Chief Operations Officer

Organization: Delaware River and Bridge Authority (DRBA)
Salary: Competitive salary negotiable DOQ’s (currently $155+) with excellent benefits.
Close Date: Open until Filled

Job Description:

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for directing, administering, and coordinating the operational activities of the DRBA in accordance with policies, goals, and short- and long-term objectives established by the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners. Business functions/operations under the direction of the COO are the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Delaware City-Salem Ferry system, five (5) airport facilities, police, engineering, and environmental compliance and safety.

The COO reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the Executive Director's senior leadership team. Direct reports to the COO are the Director of Airport Operations, Director of Ferry Operations, Director of Maintenance, Chief Engineer, Police Administrator and Superintendent of Environmental Compliance and Safety.

The COO is required to be a well-rounded operations executive with a proven general management approach and a demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing a strategic operating plan resulting in significant bottom line results.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with related advanced course work and a Master's degree preferred; at least ten (10) years of senior level management experience in a dynamic and multi-faceted organization (department or divisional level) with a budget of over $50 million and 300+ employees is desired; extensive experience in development and oversight of budgets (operational and capital improvements); demonstrated experience in strategic planning; demonstrated experience with facility management and planning; demonstrated experience in operational excellence; proven track record of effective management including employee development, diversity and inclusion; demonstrated experience in a collective bargaining environment with labor management experience preferred; experience in public sector preferred. For more information, visit

Requires a valid driver's license and the willingness and availability for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operations of DRBA facilities. Competitive salary negotiable DOQ’s (currently $155+) with excellent benefits.

The DRBA is a bi-state governmental agency based in New Castle, DE. It was created by compact in 1962 and owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). DRBA is charged with providing vital transportation links between the two states as well as economic development in Delaware and the four southern counties of New Jersey. DRBA is governed by a Board comprised of six commissioners from New Jersey and six from Delaware. The Board appoints an Executive Director to serve as DRBA’s chief executive. All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and current salary information immediately to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, #A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071


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