Assistant Superintendent, Electrical Power

Jan 18, 2023
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time

  • Graduation from high school supplemented by technical program or college course work in science, electronics and /or engineering.

  • Ten years progressive electrical, electronic or industrial industry experience.
  • Prior supervisory or lead capacity experience

  • N/A

  • Two years of Electrical/Electronic apprenticeship/training program coursework, covering various aspects of electronic equipment, circuitry, fiber optics and computer programming. Knowledge of signal generators, oscilloscopes and multi-meters.

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.


Assists in planning, scheduling, coordinating and supervision of the Authority's unit substations and electrical maintenance areas.

  • Develops and supervises the implementation of technical and administrative plans for electrical systems maintenance. Coordinates and supervises individuals involved in all aspects of electrical power maintenance.
  • Evaluates technical capabilities of new equipment and techniques to insure that the Authority's electrical power systems provide the maximum opportunity for cost effective and efficient operation.
  • Ensures that all electrical power systems meet the various government regulatory agencies and Authority standards with special consideration being given to the safety of individuals.
  • Investigates equipment failures and personal injury accidents, determines causes and initiates corrective action.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written reports and recommendations relative to personnel requirements, training needs and equipment evaluation.
  • Conducts field inspections to observe operations, maintenance, training and troubleshooting procedures. Inspects equipment rooms to ensure a high state of cleanliness exists and that storage and preservation are maintained. Submits written report on conditions found, observations of training, cleanliness, storage, and personnel performances.

  • Assist in establishing work priorities. Maintains checks on work progress, recommends improvements in work methods and techniques and assures the scheduling of available personnel for emergency repair services. Respond to power failures as required.
  • Assist in evaluation complaints and grievances with supervisors, employees or their representatives and attempts to resolve complaints in accordance with sound employee relations practices.

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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