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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
009907-041
Job Title:
SENIOR DIRECTOR, COUNTYWIDE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (JOINT DEVELOPMENT)
Specialty:
Joint Development
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Salary Grade:
H1Q
Salary Range:
$125,424 - $156,770 - $188,115
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL
Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

At Will**

Other Info:

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

 

Basic Function

Directs, manages, and executes the performance of an assigned organizational unit or function within one of the departments in the Countywide Planning and Development Division associated with the development, implementation, and management of policies, programs, plans, and projects countywide.

Example Of Duties

  • Directs the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects, programs and policies within the organizational unit
  • Oversees preparation and management of contract documents, including scopes of work, schedules, budgets, and various contracts and agreements
  • Provides policy, planning, and program support to internal management, staff, and various internal departments and outside agencies
  • Directs the technical management, analysis, and evaluation of transportation systems and options
  • Develops urban design plans to ensure integration of the Metro system into the surrounding urban form
  • Develops sub-regional plans in coordination with outside agencies, jurisdictions, and other affected parties
  • Coordinates policy, technical, and funding interaction with local, regional and state entities
  • Develops and expands the systemwide planning program, including asset management, bus/rail interface, operations capital improvements, and station design
  • Directs the development, application, and evaluation of analytical, quantitative and statistical methods and tools
  • Directs and advises staff on coordination with other Metro departments, municipalities, elected officials, and the broader stakeholder community
  • Directs the preparation of written and oral reports, research projects, and solicitations
  • Determines the impact of proposed and enacted federal, state, and local policies, legislation, and regulations on the work program of the organizational unit
  • Manages agency policies, plans, programs, and projects to ensure compliance with appropriate laws and regulations
  • Negotiates and executes major cooperative agreements and interagency funding plans
  • Manages competitive countywide grant programs from application development, project selection, through implementation and close-out including internal and external coordination
  • Administers funding policy and allocations for various programs
  • Partners with Community Relations and outside consultants to direct stakeholder engagement, including developing messages, identifying the appropriate stakeholders, and crafting an engagement plan
  • Presents the work of Metro and the organizational unit to the Metro Board, Metro management, as well as other internal and external stakeholders
  • Establishes, supervises, and manages priorities of work for staff and consultants to ensure high quality results
  • Ensures professional development opportunities for staff of the organizational unit, and provides guidance and technical assistance to staff in other Metro departments
  • Develops, reviews, and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates award amounts; evaluates operating standards and work products; and ensures productive use of contractors
  • Directs and prepares comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors′ policy decisions; advocates funding needs of Metro′s transportation programs; and assesses future financial trends, opportunities, and constraints
  • Develops, forecasts, and manages budgets to complete various plans, projects, and programs
  • Leads special task forces, committees, panels, and peer groups on major issues as required
  • 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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, Planning, or a related field; Master′s degree in a related field preferred

Experience
  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in transportation planning or programming, project management, grants management, capital development, financial planning, transit planning, or proven abilities in planning, developing and implementing large scale, highly complex, multi-faceted transportation projects or programs

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 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 managing public/private real estate transactions and related negotiations and legal agreements
  • Experience analyzing real estate proformas that include federal, state, or local development financing sources
  • Experience leading public outreach meetings for projects related to community development, urban planning and design, and affordable housing
  • Experience reviewing site plans and coordinating design review

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of any of the following transportation and land use planning, architecture, urban design, environmental planning, sustainability planning, grants management, project management, civil engineering, funds programming, contract administration and negotiation, and business and public administration
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, urban development practices, and funding sources for a public agency
  • Organization policies and procedures of local, state, and federal government entities, including legislative and funding policies and procedures
  • Financial, analytical, and statistical processes and procedures
  • Modern management theory
  • Applicable business software applications

Skills:
  • Managing and providing strategic direction to a large, multidisciplinary team
  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls
  • Formulating strategies to achieve goals and objectives
  • Reviewing legal and contractual documents
  • Reviewing architectural and urban design documents and/or transportation related plans
  • Reviewing and synthesizing financial, analytical and statistical processes, procedures, and results
  • Understanding and analyzing complex planning concepts
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of employees and outside representatives
  • Conducting community outreach and engagement
  • Mediating and negotiating with a variety of stakeholders, including peers, consultants, and the public

Abilities:

  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of specialized transportation projects and programs
  • Develop and lead transportation and/or urban planning studies, programs, and projects
  • Manage tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Identify and communicate the individual and cumulative effects of projects or programs on the transportation system
  • Develop and expand systemwide programs to ensure an integrated transportation network
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Plan financial and staffing needs; and make financial decisions within a budget
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Supervise, train, and motivate assigned 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 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 is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

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.