The Human Resources Department creates, encourages, and maintains an environment that supports, develops and sustains the wellbeing of RCTC’s employees. This is accomplished by being a knowledgeable, approachable, and professional resource in providing quality services in the areas of employee relations, benefits, recruitment and retention, organizational development, compensation, and human resource information management. Human Resources develops and communicates sound policies and procedures that balance the needs of employees and the needs of the Commission while ensuring compliance with federal and state law. RCTC implements human resource best practices and innovative solutions while providing a high quality service, efficiency, employee growth and enrichment. The Human Resources Department maintains a dedicated focus on customer service and continuous improvement and is committed to fostering an environment that sustains RCTC’s collaborative and entrepreneurial culture.

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Salary Range: $14,816 - $20,002 per month
Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC/Commission), established through California State law, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County.  The Commission’s responsibilities have grown in the 41 years since its inception from coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding to responsibility for all aspects of region-wide planning for Riverside County’s mobility and operating toll facilities.  Join an amazing team at RCTC and help plan and deliver transportation solutions!

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering, or a closely related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation project and program delivery and construction management is required, with at least five (5) years as a construction manager on large scale highway/rail construction projects with a construction value greater than $100 million.

Specialized coursework or training in construction program evaluation, project management, project scheduling, budgetary planning, cost accounting, risk management and the use of various application programs for presentation purposes that are typically part of a master’s degree or continuing education curriculum and experience as a Resident Engineer and/or Construction Manager on major highway projects interacting with Caltrans or other State Department of Transportation (DOT) is desired.

Licenses & Certifications: 

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Possess and maintain a valid registration as a Professional Engineer by California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, plans, organizes, and manages delivery of complex projects from the environmental phase through design and construction; supervises the work of project management staff, support staff, and consultants; represents RCTC in meetings and presentations; manages project budget, schedule, and scope; performs other related work as necessary. This position is a contract position with a multi-year, defined term that will potentially be extended based on the needs of RCTC.

This is a senior program management classification that manages all activities related to project delivery. Incumbents independently manage complex transportation (highway or rail) improvement projects that involve contact outside of the agency and multiple stakeholder interests on complex and/or politically sensitive issues, require a high level of technical expertise and acumen in support of management and/or Commission priorities, strategic initiatives, and directives, and are of high visibility and sensitivity to RCTC in areas of its core business initiatives. Incumbents serve as a technical expert in transportation project management; research, analyze, and develop solutions to a wide range of issues; participate as a member of the management team in agency planning discussions related to assigned area of responsibility; and demonstrate independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The work involves a high-level of problem-solving requiring analysis of unique issues or increasingly complex problems without precedent and/or structure and of a potentially political nature and formulating, presenting, and implementing strategies and recommendations for resolution. Work assignments are typically given as broad, conceptual ideas and directives and positions are accountable for overall results and responsible for developing guidelines, action plans, and methods to produce deliverables on time and within budget. This classification is distinguished from the Capital Projects Manager by managing more complex projects or phases of a project and leading and participating in internal and interagency technical work groups as a technical expert to gather information for policy and decision making, coordinating engineering matters, and to advance and represent the priorities and interests of RCTC and member agencies.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only):

