Shift Supervisor Automatic Train Control (ATC)

Washington D.C.
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with satisfactory completion of an acceptable electronic/electro mechanical course.  Some college training in Electrical Engineering or a related field is preferred.  Extensive experience in both electro mechanical train control maintenance and in the maintenance of complex digital circulating or related fields is required.  Supervisory experience in train control or conventional railroad maintenance is desirable.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain rapidly a District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's permit issued from state or residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for wiring and safety identification.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, i.e., lifting of objects weighting 25 to 50 pounds.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical and supervisory Automatic Train Control maintenance work.  Employee in this class is responsible for supervising the installation, testing and maintenance of the ATC system on the shift to which assigned.  Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.  Employee is supervised by a designated supervisor.

Supervises on a shift basis, assigned maintenance personnel performing maintenance inspection, testing and repair of assigned Train Control equipment.  Makes assignments to personnel by workload priority, giving instructions in proper work methods/techniques following up on progress/satisfactory completion of work.

Assists in the development, implementation and administration of on the job -training programs; provides input for the formulation and review of the Job Educational Training Standards.  Trains, evaluates and (re) certifies employees in accordance with the Employee Certification, Training and Promotional Program.  Documents and maintains employee consolidated training records.  May attend (in) formal training programs to maintain level of expertise.  Recommends personnel actions.  Discusses and resolves complaints and grievances with employees in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and personnel policies.

Supervises the implementation of the maintenance plan and procedures for the ATC system.

Requisitions materials, parts and tools and ensures their proper use and care.

Interprets Authority policy within areas of responsibility and enforces safety regulations.

Works variable shifts.

Prepares written and other reports as required.

May operate an Authority vehicle between work areas.

Performs related 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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