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    About OCTA:

    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 minimal direction, develops, investigates, monitors, and evaluates work in the area of construction safety to ensure safe design, operation and working conditions on agency sites. Supports overall health, safety and environmental compliance at the bases for the agency.


    This is an exempt position in Salary Grade S: Min $80,828.80 - Mid $100,235.20 - Max $119,620.80 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.


    The application deadline for this position is June 22, 2018.


    This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.


    • Assists in developing and establishing policies, procedures, programs and standards for construction safety activities for transportation systems.
    • Assists in developing and implementing construction safety programs, including plans, procedures and manuals, for transportation system safety design, construction, testing, reviews and operations.
    • Directs all interdepartmental task forces and committees relating to construction safety and represents the agency with contractors and outside agencies.
    • Prepares and presents written and oral reports to management, the Board of Directors, outside agencies, and the public.
    • Establishes and implements construction and facility site Hazard Identification and Resolution process. Oversees safety hazard analyses. Reports unacceptable hazards and ensures follow-up with closure of hazards.
    • Responsible for investigating and preparing reports of employee injuries.
    • Coordinates consultants' work affecting construction safety.
    • Develops and implements emergency preparedness programs for site safety.
    • Negotiates mutual aid agreements with public safety forces to assist employees in emergency safety responses.
    • Assists other safety department staff members with duties as necessary or when requested by the department manager.


    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a minimum of approximately seven years’ experience in construction safety management, three of which are at the senior level in construction safety. Knowledge of California Code of Regulations is required. Current certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or the ability to obtain such certification upon employment.


    Knowledge of:


    • Theories, principles, and practices of general industry safety, construction safety, fire/life safety and program management.
    • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing safety and environmental compliance.
    • Rail and bus transit engineering, construction, start-up and operations.

    Ability to:


    • Plan, organize and direct the safety aspects of agency employees involved in construction projects.
    • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
    • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements.
    • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data.
    • Represent the agency before the public.


    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:

    • Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
    • Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
    • Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.



    Positions in this class may also include these factors:


    • Hazardous physical conditions/materials.
    • Atmospheric conditions.
    • Extreme temperatures.
    • Intense noise.
    • Inadequate lighting.
    • Work space restricting movement.
    • Travel.
    • Environmental conditions.

    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; ergonomic/wellness programs; flex-time schedule (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.

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