Senior Manager, Transportation Planning (Equity & Race) – Los Angeles Metro

Basic Function

Oversees, manages, and executes work activities that may have broad organizational-wide impact in the Office of Equity and Race and manages the work of assigned staff and consultants on related projects.

Example Of Duties

    • Manages complex transportation planning, implementation, funding, and analytical projects and programs
    • Leads and facilitates development of strategies, processes, and policies
    • Develops, negotiates, and executes major cooperative and service agreements, Memorandums of
    • Understanding, and interagency funding plans to include scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, and contracts with other agencies and private developers
    • 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 results
    • Represents Metro and makes presentations before various public/private audiences
    • Participates and takes a leadership position in committees, forums, interagency task forces, and/or technical advisory groups
    • Coordinates with municipal partners and ensures compliance with relevant policy guidelines and regulations
    • Supports the acquisition processes and consultant contracts; manages schedules, staffing, technical deliverables, and budgets from the end user/business unit perspective
    • Develops, forecasts, and monitors budgets for plans, programs, and projects
    • Evaluates proposed legislation for impact on specific plans, programs, and projects
    • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
    • Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence, and cost estimates
    • Manages and coordinates the work of staff and/or consultants
    • Guides work plan, staff, resource allocation, and stakeholder engagement strategy to advance implementation of pilot projects and to implement Metro’s Vision 2028 Strategic Plan
    • Coordinates with municipal partners to pilot new initiatives and to implement Metro’s Vision 2028 Strategic Plan
    • 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

      Requirements For Employment

      A Typical Combination Includes

        • 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 two-for-one year basis.


        • Bachelor′s Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Civil or Transportation Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Finance, or a related field; Master’s Degree in a related field preferred


      • Six years of relevant experience or three years supervisory-level experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, travel simulation and demand modeling, transportation finance, operations planning, or a related area; two years of relevant management-level experience preferred; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

      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 preferred

      Preferred Qualifications

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

      The Following Are The Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience implementing and/or supporting successful culturally sensitive and targeted community engagement processes, plans, projects and/or programs.
      • Experience working in project delivery with or within the public sector, interfacing with elected officials, internal staff, and members of the public.
      • Experience working for or closely with community-based organizations and diverse populations in program and/or project delivery
      • Experience coordinating with various internal departments or multi-stakeholder partnerships and developing processes to hold partners accountable for commitments
      • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and resolve project, program, policy, or process conflicts between internal and community stakeholders
      • Experience applying successful strategies to advance racial and social equity


      • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, funding, and planning for a public agency
      • Theories, principles, and practices of project and program management, transportation and land use planning, and regulations, contracts, and funding
      • Financial, analytical, statistical, and reconciliation methods and practices
      • Organization and processes of local, regional, state, and federal government, including legislative and funding processes and policies
      • Political, socioeconomic, and environmental issues that influence transportation
      • Modern management theory
      • Applicable business software applications

      Skill In

      • Managing the activities of a major transportation mode, project, or program
      • Managing projects effectively
      • Determining strategies to achieve goals
      • Conducting studies, research, and analyses
      • Understanding complex planning concepts
      • Analyzing situations and issues, identifying problems, recommending and implementing solutions, evaluating outcomes, and making course corrections
      • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions and solving complex problems
      • Preparing reports and correspondence
      • Establishing and implementing relevant policies and procedures
      • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
      • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, outside representatives, and the public
      • Writing and editing documents for diverse audiences, including complex and technical documents; and translating complex concepts into easy to understand terms
      • Mediating and negotiating
      • Managing multidisciplinary professionals to achieve goals
      • Managing procurement contracts and negotiating
      • Building consensus and support around new concepts and innovations


      • Work independently or in teams
      • Think and act independently
      • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
      • Negotiate consensus solutions
      • Promote and build support for innovation with internal and external stakeholders
      • Effectively navigate complex political, controversial, and challenging subjects to build consensus and achieve desired outcome
      • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
      • Represent Metro before the public
      • Make financial decisions within a budget
      • Supervise, train, and provide expert technical assistance to assigned 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 and complete an online Employment Application.

      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. JMC

    • Open to the public and all Metro employees
    • This 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.

Ptsc Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision Plan

    •  – Employee has the choice of 3 separate medical plans and 3 dental plans. A separate vision plan is included in each medical plan.

Group Life Insurance

    •  – PTSC pays for an amount equal to your annual salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000. Minimum amount of life insurance is $30,000.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

    •  – PTSC provides $50,000 coverage for each employee. Additional voluntary coverage in amounts up to $500,000 is available at favorable premium rates.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

    •  – 100% employer paid. Provides employees with a minimum income of 60% of earnings after six months of disability. Buy up or buy down options available.


    •  – 10 days a year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Time off with Pay (TOWP)

      •  – Compensates employees who are on approved absence from work for reasons such as illness, injury, medical and dental appointments, personal business, vacation, or observance of (a) religious holiday.


Annual Accrual

    • Hire date – 5 years 20 days
    • Beginning of 6th – 10th year 25 days
    • Beginning of 11th – 15th year 30 days
    • Beginning of 16th + years 35 days

Pension Plan

    •  – PTSC retirement plan is the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Vesting is five (5) years. Minimum retirement age is 52, based on the 2% at 62 formula.

Other Benefits

     : Transportation passes for employees and/or eligible dependents; Medicare; Tuition reimbursement; credit union membership; SDI; Deferred Compensation Plan; 401(K) Thrift plan; EAP; Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; Flexible work schedules; and Jury Duty Pay.