Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1F ($47,902.40 - $59,883.20 - $71,884.80)
Job Summary

Accepts and processes legal documents, including subpoenas, summons and complaints, claims for damage, and wage garnishments, served upon Metro and its employees.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accepts and processes subpoenas, summonses, claims for damage and wage garnishments served upon Metro
  • Appears in court to testify and present records
  • Confers with legal counsel and insurance administrators regarding legal availability, source, and confidentiality of information being requested
  • Interacts with staff from various departments and consultants to identify sources and coordinate retrieval and release of information and documents
  • Coordinates reproduction of documents being provided; determines charges and receives payments for costs of reproduction and/or labor; maintains records of charges
  • Maintains records of information requested and information released
  • Provides written and verbal explanations to attorneys regarding release and/or denial of release of information
  • Confers with requestors to clarify information being requested
  • Researches various sources, including but not limited to computerized data bases, personnel files, and accident/incident files
  • 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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for processing and complying with legal documents
  • Various legal documents served to the agency and their handling, including garnishments, summons and complaints, depositions, workers' compensation, and criminal and witness subpoenas
  • Theories, principles, and practices of disclosure of confidential information
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Exercising judgment and creativity in making conclusions
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Analyzing complex information
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Devise recordkeeping and document tracking system
  • Ascertain and maintain confidential information
  • Prioritize work to meet various deadlines, including court dates
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field 


  • None Required; experience working with legal documents and personnel information preferred

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


Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.