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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:
$156,062 - $194,834 - $233,584

At Will**

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


Basic Function

Directs Metro′s interest, investment, and involvement in the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), the Los Angeles to San Diego and San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) corridor, and high-speed rail (HSR) projects in Southern California.

Example Of Duties

  • Advocates for the interests of customers on Metrolink, the LOSSAN corridor, high-speed rail, and regional rail services to enhance regional rail mobility
  • Provides executive direction to staff and consultants in the planning of regional rail studies, and designing and construction of capital projects along the regional rail corridors in Los Angeles County
  • Responsible for implementing Metro′s interest in the regional rail program in Los Angeles
  • Manages Metro′s share of the budget, service planning, and promotion for Metrolink and LOSSAN
  • Facilitates implementation of High-Speed Rail Projects in Southern California and advocates for Los Angeles County to receive sufficient funding from Proposition 1A and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, plus annual additional appropriations over five years, to build high-speed rail projects in Southern California as identified in the Bond Proposition 1A
  • Manages community and political acceptance of project definition in Los Angeles County; ensures quality project design and that appropriate city, county and community input is received on alternatives to various portions of the projects to reflect city, county, and community concerns
  • Facilitates projects that provide a net operating and safety benefit to Metrolink and the LOSSAN corridor
  • Reviews and comments on Alternatives Analysis and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)
  • Creates and provides direction/lead to a Technical Advisory Committee consisting of agencies, major stakeholders, and community organizations to provide advice on Metrolink, HSR, and LOSSAN improvements
  • Coordinates projects and programs with cities, other stakeholders and public agencies, including Councils of Governments (COGs), to ensure the interests of the corridor cities are represented and the final EIR/EIS addresses community impacts and incorporates appropriate mitigation measures
  • Coordinates with all staff and consultants working on regional rail corridors in the Southern California region
  • Manages the use of right of way owned, managed, or controlled by Metro or Metrolink
  • Develops strategies for developing stations, station parking, and station access
  • Ensures that track and structures properly interface with freeway, river, parks, and communities
  • Develops and maintains outreach and coordination with legislative, city, county, and community representatives
  • Represents Metro on regional rail programs with public and elected officials, business leaders, and community groups in coordination with other departments
  • Coordinates developing, monitoring, and adhering to Metro′s policies, procedures, and budget, and achieving unit goals and objectives
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

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 in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, or a Business-related field


  • Eight years of relevant senior management-level experience in the delivery of major capital projects, high speed rail, commuter rail, and transportation operations
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 overseeing civil, electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering activities related to transit, regional rail, and facilities projects
  • Experience overseeing activities to ensure the successful delivery of regional rail facilities, mass transit, system integration, rail operations, and facility/system interface management
  • Experience overseeing project and construction management activities, including project controls, quality control, quality assurance, construction safety, and budget analysis
  • Experience overseeing design bid build and design-build contracts
  • Experience applying technical problem-solving skills to analyzing issues/situations to identify problems, recommend solutions, resolve issues, and evaluate outcomes
  • Experience working with light rail, heavy rail, intercity rail such as Amtrak, commuter rail such as Metrolink, and high speed rail systems such as the California High Speed Rail Authority
  • Experience working on projects that have implemented a construction management/general contractor project delivery method is desirable

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • California Professional Civil Engineering License preferred
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • On 24-hour call


  • Theories, principles, and practices of development/construction project management, real estate, operations, and governmental contract policies
  • High-speed rail, commuter rail, and inter-city rail
  • Public administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Large-scale capital project management
  • Capital and operating budgets
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transportation programs
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, real estate and development practices
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs
  • Modern management theory

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Directing the overall activities for major capital projects
  • Determining and executing strategies to achieve goals
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Professionally representing Metro with elected officials, business leaders, community groups, and general public
  • Preparing complex comprehensive reports and correspondence and effectively presenting them
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, public officials, and outside representatives


  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Supervise, train, mentor, and motivate assigned staff
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • 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. (CM)

*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.