Director, Budget & Compliance - CMOR

Jun 13, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of administrative management experience in the field of railcar quality, engineering or maintenance may be considered

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in railcar quality, engineering or maintenance management

  • Possession of valid District of Colombia, or Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator's permit issued from the jurisdiction of residence

  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Experience
    • Training or experience in understanding business, engineering, and quality management system for a large transit operation with emphasis on safety and quality management
    • Experience with leading diverse teams in multiple locations responsible for oversight or operation of activities related to manufacturing, repairing, or engineering for transit rolling stock

Medical Group

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


The Director, Budget & Compliance is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of quality control and warranty programs. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for the oversight, performance measurement, implementation, reporting, and control of budgets for the Office of the Chief Mechanical Officer. The incumbent is also responsible for collaborating with the mechanical senior leadership team to establish and attain quality improvement goals and objectives in support of the overall departmental goals and objectives. The Director of Budget & Compliance serves as the primary advisor to the Chief Mechanical Officer on matters of quality assurance and warranty.

Essential Functions
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a Quality Assurance (QA) and Control Plan for Railcar Maintenance and Engineering that will ensure compliance with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) new Quality Management System Plan and improve operational excellence.
  • Directs the implementation and maintenance of a warranty program, in cooperation with the Procurement, Rail Vehicle Programs and Railcar Maintenance Offices, to ensure that warranty agreements conform to WMATA's established or contracted requirements and the proper utilization of all warranty provisions associated with the acceptance and operation of new assets.
  • Oversees and monitors all program and project budgets under the Chief Mechanical Officer through standard expenditure forecasts, project milestones, and updated schedules. Ensures that programs and projects are developed efficiently and have transparent reporting and are compliant with all internal and externally mandated requirements.
  • Working closely with the CMO and the mechanical leadership team, oversees project prioritization and funding reallocation, and coordinates the development of the departmental urgent needs budget and projected expenditure tracking. Ensures uniform and timely delivery of required data to parties such as the offices of the Chief Financial Officer and the Office of Management and Budget Services (OMBS).
  • Directs the activities of the inspection and testing of newly purchased equipment prior to acceptance. Interfaces with manufacturers to resolve technical and warranty issues to safeguard WMATA from the costs associated with equipment that does not meet the contract standards.
  • Supports subordinate staff including recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of management within the organization to ensure the avoidance of miscommunication that can result in risk to the Authority.

Other Functions
  • Conducts status briefings for Authority Officers and external stakeholders, to include the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO); WMATA Board Members, Federal, State, Local Government Offices, and Local Civic Organizations as required.
  • Using information from quality activities, develops solutions to optimize systematic organizational processes and provides guidance and recommendations to address and prevent hazards while reducing risk.
  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service improvements and meeting the Authority's vision.
  • Develops, recommends and implements strategic business plans and processes.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and 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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