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Emerging Technologies Industry Liaison

Job Title:

Emerging Technologies Industry Liaison

Job Category:




☐Systems and Data Management

Minimum Years of Experience/Position Level:

5-10 Years/Mid-Level

Applicable to:






☒Toll Agency

General Summary of Position / Purpose of Position

The Emerging Technologies Industry Liaison will lead and manage the strategic approach of the agency to collaborate with the private sector and other public agencies for the testing and eventual integration of connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and Smart Cities initiatives into the transportation system.  The role requires creativity, innovation, and a willingness to address a variety of challenges.  The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and to bring together community partners to create an environment supportive for deployment of state of the art technologies.  Knowledge of local and state policies and commitment to driving change in both policy and practice is a requirement.

Roles and Responsibilities

1.0 Technical

% of Time

  1. Assist in the development of relevant policies, practices, and procedures for CAV and Smart Cities applications testing and implementation.
  2. Facilitate the development and application of a decision process for evaluating, selecting and advancing new technologies.
  3. Assist in establishing safe test environment to analyze CAV and other Smart Cities technologies.
  4. Promote, integrate, and educate internal and external program partners to test, develop, deliver, and implement Smart Cities strategies.
  5. Assist pilot deployment program management of Smart Cities applications with collaboration from device vendors, industry consortiums, universities, or other internal/external stakeholders.
  6. Participate on committees, task teams and in other groups as needed.
  7. Oversee and lead team / group activity, documenting results and related presentations as necessary.
  8. Act as a technical advisor on Smart Cities implementation and policy to other departments.
  9. Stay abreast of technological advances and emerging practice so that the agency is a thought leader in Smart Cities application testing and eventual implementation.


2.0 Strategic Planning

% of Time

  1. Develop and implement Smart Cities aspects of TSMO business and related plans to guide resource allocation and achieve unit performance targets.
  2. Facilitate the development and application of a decision process for evaluating, selecting and advancing new technologies.
  3. Collaborate with others in plan development, reporting plan results, linking performance targets to specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, (SMART) objectives in staff expectations, identifying and making resource recommendations.
  4. Develop a data-driven approach to testing of Smart Cities applications.
  5. Ensure the most current Smart Cities elements are being tested based on state of the art and practice.


3.0 Project Management

% of Time

  1. Develop and manage aspects of consultant contracts and other types of agreements that support TSMO functions (relevant to Smart Cities) and/or relate to performance targets.
  2. Develop documentation for Smart Cities application pilots in contract funding, request for proposal (RFP) and related documents, and participate on technical review committees (TRC).


4.0 Customer Service

% of Time

  1. Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to support TSMO interests and provide technical guidance related to Smart Cities.
  2. Provide accurate and timely responses to the public, private sector, and other agency personnel.
  3. Promote good public relations and develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders while adhering to internal policies.
  4. Develop public relations and communications plans, training, and education related to Smart Cities for a wide range of stakeholders.
  5. Communicate effectively (strong written and verbal communication skills) and work well with team members from diverse technical backgrounds.


5.0 Other

% of Time

  1. Perform other duties as required.



☐High School Degree

☐Technical Degree/Associate Degree

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field; or

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; or

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science; or

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Business

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Economics, Statistics, or another Quantitative Field

☐Master’s Degree in Engineering

☐Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferred but not required)

☐Master’s Degree in Quantitative Field (preferred but not required)

☐PhD in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field (preferred but not required)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

☐Registered Engineer in Training

☐Registered Professional Engineer

☐Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

☐Certified Information Systems Security Professional