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Analyzes and provides spatial representations of complex transit operational issues, investigates, and develops methodology for future processes, and develops, promotes and supports spatial understanding of Metro's overall operations.
Example Of Duties
Develops, evaluates, and applies Geographic Information Systems (GIS) procedures, computer applications, and statistical methods to the collection and analysis of a variety of transit operational data and displays visually
Designs and produces spatial analyses depicting relationships of service-provision to service-consumption and other socio-economic variables by understanding the data and results, determining what needs to be generated, choosing the method, processing the data, and evaluating the results; spatial analyses comprise analytical techniques to determine the spatial distribution of a variable, the relationship between the spatial distribution of variables, and the association of the variables to an area
Investigates issues and problems with ongoing operations service
Designs data structures for others to use, including interactive maps, etc.
Oversees General Transit Feed (GTF) production for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information
Uses statistical software packages, such as Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), to perform descriptive, time-series, variance, and multiple regression analyses
Develops procedures for ongoing production of graphic spatial analyses and geo-statistics related to proposed service changes by utilizing GIS based tools; developing, testing, and reviewing databases and production outputs; and recommending changes or additions to output records
Develops customized graphic spatial analyses by conducting needs analysis, developing a GIS plan, and obtaining and manipulating appropriate databases to create shape files and metadata
Develops analytical methods for special studies; gathers, interprets, and analyzes information and prepares and presents recommendations
Devises strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using transit data
Ensures service and performance statistics and other collected data are reliable and valid by collaborating with Metro Departments and outside agencies, investigating and resolving data related problems or issues, researching statistical applications, and applying tests
Integrates HASTUS (service scheduling and dispatch software), Transit Access Pass (TAP), Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), and Spatial data to provide answers to complex questions
Interprets and summarizes findings and makes recommendations to management
Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence
Manages Patronage transit ridership processing for (NTD) National Transit Database reporting for bus operations
Provides technical guidance and direction to other staff and consultants on research design, sampling strategies, and analysis methods
Provides technical assistance to internal staff and outside agencies requesting for maps, geo-statistics, spatial analyses, and estimation validity-testing
Represents department and Metro at meetings and conferences
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
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
Research and statistical theories and methods
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, such as ArcGIS
Net script metaprogramming language
Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and other computer programs
Database structures and GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)
Transit operations, including bus runs, work runs, layovers, short lines, interlining, foreign lining, planning (origins/destinations), bus safety, etc.
Applicable business software applications
Compiling and analyzing complex data; developing, testing, and reviewing complex databases
Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
Determining strategies to achieve goals
Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
Communicating effectively orally and in writing
Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
Think and act independently
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts budgets, and labor/management agreements
Read, write, speak, and understand English
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.
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. 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. (EA)
*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:
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Science, Geology, Planning, or a related field; Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
Five years of relevant experience performing statistical research, database management, data analysis, and spatial presentation; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment; at least two years of transit-related experience preferred
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
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 interpreting transit operations schedules data