Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Supervises staff responsible for developing, modifying, and implementing bus/rail service schedules to meet customer demand within budget and union work rules. This position is exempt; however, it is coded as "non-exempt" for Payroll purposes only.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises work of Schedules staff in the development and production of transit operating schedules, work runs, and related materials
  • Trains schedule-making staff in all facets of maintaining and building schedules, and using manual and computerized techniques
  • Conducts complex schedule-making or work run production assignments
  • Oversees preparation of proposals for improving efficiency of schedule-making and runcutting work based on ridership trend reports
  • Identifies operational and service problems, determines data requirements, and requests and analyzes passenger count studies to resolve problems and increase efficiency
  • Reviews operating schedules, work runs, and all work assignments for accuracy and compliance with Metro policies, labor provisions, and regulations
  • Meets with representatives of other departments, operating divisions, and agencies to discuss work projects, improvement of service, procedures, production of transit schedules, and resolution of problems
  • Supervises subordinates
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • 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)
  • Theories, principles, and practices of transit schedule-making and work run development
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies for a public agency
  • Schedule-making computer software applications
  • Metro transportation operations and service areas
  • Advanced statistical and data collection methods
  • Applicable collective bargaining agreements
  • Principles of supervision
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, prioritizing, and monitoring the work of a bus and rail service schedule department
  • Performing complex schedule-making and runcutting work
  • Utilizing computerized scheduling and runcutting systems and tools
  • Developing schedule building methods and procedures
  • Managing projects from inception to culmination
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise, train, mentor, and motivate subordinates
  • 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 Planning, Statistics, Business, or a related field preferred

  • Two years of relevant experience performing journey-level schedule-making and runcutting work using a computerized scheduling or runcutting system

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • May work overtime as required
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 job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.