September 26, 2017


LOS ANGELES, California 90012

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


Bulletin No: 007598-001


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Grade: HCC

Salary Range: $176,010 - $220,002 - $264,014

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

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

At Will**

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)



Supplemental Questions

Basic Function

Develops, plans, directs, and manages real estate acquisition, real property and asset management, and joint development projects within Metro, as well as provide high-level direction on all Metro real estate activity.

Example Of Duties

  • Advises Chief Planning Officer in strategic planning and management of Metro’s real estate acquisition, property asset management and transit oriented communities activities and broader CP and Development management issues
  • Provides senior executive direction in implementation of Metro’s Transit Oriented Communities policies and program including its investment in the Match Low Income Housing Fund, Commercial Loan Fund, and other TOC initiatives
  • Establishes and monitors short-range and long-range project goals, budgets, schedules, and strategies
  • Provides senior executive direction in the preparation of requests for proposals for specific joint development projects and new business opportunities and manages the hiring of outside parties to assist in negotiations
  • Serves as project leader to monitor and ensure projects are completed according to deadlines and standards
  • Directs performance of services by external parties for successful completion of projects
  • Manages and directs public affairs activities related to project design and completion
  • Provides high-level direction on all Metro real estate activity, including appraisals, acquisitions, property management and real estate functions
  • Prepares and presents reports to executive and management staff, the Board of Directors, and outside regulatory agencies
  • Represents Metro at meetings, conferences, and public events
  • Sets and implements joint development and new business policies, and project procedures, standards, and controls
  • Ensures compliance with Metro policies and procedures and applicable state, federal and local regulations and laws
  • Supervises subordinate staff and the work activities of consultants
  • Evaluates staff’s overall level of knowledge, skills and abilities, and assists in developing the department’s succession plan
  • Develops, manages, and adheres to departments’/units’ budget, goals, and schedules which are consistent with agency-wide goals
  • Develops, manages and delivers quality projects, from inception to close-out, on time and within scope and budget
  • Creates Metro’s safety vision; approves and adopts the agency’s safety rules, policies, and procedures; communicates safety expectations; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of the entire agency
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Economics, Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Project Management or Business-related field
  • 8 years of senior management-level experience at the department-head level or above including two years of executive level experience in at least one of the following areas: acquisition of property, real estate asset management, joint development
  • Real Estate acquisition with the use of Federal and State grant funds is desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of development/construction project management, operations, contracting policies, and public administrative methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Theories, principles, and practices of real estate, and transit oriented communities
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, real estate and development practices including the specific Federal and State requirements for use of grant funds in acquisition and disposition of real estate
  • Large-scale capital project management
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs
  • Modern management theory


  • Direct the overall development activities for major capital projects
  • Negotiate transactions with high-level developers and sophisiticated owners
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, public officials, and outside representatives
  • Evaluate and pursue joint development and new business opportunities
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • 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 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

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

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.