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MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PLANNING)

Organization: LA METRO
Date Posted: 11/21/2019
Date Needed: 11/21/2019
City: LOS ANGLES
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Misc
Salary: $136,219.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

Basic Function

Manages and executes complex activities in an assigned organizational unit and manages assigned staff and consultants.

How to Apply / Contact

Bulletin No: 009900-057

Job Title: MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PLANNING)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $90,813 - $113,526 - $136,219

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

Open until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

 

Example Of Duties

  • Conducts and manages complex planning, implementation, funding, and analytical projects and programs
  • May manage staff, consultants, and/or projects
  • Applies, develops, and evaluates analytical, quantitative, and statistical tools and their results
  • Participates in analyzing, developing, and recommending program guidelines, strategies, policies, and procedure
  • Negotiates and executes cooperative agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with various agencies
  • Develops and negotiates scopes of work, supports the solicitation process, and participates on negotiation teams with contractors/consultants
  • Manages vendor performance against agreed contracts to ensure completion of projects within scope, on-time, and within budget for the assigned business unit
  • Develops and monitors forecasts, impacts, and budgets for plans, programs and projects
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence, and presentations
  • Makes presentations to internal/external stakeholders
  • Participates on/with special task forces, committees, panels, transportation forums, and peer groups
  • Provides technical and policy guidance on Metro plans, programs, and projects
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects
  • 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

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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred
  • Six years' of relevant experience or three years of relevant 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 other related area; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment.

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 conducting governmental financial planning and analysis, financial or other quantitative modeling, funding of public capital infrastructure, or other related area
  • Experience preparing financial analysis related to public infrastructure, including funding plans and strategies for projects and programs, and revenue and cost projections
  • Experience managing a variety of state and federal funding and grants

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation planning and land use, business and public administration
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies
  • Financial, analytical, and statistical methods and procedures
  • Budget and accounts management, forecasting, and linking to funding sources
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Modern management theory

Skills:

  • Conducting comprehensive studies and analyses
  • Overseeing multidisciplinary teams
  • Supervising, training, and motivating staff
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Establishing and implementing relevant policies and procedures
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Communicating technical information effectively to non-technical audiences
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Mediating and negotiating

Abilities:

  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Think and act independently
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Negotiate consensus solutions
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • 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/careers and complete an Online Employment Application.

·         Note: All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

·         Metro/PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer.