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Maryland Department of Transportation Director, Organizational Development (Administrator V) in Baltimore City, Maryland

Director, Organizational Development (Administrator V)


$73,787.00 - $118,953.00 Annually


Baltimore City

Job Type

Full Time

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Maryland Transit Administration

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Maryland Transit Administration

Director, Organizational Development (Administrator V - 3184)

Office of Chief Administrative Officer

Executive Service

“Open Until Filled”

This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Are you seeking a job where your work is rewarding and provides excellent benefits? The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) invites you to apply today to be considered for a position that provides customer service to the citizens of Maryland every day. The MTA is one of the largest transit systems in the United States and is seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to join the MTA team.


The Director of Organizational Development will build the program and lead a team that will focus on the following areas: Strategic thinking and planning, talent pipeline development to serve the long-term needs of the organization, implement the emerging leadership program, develop and implement the apprenticeship programs in skilled trades and operations positions, develop and implement leadership development programs that include coaching, and program curricula development.

The Director is expected to use creative and innovative ideas to facilitate development programs and solutions that will also improve process efficiency in all business practices. Organizational development programs would encompass leadership development, succession planning, career pathing, competency profile management, performance management, and apprenticeship programs. The position will interact with all levels of employees while assessing planning needs and implementing strategic activities.

Additionally, the Director works with cross-functional stakeholders to identify needs and develop business cases and participates in change management planning. This role will also be a significant contributor to the development of MTA’s organization and culture.

  • Describe the essential duties of your job. Essential duties are defined as duties that must be performed to meet the purpose of your job. List them starting with the most important and/or most frequently performed. Make your descriptions of work so clear that persons unfamiliar with your work can understand what you do. Attach extra pages if needed. Remember to include duties that may occur only annually or seasonally.

  • Collaborate with the administration's executive team and management to prepare the agency for its long-term growth.

  • Create and expand the administration’s leadership plan, work with leaders to develop other leaders, and identify talent in new and existing staff.

  • Facilitate meetings and leadership and talent development programs and teach leaders how to incorporate the administration’s business strategy into all people decisions.

  • Assess current organizational structures and help leaders plan for transitions when necessary.

  • Analyze the cost/benefit relationship of existing and proposed new programs.

  • Lead long-term succession planning tied to talent development for key roles.

  • Provide leadership coaching where appropriate or facilitate the use of outside coaching resources.

  • Develop and assist in the management of apprenticeship programs for appropriate positions.

  • Use knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom instruction and demonstrations, on-the-job training, conferences, and workshops. Use e-learning where appropriate.

  • Coordinate with educational institutions within the community to address needs and requirements.

  • This vacancy is located in Baltimore City, MD


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A graduate degree in a related field is preferred.

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative or professional work. Two 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. A certificate in organizational development a plus.


  1. Additional experience in administrative, organizational development 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.

Licenses & Certifications

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

Additional Information


You must complete a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) employment application (Form DTS-1) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted for the application. It is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience in detail and addressing the specific requirements shown above. 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 within MDOT, one of the Transportation Business Units, or the Authority.

Applications must be completed and submitted online by registering at . Please make sure you meet the minimum and selective qualifications and follow the instructions on MDOT's Online Employment Center website.

Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks.

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 ( ).

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.

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The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B 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.

MDOT MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MDOT MTA 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 or any other protected status.

Issue Date: 11/7/2023

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*Benefits are offered to all full-time, part-time permanent and contractual (partially subsidized) employees. Temporary employees do not receive benefits.


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