Assistant Superintendent Structures Maintenance

Washington D.C.
Sep 11, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Assistant Superintendent Structures Maintenance
Job ID: 170533 Location: VA - Alexandria Yard
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Open-Close 09/08/2017
- 09/18/2017
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Posting/Position Details:

All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of 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.)

Marketing Statement:

Track and Structures (TRST) is recruting for an Assistant Superintendent with superior decision making and leadership skills to oversee the Structures Department's maintenance efforts. The candidate will work overnight and weekends and report directly to the affiliated regional Superintendent within Structures.  The candidate will also work closely with the Divisional Night Superintendent of TRST.  This position will be responsible for providing both Union and Non-Rep personnel oversight and make compentent decisions regarding various projects, right of way efforts and / or administrative tasks during their shift.  The candidate will also be responsible for emergency response during his/her hours worked.   


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation  from  an  accredited  college  or  university  with  a Bachelor's  Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or a related engineering field,  and six  (6) years of progressively responsible experience in  rapid   rail  transit track  and structural maintenance and inspection organization.

Or, a combination of post high school education and a minimum of ten ( 10) years of progressively responsible experience in rapid rail transit track and  structural maintenance and inspection organization.


Possess a valid Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia motor vehicle operator's license from jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

This is supervisory/ administrative and technical track and way maintenance work involving the management of activities associated with the execution of planned and scheduled preventive maintenance/ inspection and repair of all major track and structures and other support systems within a region or systemwide . Employee assists in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and struc tures maintenance and inspection. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.

Manages and implements/ for the assigned area/ an effective inspection schedule, preventive maintenance and repair program for facilities, related systems and equipment to ensure their continuous availability in the provision of safe, efficient and clean use of bus/rail facilities, operationa l support service, and related activities.

Supervises the assignment of tasks or duties to be performed by crews in accordance with established priorities. May conduct periodic staff meeting to ensure enhanced communications and effectiveness among employees.

Evaluates the eff iciency and effectiveness of assigned inspection and maintenance crews, assessing such items as adherence to phased work plans and allowable costs, how well performance , work quality and safety objectives are achieved and the incidence of follow-up repairs. May recommend improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies.

Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of  grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluat ions, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate training is provided.

Prepares and presents oral/written reports or recommendations for Superintendents and others within area of assigned responsibility as may be appropriate .

May make recommendat ions regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting the safety and operational effectiveness within the assigned area of responsibility.

Performs related management 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:

  • 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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