Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Supervises and trains clerical staff engaged in counting, sacking, and sealing farebox revenues.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists in the supervision of receiving, sorting, counting, sacking, and sealing of all money extracted from fareboxes
  • Arranges and monitors loading and pick-up of deposits and farebox revenues
  • Trains staff in the safe operation of machinery and Cash Counting Office practices, rules, and procedures
  • Plans, organizes, and assigns work of cash counting clerical staff
  • Ensures that all divisions have a sufficient supply of mobile safes and vault carts
  • Ensures that appropriate security practices are enforced at all times, including ensuring that the Cash Counting Office is locked and secured at the end of each day
  • Performs visual searches of persons and belongings
  • Makes minor repairs on machinery
  • Prepares timekeeping and attendance reports
  • Supervises and guides subordinates
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • 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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Theories, principles, and practices of financial recordkeeping procedures
  • Basic math
  • Principles of supervision

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Overseeing the activities of a money counting operation
  • Balancing cash transactions
  • Exercising judgment and creativity in emergency situations
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Using a personal computer and other general office equipment
  • Operating a calculator

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Understand and execute instructions
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Work in an enclosed and noisy environment
  • Perform highly repetitive work
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Meet precision and productivity demands
  • Supervise, guides, and motivates subordinates Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • None Required

  • Two years of relevant experience performing bookkeeping, accounting, cashiering, or financial recordkeeping, or handling large sums of money; supervisory experience preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • May be subject to on-call status weekends and nights
  • Must pass a security clearance check
  • May be subject to periodic, unannounced searches of his/her person and belongings
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Stockroom or warehouse
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work with vibrating equipment
  • Work on elevated surfaces or below ground level
  • Work in awkward or confining/enclosed spaces
  • Work in darkness or with poor lighting
  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear
  • Work irregular hours, split shifts, weekends, holidays, or 24-hour-a-day on-call assignments
  • Work after designated regular hours in case of special assignments or emergencies

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Crawling, crouching, squatting, stooping and/or kneeling
  • Bending or twisting at the neck, waist and/or knees
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Pushing and/or pulling
  • Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less
  • Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction
  • Safely use sharp objects and tools
  • Operating foot pedals
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.