Division Superintendent Track Maintenance and Inspection / Production

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil engineering field, and a minimum of eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in rapid rail transit track, structural or systems maintenance and inspection organization with knowledge of the application of state-of-the-art track and structural maintenance equipment, including computerized bridge jacking systems, snooper cranes, sophisticated scaffold systems and ground penetrating radar. Experience must have included four (4) years of Supervisory and or managerial experience.

Or, a combination of post high school education and twelve (12) years progressively responsible experience in rapid rail transit track and structural maintenance and inspection organization with knowledgeable of the application of state-of-the-art track and structural and systems maintenance equipment, including computerized bridge jacking systems, snooper cranes, sophisticated scaffold systems and ground penetrating radar. Experience must have included four (4) years of Supervisory and or managerial experience.


Possess a valid 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 professional, supervisory, technical, and administrative Track & Structures maintenance work of a difficult nature.  Employee in this class may be responsible for coordinating, scheduling and supervising track, way and inspection activities to include tracks, yards, tunnels, structures, systems, related properties, and special projects. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.

Plans, develops, manages and implements policies and procedures within the General Superintendent’s operation. Establishes, analyzes, and evaluates branch programs, goals, and objectives as they pertain to track, way and systems maintenance functions.

Maintains knowledge of recent developments in transit track and way, structure and inspection management operations, and system maintenance activities. Evaluates, recommends and assists in implementation of those which are seen as beneficial to the achievement of TRST goals and objectives.

Coordinates activities between various departments to ensure that necessary material and equipment are requisitioned. May prepare technical specifications and details for track and way projects. Evaluate and recommend acceptance of offers from vendors and contractors in accordance with the Authority’s procurement manual. Monitors and serves as Technical Representative of the Contracting Officer on contracts pertaining to track, way and structure projects. Attends office and department committee meetings to make presentations regarding contractual needs, when required.

Conducts periodic staff meetings with regional staff to ensure efficient regional branch operations. Supervise, develop and coordinate an effective track way and systems maintenance inspection function for the Authority’s track related properties.

Prepares assignments, insures that necessary material and equipment are requisitioned, and evaluates performance of assigned work crews, recommending appropriate methods and techniques to be implemented as necessary.

Participates in evaluation of track and structures work to be accepted for subsequent phase operations, and of new equipment to be acquired for the track maintenance activities.

Implements procedures for undertaking corrective measures in emergency situations without interruption to normal train operations service when feasible.

Ensures proper and timely notification is provided to central control operations when undertaking work assignments.

Assists in the preparation of budgetary forecasts and insures personnel are properly trained and follow established safety guidelines.

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

Attends meetings, hearings and high-level planning sessions, inside and outside the Authority pertinent to the execution of the functional responsibilities of Track and Structures.

Periodically represents the Authority at similar national and local conferences. May visit other transit properties to observe and possibly incorporate best practices to operate a more efficient and safe railroad.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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:

  • 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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