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Transportation Corridor Agencies

TCA is a public agency responsible for planning, financing, constructing and operating California’s largest network of toll roads. Our 51 miles of roadway include State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, which are public roads owned by Caltrans and financed with private funds. The Toll Roads were built with virtually no tax dollars.

Our one staff reports to two Boards of Directors comprised of elected official from 18 member cities and three members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. We work every day to provide a time-saving and reliable alternative to Southern California’s congested freeways. If you love driving The Toll Roads, you’ll love working at The Toll Roads.

Current Employment Opportunities

  • Deputy Director, Government Relations

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    High-energy individual exhibiting high levels of attention to detail, time management and follow-through. Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain connections and relationships between local, state and federal officials and TCA. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, is highly ethical and is committed to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity and kindness.

    • Assist in developing annual state and federal legislative platforms outlining the Agencies’ statutory, regulatory, legislative and administrative goals and objectives.
    • Assist in analyzing legislative proposals and bills to determine theirimpact on TCA.
    • Assist in the development of legislative strategies on major issues, impactful legislation and State and Federal regulations.
    • Work collaboratively to develop and communicate TCA messages to target audiences to support TCA’s legislative platform and strategic goals promoting accurate information and understanding about TCA.
    • Work with a variety of regional civic, community, advocacy and business leaders to advance TCA initiatives and goals.
    • Serve as an active member of civic and community organizations providing visibility for TCA.
    • Assist in the development of correspondence, fact sheets, advocacy and white papers, briefing packages, talking points, presentations and documents as part of TCA’s public outreach program.
    • Give presentations about TCA projects to business leaders, advocacy groups and community leaders.

    What We Are Seeking/Role Requirements:

    • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in legislative and governmental relations, public relations and community outreach.
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public relations, political science, public affairs, communications, journalism or a closely related field; a master’s degree is desirable.
    • Thorough knowledge of intergovernmental relations, public affairs, media relations and public relations; understanding of good public advocacy practices, strong communication principles; and a high comfort level working with elected officials, the media and the public.

    Summary of Work Environment, Benefits and Compensation:

    • TCA offers a professional, friendly work environment, along with a “flex” 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off;
    • Possibility for a hybrid work schedule
    • An excellent benefits package that includes:
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • Generous retirement pension plus up to 2% match to retirement savings account
      • Competitive annual leave/paid time off package
      • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability options
      • Flex spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent care
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Paid holidays
      • Training and development opportunities
    • The starting pay range for this role is expected to be $125–$150k annualized.

    About Us:

    The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) were created with the very clear mission of enhancing mobility in Orange County and Southern California by developing and operating publicly-owned toll facilities as a part of the regional transportation system. TCA is a public agency responsible for planning, financing, constructing, and operating California’s largest toll road network, which are public roads owned by Caltrans, financed with private funds, and built with virtually no tax dollars. We work every day to provide a time-saving and reliable alternative to Southern California’s congested highways.

    If you love driving The Toll Roads, you’ll love working at The Toll Roads!

    How To Apply:

    For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter detailing your experience and your interest in this opportunity to recruit@thetollroads.com.

    This recruitment will be open for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Apply now for consideration as this recruitment may close at any time once the needs of TCA are met.

    Human Resources
    Transportation Corridor Agencies
    125 Pacifica, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618-3304
    E-mail: recruit@thetollroads.com
    EOE/V/F/M
    TheTollRoads.com

    It is the policy of TCA to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. TCA is a drug-free work environment and we conduct pre-employment and reasonable suspicion testing.

  • Manager, Media Relations

    Seeking a natural leader and creative thinker with a positive, energetic and collaborative working style who delights in writing and editing in AP Style to build communications plans; write informative, engaging copy; and protect and promote TCA’s brands in a proper, coordinated and consistent manner.

    About Us
    The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) is a public agency responsible for planning, financing, constructing and operating California’s largest toll road network. The 51-mile public toll road network, which includes State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, are owned by Caltrans, financed with private funds, and built with virtually no tax dollars. TCA uses innovative approaches to provide regional mobility solutions that decrease congestion and improve quality of life.

    TCA is Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are core values at TCA. We are committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve, where everyone feels empowered to be the best version of themselves and where all forms of diversity are viewed as valuable.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Create content, including press releases, blog posts, key messages, fact sheets, publications, award entries, speeches, presentations, leadership articles, creative briefs, website copy, etc.
    • Build and maintain positive, productive relationships with media outlets and reporters; identify and pitch opportunities; serve as a spokesperson for the Agencies.
    • Identify opportunities for Board Members, executives and employees to speak on behalf of the company.
    • Create media events and opportunities to increase awareness of TCA policies, programs and initiatives.
    • Prepare for potential media issues and participate on crisis management team.

    What We Are Seeking / Role Requirements:

    • At least five years of progressively responsible  experience in public relations and communications with specific experience overseeing media relations programs, developing relationships and communicating directly with the media.
    • Educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in journalism, public relations or a closely related field.
    • Strong knowledge of current affairs, local/regional media outlets and a high comfort level working with the media for, both, proactive and reactive issues.

    Summary of Work Environment, Benefits and Compensation:

    • TCA offers a professional, friendly work environment, along with a “flex” 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off;
    • Possibility for a hybrid work schedule
    • An excellent benefits package that includes:
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • Generous retirement pension plus up to 2% match to retirement savings account
      • Competitive annual leave/paid time off package
      • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability options
      • Flex spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent care
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Paid holidays
      • Training and development opportunities
    • The starting pay range for this role is expected to be $110–$125k annualized.

    How To Apply:

    • For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter detailing your experience and your interest in this opportunity to recruit@thetollroads.com.
    • This recruitment will be open for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Apply now for consideration as this recruitment may close at any time once the needs of TCA are met.

    Human Resources
    Transportation Corridor Agencies
    125 Pacifica, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618-3304
    E-mail: recruit@thetollroads.com
    EOE/V/F/M

    It is the policy of TCA to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. TCA is a drug-free work environment and we conduct pre-employment and reasonable suspicion testing.

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