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


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
PRINCIPAL HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST (Compensation and Classification)
Compensation & Classification
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$75,816 - $94,765 - $113,693
Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

At Will**

Other Info:
Applicants who previously applied to bulletin 005227-006 need not reapply.

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


Applicants who previously applied to bulletin 005227-006 need not reapply.

Basic Function

The Los Angeles Metro's Talent Acquisition Department is recruiting for a Principal Human Resources Analyst. This position will be working in a team environment and be responsible for performing a variety of the most complex professional, technical and analytical classification and compensation activities related to the development and maintenance of the agencies compensation system. Candidate's will demonstrate the advanced professional skills in the areas described above to be placed in the Qualified Candidate Pools (QCP's) for open positions within the agency.

Example Of Duties

  • Reviews new positions in anticipation of recruitment to ensure appropriate classification. Based on position-specific information, determines if an existing description can be used for classification
  • Reviews employeesÂ’ request for classification review and makes recommendations. This includes reviewing job questionnaires, conferring with managers and employees, evaluating jobs and preparing written reports on findings. Communicates with stakeholders regarding the result of compensation work
  • Reviews jobs for strategic management reorganizations, contractual reviews and projects, including both job audit and evaluation. Documents job-specific findings and recommendations to contribute to a comprehensive project report
  • Researches situations as they arise related to aspects of compensation to provide clarity for resolution in consideration of contract provisions, historical practices, similar situations, etc.
  • Develops and documents procedures to streamline processes and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Provides analytical support and data analysis on projects and human resource metrics
  • Reviews and recommends salary placements for new hires
  • Plans, conducts, and takes the lead or project management role on assigned teams as well as major projects; reviews and evaluates results
  • Provides guidance for other team members on complex human resources management projects and programs
  • Gathers and/or develops data and identifies and forecasts program costs
  • Recommends and implements new policies or programs to meet unforeseen or unmet agency-wide needs
  • Researches and writes responses to inquiries from executive officers, department heads, and employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration or other related field
  • 4 years' senior-level experience performing complex human resources work related to compensation and classification
  • Master's degree in Business, Public Administration, or related field AND/OR possession of a professional certification in Human Resources or other related field is desirable
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following criteria beyond the minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, persuade and involve diverse stakeholders using a customer service focus
  • Demonstrated ability to lead assigned teams as well as classification compensation projects
Note: Additional requirements may be assessed based on the needs of each position. Candidates will be notified of those additions at the time of the interview beyond the Qualified Applicant Pool.


  • Theories, principles, and practices of human resources management
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing human resources management for a public agency
  • Research and report preparation methods
  • Item analysis techniques
  • Forecasting and succession planning methods


  • Perform complex human resources management work
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Handle highly confidential information
  • Manage a project from inception to culmination
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Lead staff members providing work direction and guidance
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making conclusions and recommendations
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • 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. (AM)

*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.