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  DescriptionExecutive Service
Pavement and Geotechnical Division Chief (Administrator VII)
 *This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority* 
  RECRUITMENT: The State Highway Administration's (SHA) Office of Materials Technology (OMT) in Anne Arundel County is recruiting for a Pavement and Geotechnical Division Chief (Administrator VII) position. This executive service recruitment is open to anyone who meets the preferred qualifications listed below.  
The Pavement and Geotechnical Division Chief is an operations management and technical lead position for an experienced engineer in the field of pavement and geotechnical engineering.   This position will lead and manage the Pavement and Geotechnical Division consisting of approximately thirty-five permanent and consultant staff.  This position will work independently with minimal direction under the direction of the Deputy Director (Materials Engineering) of the OMT.  As a supervisor, the Division Chief will be responsible for developing assistant division chiefs, team leaders, and staff engineers, and indirectly involved with developing all division staff. 
The Pavement and Geotechnical Division Chief will be responsible for performance of the division and provide division representation on pavement and geotechnical related issues within and outside of SHA.  Other duties of this position includes efficient, effective and high-quality division operations; review of all work conducted in the division for technical quality, recognizing engineering errors or concerns; design work which may include pavement asset management, pavement preservation and rehabilitation, new pavement construction, pavement-related geotechnical engineering, and project management for OMT-engineering operations; and applying management techniques, engineering theories, principles, policies and standards related to pavement design, geotechnical design, pavement management and operation improvement.  
MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits Guide.  

"The State Highway Administration (SHA) has been named a Training magazine Training APEX Awards winner for the fourth consecutive year." 
 QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:
Education:  Possession of a bachelor's degree in civil or materials engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Six (6) years of experience in administrative or professional work.  Six (6) years of experience involving pavement and/or geotechnical engineering, pavement asset management, management or managing engineering design projects or managing construction projects. Two (2) years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following:  the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1.  Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.  Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-to-year basis for the required general experience.

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a graduate degree in civil, pavement, geotechnical or materials engineering, from an accredited college or university
  • Possess a Professional Engineers License
  • Possess technical knowledge, skills and abilities in pavement and geotechnical engineering principles, practices and procedures, and decision-making
  • Ability to use good judgment in the application of pavement and geotechnical engineering and pavement asset management principles and practice
  • Experience in construction and technical experience in pavement and geotechnical engineering/science, and pavement asset management
  • Experience in managing planning, directing, and administering pavement and geotechnical field and office operations and staff
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to provide excellent internal and external customer experiences by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, material suppliers, contractors, other offices/agencies, and the public

 Licenses & CertificationsCandidates must possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.  Additional InformationTO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at http:// (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information.  Please include all relevant experience on your application.  This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.  

 If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.
The state of Maryland offers excellent health and leave benefits, 401k benefits, a pension plan, a free transit program, and advanced education and training opportunities.
 The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit. 
Please Note: The State Highway Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer. 

Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5554. SHA is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERSHA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

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