Chief Operating Officer

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Location: Sacramento, CA



Chief Operating Officer

California High-Speed Rail Authority


This is an opportunity to be an integral part of creating the transportation solution of the future


Are you looking for a different type of Executive Level Government career? Where you can have the opportunity to create an organization from scratch, doing something that has never been done before?  Where you can develop relationships with the elite leaders in your industry?  How about an opportunity to be a vital part of one of the most remarkable transportation Legacy projects in the history of the United States?


The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the first high-speed rail system in the USA which when done will connect the mega-regions of California.  It will contribute to economic development, support a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserves precious agricultural and protected lands.  By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.


The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a dynamic State agency that has an exceptional opportunity for the executive level position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).   

Position Highlights:

  • Oversee Operations of a multi-billion dollar project to span 12+ years
  • Position reports directly to the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Supports nine board members, five of which are appointed by the Governor
  • Five direct reports with hundreds of staff members
  • No boring days!  The COO will collaborate with high level government officials one day and have their “boots on the ground’ working with the largest contractors the next.


To hear all about this opportunity or other positions of interest, please contact:


Gina Academia

J Powers Recruiting, Inc.