Assistant Superintendent Automatic Train Control (ATC)

Washington D.C.
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

 Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Extensive experience in supervision, operation maintenance and training in railway signaling and train control systems.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is administrative, technical, maintenance and supervisory work of a difficult nature. Employee in this class is responsible for assisting in organizing, coordinating and directing the Authority's Automatic Train Control (ATC) operating and maintenance plan, establishment of the ATC operating and safety procedures, as well as coordination of support facilities operating procedures. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee is supervised by the Superintendent, Automatic Train Control

Directs the Construction, Inspection, Test and Material Control activities of the Section.

Assists in supervising the installation, testing, pre-operation systems check-out and the operating maintenance and management of the ATC system.

Assists in planning and programming the purchase of ATC maintenance materials, and the distribution and storage functions in coordination with the maintenance information plan.

Assists in establishing and overseeing the ATC Training Program correlating it with the RAIL technical Training Plan.

Assists in preparation of annual plans and long range forecasts of ATC activities relative to engineering design changes, installation and operation, including appropriate budgetary needs.

Conducts frequent field inspections to observe operations, maintenance, training and troubleshooting procedures. Inspects equipmnet rooms to ensure a high state of cleanliness exists and that storage and preservation are maintained. Submits written report on conditions found, observations of training, cleanliness, storage and personnel performance.

Periodically performs the duties of the Assistant Superintendent, Maintenance Operation Center.

Reviews operating and maintenance records and develops additional preventive maintenance procedures.

Assists in evaluating complaints and grievances with supervisors, employees or their representatives and attempts resolution in accordance with sound employee-relations practices.

Works variable hours and shifts.

Performs other 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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