Los Angeles Metro
November 19, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type


Basic Function
Manages environmental compliance/ sustainability projects and programs to achieve the related agency goals and provides direction and develops strategies on overall program goals and objectives.
Example Of Duties

  • Manages and implements work activities associated with the agency's environmental compliance/ sustainability programs; identifies, develops, and implements capital projects; and reviews, approves, and coordinates the development of procurement documents
  • Conducts complex analyses, planning, and development of environmental compliance/ sustainability programs and initiatives; identifies funding requirements and manages capital and operating budgets
  • Manages several consultant teams in the development, design, and implementation of environmental compliance/ sustainability capital projects and Operations-based sustainability and construction environmental tasks
  • Directs and coordinates the development of various strategies and initiatives to achieve goals and objectives
  • Manages the coordination of projects related to project-level environmental issues for all environmental media
  • Develops and recommends plans and approaches for project-level compliance and sustainability, including partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations and their programs using Environmental Management System as the tool
  • Manages the coordination of programs and policies, including negotiating contractual agreements and acting as the project-level representative in negotiations on environmental, climate change management and adaptation, and energy management and conservation issues with other agencies and organizations
  • Oversees the work of projects to ensure cost-effective program implementation and to have the least impact on Metro's services, costs, and productivity
  • Manages the day-to-day efforts related to the preparation of comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors' policy decisions ensuring cost-effectiveness and the least environmental, social, and economic impact
  • Monitors and evaluates multiple recommendations for environmental, climate change management and adaptation, and energy management and conservation related programs
  • Manages employees who develop scopes of work for major contracts; resolves legal, contractual, and technical issues
  • Establishes, supervises, and enforces priorities of multiple major work efforts for staff and consultants
  • Coordinates the utilization of department personnel and resources with other directors and managers
  • Plans, prepares, and coordinates projects with the agency's Operations Department
  • Works closely with Metro's Corporate Safety Department on the implementation of industrial hygiene and environmental safety programs
  • Directs and motivates environmental compliance/sustainability staff and consultants in the implementation of projects and tasks
  • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; 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

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 year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Planning, Urban Planning; Master's degree, Professional Degree (e.g., M.D.,J.D., etc.), and/or Doctoral Degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) in a related field preferred


  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in environmental engineering or compliance of environmental issues.

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

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 managing energy policy related to transportation systems, rules, regulations, and statutes, related to reduction of impacts of climate change through energy-related strategies.
  • Experience leading projects and program management, such as metrics development & tracking, systems integration, and environmental finance.
  • Experience analyzing innovative environmental and sustainability finance markets.
  • Experience developing and implementing energy management programs and projects to increase operational efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency including the forecast, development, and implementation of environmental monetization strategies.
  • Experience coordinating with internal and external stakeholders towards achieving agency goals, objectives, and fulfillment of Metro Sustainability Strategic Plan metrics.
  • Current Certification in securities markets with a concentration in environmental finance or Certified Energy Manager is preferred but not required.


  • Theories, principles, and practices of environmental, climate change management and adaptation, and energy management and conservation
  • Theories, principles, and practices of transit, heavy rail/freight, highway planning, construction, operations, and procurement
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including environmental regulatory compliance requirements
  • Metro policies and procedures
  • Construction means and methods
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Financial management, capital and operating budgets, and funding sources
  • Social, political, economic, and environmental issues influencing transportation programs
  • Public administration
  • Research and report preparation methods
  • Modern management theory
  • Applicable business software applications


  • Managing the operations of a major environmental, climate change management and adaptation, and energy management and conservation program
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Applying Environmental Construction Practices and negotiating with external stakeholders
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • 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
  • Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff


  • Meet tight deadlines and time constraints
  • Be innovative and forward thinking
  • Create open lines of communication
  • Think and act independently
  • Empower and delegate
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Represent the agency before elected officials and the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • 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 and complete an online Employment Application. Metro 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. (AC)
*Open to the public and all Metro employees**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.
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.

Closing Date/Time: 24-NOV-23

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