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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
009898-042
Job Title:
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS)
Specialty:
INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
Closing Date:
25-SEP-19
Salary Grade:
H1J
Salary Range:
$65,790.40- $82,243.20- $98,716.80
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL

At Will**

Other Info:

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

 

Basic Function

To administer and manage review of innovative project proposals submitted to the Office of Extraordinary Innovation (OEI) under Metro's Unsolicited Proposals Policy to ensure a thorough, fair, expeditious, and objective evaluation process, and facilitate demonstration, piloting, or implementation of innovative technologies, projects, or concepts. To incubate and advance purposeful innovation pilots in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

Example Of Duties

  • Processes and manages Unsolicited Proposals accepted by Metro's Office of Vendor/Contract Management through all phases of evaluation
  • Meets with parties interested in submitting unsolicited proposals to provide feedback and collaborates with Metro subject matter experts to outlines Metro's processes
  • Meets with parties throughout Metro to better understand innovation challenges, needs, and pain points
  • Assists with design, coordination, and management of projects selected for implementation, demonstration, or piloting
  • Analyzes proposals and context to gain a clear understanding of the concept and how it might impact various Metro activities and departments
  • Develops and implements expeditious cross-departmental review schedules for all proposals received, to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Identifies, recruits, and convenes various Metro staff experts to serve on proposal review teams, developing agendas and leading review team meetings to gain key insights into potential value of proposals
  • Identifies and scopes supplementary research tasks, as necessary, for effective proposal review
  • Develops scopes for requests for additional information for more detailed analysis by Metro review teams
  • Documents review team feedback and synthesizes with other sources, including Metro and third party data and research, and other information to develop clear recommendations for decision-makers
  • Maintains correspondence with proposers regarding evaluation process, timelines, and the need for any additional information or supplementary meetings
  • Participates in the development of competitive solicitations, demonstrations, or pilot projects resulting from unsolicited proposals
  • Develops reports and presentations to document lessons learned
  • Contributes to project design, messaging, outreach to both elected officials and general public, outreach to stakeholder agencies and/or organizations, in collaboration with OEI staff
  • Prepares reports for management and the Board of Directors
  • Oversees the development of content for and management of OEI website and newsletter
  • Oversees the deployment of the OEI Ride-Along Program
  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree - Public Policy; Transportation/Urban Planning; Political Science; Engineering; Product, Transportation, or Industrial Design; Business; or other related field (or equivalent professional experience in relevant field)
  • Master's degree, fellowship program, or other similar training in related field desirable
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in public policy, public administration, transportation planning, project development, business performance, or other related field
  • Valid California Class C driver's license
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQ's) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQ's will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQ's will not automatically be selected.

  • Project Management or task leader experience
  • Experience coordinating multiple disciplines and departments to achieve project goals
  • Experience developing, evaluating, and implementing projects related to improving transportation and mobility, customer experience, safety or environment
  • Experience facilitating and leading meetings

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation, especially public transportation and transportation planning
  • New mobility and mobility-as-a-service, and related technologies and approaches, as well as emerging technologies in both public and private sector transportation applications
  • Public contracting, including through public delivery and public private partnerships
  • How to work effectively within a large public agency Local public policy and political landscape, including but not limited to mobility, labor, business, equity, and environmental issues

Abilities:

  • Understand Metro's key needs, challenges, and opportunities, and think critically about various ways to address each through a variety of approaches
  • Provide leadership in overseeing multiple project evaluations to ensure compliance with schedule
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with multiple points of contact throughout the agency
  • Develop thorough understanding of Metro's internal structure, including departments, offices, leadership, and subject matter experts
  • Represent OEI and Metro to potential private sector partners and public sector colleagues
  • Work with partnering agencies and resource agencies effectively
  • Recommend action plans, report on progress, review and comment on contract required documents, and respond to requests from executives and Board of Directors
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Connect all work to the agency's mission, vision, and goals
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • 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 www.metro.net 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

Telephone:
(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. SDR

*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.