Senior Compiler

Washington D.C
Nov 21, 2022
Dec 05, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Transportation or Urban Planning, or related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a High School Diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED)and four (4) years of experience in operations service planning, personnel scheduling, and/or workflow or business process administration using related software will be considered

Twenty-four (24) months following successful performance as a Compiler, an incumbent may be advanced to the Senior Compiler job provided he/she has taken and passed any required written or practical tests, acquired any required certifications and has met acceptable fitness for duty, work record and job performance requirements.

  • Two (2) years of experience performing schedule building and schedule compiling in a transit environment

  • N/A

  • Education
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Transportation or Urban Planning, or related field
  • Experience
    • Experience with database application software, programming languages, SQL, or operations planning, statistical reporting and problem solving or Crystal Reports

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.

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 Senior Compiler develops and maintains transit schedules, operational and personnel work assignments related to transit service plans/changes and special events. The incumbent develops vehicle schedules (or headway sheets), conducts vehicle blocking, run-cutting (assigns work blocks based on vehicles schedules), and rostering, and generates a variety of statistical reports. In addition, the Senior Compiler takes lead responsibility when teamed with a Compiler for schedule development.

Essential Functions:
  • Creates and completes operation schedules based on service specifications: including developing vehicle schedules (headways), performing vehicle blocking, and completion of run-cutting and roster i ng for work assignment.
  • Produces schedule documents for all service schedules and is responsible for delivery to internal customers (e.g. Bus Transportation and Rail Transportation). Maintains a close working relationship with internal stakeholders for processing downstream interfaces or data output of scheduled data.
  • Produces schedule statistics reports: including mileage by line and division, operator pay-hours by line and division; operators' pay-sheets, comparison of schedules, and annual statistical cost report.
  • Transfers data and converts transit operating schedules to work assignment sheets, develops operator quotas, and run assignment summary sheets by bid-division.
  • Assists in directing implementation and application of recorded statistical data required for development of proposed new and revised transit schedules, evaluates data collected for new or revised transit schedules, and analyzes collected operating data for variances in transit schedule compliance.

  • Works in and/or develops a working knowledge of each functional area within the operations scheduling planning office.

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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