Truck Driver D

Oct 27, 2020
Nov 04, 2020
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


High School diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED)


Twelve (12) months following the achievement of a particular grade level (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), an incumbent may be advanced to the next grade level 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.
  • Truck Driver D
    • A minimum of two (2) years of truck driver experience

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) class B or higher with appropriate endorsements from jurisdiction of residence allowing the operation of vehicles over 26,001 lbs. gross vehicle weight

  • N/A

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.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


Truck Drivers are responsible for the safe operation of the Authority's non-revenue vehicles and equipment, including special vehicles such as tandem axle dump, truck tractor with low bed semi-trailer, tank trucks, water haulers and related trucks with hydraulic crane booms. This role performs tasks related to loading, transporting, and unloading materials and equipment.

Job Levels : At each successive grade level of this job (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), the incumbent is expected to demonstrate increased, distinguishing levels of proficiency and efficiency in knowledge, skills and abilities when performing the assigned duties and essential functions described in this job description

Essential Functions
  • Operates, in compliance with established procedures and guidelines, non-revenue vehicles to transfer, pick up, and deliver materials and equipment. Lays out work assignments, determines methods, techniques and materials needed to effectively accomplish assignments.
  • Checks load and clearance restrictions on roads to be used and plans most satisfactory route. Loads and unloads vehicle in a manner that ensures the safe transport of equipment and materials.
  • Operates equipment in support of repair work and other maintenance related tasks, including special vehicles such as tandem axle dump with auxiliary equipment such as snow plows and salt spreaders, truck tractor with low bed semi-trailer, tank trucks, water haulers, sweeper, small dump and related trucks with hydraulic crane booms, special attachments and equipment on all assigned vehicles.
  • Backs vehicles into and properly connects to trailer or semi-trailer air brake systems, operates vehicles in close quarters and backs trailer into loading docks or other close areas. Uses cables, chains and slings, in the rigging of large and heavy loads for lifting, in accordance with applicable code and safety standards.
  • Operates the crane boom in congested areas making rapid lift capacity judgments as boom length, angles and changes position in a safe manner, and responds to and assists in emergencies or incidents such as snow removal to safely support repair work and other maintenance related activities.
  • Inspects vehicles for routine safety issues, performs preventive maintenance inspection on assigned vehicles in checking and adding fuel, oil water, and grease, and promptly notifies supervisor of malfunctions.
  • Performs minor operator maintenance on vehicles such as lubrication, adjustments, tire changes, and maintains vehicle records and maintenance logs to ensure vehicles and equipment are maintained and safe to operate.

Other Functions
  • Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines. Attends training classes and assists in training co-workers to ensure safety rules and updated standards are continuously learned for operating and handling vehicles in the performance of tasks.
  • Performs any other related tasks in support of assigned department.

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:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

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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