COMPILER (Bus and Rail Scheduling)

Washington D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Full Time
ORDER OF PREFERENCE: The selection for Administrative & Clerical positions is made on the basis of fitness and ability with preference given to Administrative & Clerical District, System-Wide (L689), Authority-wide and external candidates, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Transportation or Urban Planning, or related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a High School Diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED) and four (4) years of experience in operations service planning, personnel scheduling, and/or workflow or business process administration using related software

Twenty-four (24) months following successful performance as a Compiler, an incumbent may be advanced to the Senior Compiler job provided he/she has taken and passed any required written or practical tests, acquired any required certifications and has met acceptable fitness for duty, work record and job performance requirements.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in related fields with emphasis on service planning, personnel scheduling, operations dispatching, monitoring and updating work flow patterns or business processes using related software

  • N/A

  • Education
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Planning, or related field
  • Experience
  • Experience with database application software, programming languages, SQL, operations planning, statistical reporting and problem solving or Crystal Reports is preferred but not mandatory

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.

Job Summary:

The Compiler is responsible for preparing and modifying transit operational schedules and assisting in developing schedules and operating personnel work assignments. The incumbent creates and generates various statistical operating reports using scheduling applications and other computer database systems. The Compiler assesses ridership patterns and transit service change requirements and updates schedules accordingly to ensure availability, accessibility and ridership safety.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists in creating and completing operation schedules based on service specifications: including developing vehicle schedules (headways), performing driver/operator blocking, run-cutting and rostering for work assignment.
  • Produces schedule documents for all service schedules produced and delivers to the internal customers (e.g. Bus Transportation and Rail Transportation).
  • Produces schedule statistics reports: including mileage by line and division, operator pay-hours by line and division; operators' pay-sheets, comparison of schedules, and annual statistical cost report, to promote the Authority's transit-supporting goals.
  • Transfers data and converts transit operating schedules to work assignment sheets, develops operator quotas, run assignment summary sheets by bid-division.
  • Assists in implementation and application of recorded statistical data required for development of proposed new and revised schedules. Evaluates data collected for new or revised schedules and analyzes collected operating data for variances in schedule compliance.

  • Works in and/or develop a working knowledge of other functional areas within the operations scheduling planning office.

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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