Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




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

Provides technical leadership and support in and manages a work unit responsible for transit service data collection, reporting, and advanced modeling activities for Metro′s scheduling and planning functions; performs critical program or project evaluations and provides recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, and manages 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
  • Designs data warehousing/data mining business intelligent systems applications
  • Maintains data collection hardware in working condition
  • Searches for alternatives in data collection equipment and procedures
  • Monitors the data collection process to ensure there are no errors
  • 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
  • Participates in financial committees, project decisions, and budget and specification change orders
  • Conducts special projects and studies and assists in establishing departmental plans and schedules
  • Acts as team leader for complex and highly specialized applications
  • Prepares correspondence and project reports, such as technical overviews, recommendations, and alternatives to business requirements
  • Supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • Complies with all of Metro safety rules, policies, 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
  • Principles of data warehousing/data mining systems application development
  • Relational database design and programming
  • Applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and standards
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting and monitoring, budget development and implementation and personnel administration
  • Project management techniques and tools
  • Schedule checker data collection procedures
  • Mathematics used in complex business applications and public sector financial systems
  • Local, state, and federal employment regulations and union regulations
  • Modern management theory and practice
  • 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 work of a specialized work unit
  • Determining strategies to achieve operational goals
  • Overseeing development and implementation of new application systems and enhancement of existing systems
  • Writing complex computer programs
  • Developing and maintaining computer software
  • Designing databases for storage of train data
  • Identifying unique opportunities to collect new data
  • Implementing strategies to identify new uses for data and interaction with data design
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Writing computer-related technical manuals and checklists for training computer users
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervising, mentoring, and motivating assigned staff

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

  • Coordinate application development and programming activities
  • Manage strategic and sensitive programs and projects
  • Understand, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Plan financial, schedule, and staffing needs
  • Lead project teams and conduct training
  • 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 Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Business, Statistics, or a related field


  • Five years of relevant experience designing and maintaining complex information systems in a specified application area including project management experience; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment; experience in public transportation system operations particularly scheduling 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

  • Overtime, on-call, and weekend/holiday work required when necessary

  • Travel to offsite locations when necessary

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.