Interested candidates must apply to the Strategic Programs Manager posting by visiting careers.paturnpike.com by August 10, 2022.
Posting Start Date:
July 28, 2022
Posting End Date:
August 10, 2022
$74,775.21 - $112,162.81
Reporting Building Location*:
Central Office, Eastern Regional Office, Western Regional Office
Reporting Building Street:
700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard, Flinthill Road, North Center Avenue
Reporting Building City:
Middletown, King of Prussia, New Stanton
Reporting Building State:
Reporting Building Zip Code:
17057, 19406, 15672
Flexible Work Options
*This position may report to one of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's offices: Central Office (Middletown), Eastern Regional Office (King of Prussia) or Western Regional Office (New Stanton).
The Commission values its team members and understands the importance of work/life balance to the health, well-being and productivity of its team. Therefore, this position may be eligible for Flexible Work Options* such as:
Hybrid Work - combination of remote and in-person reporting
Alternate Work Schedule - flexibility to adjust work schedule length to complete work week in fewer days
Staggered Work Hours - flexibility to choose from a variety of start/end times
*Some options may require completion of probationary period. The Commission requires all employees to establish PA residency within 6 months of hire and to maintain PA residency, regardless of Flexible Work Options.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”! Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce. The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year. Together, we are building the highway of the future.
Job Purpose and Summary
This position is responsible for managing multiple enterprise-wide strategic programs and related projects for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work includes directly supporting the Director of Policy and External Affairs in the development, administration, and delivery of complex and high-profile strategic projects. Work is performed with considerable independence and reviewed for attainment of program goals. This position functions as a lead and provides project supervision over other project managers, internal subject matter experts, and external consultants.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
Manages multiple enterprise-wide programs and projects that impact various PTC departments. Develops the approach, objectives, and goals; builds and manages a project team; establishes timelines; and manages budgets that support the overall vision and mission of the PTC.
Provides oversight, consultation, and direction to the work of internal staff and external consultants engaged in assigned projects. Provides professional guidance and direction to resolve unique/complex issues encountered. Develops methods for team members to interact and report progress, delegates tasks as appropriate, sets clear standards for outcomes, and provides feedback and encouragement.
Conducts project/program reviews to evaluate, analyze, and report the progress, issues, and decisions that were made within a broad scope of authority.
Manages the preparation and administration of contracts and ensures compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures. Participates in the consultant selection process when necessary.
Analyzes key business operations and processes to identify and recommend improvement opportunities to optimize efficiency and improve practices.
Analyzes the needs of internal/external stakeholders who could be potentially impacted by assigned programs/projects and proactively works to avoid issues and find solutions.
Maintains professional liaison with internal/external staff and consultants, as well as other governmental and transportation agencies.
Reviews and/or prepares detailed and comprehensive reports, documents, and recommendations. Participates in meetings to provide direction and recommendations for assigned projects.
Conducts, participates and/or represents the PTC in designated meetings, committees, planning groups, trainings, or seminars.
Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
Performs related duties as requested.
The selected candidate will be offered an exceptional benefits package which includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, along with a benefit plan for retirement. In addition, leave programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, and alternative work schedules are available to employees.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, communications, public relations, or another related field. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
Six (6) years of experience in public administration, marketing, communications, or project management. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
Possession of valid driver’s license required. Must obtain and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within six (6) months of employment.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is a premiere transportation organization whose mission is to responsibly operate and manage a safe, reliable and efficient toll road system, serve as a transportation services leader and foster innovation to better serve our customers. Opened since October 1, 1940, the PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 194 million vehicles a year.