Supervisor of Structures Production Office of Track and Structures

Washington D.C.
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 17, 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 a certification from an approved technical program  Facility  Management/Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical, or related field.  Or a high school diploma, or GED with five (5) years experience in structure inspection, maintenance and repairs on a Class I railroad or on an electrified rail transit system, or related experience in the construction industry performing facility or bridge new construction and/or rehabilitation.

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 are required to maintain qualification for access to Roadway 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 structure maintenance and inspection crews in the maintenance, construction, and inspection of the Authority’s track and way system including facilities.  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 structure maintenance, structure inspection, new bridge and facility construction. The variety of repairs will include, leak repairs, expansion joints, drains, fence, structure support beams and fabrications to all types of structures, concrete, block, wood, and steel.

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

Ensures structure 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 verifies daily time reports of employees.

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

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

Maintains spare parts and tool/equipment inventory for projected inspection, 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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