Supervisor of Track Maintenance Office of Track and Structures

Washington D.C.
Jul 26, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

This posting is to recruit for multiple vacancies. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or certification from an approved technical program in Track Management/Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical, or related field.  Or a high school diploma or GED with five (5) years experience in track maintenance and repairs on a Class I railroad or on an electrified rail transit system.

Incumbents subject to the federal testing regulations of safety sensitive positions, which include random alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment.

Incumbents required to maintain qualification for access to Roadway Worker Protection Level IV certification as condition of continued employment.


Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license from jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position.  The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This position is responsible for supervising track crews in the maintenance and construction of the Authority’s track and way system.  The incumbent has latitude for independent judgment and action with the established guidelines and is supervised by the Assistant Superintendent or Maintenance Manager depending on assigned shift.

Oversees activities such as track construction, replacement of rails and, special track work parts, ties, direct fixation fasteners, rail joints, cleaning of roadbed, track lining/surfacing operations, welding, etc.

Ensures track personnel performing maintenance work are aware of standards, tolerances, and typical adverse conditions that may affect the movement and behavior of track.

Ensures track personnel are trained in the proper use and operation of all equipment; provides on-the-job training to subordinate personnel.

Maintains records and reports of work production, procurement, usage of materials, and verify daily time reports of employees.

Ensures safety requirements and WMATA rules and regulations are followed while performing maintenance and construction activities.

Plans methods and sequences maintenance jobs. Ensures all material and equipment are identified, gathered, and available prior to execution of maintenance work.

Maintains spare parts and tool/equipment inventory for projected maintenance and repair programs.

Ensures equipment is maintained and sent for PMI as required.

Performs the duties of the Roadway Worker in Charge (RWIC) to provide a safe Roadway work environment for crews and/or contractors.

Subject to 24-hour call-in for emergency or unusual conditions.

Operates WMATA non-revenue vehicles.

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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