Organization: Orange County Transportation Authority
Title: Section Manager III / Section Manager, Senior - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Location: Orange, CA
Since its formation in 1991, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has kept residents and commuters moving throughout the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. OCTA’s responsibilities, programs and services impact every aspect of transportation within the state’s third largest county.
OCTA keeps people moving by reducing freeway congestion, improving safety and efficiency on our local roads, providing bus service and regional multimodal connections, helping people find ways to leave their cars home, and providing safe, convenient transportation to those with special needs. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork/partnership, communication, customer focus, can-do spirit and safety.
Under minimal guidance, leads and manages the development, strategic planning, and operation of the agency’s Geographic Information System (GIS) program. This includes hardware and software planning and administration, development and maintenance of geographic databases, design and creation of custom GIS-related software applications and web sites. Provides strategic oversight of complex geoprocessing and data analysis, project development and management, leadership and supervision of technical staff, and budget planning.
Section Manager III, Geographic Information System - This is an exempt position in Salary Grade T: Min $96,283.20 – Mid $117,842.40 – Max $139,401.60 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.
Section Manager, Senior, Geographic Information System - This is an exempt position in Salary Grade U: Min $110,427.20 – Mid $135,824.00 – Max $161,220.80 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.
The application deadline for this position is open until filled.
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.
- Leads and oversees staffing and consultant resources to meet established priorities and providing a strategic approach to overall agency needs.
- Develops and maintains a multidisciplinary technical team of GIS analysts, application developers, cartographers, and database analysts in support of all transportation projects.
- Develops strategic project concepts and implementation plans, engages appropriate consultant resources, monitors and manages project scopes, schedules, budget parameters, and ensures quality deliverables.
- Designs and implements complex GIS solutions and analytical methods for application to multimodal transportation issues.
- Develops and communicates short- and long-term goals for the GIS Section, and strategically guides the Section through a three-to-five-year work plan.
- Represents and coordinates agency plans with local, regional, and federal agencies.
- Negotiates with vendors for strategic beneficial hardware, software, and data agreements, and outside agencies to promote transportation solutions.
- Develops and presents geographic information products, complex data analyses, technical reports, transportation studies and proposed solutions.
- Prepares scope, cost, and schedule estimates and oversees project changes and the overall program.
- Oversees and monitors consultant contracts and task orders, and ensures adherence to scope, quality, schedule, budget, and contract terms.
- Responsible for the overall performance, evaluation, and recommendations for difficult technical research and analyses involving complex data and geoprocessing.
- Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of technical documentation and accurate, organized records.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with local governments, private industry, the public, and outside agencies to enhance the agency's reputation and to further the goals and objectives of the agency.
- Advises and makes recommendations for the use of geospatial technologies throughout organization agency including new program development.
Section Manager III, Geographic Information System - Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Planning, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field, with a minimum of six years of experience in a GIS related field. Three of those years are in management. Prior experience managing a GIS function (business unit) and GIS staff members. Strong understanding of spatial analysis and geographic data processing and presentation issues are required. Experience developing and managing GIS software, applications and databases and managing complex data development and analysis projects. A master’s degree is preferred.
Section Manager, Senior, Geographic Information System - Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Planning, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field, with a minimum of seven years of experience in a GIS related field. Three of those years are in management. Prior experience managing a GIS function (business unit) and GIS staff members. Strong understanding of spatial analysis and geographic data processing and presentation issues required. Experience developing and managing GIS software, applications and databases and managing complex data development and analysis projects. A master’s degree is preferred.
- Strategic principles and techniques related to the application of geographic information system technologies to transportation planning.
- GIS and relevant software packages such as ESRI suite of products, including ArcGIS, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Server.
- Relational database management systems, in general, and MS SQL Server and Oracle.
- Structured application development methods related to geographic information technologies.
- Geographic database development and administration.
- Global positioning system and remote sensing technologies, particularly related to data processing and specifications for aerial photography and elevation products.
- Analytical cartography and map composition.
- Strong understanding of geoprocessing, spatial analysis, complex data processing, and presentation issues.
- System integration and quality assurance.
- Hardware and software portfolio management.
- Statistical data analysis and model development and application.
- Effective user interfaces to software systems and Web sites.
- Deliver accurate, high-quality results free from errors and omissions.
- Work productively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
- Lead, oversee and coordinate the work of consultants and staff.
- Coach, mentor, and communicate well with others.
- Manage multiple, concurrent projects.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Make presentations to a variety of audiences.
- Analyze, interpret, and direct completion of projects and programs.
- Understand and analyze spatial data analyses, geoprocessing, and GIS presentation issues.
- Develop and present results and recommendations of studies.
- Develop consensus among various agencies and individuals.
- Identify strategic opportunities and problems in transportation planning and design and implement geographic information system and data science solutions.
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, Finger Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.
Application and Selection Process:
This position will remain open until filled. For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at https://octa.jibeapply.com/octa-careers/jobs/2615?lang=en-us.
We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application. For additional information, please contact the Employment Office at (714) 560-5600.
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 employment opportunity employer that recruits, hires, and promotes qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military and veteran status, or other legally protected status.
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