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Revenue Collection Tech I

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
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Oct 2, 2023

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ORDER OF PREFERENCE: The selection for Administrative Clerical is made on the basis of fitness and ability with preference given to: Administrative Clerical District , System-Wide ( L689 ), Authority-Wide and external candidates, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with some experience in money handling, security, responsible clerical or related work.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidate's continued employment as a Revenue Collection Technician will be contingent upon a successful official police background investigation.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence or the ability to acquire one on a timely basis.

Medical Group :

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this class.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks (e.g., lifting heavy weights and maneuvering loaded revenue carts) when completing assignments. Ability to remove a revenue transfer cart (weighing a minimum of 250 pounds to maximum 950 pounds) from the revenue holding vault under supervision at a designated rail station. Ability to remove 700 pounds of stock from the revenue transfer cart, remove all stock from the machines (including three (3) coin hoppers weighing approximately 70 pounds each) and audit and restock machines.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is revenue processing, servicing, collection and clerical work. Employee in this class is responsible for maintaining supplies in the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system, processing and collecting transit revenue, preparing reports and transferring Authority monies. Employee has limited latitude for independent judgment and action. Employee reports to the Supervisor, Metrorail Revenue Service.

Employee is responsible for full and emergency servicing of AFC equipment which includes vendors and addfares. Transporting the revenue collected from designated holding vaults to the RCF Building via Revenue train for processing. Collection of revenue from parking meters at designated Metrorail stations and transport to the RCF Building for processing.

Inspects stock level of AFC equipment and resupplies them with materials, such as fare cards, change, etc., as necessary.

Utilizes revenue train to transport revenue vaults or carts between the revenue processing center and appropriate storage facilities. May operate armored vehicle.

Utilizes hydraulic lifting equipment, elevators and escalators to transport revenue between the rail revenue transport vehicle and pick-up and drop-off locations.

Transfers revenue and revenue containers between the AFC and related vending equipment at the mezzanine level to revenue carts. Transports and secures carts in storage vaults located at the platform level of each station.

Empties revenue containers and collects revenue from transit storage vaults and parking meters.

Maintains revenue reports relative to the servicing of AFC and other vending equipment and to the transfer of monies in accordance with established procedures.

Hand sells Metrorail fare media for special events.

Collects captured zero balance fare cards from fare gate consoles and data compiled by the EDADS Enhanced Data and Display System.

Operates an adding machine or calculator to prepare reports.

Performs duties under armed escort of Metro Transit Police officers.

Works variable hours.

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:
  • 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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