Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1I ($62,316.80 - $77,875.20 - $93,454.40)
Job Summary

Conducts investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse of Metro resources to promote efficiency, improve economy and effectiveness, and help ensure legal compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts extensive investigations of alleged instances of criminal or administrative fraud, waste, or abuse of Metro resources or other misconduct
  • Reviews records and documents and interviews complainants, witnesses, and other involved parties to gather facts surrounding allegations; may photograph or videotape evidence
  • Analyzes problems in management performance and operational systems
  • Ascertains if violations of federal, state, or local laws and regulations have occurred
  • Recommends corrective action to resolve problems, abuses, and deficiencies which may exist
  • Conducts research, analyzes data, and prepares narrative, statistical, graphic, and tabular reports
  • Writes comprehensive, organized, and professional reports
  • 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 specialized investigative techniques and interrogation methods
  • Applicable local, state, and federal, laws, rules, and regulations governing criminal investigations involving Metro employees, officers, vendors, or contractors
  • Criminal rules of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure procedures, court procedures to be followed in criminal matters, formal hearings, and administrative actions
  • Computer forensic investigation techniques
  • Public transportation or construction industry
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Applicable business software applications

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

  • Conducting complex criminal investigations
  • Interviewing and gathering facts from various sources
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Compiling and analyzing complex data
  • Preparing reports and correspondence
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

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

  • Effectively organize projects and tasks
  • Write comprehensive, professional, and organized reports
  • Prepare evidence
  • Make presentations to management and other agencies
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Follow instructions and orders
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Work under minimal supervision
  • 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 Criminal Justice, Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field; Master′s Degree in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Accounting, Construction/Engineering, or a related field preferred


  • One year of relevant experience conducting investigations or working as a practicing attorney; experience conducting complex investigations in an Inspector General, transportation, or government environment preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Valid California Class C Driver License 


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
  • Work after designated regular hours in case of special assignments or emergencies
  • Local Travel

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
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Bending or twisting at the neck, waist and/or knees
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Pushing and/or pulling
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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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.