Washington D.C
May 18, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
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

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.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in related fields with emphasis on service planning, personnel scheduling, operations dispatching, monitoring and updating work flow patterns or business processes using related software

  • N/A

  • Education
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Planning, or related field
  • Experience
  • Experience with database application software, programming languages, SQL, operations planning, statistical reporting and problem solving or Crystal Reports is preferred but not mandatory

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 Compiler is responsible for preparing and modifying transit operational schedules and assisting in developing schedules and operating personnel work assignments. The incumbent creates and generates various statistical operating reports using scheduling applications and other computer database systems. The Compiler assesses ridership patterns and transit service change requirements and updates schedules accordingly to ensure availability, accessibility and ridership safety.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists in creating and completing operation schedules based on service specifications: including developing vehicle schedules (headways), performing driver/operator blocking, run-cutting and rostering for work assignment.
  • Produces schedule documents for all service schedules produced and delivers to the internal customers (e.g. Bus Transportation and Rail Transportation).
  • 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, to promote the Authority's transit-supporting goals.
  • Transfers data and converts transit operating schedules to work assignment sheets, develops operator quotas, run assignment summary sheets by bid-division.
  • Assists in implementation and application of recorded statistical data required for development of proposed new and revised schedules. Evaluates data collected for new or revised schedules and analyzes collected operating data for variances in schedule compliance.

  • Works in and/or develop a working knowledge of other functional areas 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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