• Job ID
    2018-1909
    # Positions
    1
    Job Location : Zip
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    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, plans, coordinates, and directly manages field operations and central communications. Provides leadership and management direction to those sections in support of agency values, goals, and objectives.  Supports the agency’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).



    Section Manager II, Bus Operations Support: This is an exempt position in Salary Grade S: Min $83,241.60 – Mid $102,648.00 – Max $ 122,033.60 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.



    Section Manager III, Bus Operations Support: This is an exempt position in Salary Grade T: Min $93,537.60 – Mid $115,107.20 – Max $ 136,656.00 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.


     


     The application deadline for this position is Tuesday, August 21, 2018. 


     

    Responsibilities

    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.


     




    • Provides leadership and management supervision for field operations and central communications. Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates performance; determines priorities, goals, and objectives; ensures that technical skills and abilities of employees are developed on a planned and continuing basis.



    • Provides management to field operations and central communications sections, including development and maintenance of performance reviews and plans. Addresses performance issues, assesses development needs, and encourages staff’s professional development. Evaluates performance, data collection, and financial standards. Develops and reports key performance indicators.



    • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with operations base management teams, the agency’s transit police services, and community transportation services to ensure effective coordination and support of the fixed route system during routine and special conditions of operation.



    • Prepares technical memoranda, reports, and documents. Plans, develops, and conducts presentations for senior executives, Board of Directors, and public interest groups. Prepares Board reports, Scopes of Work, Request for Information (RFI), and Request for Proposals (RFP).



    • Develops and manages budgets to achieve salary and operating cost efficiencies. Reviews expenditures and performance to ensure compliance with standards. Conceptually develops, processes, and then manages the contracts.



    • Interprets agency policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreement for staff to ensure that actions are in accordance with those policies, procedures, and agreement, and in concert with labor relations guidance.



    • Coordinates and assists with the development of contingency plans and readiness of agency business resumption and external emergency condition activity. Supports the readiness of the agency’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in accordance with agency policy and the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). Maintains agency readiness and provides representation at the Orange County emergency management operation center.



    • Presides over special projects and committees as required and as directed/assigned by management.


    Qualifications

    Section Manager II, Bus Operations Support: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field, and a minimum of approximately five years progressively responsible management experience, preferably in public transportation.


     


    Section Manager III, Bus Operations Support: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field, and a minimum of approximately six years progressively responsible management experience, preferably in public transportation, three years of which are in management.


     


    Knowledge of:


     




    • Techniques of leadership and management.



    • Agency values, goals, and objectives.



    • Consensus building.



    • Transit systems management.



    • Emergency response methods.



    • Budget development and management.



    • Labor Relations/EEO laws and policies.



     


    Ability to:


     




    • Develop and maintain the direction of the sections’ goals and objectives.



    • Manage multiple projects/activities concurrently.



    • Develop and manage budgets in accordance with agency standards.



    • Facilitate meetings and work sessions with staff to ensure effective communication.



    • Prepare technical memoranda, reports, and documents.



     


    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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