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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 manage and execute activities associated with Metro’s system-wide and project-specific financial planning, and technical financial analysis in disciplines including Transit Operations, Capital Program Management, Subsidies to other agencies, and Debt.

Example Of Duties

  • Develops and manages system-wide spreadsheet-based financial forecasting model of Metro and countywide transportation capital investments and transit and highway operations
  • Develops, analyzes, and manages expenditure plans, funding plans, and financial plans for Metro’s transportation programs and projects
  • Develops and analyzes funding scenarios and expenditure profiles
  • Analyzes and evaluates innovative financing proposals
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • Manages development of short and long-range revenue forecasts, including federal, state and local transportation funds
  • Creates assumptions for projecting revenue and Metro transportation expenditures by researching funding sources, and determining expenditure levels and escalation rates by collaborating with Metro staff, using defensible standards, and governmental practices
  • Creates, updates, and analyzes sales tax and other local revenue projections
  • Develops financial strategies and policies for Metro system-wide capital and operating costs, as well as specific projects and programs
  • Identifies, researches, forecasts, and analyzes potential federal and state funding sources, and works with these sources to obtain funding and meet ongoing compliance requirements
  • Evaluates and analyzes impact of proposed state and federal policy and legislation on the funding of Los Angeles County transportation
  • Determines the programming and allocation of federal, state, and regional transportation funds
  • Applies financial debt management practices and policies to financial demands and balances those to annual funding availability
  • Forecasts debt capacity and evaluates the use of alternative debt financing strategies
  • Conducts analysis and makes policy recommendations on state of good repair and asset management financial and capital planning
  • Leads and facilitates meetings to develop agency-wide and departmental capital plans and funding strategies
  • Participates in the development of policy guidelines and administrative procedures
  • Represents Metro, provides consultation services, and makes presentations to local, regional, state, and other agency committees and boards
  • Coordinates financial planning data with other departments and outside agencies
  • Participates in regional and statewide transportation forums
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence, and presentations
  • Oversees and prepares comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors’ policy decisions; advocate funding needs of Metro’s transportation programs; and assess future financial trends, opportunities, and constraints Supervises, trains, and provides technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • Coordinates the work of subordinate employees involved with various major projects and/or programs
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of Metro's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro’s safety rules, policies, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Finance, Public Policy, Economics, or other related field
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial planning and analysis, financial or other quantitative modeling, transportation finance, or other related area
Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a related field


  • Theories, principles, and practices of project and program financial management, transportation financial forecasting and analysis, and debt financing
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation funding for a public agency
  • Organization and processes of local, regional, state and federal government, including legislative and funding processes and policies
  • Financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical methods and procedures
  • Modern management theory


  • Manage the financial activities of a major transportation project or program
  • Determine financial strategies to achieve goals
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Think and act independently
  • Negotiate consensus solutions
  • Establish and implement relevant policies and procedures
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Supervise, train, and provide expert technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • 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. (CM)

*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.