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Curriculum Development Specialist

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

Job Details



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Curriculum Development, Human Resource Development or related field with emphasis on the principles of training program design and implementation.


Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in the design, development and/or conduct of technical training programs




Master's Degree preferred

Demonstrated experience in the design, development and conduct of technical training programs specifically in the areas related to the assigned Department/Office functions such as RAIL, BUSV, or related areas.

Previous supervisory experience

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.


The Curriculum Development Specialist will design and develop curriculum content, training materials, training modules and teaching aids, by identifying best practices, as well as, gaps between actual and ideal performance. This role is responsible for developing curriculum that will be used by training instructors and or facilitators to train employees for their assigned department/office area. Works under the direction of the department/office Director/Manager/Superintendent/ Supervisor and complete assignments independently in accordance with accepted principles and methods of the field. Work is reviewed by the respective Director/Manager/Superintendent/Supervisor through conferences, written reports and observation of the extent to which performance objectives are achieved.


Manages multiple curriculum development projects simultaneously by prioritizing project deadlines. Tracks curriculum development life cycles; ensures that any problems are addressed, escalated when needed, and resolved quickly.

Conducts research and develops instructional materials by analyzing and evaluating, performance results, educational data, practices, and trends.

Communicates with instructors and support resources, including publishers and development vendors, to ensure successful implementation of curriculum projects.

Prepares and evaluates instructional materials and teaching aids. Writes or edits training manuals and instructional guides ensuring usage of proper grammar and production ready quality control. Participates in the planning and direction of instructional staff in their preparation to conduct courses.

Manage, create and maintain setup documentation for compliance and certification and or license requirements. This includes program binders, syllabi, curriculum catalogues etc.

Recommends input to Course Catalog to reflect new/revised program information.

Collaborate with the stakeholders and review proposed project efforts to determine scope, key milestones, and timeframe.

Partner with stakeholders to evaluate and update existing courses. This includes:
  • Develop and formalize a robust quality assurance review process of all existing and new training programs
  • Manage and conduct quality assurance reviews of all online programs with Director/manger/supervisor/project managers.
  • Establish a process to review and include feedback from end of course surveys, and student evaluations into the quality assurance and course maintenance processes.
  • Establish a systematic approach to obtain and review assignments and assessments across cohorts.

Maintain accurate tracking of all curriculum changes and version controls.

Works with Department of Human Resource staff (e.g. Talent Management Office) to develop and manage courses material.

Work collaboratively across functional areas to manage and coordinate and perform related duties as required.

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.


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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