Occ. Code 2142100













New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Transportation Managers plan and oversee statewide programs administered by the Department of Transportation. Positions manage statewide non-engineering programs such as highway and non-highway (airports, water and ports, rail, transit, bus and truck) modes of transportation; financing of capital projects related to the development and improvement of transportation systems and services; transportation policy development; and real estate, real property and right-of-way management.  Each program operates in a specialized area of expertise in transportation technology, program management, design and implementation of transportation systems, analysis and planning and project development, and includes different laws, rules, regulations and industrial structures which impact the technical difficulty and scope of the work performed. Positions may also be classified to oversee and direct interdisciplinary programs which include both engineering and non-engineering staff. 


These positions are only classified at the Department of Transportation.




The level of classification is distinguished by the scope of the statewide program(s) assigned and the level of responsibility of the position in the overall management structure of the agency. The higher-level Transportation Manager positions are expected to oversee lower-level Transportation Manager positions.


TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 1: manage the activities of smaller non-engineering programs.  Typically, incumbents serve as directors for non-highway program which include a more limited scope of statewide operation, support a smaller number of professional staff assigned to both Main Office and regional operations, and include more specialized and narrowly focused technical areas of operation. 


TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 2: manage the activities of specialized statewide non-engineering programs.  Incumbents serve as directors for non-highway programs which include a broad scope of statewide operation, support a large number of professional staff assigned to both Main Office and regional operations, and include multiple specialized and technical areas supervised by supervisory/management positions at the Grade 27/M-2 level. 


TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 3: direct and oversee the activities of multiple statewide non-engineering programs managed by Transportation Managers 1, and/or Transportation Managers 2. Incumbents serve as office directors supervising multiple positions of Transportation Managers 1, or other mid-level engineering and non-engineering staff.   Incumbents may also be assigned to direct smaller programs overseen by Transportation Managers 2, or other M-4 level management positions.


TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 4:  direct and oversee the activities of multiple large statewide non-engineering programs managed by Transportation Managers 2, or Transportation Managers 3. Incumbents typically serve as office directors overseeing multiple positions of Transportation Manager 2, or other M-4 engineering management positions at DOT.  The organizations under the direction of these positions are large and specialized programs.




TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 1 and 2: establish program priorities and oversee one or more modal, economic development, safety or regulatory programs; ensure that work products are in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; oversee major highway and non-highway transportation studies, transportation performance and traffic/travel surveys, and the analysis of transportation data and simulation modeling for transportation systems planning; direct the development of major projects ensuring that feasibility, impact, cost, alternative and compliance with goals and applicable regulations are considered; manage overall project and program evaluation and the allocation of funding to meet the needs of the various transportation systems; direct the preparation of transportation plans and programs in relation to travel demand and land use forecasts; translate system plans into capital projects; develop priorities and strategies for allocating resources; manage the capital program update process; monitor the capital program to ensure that it remains in fiscal balance, meets planned obligations, and attains goals; coordinate program implementation efforts with the regional groups, other Main Office bureaus, other State, federal, and local governmental entities, and with private and public interest groups. Again, these levels are distinguished by the size or staff and the scope of the programs managed by the position.


TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS 3 and 4: direct an office; develop and  implement office and program area policy; direct the activities of various groups within programs; establish office priorities and work programs; oversee the quality assurance of the program and regional group performance; resolve complex technical and administrative matters that cross over to other offices and/or programs; develop legislative, strategic and program recommendations for executive management; ensure the technical quality of all office work products; coordinate departmental efforts with other State and federal agencies; perform functions delegated by executive management regarding the management of State Boards and Commissions; represent the agency at various national, regional and state transportation organizations. Again, these levels are distinguished by the size of staff including supervising lower-level Transportation Managers 1, 2, and 3, or other managerial positions and the scope of the multiple programs managed by the position.






Promotion: one year of service in an engineering or non-engineering Department of Transportation position at Grade 27/M-2 or higher




Promotion: one year of service as a Transportation Manager 1.




Promotion: one year of service as a Transportation Manager 2.




Promotion: one year of service as a Transportation Manager 3.


Date:  6/17



NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.