Assistant Superintendent Transit Field Ops

May 26, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate (GED).

  • A minimum of six (6) years as a bus or fleet operations administrator responsible for planning, coordinating or supporting major bus/fleet operations functions.

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Business Administration.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Superintendent, Transit Field Operations is responsible for managing the safe, day-to-day delivery of bus service and field operations for the Metrobus system. The incumbent resolves operational problems which may cause delays in service; monitors the completion of daily tasks of subordinates and responds to emergency situations or activities. The incumbent coordinates field activities with the jurisdictional departments of Public Works and Police regarding special events, demonstrations, or any activity that might affect the Authority's delivery of public transit services in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists in the overall day-to-day management of bus transit field operations by monitoring bus service, ensuring effective and consistent operating practices; developing and monitoring schedules; and participating in work plan development and staff assignments. Monitors service and drivers throughout the day; adjusts shifts and staffing as necessary, and ensures driver adherence to department and federal rules. Coordinates responses to and/or addresses passenger service complaints and emergencies. Collects, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares accident and on-time performance reports.
  • Reviews various reports completed by supervisors, including accidents, incidents, citations and memos to ensure neatness, legibility, and timely preparation for submission.
  • Manages subordinate supervisory staff in accordance with department established priorities and expectations. Conducts staff meetings to provide information to subordinates regarding operational changes and requirements.
  • Participates in the selection of staff, establishes and reviews employee performance standards and conducts performance evaluations with supervisory staff. Develops performance improvement plans and administers disciplinary actions when appropriate. Conducts investigations and participates in grievance hearings.
  • Provides program, policy, and procedure review training related to transportation functions including, but not limited to: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) protocols, critical thinking and decision-making, supervisor refresher training, and drug and alcohol compliance.

Other Functions:
  • Serves as liaison between Department of Bus Services (BUSV) and Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC) during emergency situations to implement strategies to mitigate transit service disruptions. Partners with local jurisdictions and internal business partners to establish bus bridges and selected detours and route changes when required.
  • Assists in developing, interpreting and enforcing both Metrobus Transit Field and Bus Operations Communication Center (BOCC) operations' practices/procedures, policies, programs and regulations related to Authority safety policies, programs and regulations applicable to.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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