Supervisor Track Maintenance

Jan 24, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time
Marketing Statement:

This posting is to recruit for three vacancies.


  • Associate's degree, or vocational or technical school degree in Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field
    • In lieu of an Associate's Degree or Technical School Degree, a High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of track maintenance , repairs, or inspection experience on Class 1, Commuter Railroad or an electrified rail transit system may be considered.

  • Three, (3), years of track maintenance, repairs, or inspection on Class 1, Commuter Railroad or an electrified rail transit system.

  • Must comply with WMATA license policy for operation of WMATA non-revenue vehicles. Must maintain license as a condition of continued employment.

  • N/A


Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. 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 position is responsible for supervising track crews in the maintenance and construction of the Authority's track and way system.

  • Plans, performs and oversees maintenance activities of track construction and assembly, replacement of rails, special track work parts, ties, direct fixation fasteners, rail joints, cleaning of roadbed, track lining/surfacing operations, welding, etc. to WMATA standards.
  • Creates and maintains records and reports of work deficiencies and the procurement and management of materials; authenticates and validates daily time reports of employees.
  • Ensures safety requirements and WMATA rules and regulations are followed while performing maintenance and construction activities. Serves as the Roadway Worker in Charge (RWIC) to provide a safe Roadway work environment for crews and/or contractors.
  • Ensures maintenance equipment is maintained and sent for Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) as required. Ensures all material and equipment are identified, assembled, and accessible prior to implementation of maintenance work. Makes certain suitable as well as appropriate inspection equipment is available and obtainable, utilized correctly guaranteeing proper maintenance is completed.

  • Ensures track maintenance personnel are trained and qualified in the appropriate use and operation of all track inspection and repair equipment; provides on-the-job training to subordinate personnel.
  • Operates WMATA non-revenue vehicles.

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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