Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (SHARED MOBILITY) in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

Provides advanced-level planning and programming support in activities associated with plan development, systemwide planning, multi-modal project implementation and technical analysis in the Shared Mobility business unit of Countywide Planning & Development.

Example Of Duties

  • Supports and executes all programmatic aspects of the public vanpool workgroup and shared mobility programming
  • Monitors forecasts, impacts, project plans, grants, budgets and service delivery for federal National Transit Database reporting and compliance
  • Provides technical and policy support on plans, programs and projects related to demand management strategies
  • Develops work group goals, objectives, annual work plan and budget proposal
  • Coordinates advertising, outreach and public information campaigns
  • Assists in preparation of analysis of commute markets, and business centers to be served by vanpool and other mobility services
  • Monitors and manages the program's Vanpool database
  • Collects and records financial, service and safety information in compliance with federal requirements
  • Responds and tracks all communications to and from program customers
  • Maintains the working relationships with vehicle suppliers including day-to-day communications and invoicing
  • Develops and evaluates customer compliance with program policies and procedures
  • Develops, applies and evaluates technical planning analytical methods and procedures
  • Supports analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation projects, programs, surveys and policies
  • Manages contracts to ensure completion of projects within scope, on-time and within budget
  • Develops Requests for Proposals and participates in contractor/consultant selection
  • Executes cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding and certification requirements with other entities
  • Represents staff at meetings to facilitate and implement planning projects
  • Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence inquires
  • Serves as lead with responsibility for transportation studies and research projects
  • Provides technical and policy guidance to local jurisdictions and agencies on Metro shared mobility programs
  • Acts as liaison with outside agencies, public and private organizations
  • Participates in special task forces, committees, panels, transportation forums and peer groups
  • Assists in developing program guidelines and strategies
  • Develops and monitors forecasts, budgets and financial plans for transportation programs and projects
  • Coordinates and disseminates information to various departments, agencies, organizations and the public
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits and risks associated with 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 subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out 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 duties.

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor’s degree - Urban or Transportation Planning, Transportation, or other related field
  • 4 years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, project management, vanpool, bike share, or similar related shared mobility programs
  • Master's degree in a related field is desirable


  • Theories, principles and practices of transportation and land use planning, grants management, project and program management
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, urban development practices and funding sources for public agencies
  • Methods and procedures for data collection and analysis
  • National Transit Database (NTD) policy, legislative and reporting requirements
  • Financial, analytical, statistical and mathematical processes and procedures
  • Regulatory, municipal, county, transit, highway and agency policies, plans, and procedures
  • Business computer programs and applications including complex mail merge documents in Microsoft Word, large datasets in Microsoft Excel and a Microsoft Access database


  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Analyze situations, identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Compile and analyze 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 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. (AM)

Bulletin No: 009899-024


Specialty: Shared Mobility

Closing Date: 24-OCT-16

Salary Grade: H1M

Salary Range: $82,805 - $103,480 - $124,176