Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, maintains equipment inventory and activity records, assigns equipment, and schedules maintenance and inspections.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Checks yard and other storage areas to determine the location, condition, and availability of buses, other Metro vehicles, and various equipment
  • Assigns coaches to bus runs and posts assignments on pull-out, cover, and trip sheets, noting any changes which have occurred
  • Inputs information into computer to update and maintain records on bus equipment, maintenance, inspection intervals, service calls, fire extinguisher locations, lock and key control, non-revenue vehicles, and other related documents
  • Receives and records information on maintenance calls for supervisors
  • Communicates and relays messages to appropriate maintenance supervisor
  • Arranges for coach transfers with other operating divisions
  • Schedules equipment inspections and oil analyses
  • Posts bulletin boards and answers telephone and/or two-way radio calls
  • 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)
  • Functions and operations of computer terminals and peripheral equipment
  • General office practices and procedures
  • Basic math
  • Complex recordkeeping
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Establishing and maintaining detailed recordkeeping systems
  • Prepares and schedules maintenance for the equipment (busses, trains, etc.)
  • Memorizing and accurately transcribing numbers with speed and accuracy
  • Memorizing division bus lines
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Maintaining effective working relationships

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Operate two-way radio equipment and computer terminals
  • Respond appropriately to requests for information
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Write legibly
  • Proofread work and identify errors
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • 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:

  • None Required

  • Two years of relevant experience performing responsible clerical recordkeeping, inventory control, scheduling, or dispatching duties

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • New employees must pass a specialized training program for these positions
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
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear

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 a non-English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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