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Manager-Intermodal Operations - Full Time

Port of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA

Posted on 02/21/24 (Ref: HDE24-006)

Manager-Intermodal Operations - Long Beach, CA - Port of Long Beach

Job Description:
Under general supervision, the Manager of Intermodal Operations is responsible for the oversight of rail and truck operations; more specifically, all items related to the Clean Trucks Program (CTP) within the Harbor District. This includes daily oversight of the Harbor Department's short-line railroad which is responsible for scheduling and switching trains, maintaining rail infrastructure (outside of marine terminals) within the Harbor District, and the communication and coordination of all rail related issues with tenants, marine terminals, shipping lines, railroads, and other divisions of the Harbor Department. This position serves as Lead to all Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority related activities and tasks.

Your Team...
The Tenant Services Division supports Port customers in their efforts to move cargo swiftly, safely, and efficiently through the Port in a way that maximizes stakeholder profitability while delivering market leading customer service and demonstrating environmental stewardship.

To learn more about this exciting career opportunity and the Port of Long Beach, please join our virtual information session on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PST via MS Teams. This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand about the position, speak directly with hiring leaders, ask questions, and learn why the Port of Long Beach is your employer of choice! Candidates are not required to be on camera. To join audio only, call +1 323-451-1087, Phone Conference ID: 123 769 188# (link in actual job posting)

• Oversees the rail operating system which includes mainline tracks, marine terminal tracks, rail yards, railroad at-grade crossings, train warning system, centralized train control, infrastructure related to train braking system, and related rail systems; oversees the scheduled inspection of rail infrastructure within marine terminals, the day-to-day Port rail operations, and Port short-line railroad.
• Works to maximize the efficient usage of the rail system by facilitating discussions between the Railroads, tenants, marine terminal operations, and shipping lines; developing action items; and supporting the execution of the efficiency related tasks.
• Supervises and provides rail system oversight and administration, rail inspections, oversee the development of rail operating studies, and contract documents.
• Prepares outreach presentations summarizing the Port's rail operations program and presents to various groups, such as Port Divisions, Marine Terminals, Railroads, technical committees, conferences, schools, community groups and other City Departments etc.
• Creates and/or oversees railroad safety plans for any work within the rail right-of-way; coordinates watchperson training and safety briefings with railroad companies.
• Provides expert advice and oversight for the preparation of railroad operations agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between or among a variety of parties that may become or are currently involved in the Port's rail system including the Alameda Corridor, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, tenants, utilities, railroads, and switching operators.
• Writes Board Memoranda and Information Only items for Port rail and truck updates.
• Oversees the review of Port concepts, design and operations related to any rail and truck projects to be operationally effective and efficient.
• Assists and/or represents the Port on the Short-Line Railroad Oversight Committee; manages daily rail operations and maintenance issues; assists with establishing annual maintenance and operating budgets.
• Assists the Port on the Alameda Corridor Operating Committee; manages daily operations and maintenance issues; assists with establishing annual maintenance and operating budgets.
• Develops and maintains key relationships within each of the service provider segments of the intermodal and trucking portion of the supply chain, and serves as liaison between that community and the various internal divisions within the Harbor Department.
• Monitors operational, political and regulatory environment for issues, trends and impending changes that will affect the intermodal and truck market. Keeps Port leadership informed, and provides advice and recommendations as appropriate.
• Develops, maintains, and refines performance monitoring metrics and reporting protocols as defined in cooperation with the Assistant Director, Director of Tenant Services and members of the stakeholder community.
• Serves as the Port's Business Continuity representative for the Ports railroad system.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Port of Long Beach is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The Port of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the Port of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report.

To Apply: Applications will only be accepted via the City of Long Beach's website. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of degree as pdf attachments by Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 11:59 PM PST. The Port reserves the right to extend the closing date without notice to accept additional applications.

The Benefits...
The Port of Long Beach has established an annual salary range of $170,000-$208,000 (placement depends on qualifications). An attractive package of executive level benefits is also included with the opportunity of working in one of the most diverse and dynamic areas of the United States. The Port's generous benefits package includes an automobile allowance, executive leave, a retirement plan, and so much more!

Job Requirements:
Educational Requirements: Bachelor's in railroad operations, civil engineering or a related field is desirable. Experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience Requirements: 5 years of experience in rail transportation operations and systems requiring expert knowledge of railroad and Port facilities as applied to freight rail operations, signalization, control and dispatching, regulations, standards, rail agreements, and construction is required. Experience working with railroad companies is required. Experience with drayage truck operations and related environmental requirements required. A history of successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise is required. Must be a hands-on person with strong technical knowledge and presentation skills.

Job Knowledge and Technical Skills Requirements:
• Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of rail and drayage operations is required.
• Knowledge of rail facilities as applied to freight rail operations, signalization, control and dispatching, rail regulations, track layouts, standards, and rail agreements is required.
• Knowledge of railroad and trucking industry, including companies, trends and logistics required.
• Knowledge of the function and regulations of the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is required.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract administration is required.
• Knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office is required.
• The ability to prepare, review and evaluate rail and drayage operational studies is required.
• The ability to inspect rail systems is required.
• The ability to evaluate rail operations and propose changes to enhance is required.
• The ability to prepare clear and concise reports, notes, correspondence and other written materials is required.
• The ability to understand, interpret, explain policies and laws related to intermodal operations and drayage trucks is required.
• High-level organizational and rail operational planning skills are required.
• Proficiency in public speaking and oral presentations to groups of varying size as well as to appointed or elected officials is required.
• Must have a valid California Driver's License to perform work-related duties, including driving to meetings and work-related events.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment.

To really stand out, the successful candidate will also have:
• Program management experience.
• Prior Port or City experience.
• Knowledge of maritime and environmental terminology is a plus.
• Working knowledge of American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance of Way (AREMA) standards is desired.
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