Overview

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Bulletin No: 007210-019
Job Title: SENIOR MANAGER, WAYSIDE SYSTEMS (SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL)
Specialty: SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL
Closing Date: 03-JUN-21
Salary Grade: H1O
Salary Range: $102,045 – $127,566 – $153,067
External/Internal: EXTERNAL
Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Basic Function

Assists with the overall management of various aspects of Rail Wayside Systems areas of responsibility, including work crew management and preventive maintenance (PM) work management.

Example Of Duties

• Manages wayside systems work crew activities
• Distributes work assignments, including PM and corrective work
• Assists with developing goals, establishment of plans and priorities, and monitoring operations of assigned multi-line Track, Traction Power, Signal and Train Control, or Telecommunications and Communication Systems, or multi-craft Facility Maintenance Departments, including electronic systems, equipment installation, and building and grounds maintenance
• Conducts special operational and planning projects; prepares related reports, data, budgets, and work programs
• Maintains records of PM work
• Assists in the review of contract specifications and monitors performance and budgetary compliance by vendors; recommends amendments to and administers vendor contracts as required
• Maintains training program for staff and ensures Personnel Qualification Standards are met
• Assists in the administration of various union contracts for compliance; conducts disciplinary and grievance hearings
• Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for contractor services
• Works with other departments, outside agencies, and vendors to coordinate activities
• Meets with others to discuss and ensure service requirements are met
• Investigates and reports on accidents and equipment failures
• Prepares and submits budget proposal for assigned area, and monitors annual expenditures
• Assesses and submits cost of repair estimates
• Develops and prepares programs and schedules for equipment upgrades
• 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 assigned employees, supervisors and inspectors
• 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

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

• Experience following regulatory (California Public Utilities Commission/Federal Railroad Administration) rules & standards governing the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of signal & train control systems
• Experience reading and interpreting signal & train control prints
• Experience working with train control vital processors, devices, and appliances, and identifying failures within the system

Knowledge:

• Theories, principles, and practices that apply to management of facilities maintenance, general services, track, telecommunications and communication systems, traction power, or signal and train control design and maintenance
• Safety regulations of the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
• Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing environmental, safety, facilities, and rail maintenance and operations
• Public agency procurement processes and contract administration
• Microsoft Office Suite applications
• Modern management theory

Skills:

• Utilizing procurement processes and procedures
• Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
• Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
• Meeting safety requirements
• Determining strategies to achieve goals
• Communicating effectively orally and in writing
• Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives• Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff

Abilities:

• Oversee the operations of a facilities, telecommunications and communication systems, general services, track, traction power, or signal and train control maintenance department
• Work in teams, including contractors
• Organize and manage projects
• Mediate and negotiate, including contracts
• Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
• Plan financial and staffing needs; manage a budget
• Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
• Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
• Travel to offsite locations
• Judge distance and/or depth perception
• Recognize color (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)
• 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. (SDR)
*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.

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:

Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field

Experience
• Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience in facilities maintenance, general services, or maintenance in light/heavy rail track, signal and train control, or traction power, or telecommunications and communications systems requiring at least two years of specialized experience in area of assignment

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