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Bus Operations Manager

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Southern Avenue Annex, MD
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

Job Details


Minimum Qualifications :

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, Business Administration, Communications, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, to include supervisory experience in the transportation industry.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, to include supervisory experience in the transportation industry.

The following is required for consideration for this position:

1. Candidates must participate in both written and verbal behavioral assessments and must receive a rating of either "Qualified" or "Provisionally Qualified".

2. Candidates rated as "Provisionally Qualified" will be reassessed after one year and must achieve a follow-up assessment rating of "Qualified" in order to be considered as a Full-Time, Regular Manager, and Bus Service Operations.


Must possess a valid driver's license from the jurisdiction of residence and maintain a satisfactory operating record.

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/Duties:

This is a division bus management position responsible for supervising bus transit employees engaged in Bus Operations, including the safe and efficient operation of bus services and facilities, and the enforcement of WMATA rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Other responsibilities include but not limited to; administrative processes, customer relations, emergency assignments and other special tasks. Incumbent assists in the direction and coordination of WMATA's bus operation system at the division, and other designated personnel; supervises Depot Clerks, resolves operational problems, monitors the completion of periodic daily tasks; and responds to emergency situations.

Monitors and ensures the daily operation of the division, including safe, reliable and courteous customer service.

Provides supervision to bus operators and clerical employees reporting to a specific location in the absence of the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent .

Makes decisions at the appropriate level, with necessary involvement, in a timely manner and follow up.

Conducts interviews, counsels employees and evaluates employee performance and any other related duties. Recommends corrective action to management.

Performs on-time performance checks when buses are dispatched from the division to meet scheduled/headways requirements.

Responds to and investigates customer comments, complaints and concerns.

Ensures consistent administration of accident reports, payroll, customer complaints, sick reports, vacation and other personnel administrative duties.

Assists in the preparation of operational reports. Documents actions that may lead to progressive discipline; investigate accidents or on duty injuries, complete all investigations and reports accurately and in a timely manner.

Prepares composite reports specifying job proficiency in both written and oral formats with employees, other WMATA departments, outside agencies, and communicates proactively with management, employees and customers.

Coordinates with the department of Bus Operations Communication Center (BOCC) in maintaining standard bus service.

Testifies at legal hearings; worker's compensation hearings.

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.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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