Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1H ($58,115.20 - $72,633.60 - $87,152.00)
Job Summary
Performs journey-level analytical work in support of budget administration activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitors budgets for compliance with objectives and recommends action
  • Utilizes technology to perform various analyses to support financial recommendations on variances
  • Conducts research, analytical, and forecasting studies
  • Gathers data for and prepares various financial reports
  • Directs and coordinates data collection, research, and analysis for budgets and forecasting studies
  • Utilizes technology to prepare various graphs, reports, memos, and other correspondence
  • Forecasts attrition and staffing needs
  • Advises staff and management on various financial issues
  • Coordinates revisions and updates to department procedure manual
  • Maintains databases and programs new database applications
  • Represents office on internal committees/task forces
  • Utilizes technology to track projects for financial and schedule compliance
  • Develops and maintains financial models
  • Suggests alternatives to resolve budget conflicts
  • Reviews employment and purchase requisitions for consistency with budget and financial objectives, then recommends any necessary alternatives
  • Prepares and analyzes budget request recommendations for management review
  • May conduct special studies
  • 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 budget administration and finance
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to budgets, finances, and funding for a public agency
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Projection techniques for staffing, resources, and projects
  • Research techniques and quantitative analysis
  • Mathematics and business statistics

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Performing financial work in support of budget administration
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Utilizing various applicable business software packages

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • 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 Business, Finance, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field

  • One year of relevant experience performing budgetary analysis and research

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.