example.com