SENIOR MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (EXPRESS LANES OPERATIONS)

Los Angeles Metro
Published
November 8, 2019
Location
Los Angeles, California
Job Type

Description

Basic Function
To oversee, manage, and execute all work activities associated with plan development, systemwide planning, multi-modal project and program implementation, joint development and transit oriented development projects, capital management, and technical analysis for all assigned projects as well as coordinate the work of other staff on related projects in a major transportation mode or program.
Example Of Duties

  • Coordinates the work of subordinate employees and consultants involved with various major projects and/or programs in multiple geographic areas
  • Leads and facilitates meetings to develop agency-wide and departmental strategies, processes, and policies
  • Conducts complex transportation planning, implementation, funding, and analytical projects and programs; manages operating/capital projects and programs
  • Participates and promotes the development of programming, planning, strategies, and policy guidelines for land use programs and projects along transit lines and transportation corridors and in other viable areas
  • Directs analyses and makes recommendations supporting the planning, offering, marketing, or disposition of Metro properties and station sites
  • Develops, negotiates, and executes major cooperative and service agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, and interagency funding plans to include scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, and contracts with other agencies and private developers
  • Develops, forecasts, and monitors budgets for plans, programs, and projects
  • Provides technical support and policy guidance to management on Metro plans, programs, and projects
  • Applies, develops, and evaluates analytical, quantitative, and statistical tools and their result
  • Represents Metro, provides consultation services, and makes presentations to local, regional, state, and other agency committees and boards
  • Coordinates and disseminates information to various agencies, groups, and departments
  • Reviews and evaluates contractor proposals; negotiates award amounts, operating standards, and work projects; ensures productive use of contractors; participates and takes leadership position in regional forums; leads interagency task forces and technical advisory groups
  • Participates in regional and statewide transportation forums
  • Evaluates proposed legislation for impact on specific plans, programs, and projects
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • Develops and evaluates transportation plans and projects, transit operations plans, services and schedules
  • Conducts analysis and makes policy recommendation on state of good repair and asset management
  • Analyzes and manages contractor/consultant contracts and budgets
  • Prepares and reviews engineering studies and specifications
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence, and cost estimates
  • Supervises, trains, and provides technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • 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 subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment
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.

  • Bachelor's degree - Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, or other related field
  • 5 years' progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, and travel simulation and demand modeling, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area
  • Master's degree in a related field is desirable

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQ's) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQ's will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQ's will not automatically be selected.

  • Experience managing express toll lanes operations
  • Experience developing and managing toll collection programs
  • Experience using Microsoft productivity suite (Excel, Word, PPT, Access)

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of project and program management, transportation and land use planning and regulations, contract, and funding
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies funding, and planning for a public agency
  • Organization and processes of local, regional, state and federal government, including legislative and funding processes and policies
  • Financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical methods and procedures
  • Modern management theory

Abilities:

  • Manage the activities of a major transportation mode, project, or program
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Understand complex planning concepts
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Think and act independently
  • Conduct comprehensive studies and analyses
  • Negotiate consensus solutions
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Establish and implement relevant policies and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise, train, and provide expert technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. (SDR)

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.
Closing Date/Time: 18-NOV-19

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