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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Coordinator Track Access Maintenance Construction in Washington, District Of Columbia

Coordinator Track Access Maintenance Construction

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DC-Jackson Graham Bldg-1st Fl

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or possession of general equivalency certificate (GED)


  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in rail transportation, maintenance or construction.

  • Experience with work scheduling, coordination and safety requirements (for work zones and worker protection); and with coordinating track outages and time-critical events.


  • None


  • Education

  • Associate’s degree, or vocational or technical school degree in Electronics engineering technologies, Power Distribution


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Experience

  • Supervisory experience preferred as troubleshooting issues required sound decisions making and giving clear direction to multiple requestors.

  • Project Coordination, Project Management Professional (PMP) certificates

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Job Summary/Duties:

The Coordinator, Track Access and Maintenance Construction reviews and approves requests and schedules and coordinates system-wide to access WMATA’s right of way from construction contractors and internal WMATA forces, for the completion of maintenance and project related work. In cooperation with the Maintenance Operations Control (MOC) staff, the incumbent determines work prioritization, resolves work access conflicts, executes required safety and power outage measures, and ensures the communication of appropriate change notifications and feedback for all stakeholders (internal and external) involved in rail operations systems maintenance and recovery efforts requiring access to the Authority’s right-of-way.


  • Coordinates, reviews, and approves track rights requested by WMATA Departments through the GOTRS programs, to ensure all of the Authority’s various departments have safe reliable access to conduct work with approved requests to access mainline, rail yard, and non-wayside facilities, in accordance with applicable rules and regulations set by the Authority rail system.

  • Creates, assesses, and approves switch orders needed to de-energize power through the GOTRS program, ensuring company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Office Administrative Procedures, and current rail system configurations are safely met while making repairs to the rail system and non-wayside facilities.

  • In accordance all WMATA rules and regulations, ensures Revenue Service Adjustments (RSA) are entered correctly in GOTRS and works with Office of Chief Maintenance of Way Engineering (MOWE) to ensure effective coordination and documentation of the work planned, and to allow for more repair time for multiple groups by developing piggy-backing opportunities and/or other modifications.

  • Reviews and approves Site Specific Work Plans submitted by WMATA Departments and contractors through the GOTRS-SSWP program, to ensure all of the Authority’s various departments, including SAFE, have knowledge of system altering developments and safe reliable access to mainline, rail yard, and non-wayside facilities.

  • Coordinates projects with internal and external entities such as utility companies, construction planners, engineers, and other utility workers by communicating accurate and reliable information to all entities, while providing services such as clearances to access WMATA facilities, switching orders and maintenance priority to resolve administrative and technical issues related to projects and maintenance.


  • Chairs a multi-organizational meeting to address conflicts with upcoming scheduled track work in coordination with multiple departments attempting to work in the same location on a night by night basis.

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.