Senior Manager, Transportation Planning (Mobility Corridors Planning)

LA Metro
Los Angeles, CA
United States
$100,048 - $125,070 - $150,072

Public Transportation Services Corporation(PTSC)


Bulletin No: 009894-050


Specialty: Mobility Corridors Planning

Closing Date: 17-JUN-19

Salary Grade: H1O

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

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

Basic Function

To oversee, manage, and execute all work activities associated with active transportation and/or transit corridor planning, multi-modal project implementation, environmental review, conceptual design, project management, and technical analysis for all assigned projects as well as coordinate the work of other staff on related projects in a major transportation mode or program.

Example Of Duties

  • Manages and leads the development and implementation of Measure M projects
  • Coordinates the work of subordinate employees and consultants involved with various major projects and/or programs in multiple geographic areas
  • Leads and facilitates meetings to develop agency-wide and departmental strategies, processes, and policies
  • Conducts complex transportation planning for active transportation and other transportation modes
  • Develops and oversees the analysis for environmental review documents in accordance with CEQA/NEPA
  • Develops and oversees project planning including, but not limited to, feasibility studies, alternative analyses, and conceptual design
  • Participates and promotes the development of programming, planning, strategies, and policy guidelines for land use programs and projects along transit lines and transportation corridors and in other viable areas
  • Develops, negotiates, and executes major cooperative and service agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, and interagency funding plans to include scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, and contracts with other agencies and private developers
  • Develops, forecasts, and monitors budgets for plans, programs, and projects
  • Provides technical support and policy guidance to management on Metro plans, programs, and projects
  • Applies, develops, and evaluates analytical, quantitative, and statistical tools and their result
  • Represents Metro, provides consultation services, and makes presentations to stakeholders, the public, and local, regional, state, and other agency committees and boards
  • Coordinates and disseminates information to various agencies, groups, and departments
  • Reviews and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates award amounts, operating standards, and work projects; and ensures productive use of contractors
  • Participates and takes leadership position in regional forums; leads interagency task forces and technical advisory groups
  • Participates in regional and statewide transportation forums
  • Evaluates proposed legislation/policies for impact on specific plans, programs, and projects
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • Develops and evaluates transportation plans and projects
  • Reviews and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates contract award amounts, evaluates work products and ensures productive use of contractors
  • Analyzes and manages contractor/consultant contracts and budgets
  • Prepares and reviews engineering studies and specifications
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, board reports, correspondence, and cost estimates
  • Supervises, trains, and provides technical assistance to 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

  • Bachelor’s degree - Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, or other related field
  • 5 years' progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, environmental review, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area
  • Must include at least one year at the Manager-level, or equivalent, of demonstrated experience on a regionally significant project with an environmental analysis or active transportation component
  • 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.

  • Experience utilizing environmental analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act
  • Experience managing active transportation corridor planning
  • Experience writing effectively and making presentations
  • Experience applying modern project management best practices and applicable laws and regulations governing transportation planning


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation planning, including active transportation corridor planning, land use planning, environmental documentation, and public administration
  • Best practices of project and program management, contract management, and funding
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, funding, and planning for a public agency
  • State and federal environmental process and regulations
  • Organization and processes of local, regional, state and federal government, including legislative and funding processes and policies


  • Manage the activities of a major transportation project or program
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Understand complex planning concepts
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • 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
  • 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, 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.

Published on:
May 21, 2019 - 12:51pm
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