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Section Manager II

Orange County Transit

Discover work that moves you, in a dynamic and innovative setting. Be part of a team delivering Orange County’s transportation network of today and creating a vision for the future. OCTA is the county’s transportation planning commission and public transit operator. With a focus on safety and accountability, OCTA plans, funds, and implements countywide projects that include bus and rail transit, freeways and express lanes, rideshare, micro-transit, paratransit, active transportation, and environmental programs. They’re passionate about creating a balanced, equitable, and sustainable transportation system that reflects the diverse travel needs of the county’s 34 cities and 3.2 million residents. Their employees rated OCTA as a top workplace in Orange County. Join OCTA on its mission to keep Orange County moving.

The OCTA Section Manager II (or, depending on qualifications, Level III) supervises procurement personnel and manages the procurement and contracting process in certain agency business units, including commodities, consultant services, and contract transportation. As the key agency resource for procurement information, the Manager ensures compliance with established practices, such as Federal Acquisitions Regulations and grant-funded agencies. The Manager also oversees and guides staff as to current practices, policies, and schedules, ensuring balanced workloads, training, career development, and performance evaluation. Other responsibilities of the Manager include but are not limited to cost control, evaluation and review, conformance and compliance, management reports, and seeing that teams actively pursue established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and small business goals.

The qualified candidate will be familiar with public contracting principles, federal and California State procurement, contract law, negotiation and the writing of clause strategies, finance, purchasing, principles of accounting, personnel supervision, contract-risk management, and administration practices.

A typical way of acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined above is with a bachelor’s degree in business administration plus some combination of a minimum of six years of experience in procurement and contracts and three years of previous management experience.

This is an excellent career opportunity with attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. To be considered, go to, select the OCTA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four to five professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you.) OCTA values equal opportunity at all levels; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For additional information, contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Christian Kent at