Manager, Transportation planning (Mobility Corridors)

Los Angeles, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
$90,813 - $113,526 - $136,219

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
Bulletin No:
Specialty: Mobility Corridors
Closing Date:
Salary Grade: H1N
External/Internal: EXTERNAL
Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Basic Function
To manage and execute activities associated with transit and active transportation corridor planning, environmental documentation, plan development, system wide planning, multi-modal project implementation, project management, and technical analysis in all Countywide Transportation Planning & Development disciplines.

Example Of Duties

  • Conducts complex planning, environmental documentation, conceptual design and analysis of projects and programs
  • Coordinates with other Metro Departments, including but not limited to, Bus/Rail Operations, Program Management, and Communications
  • Assumes management responsibility on major transportation and research studies and projects
  • Applies, develops, and evaluates analytical, quantitative and statistical tools and their results
  • Provides technical support and makes presentations to public and private groups on Metro projects and programs
  • Participates in developing program guidelines and project guidelines, strategies, and policies
  • Negotiates and executes cooperative agreements and Memorandums of Understanding with various agencies
  • Provides technical and policy guidance on Metro plans, programs and projects
  • Develops and negotiates scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts, and agreements
  • Evaluates proposed legislation for impacts on specific plans, programs and projects
  • Develops and monitors forecasts, impacts and budgets for plans, programs and projects
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • Develops and evaluates transportation plans and projects, transit operations plans, services and schedules Reviews and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates contract award amounts, evaluates work products, and ensures productive use of contractors
  • Manages contractor/consultant contracts
  • Prepares and reviews engineering studies and specifications
  • Analyzes and manages contractor budgets
  • Conducts analyses and makes recommendations supporting station site development
  • Promotes supporting development along transit lines and transportation corridors
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence and presentations
  • Supervises subordinate 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 subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

Preferred Qualifications
Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience working on urban planning, architecture, public administration/policy, engineering or transportation planning projects and/or programs
  • Experience utilizing environmental analysis, and complying with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Experience managing active transportation or rail corridor planning projects
  • Experience preparing written reports and making oral presentations
  • Knowledge of modern project management best practices and applicable laws and regulations governing transportation planning


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transit and active transportation planning, land use planning, environmental documentation and public administration
  • Best practices of project management and implementation
  • Development and implementation of complex, multi-modal projects and/or programs
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies and funding sources 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 procedure


  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Think and act independently
  • Conduct comprehensive studies and analyses
  • Negotiate consensus solutions
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Establish and implement relevant policies and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise 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.

Published on:
April 29, 2019 - 11:46am
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