Salary: $54,579.20 to $75,088.00 Job Code: CA28 Pay Grade: 28 (Confidential)
Office/Bureau: Planning Location: Augusta
Position Number: 02500-0567 Bulletin No: 20-51
Opening Date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: January 6, 2020
This Policy Development Specialist position serves under the direction of the Director of Public Outreach & Planning, along with the Bureau Director. This position systematically identifies and manages transportation planning studies throughout Maine. Studies range from small feasibility efforts involving alternatives within existing right-of-way, to new transportation facilities such as connector highways, to village infrastructure improvements.
In addition to transportation studies, this position may assist Bureau of Planning management in the development and/or oversight of planning documents, capital project cost estimating, and coordination with MPOs.
Specific tasks include:
Working with other Bureau staff to manage Planning Partnership Initiative studies and other efforts, as directed.
Working with other Bureau staff to spearhead new planning partnerships initiatives.
Working extensively with the public, diverse transportation stakeholders and all major MaineDOT Bureaus and Offices.
Working with a wide array of stakeholders to understand the need for transportation improvement requests, preparing concise Purpose and Need statements to be used in evaluating alternatives, and collaboratively preparing study scopes of work and independent government cost estimates for planning studies.
Negotiating cost sharing agreements both for planning studies and build alternatives that result from studies based on existing MaineDOT Policies and Programs
Completing multiple complex tasks on time and on budget and demonstrating excellent written and oral communication skills
To be minimally qualified for this position candidates must provide evidence of the following experience:
A nine (9) year combination of education, training and/or professional-level experience in public/business administration or a directly related area, which includes experience in policy development, analysis and implementation.
Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the “Apply for this Opening/Apply Now” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.
*If you require a paper application or for general questions, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 207-624-3050 or via email at jobs.DOT@maine.gov
Why join our team?
Employment with the Department of Transportation and the State of Maine offers a competitive benefits package which include:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts and Child Care reimbursement programs
Gym Membership Reimbursement
Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)
12 Paid Holidays
Paid vacation, personal and sick leave
Educational Re-imbursement program
And much more!
The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 18.91% of pay for confidential positions and 14.11% for MSEA positions.
The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.
The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
100% State Contribution = $470.99 biweekly / Employee pays nothing
95% State Contribution = $447.44 biweekly / Employee pays: 5% = $23.55 biweekly
90% State Contribution = $423.89 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $47.10 biweekly
85% State Contribution = $400.34 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $70.65 biweekly
*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.
The Maine Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.