Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUNTYWIDE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

Collaborates with a Senior Executive Officer on Metro's planning, programming and implementation for all modes of transportation including subregional and strategic initiatives, grants, and financial strategies. Under direction of the Senior Executive Officer, works closely with program and project executives and managers, Board members, elected officials, state and federal administration, business, labor and community leaders, environmental advocacy groups and others to assist in the development of visionary programs and solutions to meet the mobility needs of Los Angeles County.

Example Of Duties

  • Under the direction of the Senior Executive Officer, establishes goals, major priorities, and develops strategies to plan for all modes of transportation in support of Metro's focus on customer service, value to taxpayers and delivery of programs and projects
  • Develops and manages the creation of Metro's Long Range Transportation Plan and Short Range Transportation Plan process and document, which is a performance-based analysis that identifies a multi-modal set of projects and programs that maximizes mobility, air quality, economy, and Title VI requirements within existing transportation funding resources over a multi-decade planning period
  • Coordinates in the biennial Call for Projects integrating new state regulations, performance evaluation development, and greenhouse gas emission reductions; ensures extensive outreach with local jurisdictions and Technical Advisory Committee
  • Develops strong management teams to develop, implement and program strategies to improve mobility and air quality and resolve major transportation issues
  • Collaborates with the Senior Executive Officer on the establishment of goals and major priorities for planning and programming and ensures goals and objectives achieved
  • Manages and reviews staff performance against goals and take actions necessary to address deviations
  • Implements programs to train and prepare the next generation of leaders
  • Leads staff in inter-departmental and inter-agency collaboration and cooperation, including transportation partners, such as Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Caltrans, Metrolink, municipal and local operators
  • Coordinates with SCAG to ensure all Metro projects and programs included in the Long Range Transportation and Short Range Transportation Plan are protected and included in the SCAG Regional Transportation Plan updates
  • Coordinates with South Coast Air Quality Management District in preparation of Air Quality Management Plan updates and protects Metro's projects and programs
  • Directs the development and implementation of programs, projects and services
  • Analyzes policies and formulates and presents policy recommendations to the Senior Executive Officer
  • Manages the preparation of agenda items for Senior Executive or Chief Planning Officer approval and Board action on planning and programming matters
  • Maintains and updates long-range staffing plans, resource needs and contingencies in support of Metro projects
  • Prepares long-range transportation plan addressing public transit and paratransit; highways, streets and roads; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; traveler information; traffic management and goods movement
  • Provides for analysis, modeling and documentation required to assess air quality and environmental impacts, and to meet those requirements of California and federal environmental laws and regulations for all of Metro's programs and projects
  • Collaborates with outside agencies to secure support programs and create partnerships
  • Prepares and maintains forecasts of sources of funding for transportation projects and services
  • Analyzes and develops innovative means of financing transportation projects and services
  • Solicits, reviews and recommends actions on funding applications from outside agencies for various programs
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, or other related field
  • 8 years of senior management-level experience at the department-head level or above in transportation planning and programming, or project development
  • Valid California Class C driver's license
  • Master's or other advanced degree in a related field is preferred


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation planning, urban planning, development, programming, and construction
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transportation programs
  • Public administration
  • Modern management theory


  • Plan, organize, and control the integrated work of a multi-tiered organizational unit which develops and implements Metro's complex countywide plans and regional programs
  • Develop and implement objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, contracts, and labor/management agreements
  • Represent Metro before elected officials and the public
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, implement solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, outside representatives, and public officials
  • 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.

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 employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

Bulletin No: 009928-006


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Grade: HBB

Salary Range: $153,005 - $191,006 - $229,008

External/Internal: EXTERNAL