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


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Closing Date:
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$112,902 - $141,107 - $169,312

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

To direct the planning and managing of Metro-wide Operating Budget programs.

Example Of Duties

  • Oversees the development of an integrated comprehensive revenue and fund management system
  • Manages Metro’s multi-billion dollar annual operating budget process including budgeting assumptions, training, analysis of budget submittals, and final presentation materials to Board of Directors
  • Oversees financial technical modeling for the Business Planning process review with Executive Officers
  • Oversees coordination of annual budget to the Long Range Plan
  • Develops, implements and oversees compliance with Metro-wide policies, standards and systems for ensuring accountability for budget performance
  • Leads agency-wide monthly budget variance report review process
  • Directs development of complex financial analysis models and provides financial impacts to agency management
  • Resolves inter-unit and agency-wide budget issues
  • Creates and implements agency-wide annual funding plans and projections, including revenue demand charts
  • Develops quarterly reporting of budget performance to the Board of Directors
  • Prepares and presents complex technical reports to executive management, the Board of Directors, committees, and outside agencies
  • Monitors budget impact of local state and federal funding allocations and projections
  • Develops cost center goals, policies, procedures and budget
  • Represents Finance at meetings, task force, conferences and public events
  • Supervises subordinate staff
  • Oversees financial and personnel usage controls
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:
  • Bachelor's degree - Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field
  • Five years of relevant management-level experience performing financial, management, and analytical functions
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience managing operating and capital budgets
  • Experience modeling project/program resource needs
  • Experience developing expenditure plans and cash flows
  • Experience monitoring and reporting operating and capital program performance measures
  • Experience leading meetings with stakeholders to review and validate expenditure plans
  • Experience preparing expenditure and subsidy funding allocations for internal budgets and external jurisdictions


  • Theories, principles, and practices of advanced budgeting, accounting, planning
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing budgeting and funding for a public transportation agency including Federal Transit Administration policies
  • Knowledge of complex financial modeling
  • Experience with automated financial system
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Government Finance Officers (GFOA) Annual Budget Reporting Requirements
  • Modern management theory


  • Gain consensus on financial policy to move agency toward goals and objectives
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of Budget Department
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan financial and staff needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Establish and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • 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 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.