• Section Manager III - Maintenance Base Manager

    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/13/2018 7:35 PM)
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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 general guidance, promotes safe work practices and manages a performance-based maintenance program for buses and other agency vehicles that includes preventive and ongoing maintenance, ensuring vehicles are available for daily service and that staff have the tools and training needed to perform their duties.


    This is an exempt position in Salary Grade T: Min $90,854.40 – Mid $112,424.00 – Max $ 133,972.80 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.


    The application deadline for this position is Friday, April 20, 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.

    • Oversees daily vehicle maintenance operation at base and provides effective management direction, including review of work assignments and status of vehicle and personnel availability.
    • Ensures that the adequate number of buses is available on-time to meet the daily service demands of Operations. 
    • Effectively manages immediate and long term situations requiring coordination between Maintenance and Bus Operations.
    • Analyzes information to make sound decisions; proposes alternatives as appropriate.  Monitors various performance reports and initiates action as required.
    • Implements cost-effective programs such as preventive maintenance inspections, Total Quality Management, vehicle modifications, personnel training, and component rebuilding/replacement.
    • Authorizes major vehicle repairs and ensures that vehicles are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.  Verifies documentation and directs annual certification and reporting to regulatory agencies.
    • Develops and provides recommendations for vehicle, component, supply, and equipment procurement specifications.
    • Evaluates operating base, departmental and agency policies and procedures to ensure adequacy and compliance; provides recommendations to revise guidelines.
    • Supervises the performance and career development of staff, including recruiting, career path development, performance evaluation review, talent review, and development of individual performance plans. 
    • Assists in the preparation of budgets and tracking expenditures, including costs related to vehicles, equipment, and personnel. 
    • Implements the collective bargaining agreement, participates in meetings with union representatives, and ensures personnel actions are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
    • Develops and implements a comprehensive recognition program for administrative and bargaining unit employees.
    • Interfaces, coordinates and effectively communicates with other division/department staff as well as outside peer and regulatory agencies. Coordinates activities and programs with outside agencies such as California Highway Patrol, Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board,Occupational Safety and Health Administration, County of Orange and various police and fire organizations.
    • Administers the Authority’s Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance policies and procedures as they relate to the maintenance base facility and staff.


    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or comparable area and a minimum of approximately six years of progressively responsible experience, three years of which are in management. Five or more years of management experience is preferred.

    Special Qualifications:


    Commercial driver’s license desired.

    Demonstrated adaptability, flexibility and willingness to work irregular shifts, including evenings, holidays, and weekends required when necessary.  Provide leadership in emergency situations.  Responsible for coordinating service adjustments and to act as first responders to the base in the event of accidents or emergencies, service disruptions, inclement weather, natural disasters, and special events.


    Knowledge of:


    • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
    • Regulated and support vehicle maintenance practices.
    • Methods, equipment, and tools used in vehicle maintenance.   
    • Construction and operation of buses and other motor vehicle equipment.
    • Alternative fuel vehicles.
    • Health and safety regulations.
    • Vehicle maintenance engineering.

    Ability to:


    • Manage, supervise, and motivate employees.
    • Establish and maintain effective labor-management relationships.
    • Identify appropriate methodology for maintenance, repair, and preventive maintenance for vehicles.
    • Analyze complex problems and develop sound solutions.
    • Make effective presentations to base staff, executives and Board members.

    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: Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Fingering, Grasping, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.

    Hazardous Conditions:


    Positions in this class may also include these factors:

    • Hazardous physical conditions.
    • Atmospheric conditions.
    • Travel.
    • Environmental conditions.

    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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