Superintendent, ATC (Operations)

Mar 10, 2023
Mar 19, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field with extensive experience in construction, inspection and maintenance of railway signaling systems and extensive progressively responsible supervisory, administrative, and managerial experience in related areas applicable to a high speed heavy tonnage railroad or rapid transit system involving CTC, NX or UR interlocking control or cab signaling and the responsibilities associated with rail operations. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of, or the ability to readily acquire a valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's Permit.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

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 professional administrative, technical and managerial ATC Systems Maintenance work of a complex nature. Employee in this class is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the Authority's ATC operating and maintenance systems, establishing effective and efficient ATC operating and safety procedures, and coordinating support facilities operating procedures. The employee's performance will be measured on the efficient and effective management of the Authority's automatic train control systems in terms of quality of maintenance and operations. Employee has extensive latitude for independent judgment and action within established guideline. Employee reports to the Assistant General Superintendent, Systems Maintenance and assists the Assistant General Superintendent and General Superintendent in accomplishing the ATC objectives of the Department.

Develops and manages the effective implementation and administration of the installation, testing, pre operation systems check out, and the operating maintenance and management of the ATC System.

Establishes the overall maintenance plans and procedures for the ATC System in coordination with the Authority's Maintenance Planning System, insures safety rules and regulations are followed; develops appropriate ATC maintenance manpower plans, insuring the effective utilization of all resources.

Authorizes the timely purchase of ATC maintenance materials, and oversees the distribution and storage functions in coordination with the maintenance information planning system.

Analyzes annual plans and long range forecasts of ATC activities relative to engineering design changes, installations, maintenance, and operation, insuring the effective coordination of budgetary needs.

Evaluates causes of failures in support equipment/systems to insure the initiation of positive measures to improve equipment performance. Reviews operating and maintenance records and develops additional and more effective preventive maintenance procedures.

Evaluates complaints and grievances with employees or their representatives and attempts to effectively resolve them in accordance with established employee relations policies.

Performs periodic performance appraisals of subordinate employees.

Prepares periodic and other reports as required.

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.