Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1M ($86,153.60 - $107,681.60 - $129,209.60)
Job Summary

Supervises a work unit in the development, implementation, support, modification, and maintenance of scheduling application systems.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises a work unit and/or large-scale projects in the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of computer application systems for schedule planning, schedule building, and data collection systems
  • Designs, reviews, and monitors complex computer programs for scheduling and operations planning application systems
  • Oversees the development, testing, and implementation of new application systems and enhancement of existing systems
  • Conducts feasibility studies for scheduling and operations planning computer application systems
  • Oversees the training of users regarding new and enhanced application systems; provides assistance to users in debugging systems and resolving end-user problems
  • Participates in reviewing technical proposals, application analyses, and design of scheduling and planning application systems
  • Provides technical guidance to staff from the Information Technology Department and consultants in developing and enhancing application systems
  • Assists the Systems Manager in the design and development of technical reports for transit-related application systems and manpower planning
  • Supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • Represents supervisor as directed
  • Accounts for assigned staff and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; 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 application systems development, advanced capabilities of client/server computer networks, personal computers, and hand-held computers
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies and information systems for a public agency
  • Principles of data warehousing/data mining systems application development
  • Relational database design and programming
  • Software used in application systems for scheduling, operations planning, and data collection
  • Project management techniques
  • Principles of supervision

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

  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring the work of a specialized work unit
  • Overseeing development and implementation of new application systems and enhancement of existing systems
  • Writing complex computer programs
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • 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)

  • Coordinate application development and programming activities
  • 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 assigned staff and/or manage large scale projects
  • 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


  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of supervisory-level experience in planning, developing, implementing, and supporting large application systems in a client/server and/or microcomputer environment; 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.