Shift Supv., COMM SMNT

Jul 16, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with satisfactory completion of an acceptable communications electronics course. College training in electrical engineering preferred. Considerable and progressively responsible experience in the installation, maintenance, operations an testing of electronic communications systems and equipment. Previous related supervisory experience preferred.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

Possession of a second class radio telephone license desirable.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily 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 weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

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.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical and supervisory communications maintenance work. Employee in this class is responsible for supervising the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of the communications systems of the Authority on the shift to which assigned. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee is supervised by a Communications Maintenance Supervisor.

Supervises, on a shift basis, the maintenance inspection, testing and modification of the WMATA communications equipment; makes assignments according to priority and monitors progress and satisfactory completion of tasks.

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.

Implements communications maintenance plans and established operating and safety rules and regulations.

Analyzes failures in systems and equipment, as necessary, to identify causes and recommends corrective measures.

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

Reviews reports prepared by subordinates for completeness and accuracy; recommends measures to improve personnel and equipment performance as appropriate.

Ensures that all Authority and department policies, orders and notices are promulgated to subordinates.

May work variable hours. May operate an Authority vehicle between work areas.

Prepares reports as necessary.

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:
  • 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.