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and controls projects and activities associated with the Capital Project Delivery program or the Toll Project Delivery Program.
  • Serves as project manager on complex highway or rail projects, rail station improvement/expansion projects, and trails projects, which includes providing oversight, analysis, and input through all phases of project development and delivery; coordinates preparation and compliance of project delivery schedules with consultants and project team; facilitates project meetings with consultants, legal counsel, regulatory agencies, and other project stakeholders; manages multiple stakeholder interests on complex and politically sensitive issues; provides direction on a variety of technical issues to ensure successful completion of projects, project studies, analysis, reports, and policies; investigates and resolves problems related to scope of work or cost issues; ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Develops and implements strategies related to the design, management, construction, and delivery of projects.
  • Incorporates principles of risk management as part of overall management of projects; Assess risk and provides timely communication of project status, risk and/or issues to assigned Director.
  • Serves as the primary contact for assigned projects, including communicating project status and updates to RCTC, legal, and consultant staff, as well as residents and project stakeholders.
  • Coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies during project planning, design and implementation and ensures compliance with any pertinent administrative requirements.
  • Oversees the development of consultant requests for proposals and qualifications for professional services; evaluates proposals and recommends project award; develops and reviews contract terms and amendments; ensures contractor compliance with RCTC standards and specifications and time and budget estimates; reviews and updates deliverables; analyzes and resolves complex problems that may arise; negotiates and resolves disputes with contractors to the extent possible.
  • Serves as a technical expert including researching trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, or proposed new policies and procedures related to capital improvement project management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all staff, contractors, consultants, local/regional agencies, Caltrans, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Environmental Resource Agencies, and the general public.
  • Gives professional advice and mentorship to the Capital Project Managers on engineering and permitting requirements, policies, and procedures of RCTC, and industry best practices.
  • Develops, negotiates, and recommends to assigned Director the approval of contracts and cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies, consultants and private contractors as needed, and is responsible for monitoring their implementation.
  • Leads and participates in internal and interagency technical work groups as a technical expert to gather information for policy and decision making, coordinating engineering matters, and to advance and represent the priorities and interests of RCTC and member agencies.
  • Prepares and reviews a variety of planning and policy reports and communications related to projects, programs, and the appropriation of funds.
  • Attends, prepare reports, and makes presentations at Commission, committee, staff, community, local business organizations, and public agency governing bodies meetings and public hearings; provides policy direction, explains agency goals and objectives, and/or negotiates solutions to difficult problems and issues. Analyzes and responds to related inquiries from elected officials, agency staff, media, and the public as needed.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of various periodic and special reports; makes recommendations for improving operating procedures and policies.
  • Manages, coordinates, and completes other special projects as assigned.
  • May be required to provide testimony at depositions or as a trial witness on behalf of RCTC.
  • Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management.
  • Principles and practices of project development and delivery as applied to the design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of program systems.
  • Principles and practices used in the acquisition of professional services in accordance with current California public contract codes, federal, local agency, and industry standards.
  • Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes.
  • Fundamentals of environmental laws, and financial analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration, contract administration, and sound financial management policies and procedures.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of assigned programs.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing RCTC in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and RCTC staff.

ABILITY TO

  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.
  • Manage and monitor complex programs and projects, on-time and within budget.
  • Prepare and compose contracts, change orders, bid documents, and specifications.
  • Negotiate contracts and contract changes and resolve contractual disputes.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Understand construction means and methods precedents.
  • Effectively represent assigned project delivery department and RCTC in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Make presentations at Commission, committee, staff, community, local business organizations, and public agency governing bodies meetings and public hearings.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various RCTC meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

This is primarily a sedentary classification and the employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  The employee interfaces with staff, management, other departmental representatives, transportation and government officials, business representatives, and the general public in explaining RCTC policies and requesting and providing information.

Summary of Benefits Available


  • CalPERS Retirement System
  • Classic: 2.7% @ 55/PEPRA: 2% @ 62
  • Up to $1,500/month towards Medical Plans
  • Dental & Vision fully paid by RCTC
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • $100,000 Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 12 Holidays/Year
  • Transportation Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

An RCTC employment application and resume must be submitted for consideration.

Salary Range: $8,606 - $11,619 per month
Application Deadline: June 16, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC/Commission), established through California State law, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County.  The Commission’s responsibilities have grown in the 41 years since its inception from coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding to responsibility for all aspects of region-wide planning for Riverside County’s mobility and operating toll facilities.  Join an amazing team at RCTC and help plan and deliver transportation solutions!

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, transportation management, communications, or a closely related field and five (5) years of professional analytical experience, preferably in a government agency.

Licenses: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, provides complex analysis and performs a variety of key functions in support of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) public affairs programs. Receives general supervision from the Public Affairs Manager. This position does not exercise functional or direct supervision over assigned staff.

This is the advanced journey-level class in the Management Analyst series.  Incumbents serve as subject matter experts in assigned functional areas and perform varied research and analysis to support projects and programs administered by RCTC and the RCA.  Incumbents support the work of management staff by providing a professional-level resource for projects, programs, budgetary, fund, and operational analyses and studies.  Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility.  This class is distinguished from the Public Affairs Manager in that the latter has full management and supervisory authority in planning, organizing, and directing the full scope of operations within the program.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only):

