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


Bulletin No:
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Closing Date:
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Salary Range:
$90,813 - $113,526 - $136,219

At Will**

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


Basic Function

To provide advanced policy, administrative and process research and analysis to the office of the CEO and executive management, and manage the overall operation of the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Research Library and the Transportation Museum.

Example Of Duties

  • Prepares special research projects requested by Executive management
  • Prepares, reviews and edits complex research projects, Board Reports, presentations, proposals, budget and variance reports, statistical analysis and technical information
  • Acts on behalf of the Executive Office in the absence of the Deputy Executive Officer, Policy, Research, and Library Services in leading Metro’s s monthly Board Agenda process
  • Assists in formulating policy and procedure recommendations for Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and Chief of Staff
  • Develops, plans, and manages the overall activities of Metro's Dorothy Peyton Gray Research Library
  • Maintains extensive collection development resources and selects appropriate documents to ensure materials are up-to-date and readily available for library patrons
  • Coordinates and facilitates the development and maintenance of the Library, Archive, and Museum on-line catalog and its accessibility to staff and the public via the Internet
  • Develops and maintains library website including a bibliography of transit industry research, current event articles, and new publications acquired by the library
  • Supervises the subscription and maintenance of serial publications, interlibrary loans and a highly specialized online cataloging procedure
  • Represents Metro/PTSC and participates in meetings of the American Library Association, Special Library Association and Los Angeles based cultural institutions
  • Establishes policymaking, planning and organizing guidelines of library and museum activities and staff
  • Leads, plans, designs, and maintains in coordination with Metro Departments, architectural staff and design consultants, the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Research Library and Museum
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and supervises the museum's on-going educational program to enhance public access and understanding of the transit collection
  • Plans and implements the on-going activities of acquiring, preserving, researching, interpreting, and exhibiting a newly acquired collection of historical materials relating to Los Angeles area transit
  • Oversees the museum grant budget to ensure compliance with federal regulations and develops on-going expenditure plans for resources
  • Monitors contractual obligations of consultants to ensure compliance with policy guidelines during refurbishment of a facility to display historic artifact exhibits
  • Designs, develops, and supervises the implementation of a web-based cataloging program that includes a complete description of artifacts, photographs, and rare materials
  • 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

  • Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited university
  • 5 years of experience as a Librarian;
  • OR Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited university and a combination of 5 years of experience as Research Analyst, Web Master, Records Manager, Archivist, Historian, Cataloguer, Curator, Database Manager, Public Arts Officer, or Planner including two years at the supervisory level
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 is the preferred qualification:

  • Experience working as a Librarian in the transportation industry


  • Theories, principles, and practices of public administration, public policy development and transportation planning/management
  • Theories, principles, and practices of library science and information management
  • Standard and specialized reference and bibliographic sources
  • Library of Congress classification system, Anglo American Cataloging Rules (AACR2) and On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) cataloging system
  • Research theories, principles and techniques
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing policies, trends and developments affecting the provision of urban mass transit
  • Supervision


  • Oversee the operations of the Dorothy Peyton Gray Research Library and Museum
  • Manage grant funded research service and/or museum improvement projects
  • Interact professionally and perform high level research on behalf of the Board of Directors, their respective staffs, Offices of the CEO, senior management, various levels of Metro employees, elected officials and outside representatives
  • Handle sensitive material as well as valuable and irreplaceable artifacts
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing complex issues critical to achieving the Authorities goals and objectives
  • Supervise subordinates and manage volunteer staff
  • Classify and catalog library, archive and museum materials
  • Conduct technical reference and bibliographic research
  • Research and analyze information from on-line information source retrieval systems
  • Develop and make available via the web computerized library and information systems
  • Understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, labor/management agreements and make financial decisions within a budget
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • 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.