Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479828
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles
Salary $115,169 - $143,936 - $172,702
Basic Function
Directs the planning and management of the Enterprise Transit Asset Management (ETAM) operating and capital budget programs, schedule and budget preparation, financial administration, and program management activities to ensure optimal allocation of Metro's financial, staffing, and logistical resources to ensure achievement of the TAM (Transit Asset Management) Plan goals and objectives.
Example Of Duties
  • Directs the development and updating of the Metro Transit Asset Management Plan
  • Directs development of Group TAM Plan for multiple small transit operators receiving pass-through FTA (Federal Transit Administration) grants from Metro
  • Develops and implements improvements to advance Metros transit asset management business processes
  • Ensures that the management team interfaces effectively with other Metro departments and consultants to establish and adhere to project budget, schedule, quality, and safety requirements
  • Establishes departmental short- and long-range strategic goals, objectives, and Program Management Plans (PMPs)
  • Assists management in the development of management strategies in conjunction with the preparation of comprehensive formal PMPs to achieve agency goals and objectives and resolve problems
  • Directs the preparation of cost estimates, budgets (project and fiscal year), staffing plans, and project schedules
  • Assists management in the development of annual condition assessment projects and other rail and bus rehabilitation and replacement capital budgets
  • Directs condition assessment studies of various asset categories
  • Prepares various budget amendments and adjustments
  • Develops, implements, and updates budget and funding policies and procedures for rail and bus rehabilitation and replacement capital programs
  • Trains staff on budget models and funding systems
  • Advises department on budget and funding issues
  • Directs preparation of project revenue, funds, and expenditures forecasts
  • Confers with management on construction expenditure plans and revenue forecasts
  • Directs and identifies the timing and needs of Metro SGR (State of Good Repair) projects and recommended funding levels
  • Supports funding agreements, grant contract negotiations, and multi-year grant contract administration
  • Coordinates with other Metro departments on data collection, review, and analysis of project costs and revenues
  • Represents Metro and ETAM at meetings, task forces, conferences, external agencies, and public events
  • Develops, implements, and oversees compliance with Metro-wide policies, standards, and systems for ensuring accountability for budget performance
  • Directs studies to implement advanced reliability techniques and TAM business process improvements
  • Directs studies involving financial, cost, risk, and lifecycle analysis
  • Monitors budget impact of local, state, and federal funding allocations and projections on the ETAM program
  • Develops quarterly reporting of ETAM budget performance for executive management
  • Prepares and presents complex technical reports to executive management, Metros Board of Directors, committees, and outside agencies
  • Develops cost center goals, policies, procedures, budget, and staffing plans
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agencys 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 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 Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil) Planning, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred

  • Five years of relevant management-level experience performing financial, management, and analytical functions

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 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of transit asset management, statistical analysis, and database management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Infor, Optram, or other linear asset management systems
  • Experience managing finance, budgeting, and funding for a public transportation agency
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft SQL, Excel, and Power BI
  • Experience organizing and managing the financial work of a department including strategies to achieve goals and supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff
  • Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience gathering accurate cost and physical asset attribute information from other departments
  • Experience developing budgets and projects from scope to implementation

  • Principles and practices of asset management pertaining to public transportation
  • Principles and practices of transit finance, planning, operations, and maintenance
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing budgeting and funding for a public transportation agency, including Federal Transit Administration policies
  • Theories, principles, and practices of advanced budgeting, accounting, and planning
  • Complex financial modeling
  • Business Process Improvement and change implementation
  • Modern management theory and practices

  • Planning, organizing, and directing the financial work of a department
  • Project management
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Developing and applying analytical models for financial and service delivery executive decision making
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, contractors, and outside representatives
  • Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff

  • Understand the needs of the organization and executive staff
  • Gain consensus on financial policy
  • Anticipate the needs of management and assigned staff to ensure delivery of work products
  • Influence, mentor, and lead
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan financial and staff needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • 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.

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. (FR)
*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: 07-DEC-21
Employer Los Angeles Metro

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