Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
HBB ($159,182.40 - $198,723.20 - $238,264.00)
Job Summary

Provides direction over all congestion reduction projects utilizing innovative methods to provide services that enhance mobility and choice for users of Los Angeles County's transportation network.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides direction over the Congestion Reduction project management staff and consultants in overseeing ongoing operations of each of the programs, including ExpressLanes, 511 non-emergency vehicle assistance, Freeway Service Patrol (FSP), and Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS)
  • Directs and manages the development of congestion reduction operating plans and implementation schedules, including revenue projections, environmental effects, mobility impacts on legislative requirements, and technical feasibility
  • Provides recommendations to senior executives and Board of directors with regard to the technical and policy aspects of the Congestion Reduction programs
  • Works with national and regional partners to develop policy that allows interoperability and consistency in program operations
  • Develops strategy for receiving legal authority to implement conversion of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes
  • Develops revenue projections and investment recommendations
  • Oversees the identification of required equipment, technologies, and other infrastructure
  • Oversees and manages the development of cost estimates for implementation, operations, and administration
  • Recommends, to senior executives, institutional structures, regulatory functions, and legislative actions required to implement, administer, and operate congestion pricing alternatives
  • Directs and manages the identification of mitigation measures for potential traffic, environmental, and social impacts on adjacent areas and target populations
  • Sets and implements project policies, procedures, safety and work standards, and controls
  • Ensures cooperation and coordination of services amongst departments to achieve Metro-wide goals and objectives
  • Ensures compliance with Metro policies and procedures and applicable state, federal, and local regulations and laws
  • Prepares and presents reports to executive and management staff, the Board of Directors, and outside regulatory agencies
  • Makes presentations and recommendations to the Ad Hoc Pricing Committee (ACPC), Transportation Agency Advisory Group (TAAG), and Community Advisory Groups (CAG)
  • Represents Metro at meetings, conferences, and public events
  • Engages in dialogue with Board offices and negotiations with public agencies, e.g., Caltrans, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Councils of Governments (COGs), jurisdictions, California Transportation Commission (CTC), as well as, private sector consultants to further develop funding, technical improvements and policies
  • Provides leadership and mentors staff
  • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • 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 operations and governmental contract policies, and public administrative methods, including goal setting, planning, and program and budget development and implementation
  • Applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and standards governed by agencies, such as United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and California Transportation Commission (CTC)
  • Transportation and traffic planning
  • Caltrans planning and project development processes, including environmental analysis
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Large-scale capital project management
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs
  • Modern management theory

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

  • Directing the overall activities of major capital projects
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, developing and recommending alternatives or solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, public officials, and outside representatives
  • Negotiating and persuading when necessary
  • Managing, training, mentoring, and motivating assigned staff

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

  • Create a desirable work environment that promotes equal opportunity for employees of all backgrounds
  • Effectively communicate the agency's principles to staff
  • Apply logic and technical skills in interactions with others
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive 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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related field; Master′s Degree in a related field preferred



  • Eight years of relevant senior management-level experience in transportation planning, programming, and project development, including extensive experience managing mass transit projects

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
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

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