Senior Transportation Planner (Congestion Reduction): Public Transportation Services Corporation

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer


Bulletin No: 009898-026
Specialty: Congestion Reduction
Closing Date: 10-NOV-17
Salary Grade: H1J
Salary Range: $64,501 – $80,621 – $96,782
External/Internal: EXTERNAL
At Will**
Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Supplemental Questions


Basic Function
Performs journey-level technical planning, analysis, operations and maintenance support activities associated with Express Lanes implementation.

Example Of Duties:

  • Participates in the development of plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E) packages for construction
  • Coordinates with Caltrans and other Agencies to obtain permits for construction, and negotiate MOU’s
  • Participates in functional Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) of software for the toll system, website, and mobile app
  • Assists in the development of mobile apps
  • Participates in the evaluation, award, and management of grants as part of the Net Toll Revenue Program
  • Participates in the procurement process by researching and recommending industry best practices for software development, system integration, or service delivery
  • Assists in developing regional planning and operating guidelines, strategies and pricing
  • Supports analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation projects, programs, and policies
  • Evaluates project description forms and proposals for various funding categories and prepares recommendations
  • Prepares specific components of scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts and agreements
  • Participates in meetings with Metro staff, , cities, law enforcement and other public agencies concerning the, operation or modification of Express Lanes
  • Negotiates and executes cooperative agreements or memorandum of understanding with various agencies on projects or funding programs
  • Manages small consultant contracts or assists with the management of large contracts
  • Conducts analysis and makes recommendation on state of good repair and asset management
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, letters and responses to inquiries
  • Coordinates with Caltrans on Express Lanes operational improvements
  • Applies, develops and evaluates travel simulation models; geographic information system procedures; computerized applications
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment:

  • 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
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, project management, transportation system design and research, travel simulation and demand modeling, including one year of experience in either Express Lanes or Intelligent Transportation Systems design and implementation, or other related area
  • Master’s degree in a related field is desirable


  • Theories, principles and practices of transportation, urban and regional planning, Caltrans permit regulations, mobile app development, PS&E requirements
  • Financial, analytical, statistical and mathematical processes and procedures
  • Technical research methods and analysis
  • Business computer programs and applications


  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Conduct comprehensive planning studies and projects
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondences
  • Think and act independently
  • Analyze situations, identify problems and recommend solutions
  • 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. (AM)

*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.