Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary

Supervises personnel in field data collection of transit service data to support Metro's National Transit Database reporting mandate.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Directs the daily oversight of department operations through the review of employee work and facilitating necessary training
  • Oversees the collection of transit service data from field assignments
  • Monitors and evaluates quality of computerized schedule checking data
  • Maintains computerized data collection system and writes system instructions
  • Develops and maintains computer listing of checks conducted
  • Establishes weekly checking programs and assignments to ensure transit service data needs are met
  • Conducts bidding process and awards bids to Schedule Checkers
  • Verifies and monitors daily pay time and mileage submittals
  • Conducts field supervision for quality control and to ensure compliance with Metro rules and regulations
  • Oversees the maintenance of personnel records, including updating of vacation, holidays, sick, miss-outs, and discipline records
  • Supervises and trains subordinates
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • 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 schedule checking and work run development
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies in a public agency
  • Schedule making and checking computer systems and equipment
  • Metro transit operations, service areas, running times, practices, and procedures
  • Data collection methods
  • Direction and time concepts
  • English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Basic math and recordkeeping
  • Principles of supervision
  • Applicable business software applications

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

  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring the collection of schedule checking data from field assignments
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Ensuring quality control of collected data
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Operating a data collecting hand-held device and a personal computer

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

  • Observe and retain information
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, polices, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise and trains subordinates
  • 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:


  • Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems


  • Two years of relevant experience as a Regular Schedule Checker, Scheduling Systems Associate, or Schedule Maker (Two years of relevant experience as an Extra Schedule Checker may be substituted for one year of relevant experience as a Regular Schedule Checker) or three years of relevant performing transportation coordination functions or three years of relevant responsible administrative support experience with a transit agency

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

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