Management Associate

Washington D.C.
Feb 20, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Management Associate
Job ID: 170099 Location: DC-Jackson Graham-Hdqtrs
Posting Open-Close 02/17/2017
- 03/03/2017
Union FLSA Nonexempt NRP Job Description


The Office of Strategic Initiatives is currently accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate college/university students for two entry-level Management Associate opportunities for Summer and/or Fall 2017.  The Management Associate position is an entry-level, temporary assignment of no more than six months (6) months.

Selected candidates will be tasked with statistical analysis, report generation and other data driven research.  These roles report directly to the Director, Strategic Initiatives in the Department of the Chief Operating Officer. These two roles offer a great opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the transit industry and to significantly contribute the Metro’s Back2Good initiative.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review minimum qualifications for the role and to immediately apply.  All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the close date. To ensure successful submission of an application, applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted close date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)


·         Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline deemed appropriate for the subject position.

·         A Bachelors Degree is preferred in a field related to assigned department

·         Have demonstrated knowledge of systems principles, transit operations, information technology and other business operations as applicable to the assignment and department assigned preferred.

Assignment-Based Minimum Qualifications:

For consideration for the Management Associate within the Office of Strategic Initiatives, applicants must specifically:

·         be attending an accredited college or university and be pursuing a  degree in Data Science, Statistics, Systems Engineering or other related degree program

·         demonstrate the ability to perform advanced spreadsheet analysis in Microsoft Excel


The entry level Management Associate duties may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the below tasks and functions, and may be developmental in nature:

·         Routine data maintenance, filing, word processing and spreadsheet activities.

·         Conducting routine departmental information research and data collection activities.

·         Assists in the preparation of management, operations, technical and administrative reports.  Utilizes management memoranda, fiscal and operations reports and data to complete assignments.

·         Reviews reports to identify problems based upon standard criteria and guidance from supervisors; recommends solutions as instructed.

·         Preparing routine reports for management review; operates a personal computer to verify, input and correct data required for producing reports.

·         Assisting in the analysis of data.

·         Produces tangible work products specific to the assigned projects to include presentations, reports, correspondence, graphic representation of data and/or project plans.

·         Participates in training sessions related to various functions performed by the department; attends appropriate Authority, departmental and office meetings, etc. in order to gain exposure to transit functions.

·         Participates in and/or leads departmental meetings, working sessions, etc.

·         Providing general information to and assisting departmental customers both internal and external.

·         Performs related duties as required.

The major 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.


Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the minimum qualifications. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following as applicable for the role:

  • 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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