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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer


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Closing Date:
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Salary Range:
$136,011 - $171,018 - $205,005

At Will**

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This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)


Basic Function

To manage all operational aspects of the regional Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system and the oversight and integration of all regional fare products that supports 25 transit agencies throughout the Los Angeles County.

Example Of Duties

  • Directs staff engaged in the technical development, evaluation, analysis, reporting, and monitoring of mass transit revenue collection and services
  • Directs the development and implementation of policies, programs, and operating standards for the overall functioning of AFC equipment for bus, and rail, and associated support equipment
  • Oversees development and implementation of new regional policies and systems in both transit and non-transit retail, commercial and banking applications using the TAP smart card infrastructure
  • Establishes budget goals and major priorities for assigned program areas
  • Directs the daily operations of assigned areas in accordance with established policies, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations
  • Directs the preparation of comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors¬í policy decisions
  • Develops performance measurements and implementation strategies to ensure program and agency objectives are achieved
  • Provides expertise and leadership in conducting technical studies and analysis related to mass transit revenue collection, ridership, and service performance monitoring and reporting
  • Oversees staff involved in the integration of all regional fare products, including Metrolink and municipal operators' tariff and transfer rules, into TAP technology
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of a budget document or other related material(s) to support adoption by the Board of Directors
  • Gathers or reviews capital project requests in order to identify funding sources and strategies and/or make recommendations for debt financing and capital program inclusion in adopted budget
  • Serves as an intra/inter-departmental resource to support and provide sound financial management practices, policy guidance and development within Metro
  • Develops, directs, and presents periodic reporting to executive management, the Board of Directors, committees, and outside agencies
  • Briefs executive staff and the Board of Directors as necessary
  • Chairs and participates in various committees and task forces
  • Directs the conducting of studies and analyses at the direction of executive staff and Board of Directors, including reports of findings and recommendations
  • Directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of short and long-range goals, objectives, budgets, schedules, and strategies
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro¬ís safety rules, policies, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree -Engineering, Computer Science, or other related field
  • 5 years' senior management level experience in Automated Fare Collection systems design and implementation for a major public transit agency


  • Theories, principles, and practices of Automated Fare Collection systems, including advanced and emerging technologies, integration, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and software systems
  • Fare collection technology for both bus and rail public transit
  • Applicable, local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing budgeting, funding and the financial operations of a public transportation agency
  • Administrative methods, including goal setting, budget development and implementation, forecasting, and funding sources
  • Modern management theory


  • Manage large-scale projects from inception to completion
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Represent Metro before elected officials and the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (JMC)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.