Transit Systems 2019-03-14 2019-03-28

Rail Training Superintendent

Company: King County Metro Transit View more listings
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 111781


Salary: $107,762 - $130,276

Job Summary
Strategize, guide and direct the design and deployment of Link Light Rail technical training and workforce development programs for all its Link Light Rail employees (in all Trades as well as Operations).

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Rail Division
High-capacity light rail is emerging as the backbone of our region's public transportation system. Metro operates and maintains Sound Transit's Link light-rail system, focusing on providing the highest quality service and being the best partner possible. Several major Link extensions are slated for completion in the next five years. The Rail Division emphasizes safety, diversity and inclusion, workforce development, and continuous improvement.


  • Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. All Superintendents are expected to model and apply our equity and social justice shared values, behaviors and practices across all of the job duties listed

  • Supervise a Rail Chief and professional and administrative staff, directing the work of Rail Technical Trainers and Subject Matter Expert (SME) instructors for a wide variety of trades positions as well as Rail Operators and Rail Supervisors; hire unit staff consistent with assigned hiring authority

  • Develop strategies and implement training and development programs to fulfill licensure and mandated requirements and provide the skill sets necessary to sustain service delivery; research, develop and implement computer and other technology-based training methodologies; review and ensure overall quality of curricula and training provided

  • Analyze, forecast and report on future needs, training outcomes, trends, cost effectiveness and similar performance metrics

  • Quickly build high trust and serve as a liaison to the Rail Division to ensure training needs are met

  • Hire, lead, help develop, and motivate employees, helping them to recognize the important role they each play in achieving the overall agency goals and empowering them to perform accordingly

  • Ensure that employee and the public's safety continues to be Metro's highest priority, maintaining strict adherence to safety rules and procedures and continually seeking to enhance safety practices, awareness and training

  • At least 2 years of progressive knowledge, experience & accountability for a learning and workforce development function, and at least 1 year of supervisory experience, preferably related to management of a learning and development function; the ideal candidate will have demonstrated this experience in the rail transit industry

  • Working knowledge of developing and implementing comprehensive training programs for professional development, technical proficiency and to meet regulatory mandates.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective needs assessments and develop successful, professional training programs based upon information obtained as well as ability to analyze, forecast and report on future needs, training outcomes, trends, cost effectiveness and similar performance metrics

  • Experience in administering computer-based training programs and utilizing technology to support training activities

  • Ability to learn and demonstrate knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations related to rail operations and maintenance, and industrial safety rules and regulations as applied to public transit and rail operation

  • Two years of increasingly responsible supervisory or comparable leadership experience in transit operations, public administration, human resources, or other relevant fields, that provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the key roles and responsibilities of the position.

  • Excellent skills as a people leader who has demonstrated experience building effective teams in diverse work environments while inspiring trust, creating strong morale, instilling vision and purpose, and fostering open dialogue

  • For other qualifications, please see our posting at

Salary Note: Salary shown represents 2018 rates. The applicable labor union has ratified a contract that includes a 4% General Wage Increase for 2019. This increase will be implemented retroactively to January 1, 2019 upon approval by the King County Council.

Working for King County Metro Transit
In 2018, KC Metro Transit was named Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year among the nation's largest transit agencies. This award recognizes achievements like record-breaking growth, 93 percent customer satisfaction, adoption of green technologies, and leadership in modeling new mobility services.

Renowned for its natural beauty and vibrant communities, the Central Puget Sound region is growing faster than any place in the United States--and demand for transit is at an all-time high. Metro Transit is the largest public transportation agency in the region, and will play an increasingly important role in reducing congestion, protecting our environment, building strong communities, and getting more people where they need to go. As more people are attracted to the Puget Sound region, Metro will have a growing role in operating bus service in a safe, reliable, customer-focused, and cost-effective way.

Competitive Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and/or state-registered domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ralph Cady, Senior Talent Advisor, 206-477-5998 or

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

Transit Job Listing - Rail Training Superintendent