Superintendent, Communication Systems Maintenance

Jul 20, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Full Time

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or related field.
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, four (4) years of Communication System Maintenance experience may be considered (in addition to the minimum experience stated below).

  • A minimum 10 years of experience in communications systems equipment testing and maintenance which includes at least 3 years in a supervisory or lead capacity

  • Possession of valid motor vehicle operator's permit issued from the jurisdiction of residence.



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.


This is administrative, technical and supervisory communications electronics (CE) maintenance management work. The Superintendent Communications Systems Maintenance is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating and supervising the CE maintenance for the authority.

  • Develops and supervises the implementation of short and long range technical and
    administrative plans for system maintenance activities.
  • Reviews work priorities, ensures that adequate work assignments structure is in place within the communications branch. Establishes and promulgates operating rules and regulations; ensures the enforcement of safety and security policies and programs, reviewing potential problem areas to ascertain the need for changes; develops scheduling and control procedures for the Communications Branch; coordinates work both within and external to the branch. Ensures communications equipment meets and complies with ADA requirements.
  • Ensures the technical evaluation of new equipment and maintenance requirements; ensures that the operation of the CE maintenance system is cost effective and efficient. Ensures that all CE systems meet the various government regulatory agency and Authority standards.
  • Enforces safety policies in all assigned work areas. Directs investigations into equipment failures, shop and related maintenance area accidents, determining causes and extent of damage to systems and initiate corrective action.
  • Prepares and presents oral/written reports and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Prepares budgetary forecasts on communications equipment and related maintenance needs. Estimates staffing and material requirements, production efficiency and need for equipment improvements. Analyzes labor and equipment report summaries. Authorizes and arranges for the purchase of necessary supplies, tools and test equipment required.
  • Attends meetings and seminars related to functional responsibilities.
  • May operate an Authority vehicle to support job responsibilities.

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.