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Executive Officer, Labor and Employee Services
Los Angeles County - Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Executive Officer, Labor and Employee Services
Annual salary range: $153,004 - $191,006 - $229,008
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers a generous benefits package.
Application deadline: Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) plans, administers, designs, constructs, and operates one of the nation’s largest transit and rail transportation systems in Los Angeles County. Additionally, it is one of the nation’s largest funders of multimodal transportation and goods movement projects. The Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC) was formed on August 10, 1997. PTSC is a component unit of LA METRO and this position is hired under PTSC pension and benefits.

Metro is truly unique among its national transportation constituents with broad responsibilities in the areas of planning, programming, design, operations, and construction. More than 10 million people, nearly one-third of California’s residents live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area. In addition to operating its own services, Metro administers and distributes funds for all Los Angeles County transit providers, as well as, funds a wide variety of transportation projects, including highways, commuter rail, transit, arterial streets, bikeways, pedestrian connections, and demand reduction strategies.

The Executive Officer, Labor Relations and Employee Services will execute direction to Labor & Employee Relations’ and the Pension and Benefits functions of Metro. This position has three direct reports including the Deputy Executive Officer of Employee and Labor Relations, the Director of Pension and Benefits and the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, and an overall staff of approximately 30 employees.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled leader and business partner who can thrive in a busy and fast-paced working environment. The ability to foster and strengthen a team-oriented staff, develop talent, and build excellent partnerships is required to be successful. Candidates must have a dynamic and positive presence, be honest and have high integrity, good interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate with staff and audiences at all levels. The successful candidate will have exposure in the public sector, a strong background in pension, benefits, and employee and labor relations, and experience in transportation or similar industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Law, or other related field and eight (8) years of senior management-level experience in Labor Relations and/or Human Resources which includes a minimum of five (5) years of experience administering pension & benefits programs and participating in labor contract negotiations is required. Experience as a Chief Negotiator, a Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate and professional certificates/licenses are desirable.
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