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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 direction, analyzes major agency activities and/or functions and guides design and implementation or improvements of data processing-based business systems and software applications and/or computerized data models.  Conducts business systems analysis in multiple areas of business environment.


    This is an exempt position in Salary Grade R: Min $71,968.00 – Mid $89,273.60 – Max $106,579.20 per year. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.


    The application deadline for this position is Wednesday, June 27, 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.

    • Develops and implements new policies, workflow, procedures, and technical and user instruction documentation to maximize use of various hardware, software, and/or models.
    • Researches, analyzes, and evaluates methods, systems, and procedures to determine the most useful business solutions that take advantage of new and more effective ways of providing automated functions and/or models.  Makes recommendations for inclusion in budget.
    • Acts as resource to staff on the technical use of software applications and/or models.
    • Provides technical support to special projects relating to the use of specific applications.
    • Develops and maintains knowledge and skill in the use of computerized tools, databases, and communication techniques used in assigned field.
    • Provides technical leadership in the development, implementation, and maintenance of automated systems in assigned area.

    Accounting and Financial Reporting:

    • Provides technical support to the maintenance of the accounting software, OneSolution.
    • Develops complex accounting models, applications and reports, which automate and enhance the quality of the company’s accounting and reporting activities utilizing spreadsheets, report writers, such as Cognos Business Intelligence, and database software.
    • Produces technical and user instruction documentation for accounting models, applications and reports.
    • Provides technical support to the accounting models, applications and reporting activities, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the cost Allocation Plan (CAP) and the grant accounting system.
    • Provides support for the preparation of the CAFR, the CAP and other accounting reports.
    • Acts as liaison with other departments to coordinate the accounting requirements with accounting procedures.


    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or a related field with a minimum of approximately five years related experience, three of which are at the journey level.


    Knowledge of:

    • Principles of project management, leadership, analysis, and evaluation.
    • Preparation and implementation of project timelines and plans.

    Accounting and Financial Reporting:

    • Government accounting principles, practices and procedures.
    • Audit methods and practices.
    • Advanced computer modeling techniques.
    • Advanced relevant computer software, such as Excel, Cognos Business Intelligence, OneSolution, relational database, statistical modeling and financial applications.

    Ability to:


    • Manage project implementation schedule and deliver project in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Train and mentor staff members on technical software/hardware issues and applications.
    • Exercise discretion in the use of confidential information.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers and subordinates.

    Accounting and Financial Reporting:

    • Analyze complex accounting and/or financial issues.


    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.


    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; 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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