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    About OCTA:

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County’s primary transportation agency. It’s our job to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and keep Orange County moving. Operating in a 798 square-mile area, we serve more than 3 million residents in 34 cities and unincorporated areas. Our responsibilities extend to all forms of transportation, including bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, planned future rail, including street cars, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, freeway, street and road improvement projects, motorist services and regulating taxi operations. OCTA has been recognized for excellence in the public transportation industry by the American Public Transportation Association, and has been honored with awards from local and national organizations for our transportation improvements. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication customer focus and can-do spirit.




    Under general guidance, plan, organize, and implement the scheduling of revenue and non-revenue agency vehicles; schedules and assures that shift operations are conducted in an efficient and timely manner; schedules and assigns work of vehicle maintenance staff.


    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.


    The application deadline for this position is Friday, August 24, 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.

    • Administers the day-to-day activities of the maintenance function; provides direction to maintenance employees including scheduling and assigning, resolving employees' problems, and preparing administrative reports.
    • Coordinates with reporting supervisors to assure procedures are followed and communicated; oversees the productivity of the maintenance function. 
    • Enforces safety regulations and agency policies and regulations; ensures shop, employee, and equipment safety is constantly monitored and corrective action taken.
    • Inspects the work in process and reviews completed work for quality control; makes decisions to release equipment for service; provides preventative maintenance inspections.  
    • Plans, schedules, and supervises work of assigned staff including mechanics, service workers, and other employees; prepares necessary paperwork to reflect assignments; evaluates the change-over from the previous shift; evaluates workload for each assigned employee and provides feedback to the supervisor on duty.
    • Instructs reporting supervisors and mechanics in difficult repair problems; inspects completed work as necessary.
    • Recruits, selects, and evaluates employees.  Trains and provides direction and guidance to ensure the quality and quantity of workmanship.
    • Monitors and prepares a variety of reports, including work orders, time and attendance, and bulletins.
    • Recommends and ensures that the proper parts are available in necessary quantities; arranges for procurement of needed supplies and equipment.
    • Supervises the performance and development of staff. Participates in recruitment, career path development and coaching, performance evaluation process, and the development of individual performance plans.


    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree and a minimum of approximately five years progressively responsible mechanic experience is required. Three years of previous management experience is preferred.  ASE certification contributes toward education requirements.


    Special Qualifications:


    Commercial driver’s licensed desired.


    Knowledge of:

    • Agency organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
    • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training. 
    • In-depth operation of engines, transmissions, and components for buses and other vehicles, including sub-systems such as air-conditioning and brakes. 
    • Test equipment and proper use thereof.
    • Labor agreement, agency rules and regulations, and health and safety regulations.


    Ability to:

    • Provide training, work direction, and guidance. 
    • Diagnose problems in engines, transmissions, sub-systems, and other aspects of engine operation.
    • Make arithmetical calculations.
    • Analyze situations and adopt a course of action.
    • Maintain records and prepare reports.


    Safety Sensitive:


    Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and are subject to drug and alcohol testing, including but not limited to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing and random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655.  Please refer to the OCTA Drug and Alcohol Policy Manual for additional information.


    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 that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available), paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, deferred compensation plan, educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes for the employee and dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs, and much more.



    OCTA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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