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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
009899-043
Job Title:
PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (GRANT SUBRECIPIENTS)
Specialty:
Grant Subrecipients
Closing Date:
24-SEP-19
Salary Grade:
H1M
Salary Range:
$84,468 - $105,560 - $126,672
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL

At Will**

Other Info:

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

 

Basic Function

To provide advanced-level planning and programming support in activities associated with grants management, including sub recipients of federal, state, regional and local grants administered by Los Angles Metro.

Example Of Duties

  • Assists in negotiating and executing grant and funding agreements with third parties and grant sub-recipients
  • Develops and administers major cooperative and service agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, and interagency funding plans to include scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, and contracts with other agencies.
  • Coordinates processes to request project proposals to be funded by discretionary grant funding programs
  • Develops, applies, and evaluates technical planning analytical methods and procedures
  • Manages contracts to ensure completion of projects within scope, on-time and within budget
  • Develops Request for Proposals and participates in contractor/consultant selection
  • Develops transportation service standards and policies
  • Executes cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding and certification requirements with other entities
  • Represents staff at meetings to facilitate and implement planning projects
  • Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence inquiries
  • Serves as lead with responsibility for transportation studies and research projects
  • Provides technical and policy guidance to local jurisdictions and agencies on Metro programs
  • Acts as liaison with outside agencies, public and private organizations
  • Participates in special task forces, committees, panels, transportation forums and peer groups
  • Assists in developing program guidelines and strategies
  • Develops and monitors forecasts, budgets, and financial plans for transportation programs and projects
  • Coordinates and disseminates information to various departments, agencies, organizations, and the public
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks associated with alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • 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 - Urban or Transportation Planning, Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or other related field
  • 4 years of relevant experience in transportation planning, grants management, project management, transportation finance, or other related area
  • Master's degree in a related field is desirable
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.

  • Experience managing and administering federal, state, and/or local grants
  • Experience developing and preparing grant applications, scopes of work, competitive solicitations, and executing agreements
  • Experience managing and developing budgets

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of grants management and financing of transportation projects funded under federal, state, regional, or local programs that include, but are not necessarily limited to, those administered by the FTA, the FHWA, Caltrans, the United States Department of Homeland Security, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Metro (particularly programs and projects funded with Measure R and Measure M local sales tax)
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, urban development practices and funding sources for public agencies
  • Methods and procedures for data collection and analysis
  • Financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical processes and procedures
  • Regulatory, municipal, county, transit, highway and agency policies, plans, and procedures
  • Business computer programs and applications
  • Modern management theory

Abilities:

  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • 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. (TW)

*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.