Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1N ($94,494.40 - $118,102.40 - $141,752.00)
Job Summary
Manages the activities of contract compliance and the pre-qualification process of entities seeking to do business with Metro; activities include providing background verifications, certifying financial capacity, and contributing related information supporting the contract award process.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages the workflow for the pre-qualification review process of entities seeking to do business with Metro and assigns work to staff
  • Manages the contract compliance group which is charged with oversight and improvement of Metro contracting process
  • Implements the requirements of AB1869, to pre-qualify applicants seeking to do business or holding current contracts with Metro
  • Reviews and evaluates applicant responses for data relating to the reliability, integrity, and financial analysis of the business entities requesting pre-qualification
  • Supervises the analyses and verification of information through sound financial analysis and utilization of third-party databases
  • Officially qualifies applicants, or refers findings for further investigation and final adjudication of disqualifying factors
  • Oversees financial capability analysis, evaluating balance sheet, income statement and cash flow reports, and utilizing credit bureau reports and database analysis
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of all in-house and contracted databases
  • Develops and refines policy and procedures
  • Responsible for the timely reporting of qualification results, and performs continuous effective coordination with other Metro units, including Contract Administration, Procurement, Audit, Legal, Ethics, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • 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 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)
  • Investigations principles and techniques
  • Various financial reporting agencies, and profit and loss and financial analysis
  • Applicable federal acquisition regulations and cost accounting standards
  • Contract administration and risk assessment for contracting
  • Ethics and integrity principles and concepts
  • Modern management theory and practices
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, and managing a contract compliance department
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Analyzing data and situations to address and solve problems
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Performing statistical and financial analysis
  • Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Handle sensitive information
  • Compile and analyze data
  • Interface with auditors, OIG, management, and contractors
  • Think and act independently
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan budgetary and staffing needs
  • Make financial decisions within budget
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • 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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Business or a related field; advanced degree in a related field preferred

  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience conducting investigations in a contract/procurement environment; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

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
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • On-call 24 hours, 7 days a week
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.