LOSSAN Managing Director

LOSSAN Managing Director

Orange County Transportation Authority

How would you like to work for a progressive passenger rail agency, alongside a committed staff, in one of the most beautiful areas of the country?  KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to recruit its next Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN Agency) Managing Director. OCTA is the managing agency for the LOSSAN Agency. The LOSSAN Agency is a joint powers authority that works to increase ridership, revenue, capacity, reliability, coordination, and safety on the coastal rail line between San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo. The Managing Director will lead the LOSSAN Agency, establishing objectives, strategic plans, and policies. He or she will be directly accountable to the LOSSAN Board of Directors and the OCTA Executive Office for fulfillment of agency objectives and will represent the agency to government officials, agencies, financial communities, and the public. He or she will be: a “hands on” leader with basic technical knowledgeable of transportation and railroad issues; able to work with small-to-large public agencies; able to make convincing  arguments in high profile political environments; able to present to and work with boards, the public, and federal, state, and local elected officials; able to negotiate complex agreements with agencies, businesses, freight railroads, and AMTRAK; able to relate to operations personnel; and able to oversee compliance for complex multi-million dollar construction projects. OCTA and the LOSSAN Agency seek a dynamic professional with strong leadership and interpersonal skills; a demonstrated capacity to lead multi-disciplinary teams in a complex organizational setting; and the ability to work independently on multiple program objectives. The winning candidate will hit the ground running, bring a great deal of politically savvy to the role, and have a talent for building consensus among parties with divergent priorities. This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s in business (or a related area) plus a minimum of ten years of executive management experience (five in the transportation field at the executive level). This is an excellent executive opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. OCTA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to www.KL2connects.com/openings, select the appropriate listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, relationship to you, phone, and email address). For additional information, contact John Bartosiewicz at [email protected]. An initial review of resumes will be completed by October 25, 2019, so please submit your credentials at the earliest opportunity. Thank you for your interest in Orange County Transportation Authority!