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Specialist, Track Geometry Vehicle Operations & Inspections

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

Job Details


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or a related engineering field.
    • In lieu of education, 4 years of progressively responsible experience in rapid-rail transit, track and structural maintenance and inspection may be considered.

  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in rapid-rail transit, track and structural maintenance and inspection.

  • Ultrasonic Certification Level II must be attained within 1 year of acquiring the job.

  • Ultrasonic Certification Level II.

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 Specialist, TGV Operations & Inspections is a safety sensitive position responsible for coordinating and administering the activities associated with the Track Geometry Vehicle (TGV) operation in providing condition assessment of all mainline and secondary track infrastructure system-wide, in relation to track and way testing and evaluation. This positions also has responsibility for analyzing Track Geometry and Ultrasonic Testing data and initiating safety critical, operations decisions regarding the availability of track. Will also participate in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with the TGV program.


  • Communicates with various departments for the coordination of testing with the TGV at any time, on any section of railroad in the WMATA system.
  • Both in the mainline and secondary tracks.
  • Operates the TGV throughout the WMATA rail system by communicating with Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC) and internal rail operations stakeholders.
  • This includes physical operation of the vehicle itself.
  • Responsible for the proper setup and storage of the vehicle from beginning to end of operation.
  • This includes setup of the onboard computer systems in order to perform testing by the TGV.
  • Manages Ultrasonic Testing project activities on the TGV.
  • This includes adherence to policies and procedures, along with the operation of the Ultrasonic Testing equipment on the TGV.
  • Also conducts field verifications with handheld ultrasonic testing equipment.
  • Responsible for the complete analysis of Ultrasonic Testing data in order to make safety critical decisions.
  • Operates the Track Geometry Measure System (TGMS) on the TGV and administers the adherence to associate TGMS policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for proper management, technical analysis and distribution of the data acquired from the TGV data collection and inspection vehicle.
  • This position collects and distributes data to various departments with a priority of any defects discovered by the TGV.
  • This includes any and all reporting by the TGV within Maximo and other documentation required for the TGV.
  • Responsible for initial analysis of data collected by the TGMS to facilitate safety critical operations decisions.
  • Recommend improvements in work methods and techniques to improve operations of the TGV and the overall track geometry program.
  • Document and provide management with written procedures as it relates to TGV operations.
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned inspection and track condition assessments.
  • Assessing such items as testing schedules, testing supplies, testing equipment calibrations, verification of field track condition.
  • Manages the proper working condition of testing equipment as it relates to the effective inspection schedule, and to ensure continuous availability of safe, efficient and clean use of the Track Geometry Vehicle, and supporting equipment.

  • N/A

The functions 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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