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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

  • Accounting/Finance Internship

    TCA is accepting applications from both graduate and upper division undergraduate students with Finance or Accounting degrees for a paid internship in our Finance division. If you want to apply your education, knowledge and abilities in the workplace, see below for details.

    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.

    Examples of Duties/Types of Projects

    • ERP Research and Analysis (comparing various systems available)
    • Business flowchart documentation and efficiency improvement recommendations
    • Write, proof and edit documents
    • Compile various data and report findings

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint)
    • Intermediate Excel (Advanced is a plus)
    • Time management skills to handle multiple projects
    • Ability to perform relevant industry and/or departmental research
    • Assist with departmental documentation and efficiency improvements
    • Detail oriented and organized

    Education and Experience
    Required Must be a junior or senior attending an accredited college or university with a GPA of no less than 2.5 in Finance or Business or related field.

    No experience required.

    Working Conditions
    Duties are performed indoors in an office environment.

    Hours/Schedule: Approximately 20 hours per week

    Pay
    Undergraduate interns (junior or senior) are eligible for an hourly pay rate of $16.00/hour. 1st year or 2nd year Graduate students are eligible for an hourly pay rate of $18.50/hour.

    How to Apply
    Submit your resume and cover letter to: recruit@thetollroads.com no later than 10-13-2021 for first consideration.

    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.

  • Public Affairs Specialist

    Key Responsibilities Include
    • Overseeing community outreach activities relating to TCA's capital improvement projects.
    • Coordinating public relations duties including soliciting and maintaining support for the Agencies' projects from community groups, local elected officials and opinion leaders.
    • Creating and giving presentations to businesses, civics organizations and elected officials. Representing the Agencies as a public speaker at meetings of community organizations.
    • Working with TCA consultants and department staff to strategize, develop and implement effective communications programs that promote, educate and garner support for the Agencies' projects.
    • Identifying organizations and individuals who may be interested in supporting TCA and educating them on the Agencies' projects and initiatives.
    What We Are Seeking / Role Requirements
    • At least four years of professional public affairs, community outreach, communications and/or marketing experience.
    • Educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in mass communications, marketing, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
    • Strong knowledge of marketing, public relations and community outreach principles and public advocacy practices, business correspondence methods, and research methods and techniques, including market research.
    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
    • 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 & Development opportunities
    •  The starting pay range for this role is expected to be $90k 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 seven 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
    recruit@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.

    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 freeways.

  • External Affairs Internship

    TCA is accepting applications from upper division undergraduate students for a paid internship in our External Affairs division. If you want to apply your education, knowledge and abilities in the workplace, see below for details.

    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.

    Examples of Duties/Types of Projects
    • Assist with proactive community outreach efforts
    •  Prepare materials and other correspondence
    • Write, proof and edit documents
    • Track, monitor and report city council agendas
    • Transcribe notes from public meetings
    • Undertake research assignments and report findings 
    • Meeting and event planning, coordination and support
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Command of AP Style a plus
    • Skilled in web-based research and search techniques
    • Strong writing and presentation skills
    • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
    • Ability to interact with the public at large community events
    • Professional demeanor
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint)
    • Use of social media on behalf of a public agency or professional organization
    • Time management skills to handle multiple projects
    • Ability to concisely communicate pertinent information, both written and orally
    • Perform entry-level professional work
    • Detail oriented
    • Self-starter
    • Organized
    Education and Experience Required

    Must be a junior or senior attending an accredited college or university with a GPA of no less than 2.5 in Communications, Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, Government Relations, Urban Studies, Business or related field. Candidate must have a keen interest in communications, Public Affairs or community outreach.

    No experience required.

    Working Conditions

    Duties are performed indoors in an office environment and outdoors at community events or meetings. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as available. Typically, light physical activity; occasional moderate lifting of boxes or equipment that generally does not exceed 50 lbs.
    Hours/Schedule: Approximately 20 hours per week

    Pay

    Undergraduate interns (junior or senior) are eligible for an hourly pay rate of $16.00/hour.

    How to Apply

    Submit your resume and cover letter to: recruit@thetollroads.com no later than 10/3/2021 for first consideration.

    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.

  • 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 their impact 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.

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