Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1M ($86,153.60 - $107,681.60 - $129,209.60)
Job Summary

Conducts highly complex analytical work in support of Metro’s Chief Safety Office which includes gathering, reviewing, and analyzing information, generating comprehensive reports, and issuing recommendations to Safety and Security leadership to enhance public safety on Metro’s transit system. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Evaluates and assesses highly complex information to identify safety enhancements on Metro’s transit system

  • Consolidates information into key components and develops strategic analytical reports

  • Identifies safety improvements and provides decision makers with the information needed to address security needs

  • Facilitates information sharing by developing relationships, forming networks, and partnering with internal and external stakeholders

  • Leads collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to identify new and emerging transit security and safety trends and issues

  • Leads the research of complex studies related to transit safety and security to identify trends

  • Generates informational advisories and intelligence bulletins addressing security risks and trends

  • Formulates recommendations and prepares highly complex reports on various safety, risk, and/or system security subjects and studies utilizing various software

  • Identifies new data sources to enhance the situational awareness of security incidents, risks, and vulnerabilities

  • Coordinates with Metro’s internal and external partners to consolidate comprehensive information into strategic analytical products to enhance the understanding of threats, gaps, and vulnerabilities

  • Aids the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure data collection, handling, and storage is consistent with Metro policy and procedures

  • Provides guidance to other team members

  • 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 and principles of emerging threats on transit systems

  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations including Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations for transit safety

  • Applicable business software applications


Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, implementing solutions, and evaluating outcomes

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions


Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Compile and analyze data

  • Handle confidential information

  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and agreements

  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

  • 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:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field


  • Five years of relevant experience in system security, analytics, safety, risk management, or in a related area

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

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

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

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required



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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

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