Deputy Executive Officer, Countywide Planning & Development

Los Angeles, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Salary Range:$136,011 - $171,018 - $205,005

Public Transportation Services Corporation(PTSC)


Bulletin No:009929-011


Specialty:Bus Rapid Transit/Rail Connctvty/Active Transp Corridor Plng

Closing Date:24-AUG-18

Salary Grade:HAA

Salary Range:$136,011 - $171,018 - $205,005


Other Info:

Be a part of transforming Los Angeles County as Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) implements Measure M and more. Metro plans, designs, funds, builds and operates regionally and sub-regionally significant transportation initiatives in Los Angeles County.

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

Basic Function

  • Plans, directs, and controls the performance of the Mobility Corridors unit in Countywide Planning and Development. In this role, you would be part of the leadership team that manages the planning, designing, environmental clearing and public engagement processes for new and substantially upgraded transportation corridors.
  • This is a dynamic and challenging position that provides opportunities for long-term professional development. Right now, the department is working on 27 distinct corridors and segments of those corridors with a combined valuation exceeding $30 billion. These corridors include Heavy Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Active Transportation and Rail Connectivity projects.

Example Of Duties

  • Directs employees who are conducting transportation/transit corridor feasibility studies, environmental clearance, and urban design of transit corridors
  • Directs staff in coordinating all aspects and projects related to specific major complex transportation modes, including coordinating with engineering, construction, legal, fiscal, outreach, art and communications
  • Directs the development and implementation of work plan goals, objectives, policies, procedures, budget, and work standards for assigned function, and monitors progress
  • Mentors and develops junior staff
  • Consults with and recommends to Metro management, Board of Directors, and municipal and transportation officials on the direction, progress, preparation, transportation policies and programs
  • Evaluates proposed/enacted legislation for impacts on Metro's programs and projects
  • Interacts with and represents Metro before elected officials, business, professional, civic, government, and community groups regarding Metro's plans, policies, programs, and services
  • Oversees project managers in directing the development of extensive transportation planning programs and studies, including evaluations of various alternatives for a project, conceptual design, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impacts
  • Directs the preparation of comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors’ policy decisions and project approvals in the planning and environmental phases
  • Evaluates multiple recommendations for major transportation programs, develops alternatives, major complex financial and funding recommendations, and recommendations for Locally Preferred Alternatives suitable for transition of projects from the Countywide Planning Department to the Program Management Department
  • Manages employees who develop scopes of work for major planning and environmental contracts; resolves technical issues
  • Establishes, supervises, and enforces priorities of multiple, major work efforts for staff and consultants
  • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; and maintains accountability for 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 - Public Administration, Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Design or other related field
  • 5 years of senior management-level experience and at least 1 year of director-level experience in urban planning, transportation planning or similar discipline that includes direct supervision of staff
  • Master's degree in related field desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transit, transportation planning, urban planning, urban design
  • National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements
  • Contract management
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Capital and operating budgets, and funding sources
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transportation programs
  • Project management


  • Direct the overall operations of a major planning and programming function
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Develop and maintain schedules
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Represent Authority before elected officials and the public
  • Prepare comprehensive, clear reports and correspondence
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise and develop 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

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. BM

*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:
August 1, 2018 - 11:12am
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