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


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Mobility Corridors
Closing Date:
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$179,524 - $224,411 - $269,297

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

To collaborate with the Chief Planning Officer on Metro's planning, programming and implementation for all modes of transportation including subregional and strategic initiatives, grants, financial strategies, real property management and development. Under direction of the Chief Planning Officer, works closely with program and project executives and managers, Board members, elected officials, state and federal administration, business, labor and community leaders, environmental advocacy groups and others to assist in the development of visionary programs and solutions to meet the mobility needs of Los Angeles County. This position will lead staff involved in preparing Metro's Long Range Transportation Plan, and also manage the planning, design, environmental clearance and public engagement processes for transportation corridors which include Heavy Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Active Transportation and Rail Connectivity projects, etc.

Example Of Duties

  • Under the direction of the Chief Planning Officer, establishes goals, major priorities, and develops strategies to plan and program for all modes of transportation in support of Metro’s focus on customer service, value to taxpayers, and delivery of programs and projects
  • Develops strong management teams to develop, implement and program strategies to improve mobility and air quality and resolve major transportation issues
  • Collaborates with the Chief Planning Officer on the establishment of goals and major priorities for planning and programming and ensures goals and objectives achieved
  • Manages and reviews staff performance against goals and take actions necessary to address deviations
  • Implements programs to train and prepare the next generation of leaders
  • Leads staff in inter-departmental and inter-agency collaboration and cooperation
  • Directs the development and implementation of programs, projects and services
  • Analyzes policies and formulates and presents policy recommendations to the Chief Planning Officer
  • Manages the preparation of agenda items for Chief Planning Officer approval and Board action on planning and programming matters
  • Maintains and updates long-range staffing plans, resource needs and contingencies in support of Metro projects
  • Prepares long-range transportation plan addressing public transit and paratransit; highways, streets and roads; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; traveler information; traffic management and goods movement
  • Provides for analysis and documentation required to assess environmental impacts and meet requirements of California and federal environmental laws and regulations for all of Metro's programs and projects
  • Completes Planning Studies, Feasibility Studies, Alternatives Analysis and Federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental clearances; conducts Before and After studies after implementation
  • Directs staff in coordinating all aspects and projects related to specific major complex transportation modes, including coordinating with engineering, construction, legal, fiscal, outreach, art and communications
  • Supports the Chief Planning Officer with interfaces and negotiations with outside interests (developers, consultants, architects and contractors) in developing new business ventures to achieve Metro's joint development and new business goals
  • Supports the Chief Planning Officer on all Metro real estate activity, including appraisals, acquisitions, property management and real estate functions
  • Manages Countywide Bus Rapid Transit program and its expansion
  • Participates and chairs as appropriate both internal and external task forces
  • Collaborates with outside agencies by providing technical support to secure support programs and create partnerships
  • Manages staff chairing Metro's legislatively mandated Technical Advisory Committee and providing staff support for its subcommittees
  • Manages staff overseeing Metro's Policy Advisory Committee
  • Ensures Metro Board policies and mandates are carried out in project development phases
  • Prepares and maintains forecasts of sources of funding for transportation projects and services
  • Analyzes and develops innovative means of financing transportation projects and services
  • Solicits, reviews and recommends actions on funding applications from outside agencies for various programs
  • Manages departments including developing, monitoring and adhering to budget, key performance indicators and achieving unit’s goals and objectives
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, or other related field
  • 8-years' senior management-level experience at the department-head level or above in transportation planning and programming, urban planning, project development, real estate, and economic development
  • Valid California Class C driver's license
  • Master's degree in related field desirable
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 a 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.

  • 5-years' of work experience in the public sector (city, county, or public transit agencies) reporting directly to the Board, CEO, or executive management
  • 5-years' experience managing highly complex projects and overseeing a staff of ten or more people
  • Experience leading the preparation of comprehensive plans, infrastructure plans, or policy development
  • Experience developing and leading the community and stakeholder engagement process Experience leading and implementing significant change within an organizational unit, including processes, standards, and procedures


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation planning, environmental planning, urban planning, public policy, urban design, development, construction and programming
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Theories principles and practices of real estate and transportation
  • Theories, principles and practices of capital budgeting and public finance
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation Capital and operating budgets
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transportation programs
  • Public administration
  • Modern management theory


  • Plan, organize, and control the integrated work of a multi-tiered organizational unit in providing transit planning and programming services
  • Develop and implement objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, and contracts
  • Represent Metro before elected officials and the public
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, implement solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Effectively lead and supervise a large staff of professionals
  • Strategically evaluate, hire, and groom staff to form the next generation of leaders and talented professionals
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, outside representatives, and public officials
  • 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. (TW)

*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.