Shift Supervisor, Electrical Power

Sep 29, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with some college training in electrical engineering preferred. Progressively responsible experience in the installation, testing, operations and maintenance of electrical traction power systems equipment for direct current propulsion of rapid transit operations, industrial power distribution or related fields is required. Considerable experience working with high voltage protection and transformation equipment in voltage classes up to 34.5 KV, preferably in power utility fields is required. Experience in fields of cable plant and contact rail inspection, test and maintenance and supervisory experience in the electrical field are desirable.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of, or ability to acquire a District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator's permit issued from the state of residence.

M edical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for wire and safety identification.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, i.e., lifting of objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

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/Duties:

This is supervisory and technical electrical power distribution work. Employee in this class is responsible for supervising the installation, testing and operating maintenance and management of the electrical power distribution system. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee is supervised by the Supervisor, Electrical Power.

Supervises the routine, preventative and unscheduled maintenance, inspection, testing, modification and repair of all equipment associated with electrical power distribution systems, (both AC and DC substations) and emergency trip station facilities. Assigns duties to personnel by workload priority, giving instructions in proper work methods/techniques; conducts inspections and monitors schedules for timely and satisfactory completion of work.

Assists in the development, implementation and administration of on the job training programs; provides input for the formulation and review of the Job Educational Training Standards. Trains, evaluates and (re)certifies employees in accordance with the Employee Certification, Training and Promotional Program. Documents and maintains employee consolidated training records. May attend (in)formal training programs to maintain level of expertise. Recommends personnel actions. Discusses and resolves complaints and grievances with employees in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and personnel policies.

Implements the electrical operating and maintenance plan of the Authority and participates in establishment and administration of electrical power distribution operating and safety procedures.

Ensures materials are available for assigned maintenance activities; accounts for electronic/electrical equipment assigned; and recommends measures to improve equipment performance.

Prepares, submits and reviews necessary reports and maintenance documentation.

Operates Authority vehicles as required. May work variable hours.

Serves as Supervisor, Electrical Power, in his/her absence, as directed.

Performs related duties as required.

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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