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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
009899-044
Job Title:
PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (ENTERPRISE TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT)
Specialty:
(Enterprise Transit Asset Management)
Closing Date:
30-SEP-19
Salary Grade:
H1M
Salary Range:
$84,468.80 - $105,560.00 - $126,672.00
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 plan development, systemwide planning, multi-modal project implementation, joint development and transit oriented development projects, capital management, and technical analysis.

Example Of Duties

  • Develops, applies, and evaluates technical planning analytical methods and procedures
  • Supports analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation projects, programs, and policies
  • Prepares and reviews engineering studies and specifications
  • 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
  • Conducts analysis and makes policy recommendation on state of good repair and asset management
  • Provides technical and policy guidance to local jurisdictions and agencies on Metro programs
  • Acts as liaison with outside agencies, public and private organizations
  • Conducts analyses and makes recommendations supporting station site development
  • Promotes development along transit lines and transportation corridors
  • 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
  • Leads groups of subject matter experts to develop asset class hierarchies, asset inventories, useful lives and replacement cost estimates
  • Reviews, extracts, formats and loads into the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Database information obtained from teams
  • Periodically review data sets for current accuracy and update as needed
  • 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, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, or other related field
  • 4 years' progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, and travel simulation and demand modeling, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area
  • Master's degree in a related field is desirable
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 planning or managing capital projects

  • Experience working for a transit agency

  • Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL) or MS Power BI

  • Experience using information systems (Excel, MS SQL Server , MS Access or related database systems) to maintain large databases

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation and land use planning, capital planning, grants management, project management
  • 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
  • Federal transit asset management regulations and guidelines
  • Regulatory, municipal, county, transit, highway and agency policies, plans, and procedures
  • Business computer programs and applications
  • Relational data structures
  • 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
  • Extract data from large and complex database using Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Prepare data visualizations using Microsoft Power BI
  • 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. (SA)

*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.