Toward Zero Deaths District Program Manager - Transportation Program Specialist 3

State Of Minnesota Bemidji , MN 56619

Posted 4 months ago

What drives you?

At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system.

You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details

Job Class: Transportation Program Specialist 3Working Title: Toward Zero Deaths Program Manager

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/25/2019

Closing Date: 05/15/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Transportation/MAPE

Division/Unit: District 2 Bemidji/Administrative

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes, frequently within the District and some statewide

Salary Range: $23.74 - $24.86 /hourly; $49,569 - $72,788 /annually

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position can be located at the following District 2 locations: Bemidji, Crookston and Thief River Falls.

The position will coordinate the District 2 Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Traffic Safety Program by establishing and maintaining relationships, encouraging participation and collaboration with the 4-E disciplines (engineering, enforcement, education and emergency, medical and trauma services) stakeholders, planning events and implementing and monitoring community health projects and education programs so that traffic crashes resulting in serious injury or fatalities are reduced within District 2. The incumbent of this position will also act as the administrative coordinator for the District 2 TZD Steering Committee in their role of developing structure, initiatives and monitoring progress.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Provide leadership and communication for the 4-E disciplines in District 2 so that specific TZD activities for each discipline promote goals, enhance safety and are carried out efficiently.

  • Coordinate activities of the District 2 TZD Steering Committee including monthly meetings so that regional goals are developed and progress toward those goals is made.

  • Coordinate annual District 2 TZD Workshop so that a regional workshop is held to focus efforts of regional stakeholders.

  • Utilize evidence-based driven approach to develop and implement best practices in traffic safety community health related 4-E education programs so that resources are used effectively and best practices address any gaps in coverage per community needs assessment.

  • Collect District 2 traffic safety data and trends so that data driven approaches can be shared with 4-E stakeholders and applied within District 2.

  • Represent the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety and District 2 TZD Steering Committee in communicating the vision, mission and strategic goals of the TZD Program.


Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of professional experience, OR a Bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience, OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and experience, that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:

NOTE: If you meet the education/experience requirement, in order to be considered further, please provide a summary on your resume indicating competency in the following areas:

  • Experience administering or managing programs which include multiple stakeholders having a variety of differing interests and needs.

  • Experience working directly with local, regional or state officials to promote awareness and to discuss and plan program operations.

  • Experience working independently with limited supervision to develop programs in coordination with a variety of participants and stakeholders.

  • Experience in project management, customer relations, preparing and making presentations, evaluating data and writing reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

Participation or involvement in traffic safety awareness management such as law enforcement waves, education campaigns, emergency services strategies or engineering projects.

  • Communication, planning, problem solving and time management skills.

Additional Requirements:

This position requires a Valid Class D Drivers License

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, Christine Johnson at or 218-755-6525


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.

Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651.366.4720; or using MN Relay 711

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Toward Zero Deaths District Program Manager - Transportation Program Specialist 3

State Of Minnesota