Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




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

Performs technical analysis work in support of complex computerized scheduling systems.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepares specifications for the development of the operations planning and Service Performance Analysis application systems
  • Oversees development, enhancement, testing, maintenance, debugging, documenting, and support of computer applications for schedule planning, schedule building, data collection, and Operations Performance Analysis systems
  • Troubleshoots systems problems related to scheduling systems
  • Reviews technical proposals, application analysis, design of planning, operations planning, and Operations Performance Analysis systems
  • Performs advanced computer systems analysis and design for scheduling, operations planning, and Operations Performance Analysis application systems
  • Conducts feasibility studies for scheduling, operations planning, and Operations Performance Analysis application areas
  • Interacts with and provides subject matter expertise to consultants and Information Technology Systems department staff for developing, testing, and implementing new systems and enhancing existing systems
  • Trains users in the operation of existing, new and enhanced systems
  • Acts as lead person providing work direction and guidance to professional staff
  • Conducts special studies/research projects as assigned
  • Represents supervisor as directed
  • 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 application systems development, advanced capabilities of client/server computer networks, and workstation computers
  • Relational database design and programming
  • Software used in application systems for schedule planning, data collection, and Operations Performance Analysis
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies and information systems for a public agency
  • Project management techniques
  • Data analysis
  • Applicable business software applications

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

  • Planning, organizing, and implementing new systems and enhance existing systems
  • Coordinating application development and programming activities
  • Writing complex computer programs using SQL (Structured Query Language), Visual Basic, .Net, and other languages
  • Creating Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with analysis, filters, dashboards, and prompts
  • Creating, modifying, and troubleshooting web pages
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Multi-tasking
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Preparing user and systems documentation to industry standards
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Using various input devices for extracting and utilizing data
  • Operating personal computers, general office equipment, and data processing applications

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
  • Lead staff members in providing work guidance and direction
  • 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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Mathematics, Business, Statistics, Information Systems, or a related field


  • Two years of relevant experience developing, operating, or supporting application systems in a client/server and/or microcomputer; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment; public transit scheduling experience preferred

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
  • On-call work and travel 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 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.