Assistant Superintendent - Track and Structure

Washington D.C
Jun 07, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or a related engineering field.
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and (4) years' experience in a rapid rail transit track, structural, or systems maintenance and inspection organization.

  • A minimum of six (6) years' experience in a rapid rail track, structural, or systems maintenance and inspection organization, combined with previous supervisory experience.

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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 Assistant Superintendent, Track & Structures, manages the activities associated with the execution of planned and scheduled preventive maintenance, inspection, and repair of all major track and structures and other support systems within a region or system-wide. The incumbent participates in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and structures maintenance and inspection.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages and implements, for the assigned area, an effective inspection schedule, preventive maintenance and repair program for track and/or structures assets, facilities, related systems and equipment to ensure their continuous availability in the provision of safe, efficient, and clean use of rail facilities, operational support service, and related activities.
  • Supervises the assignment of tasks or duties to be performed by crews with established priorities. Conducts periodic staff meetings to ensure enhanced communications and effectiveness among employees. Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate training is provided.
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned inspection and maintenance crews, assessing such items as adherence to phased work plans and allowable costs, how well performance, work quality, and safety objectives are achieved and the incidence of follow-up repairs. May recommend improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies.
  • Prepares and presents oral and/or written reports including recommendations for Superintendents and other Rail officials within the area of assigned responsibility, as appropriate.
  • May make recommendations regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting safety operational effectiveness within the assigned area of responsibility.

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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