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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:
$102,045 - $127,566 - $153,067

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

Plans, schedules, researches, and provides leadership and oversight to technical staff in order to successfully implement Information Technology (IT) projects supporting major software and/or network infrastructure systems.

Example Of Duties

  • Provides project management services to lead, administer, and ultimately support the successful delivery of information technology projects
  • Manages projects supporting major software systems and/or infrastructure communications systems, including networks, communications, business productivity, and security systems
  • Provides oversight and management of technical staff and supports the Director, Project Systems in activities related to the project deliverables for Information Technology (IT) systems and infrastructure
  • Understands and follows a Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) methodology to successfully deliver technology projects
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop and prepare key integral project management documents, including business cases, project charters, budget, project requirements, scope of work, budget, procurement documents, project plans and schedules, and test and training plans
  • Reviews and analyzes new project requests and justifications for new and expanded programs
  • Gathers requirements to support the development of project scope of work
  • Interfaces with vendors for information and cost estimates
  • Prepares solicitation documents for request for proposals, including cost estimates, scopes of work, evaluation process, etc.
  • Participates in selection and negotiation processes for hiring of outside contractors
  • Develops departmental plans and schedules
  • Monitors, tracks, and evaluates work progress
  • Tracks budget and actual costs
  • Authorizes payment for equipment, professional services, and licensing related to the project deliverables
  • Allocates assigned staff and other resources required to meet objectives
  • Serves as the liaison between group departments, external vendors/providers of IT, and Metro executives
  • Communicates updates, change orders, status, issues, and risk with the project stakeholders
  • Consults with stakeholders to clarify and solve systems development needs and problems; establishes priorities and schedules to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • Implements problem resolution programs and tracks project issues
  • Presents plans, project status, and progress against milestones in oral and written reports to the Project Management Office (PMO) and executive management
  • Facilitates governance and strategic planning
  • Ensures conformance with federal and state regulations
  • Researches and evaluates new technology software and hardware
  • Participates on various committees and task forces
  • Conducts special projects and studies and presents related reports
  • Participates in the department's information security, disaster recovery, and safety programs
  • 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 assigned employees
  • 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 Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field; Master¬ís Degree in a related field preferred

  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience on a large-scale computer system in a specified application area, requiring at least two years specialized experience in area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • 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 preferred
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and/or ITIL Certification preferred
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 utilizing Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle OAF, APEX, Oracle Workflow, and API to create and maintain Oracle 12i applications
  • Experience maintaining, customizing, and supporting complex information systems projects with an emphasis on the budget development processes
  • Experience executing all phases of the systems development life-cycle
  • Experience designing, developing, and deploying custom budgeting applications to collect and report on various budget versions and quarterly project performance metrics
  • Experience documenting systems development components such as requirements, specifications, testing scenarios, and user guides


  • Project management SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)/PMLC methodologies and best practices supporting all stages of the project management life cycle, including initiation, planning and design, implementing, monitoring and controlling, and closure
  • Theories, principles, and best practices of information technology communications infrastructure, including LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), radio, video, microwave, telephone, security systems, etc.
  • Theories, principles, and best practices of information technology business software applications and databases, and client/server software architectures
  • Communication planning, developing, and delivering presentations and report writing
  • Contract administration, budgeting, and procurement for public agencies
  • Modern management theory
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) framework

Skill In:

  • End-to-end management of IT projects serving in the role of primary Project Manager
  • New system development and current system support in designated information technology areas
  • Managing large-scale projects from inception to culmination
  • Quickly analyzing information and situations, identifying issues and underlying causes, resolving problems efficiently, and evaluating outcomes
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with all levels of Metro staff and external representatives and customers
  • Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff


  • Analyze and direct the design of complex data systems in assigned technical system areas
  • Lead and direct groups to establish and accomplish goals and objectives
  • Exercise sound judgement and creativity in decision making and problem solving
  • Supervise assigned staff assigned regarding PMO projects/ tasks
  • Evaluate and establish appropriate priorities
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Multi-task and maintain focus on objectives
  • Research, compile, analyze, interpret, and disseminate information
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • 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. (EA)

*Restricted to Metro employees and current temporary employees who have at least six months of continuous employment with Metro. Regular employees currently on their initial probationary period may apply but will not be certified for hiring department interview until they have successfully completed the initial probationary period.

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.