Assistant Superintendent (Construction Mnt. and Station Rehab)

Jun 10, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or related engineering field supplemented by extensive technical work experience in the relevant applied engineering area which demonstrates a high degree of proficiency in managing and supervising preventive and corrective building, plant or support equipment and systems maintenance.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical management, supervisory and administrative building and support equipment maintenance work. Employee in this job is responsible for assisting in the planning, scheduling, inspecting, managing, coordinating and establishing work priorities for major Plant Maintenance activities. Employee has authority, accountability and responsibility for assisting in the management of major activities associated with system wide support maintenance involving inspections, preventative maintenance, complex repairs, alteration, renovation, construction and replacement projects within WMATA facilities, facility components and support systems. Employee in this class works in close coordination with staff level rail, bus and construction managers and other technical staff throughout WMATA. Employee is also required to work in close coordination with jurisdictional authorities governing work permits, licenses and operational maintenance support. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines and is expected to assist in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures. The employee's performance will be measured on the efficient and effective management of the resources assigned, the ability to comply with assigned schedules and respond to emergency service situations, and the adherence to established policies and regulations and accomplishment of Authority objectives. Employee reports to the Superintendent, Plant and Equipment Maintenance Branch.

Individual will be responsible for the management, supervision and coordinating of plans, work schedules, inspections and special project work involving outside contractors and in house forces. The work involved shall include but not be limited to renovation of WMATA buildings and paved surfaces and the maintenance, repair and or overhaul of physical plant equipment.

The craft disciplines shall include plumbing, welding, sheet metal, masonry, tile, carpentry, heating, air conditioning, pneumatic controls and other special areas relating to building construction and plant maintenance.

Direct guidance and follow up will be provided to first line supervisors who oversee the various craft disciplines in the field. Employee will be accountable for the progress of jobs and maintenance of equipment assigned to his function. In the case of boiler and chiller equipment he will also be responsible for the annual operation of this equipment.

Management responsibilities shall include the management, supervision and coordination of special projects assigned for the improvement, renovation, enhancement, etc. of the WMATA system properties, equipment or systems to include major and minor efforts involving complex project management efforts related to schedules, reports, plans and execution of work utilizing force account and contract resources such as labor, materials, equipment, space allocation, coordination with outside agencies and other WMATA groups, etc.

Administrative duties include coordination, management and resource allocation involving Authority Capitol Improvement Projects and other major renovation efforts that require intensive management control efforts including the development and management of plans, schedules, periodic reports, presentations, justifications, acquisitions and other procurement activities involved with the effective and efficient execution of assigned projects.

Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned staff and employees, assessing such items adherence to phased work plans and allowable costs, how well performance and work quality objectives are achieved and the incidence of follow up actions. Initiates improvements in work methods and techniques to correct operations and maintenance deficiencies.

Manages and supervises the assignment of tasks or projects to be performed by crews in accordance with established priorities; manages the performance of major multi phase/multi craft projects to ensure continuity of efforts and compliance with standards, specifications, applicable codes, etc.

Directs and manages the initiation of application for permits and licenses required by the jurisdictions to effect repair, replacement, construction or renovation of facilities, systems or sub systems and the occupancy and/or operation of facilities and equipment or systems.

Oversees the technical evaluation of new equipment and maintenance methods to ensure that systems and procedures meet internal, WMATA and applicable regulatory agency standards.

Discusses complaints and grievances with employees or their representatives and attempts to resolve them in accordance with sound employee relations practices and operating requirements. Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel and counsels or disciplines employees as appropriate.

Makes recommendations regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting the provision of service and operations within major areas of assigned responsibility.

Conducts periodic staff meetings to ensure enhanced communications and effectiveness among subordinate employees.

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:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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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