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Capital Program Analyst

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington D.C
Closing date
Oct 10, 2022

Job Details

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • In lieu of the bachelor's degree, four (4) years of experience in grant management/administration and financial analysis

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in grant management/administration and financial analysis. Experience to include finance/accounting, procurement/contracts/ and full grant and budget cycle

  • NA

  • Project management and program evaluation experience. Grant management administration and financial analysis, preferably in a transportation or government environment

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary:

The Capital Program Analyst is responsible for providing financial, budgetary, management analysis, and oversight for assigned Department of Bus Services (BUSV) and Operations Budget, Performance and Planning (OBPP) programs and projects contained in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP), to include reimbursable, grant-funded, and CIP-funded projects. Additionally, the incumbent exercises independent judgment and actions to analyze, implement and document financial administrative requirements for assigned projects. Establishes and maintains continuing communication with operating and capital staff in other departments of WMATA and external agencies to fulfill project obligations.

  • Works closely with budget, oversight and engineering staff and other units in developing and implementing policies and procedures for providing program management oversight and administration of budgets for WMATA's CIP and other capital projects. Assists in planning and coordinating activities for evaluating and monitoring the status of the budgets for the CIP and other capital-related programs and operating projects and keeps management apprised of issues.
  • Assists in developing criteria, standards, policies and procedures pertaining to project management oversight and administration, ensuring consistency and adherence to WMATA policies and procedures and to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) reporting requirements.
  • Assists in establishing work goals for the unit and providing professional support to the Office of Bus Planning (BPLN), Department of Bus Services (BUSV) and WMATA staff. Ensures compliance with project and program administrative requirements, such as forecasts for revenues and expenses, procurement procedures and that grant reports and/or amendments are accurately prepared, documented, and executed. Performs confidential labor documentation of BPLN staff and WMATA Force Account and contractor work and payroll.
  • Assists in the development and administration of the BPLN annual operating and capital budgets including personnel cost, project expenditures, grant reimbursement schedules. Advises BPLN management and BUSV Assistant General Manager (AGM) of budget status for assigned projects. Identifies fiscal concerns and problem areas and recommends solutions to resolve the problem(s).
  • Assists in the preparation of reports on the status of the budgets for the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and other BPLN capital programs, in conjunction with other WMATA business units.
  • Works closely with CIP project managers and other senior management to develop adherence to approved or agreed-upon budgets, scope-of-work, schedules and reporting obligations.
  • Serves as subject-matter expert for the development and maintenance of CIP project budgets with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the program. May serve as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for procurement operating and CIP projects.
  • Performs financial year-begin/end processes to include accruals, plan of contracts, pro rata charges, reclassification of budget line items and adjustment of subproject capital funding. Functions as a PeopleSoft Super-User responsible for all BPLN capital program and projects financial and budgetary data.
  • Reviews federal, local, and other grant regulations and prepares recommendations to fulfill requirements relating to assigned CIP projects. Provides guidance to the interdepartmental grant team, and technical assistance to grantors, on project-related subject matters relating to the administration of WMATA and BPLN grants.
  • Provides information and analysis for Internal and External audit findings as relate to assigned projects and the BPLN CIP program. Prepares documentation for responses to audit findings and determinations.

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.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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