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Provides support to the Public Affairs Manager to increase public awareness and understanding of:
    • The delivery of multiple highway and passenger rail projects, commuter services, and other programs, including the tasks associated with securing funding and the changing landscape of transportation in the 21st century, and
    • The Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), in Western Riverside County protects 146 plant and animal species as part of an integrated countywide plan to advance environmental, transportation, and local economic development goals in western Riverside County
  • Writes news releases, blog posts, talking points, letters, presentations, speeches, inquiry responses, op-ed pieces, and other materials to further the Commission’s public awareness of capital projects delivery, MSHCP, commuter assistance programs, specialized transportation, County transit services, transportation funding challenges, and future programs and projects.
  • Prepares and delivers clear and concise presentations to civic and community groups, industry associations, Boards, and other audiences; answers sensitive questions relating to projects and program in public forum settings.
  • Participates and closely coordinates project team and outreach team meetings related to project development and programs pertaining to transportation and habitat conservation; through attending these meetings the incumbent will seek opportunities for public feedback to RCTC and RCA by organizing public meetings, public hearings, virtual meetings, and briefings.
  • Conducts research and communicates with all RCTC and RCA departments to ensure accurate information is relayed to the public.
  • Attends, facilitates, and leads recurring and periodic meetings within and outside the agency relating to projects, programs, and habitat conservation.
  • Develops content and co-manages, on a day-to-day basis, the Commission and RCA social media program, in consultation with the Public Affairs Manager, including developing posts, monitoring activity, and responding to inquiries.
  • Oversees Commission and RCA webpages, including working with consultants and department staff on website content, and maintains communications platforms for individual projects and programs.
  • Integrates project and program key messages across all RCTC’s electronic media, when appropriate, and ensures consistent use of RCTC’s brand, logo, templates, stylesheets, etc.
  • Assists in managing public affairs contracts, task orders, and invoices.
  • Directs work of consultants’ public outreach activities by monitoring established strategic plans and goals, ensuring consistent messaging, and reviewing draft materials prior to publication.
  • Organizes milestone events, such as groundbreakings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, to ensure recognition of the Commission’s efforts, the role of elected officials, and partnerships with other agencies.
  • Provides support to the Public Affairs Manager to increase public awareness and understanding of western Riverside County habitat and land conservation efforts, including recreational opportunities, school resources, conservation, and development activities.
  • Monitors the Commission and RCA’s progress towards digital public engagement goals; prepares and presents quarterly data-driven reports to the Commission and Board.
  • Helps ensure public outreach efforts and materials promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and relate to communities throughout Riverside County and within the organization.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Advanced speech writing, talking point, and PowerPoint presentation development.
  • Advanced English writing skills for public facing publication; exceptional grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Advanced project and/or program management, analytical processes, and report preparation techniques
  • Advanced methods and techniques of public speaking
  • Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures
  • Advanced organizational and operational practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
  • News media, social media, website, video production and other outreach tools.
  • Methods, structure, and procedures of local, State, and federal government.
  • Contract management best practices.
  • Event management best practices.
  • Communication techniques and best practices.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • Advanced English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Advanced knowledge in developing presentation materials.
  • Principles of habitat and land conservation.
  • Principles of diversity and inclusion within the public at large and across the workplace.
  • Techniques for effectively representing RCTC in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing high quality customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and RCTC staff.

ABILITY TO

  • Use English effectively to communicate in writing, in public settings, and internally.
  • Research, develop, write, and deliver accurate information to the public and specific audiences.
  • Plan and conduct effective research studies applying appropriate and effective methodology.
  • Follow brand and message consistency across a variety of platforms, including website, social media, print, video, and public presentations.
  • Shepherd projects and assignments from concept to completion.
  • Plan, organize, and carry out complex assignments from management staff with minimal direction.
  • Effectively manage consultants and contracts.
  • Perform difficult and complex analytical research on a wide variety of administrative topics.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Effectively represent the department, RCTC and RCA in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.
  • Collaborate effectively within a team and across organizational and team boundaries.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate and maintain modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various RCTC meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

This is primarily a sedentary classification and the employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  The employee interfaces with staff, management, other departmental representatives, transportation and government officials, business representatives, and the general public in explaining RCTC policies and requesting and providing information.

Summary of Benefits Available


  • CalPERS Retirement System
  • Classic: 2.7% @ 55/PEPRA: 2% @ 62
  • Up to $1,500/month towards Medical Plans
  • Dental & Vision fully paid by RCTC
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • $100,000 Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 12 Holidays/Year
  • Transportation Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

An RCTC employment application and resume must be submitted for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).

Due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to confirm receipt or current status of individual applications by phone. We make every effort to confirm the receipt of applications via email, when possible.

We appreciate your interest in RCTC and wish you every success.

HOW TO APPLY


RCTC accepts applications for employment only for currently posted/open positions.

Please review the job announcement to confirm any supplemental questions or specific requirements pertinent to that recruitment. Applications received after the posted recruitment deadline will not be considered for the position.

Please submit RCTC Employment Application, resume, and applicable documents directly to HR@rctc.org.

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It is the policy of RCTC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, RCTC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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