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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
009899-052
Job Title:
PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (EQUITY AND RACE)
Specialty:
EQUITY AND RACE
Closing Date:
26-OCT-20
Salary Grade:
H1M
Salary Range:
$84,469 - $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

Provides advanced-level planning and programming support and performs a range of functions in an assigned organizational unit.

Example Of Duties

  • Develops, applies, and evaluates technical planning and financial or system analytical methods and procedures
  • Supports analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation or related projects, programs, and policies
  • Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Provides technical and policy guidance to local jurisdictions and agencies on Metro programs
  • Analyzes, develops, and recommends policies and procedures
  • For the assigned business unit, develops technical and other documentation in support of Request for Proposals (RFPs) and participates in contractor/consultant selection
  • Executes cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), and certification requirements with other entities
  • Manages vendor performance against contracts to ensure completion of projects within scope, on-time, and within budget for the assigned business unit
  • 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 or related programs and projects
  • Negotiates funding agreements
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks associated with alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • Represents staff at meetings to facilitate and implement planning projects
  • Serves as lead with responsibility for studies and research projects
  • Acts as liaison with outside agencies, public and private organizations
  • Promotes development along transit lines and transportation corridors
  • May be required to supervise staff
  • 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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Finance, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred

Experience
  • Five years of relevant experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, travel simulation and demand modeling, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area; some positions in this class may require 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
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 regularly discussing, explaining, and raising awareness of overt and systemic racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion with diverse groups.
  • Experience maintaining organizational social media accounts, websites, or public communications.
  • Experience in implementing and/or supporting successful culturally sensitive and targeted community engagement processes.
  • Experience applying successful strategies to advance racial and social equity
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the broad range of tools being used to measure and advance racial and social equity

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation and land use planning, capital planning, grants management, project management, mobility, and/or system engineering
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, urban development practices, mobility, and funding sources for public agencies
  • Methods and procedures for data collection and analysis, including spatial, financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical
  • Best practices regarding project management and planning
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Modern management theory
  • Emerging business models and opportunities to test new models of service delivery

Skill In:
  • Conducting planning studies and projects
  • Understanding and analyzing complex concepts and data
  • Performing statistical and financial analysis
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions and/or to test new models of service delivery
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in overcoming obstacles and making decisions
  • Establishing and implementing relevant policies and procedures
  • Preparing reports and presentations
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Mediating and negotiating
  • Communicating project opportunities, risks, and constraints

Abilities:

  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Work independently in a highly structured environment
  • Maintain composure in difficult situations
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Navigate Metro's complex organizational structure
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and able to iterate as obstacles are encountered during project delivery
  • Develop and maintain external relationships to ensure project success
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Handle highly confidential information
  • 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 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. (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.