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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)

PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer



Closing Date: 17-MAY-23

Salary Grade: H1O

Salary Range: $104,083 – $130,125 – $156,125

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Basic Function

Provides leadership in an audit team environment while managing multiple complex audits and special projects. This classification is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG). This classification operates and performs in the Audit unit of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), creating and developing audits, studies, and reviews to monitor, investigate, and report to the Inspector General and the Metro Board on Metro programs and operations.

Example Of Duties

·         Plans and manages contract, financial, and/or operational audits

·         Plans and participates in the completion of Annual-Agency-wide Risk Assessment and development of annual audit plan

·         Manages and reviews all audit workpapers and reports completed by assigned staff and ensures compliance with audit standards and guidelines

·         Develops, recommends, and implements audit policies, procedures, and programs

·         Establishes and monitors goals, work plans, schedules, and strategies

·         Prepares audit reports and presents findings to management, executive staff, and Board members

·         Analyzes and resolves audit-related issues; investigates and determines causes of irregularities and errors

·         Performs complex audit technical work

·         Coordinates, monitors, and manages external audits performed by Metro’s independent external CPA (Certified Public Accountant) firms and consultants

·         Writes statement of work for out-sourced or co-sourced audits and studies

·         Prepares and develops annual performance plans for staff, monitors staff performance, and assists in developing staff professionally

·         Ascertains the reliability of accounting and operational data

·         Represents department at meetings, conferences, and public events

·         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

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 in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field


·         Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience leading projects in contract (pre-award and incurred cost), financial, operational efficiency and effectiveness, compliance, and/or performance audits; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

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

·         Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred

Preferred Qualifications

The following are the preferred qualifications:

·         Experience conducting government audits

·         Experience conducting construction audits

·         Experience utilizing computer software such as Quickbooks, TeamMate, Toad, and Microsoft Suite

·         Experience working in transit operations

·         One or more of the following certifications or licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)


·         Theories, principles, and practices of compliance, financial, contracts, and performance audits

·         Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations

·         Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and other applicable auditing standards

·         Project management best practices

·         Research and statistical methods, and program evaluation

·         Controls and accountability required of large public agencies

·         Modern management theory

·         Applicable computer business software applications


·         Managing staff and the operations of an auditing function

·         Understanding and analyzing complex projects and programs

·         Assuming initiative in identifying substantive issues, devising analytic strategies, exercising critical thinking, and providing creative solutions to issues

·         Establishing, recommending, and implementing relevant policies and procedures for the agency’s various departments and programs

·         Communicating effectively orally and in writing

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

·         Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff


·         Effectively manage multiple or highly complex audits and projects

·         Produce superior quality analysis and written products on multiple, complex projects with minimal supervision and short timelines

·         Manage project completion on-time and within budget

·         Establish constructive working relationships with agency management, while maintaining objectivity, independence, and credibility throughout the audit process

·         Handle highly confidential information

·         Think and act independently

·         Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements

·         Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

·         Plan financial and staffing needs

·         Write Statement of Work for co-sourced or out-sourced audits and studies

·         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.

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. (KP)

*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.

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