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Director of Infrastructure Delivery

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Infrastructure Delivery (DID) is responsible for all California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) activities related to the design and construction of the high-speed rail program and ensures cost, scope, and schedule are delivered efficiently and in compliance with executed contracts. The DID will be responsible for overseeing the contract management of all four of the Construction Packages of the project. The incumbent leads the Infrastructure Delivery Branch (IDB) and is responsible for the cost-effective utilization of Authority staff, the Program Delivery (PD) team, and the Project and Construction management consultants. The incumbent advises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), COO, Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO), and PD Chief/Directors on design and construction issues of significant importance relative to the development of the high-speed rail. The incumbent exercises political acumen and works effectively with diverse internal and external parties, including the Authority's Board of Directors, the executive team, and other administrators and stakeholders. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and inputting all major design and construction documents.

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil, electrical, or mechanical engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is required.

This is a repost. If you have previously applied for this position under Job Control #319215, you are still being considered for this job opportunity and do not need to reapply.

This advertisement is posted as Open Until Filled and the advertisement will remain open until the vacancy is filled. Cut-offs for applications will be every other Friday beginning 7/7/23, and applications will be reviewed per those cut-off dates. Hires can be made at any time based on the applications received by the cut-off dates.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

Telework is not available for this position based on the requirements of the position. Hiring interviews may be available virtually, using teleconferencing or video conferencing options.

Minimum Requirements This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below. Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement
    Position Details Job Code #:

    Position #(s):

    Working Title:
    Director of Infrastructure Delivery

    C. E. A. $11,102.00 - $19,557.00 B

    # of Positions:

    Work Location:
    Fresno County

    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information Are you looking for a different type of state government job? Something with a little more excitement and a more fast-paced and fluid environment? How about an opportunity to be part of one of the most remarkable transportation projects in California's history? The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a small and dynamic state agency that is looking for employees who are interested in a challenging rewarding job opportunity.
    Department Website:

    Special Requirements
    • The position(s) require(s) a(n) Civil, electrical, or mechanical engineer License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired. A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required to apply for this position. You must providenarrative responses and specific examples for each item listed below in your SOQ to beconsidered for this position. Your SOQ must be typed in 12-point font, no longer tha n 3 pages, organized and numbered as reflected below, and must respond to all of the following items. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be considered in the place of the SOQ.

      1. Describe your knowledge and demonstrated ability at managing large and complex transportation construction projects.

      2. Describe your knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies of federal, state, and local agencies, as well as federal and state legislation pertaining to the above duties.

      3. Describe your knowledge of principles, procedures and organization required for the management of a government entity involved in a large and complex capital construction project.

      4. Describe your experience and ability to develop and build strong business relationships for efficiency and effectiveness of its programs and to maintain effective partnerships with stakeholders.

      5. Provide an example of a time when you aligned organizational business plans and resources to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.

      6. Provide an example of how you have created an environment that encourages the development of contract management practices for high-dollar, high-risk, and complex contractual relationships to ensure contractor performance and continuous improvement.

      Application Instructions
      Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
      Final Filing Date: Until Filled
      Who May Apply
      Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

      How To Apply
      Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

      Address for Mailing Application Packages

      You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

      CA High Speed Rail Authority
      Attn: Human Resources
      770 L Street, Suite 620, MS 4

      Sacramento , CA 95814

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

      You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

      CA High Speed Rail Authority
      Human Resources
      770 L Street, Suite 620, MS 4

      Sacramento , CA 95814
      Business hours are for weekends only, the department is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
      08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

      Required Application Package Documents

      The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
      • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
      • Resume is required and must be included.
      • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required to apply.Please see above "Special Requirements" section for SOQ instructions. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

        Examination Qualification Requirements All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

        Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

        General Qualifications
        State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
        Knowledge and Abilities
        Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy - influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

        Please see attached duty statement for the knowledge and abilities.

        These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

        CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

        CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

        CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

        Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
        • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated abilities in leading and managing large and complex transportation infrastructure delivery projects.
        • Thorough knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies of federal, state, and local agencies, as well as federal and state legislation pertaining to the above duties.
        • Effective and persuasive communicator, both orally and in writing, to all levels of officials and the public.
        • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with the demonstrated ability for achieving positive results.
        • Personal characteristics that include a commitment to teamwork and a collaborative attitude.
        • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and organization required in the management of a government entity involved in the infrastructure delivery for a transportation construction project.
        • Excellent management skills to direct an experienced professional staff.
        • Ability to assimilate technical data, legal issues, risk parameters, and human sensitivities, exercise sound judgment in evaluating alternative courses of action, and recommend the preferred direction in the best interests of the Authority.
        • Significant experience in large complex capital programs and policy development.
        • Experience managing and overseeing large, complex transportation construction contracts.
        • Experience overseeing contract managers.
          Examination Information
          The examination will consist of a review of each applicant's application and Statement ofQualifications. A rating panel will rate the applications and Statement of Qualifications based onthe identified desirable qualifications for the position, and the competitive nature of eachcandidate's relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Therefore, it is critical that eachapplicant include specific information on how his/her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilitiesmeet the desirable qualifications for the position.

          If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

          A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

          The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

          Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

          The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

          Special Testing Arrangements If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

          Benefits The State of California offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, a retirement pension, and an array of other options. Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

          Contact Information
          The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
          Department Website:
          Human Resources Contact:
          Human Resources
          (916) 669-6606

          Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
          EEO Contact:
          EEO Office
          (916) 324-1541

          California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

          Application Information
          The STD. 678 is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly. Please do not include your Social Security Number, date of birth, veteran status, personal photos, LEAP information, or any other personally identifying information on any documents in your application package.

          Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.

          If applying via postal mail or by dropping off your application, applicants must include JC-378419 and Director of Infrastructure Delivery, 311-635-7500-001 in the 'Job Title' section of the STD. 678 to be considered for this position.

          The High-Speed Rail Authority Fresno building is located in downtown Fresno at 1111 H Street. We are located within walking distance of public transportation, many restaurants, Chukchansi Park, and Courthouse Park.

          Equal Opportunity Employer
          The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

          It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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