The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county’s primary transportation agency. OCTA creates funds and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects. OCTA began in in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. OCTA is dedicated to its organizational mission and core values. OCTA’s mission is to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance quality of life and keep Orange County moving. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication, customer focus, and can-do spirit.
Under limited direction, performs a variety of progressively complex duties related to rail system safety programs, employee safety, hazard mitigation, regulatory training, and program evaluation. Manages all efforts associated with the design, implementation, and maintenance of a Rail Safety Management System program. Directs and oversees all regulatory compliance programs in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Cal/OSHA, and all other oversight agencies.
This position is in Salary Grade T: Min $90,854.40- Mid $112,242.00 - Max $133,972.80 per year. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.
The application deadline for this position is January 23, 2018.
Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field with a minimum of approximately seven years related experience (ten years desired), preferably in Rail Systems operations and/or maintenance, three years of which (five years preferred) were overseeing health and safety regulatory compliance activities. Prior experience in Safety Management System (SMS) design/oversight, worker training, risk assessment strategies, worksite evaluation, field auditing, preventative and corrective action identification, and hazard mitigation is highly desirable.
Current certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) desired, or the ability to obtain such certification upon employment. A related Master’s degree is desirable.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:
The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Compensation and Benefits:
OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The specific features of this package include: medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement; vacation and holiday pay; life insurance; deferred compensation plan; short-term and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; flex time schedules; and ergonomic/wellness programs. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.