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Personnel Administrator- BUSV

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

Job Details



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

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the successful application of personnel, administrative and related management analytical techniques.


  • Some college level courses or formal training in business administration, or a related field.

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.


This is confidential, professional, analytical, personnel administrative support work. The employee assists the Director (or designee) in processing a wide range of essential personnel, hiring and administrative support activities for employees within the Departments. The employee ensures the effective and efficient monitoring, tracking, and coordination of various employment actions, hiring, trainings, recruitment support and miscellaneous management activities, services and programs involving department employees. The employee coordinates the work and input of professional and managerial staff to ensure timely completion. The employee assists the Hiring Manager with coordination of various personnel, recruitment, hiring projects and particular needs of the offices. Employee initiates and maintains extensive contact with key personnel and officials throughout the Department and organization. Employee reviews established work tasks and project needs and requirements, develops procedures and guidelines to meet deadlines and assists the Directors (or designee) with planning, scheduling and coordinating administrative, recruitment and hiring related responsibilities. Major problems and developments are reviewed by the Directors (or designee) through conferences and reports, while recurring assignments are reviewed in terms of achieving personnel goals and Departmental objectives.

  • Performs personnel related tasks required to support all hourly and salaried personnel needs. Independently assesses the tasks at hand and determines the appropriate course of action necessary to resolve the issues. Advises Directors (or designee) of unusual problems or circumstances in a timely manner.
  • Provides PAR oversight to include timely direction, corrective guidance and technical assistance to administrative and clerical support staff on all aspects of preparation and processing of personnel actions and related documents.
  • Effectively ensures accuracy, timeliness, and the status of all PAR's, SPAR's, Pay-for-Performance, Performance Evaluations for employees, Position Requisitions, Job Descriptions and employee schedule pick documents used in tracking assigned personnel for the department. Inputs data in a timely manner in order to reflect the most up to date information.

  • 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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