Shift Supervisor, ATC

Nov 17, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with satisfactory completion of an acceptable electronic/electro mechanical course. Some college training in Electrical Engineering or a related field is preferred. Extensive experience in both electro mechanical train control maintenance and in the maintenance of complex digital circulating or related fields is required. Supervisory experience in train control or conventional railroad maintenance is desirable.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for wiring and safety identification.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, i.e., lifting of objects weighting 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 technical and supervisory Automatic Train Control maintenance work. Employee in this class is responsible for supervising the installation, testing and maintenance of the ATC system on the shift to which assigned. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee is supervised by a designated supervisor.

Supervises on a shift basis, assigned maintenance personnel performing maintenance inspection, testing and repair of assigned Train Control equipment. Makes assignments to personnel by workload priority, giving instructions in proper work methods/techniques following up on progress/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.

Supervises the implementation of the maintenance plan and procedures for the ATC system.

Requisitions materials, parts and tools and ensures their proper use and care.

Interprets Authority policy within areas of responsibility and enforces safety regulations.

Works variable shifts.

Prepares written and other reports as required.

May operate an Authority vehicle between work areas.

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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