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Title: Director, Training - Bus Transportation
Company: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Location: Landover, Maryland
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110654
Website: http://www.wmata.com/careers
Location: Carmen Turner Facility

WMATA Reference: 190033

Job Summary:
Metro is seeking an astute professional to join our senior management team. We are currently recruiting for a Director of Training for our Department of Bus Transportation (BTRA). Working under the general direction of the Managing Director, Bus Transportation, the successful candidate will be a vital contributing member of the BTRA management team. The senior leader will be responsible for designing, developing, delivering and evaluating employee training and development strategies in support of BTRAs business plan. The ideal candidate also: manages performance, ensures effective and responsive delivery of services to BTRA managers and other employees; has overall responsibility for the bus operator training program, remedial training and updates for operations policy and procedures manual; assesses and identifies opportunity to improve current training programs offered to include making recommendations to address findings in cooperation with management partners; and, works well with all levels of management to determine core technical competencies required for key positions in BTRA.

Essential Functions:
  • Strategic business leader on training issues: Regularly meets with managers and leaders of Bus Transportation to understand the business outcomes and requirements essential for their success. Continually plans, assess and evaluates training against Bus Transportation business plans and the needs of the customers.

  • Manages the performance and resources of BTRA Training to ensure the effective and responsive delivery of services to BTRA managers and other employees. Supervises the recruiting, training and performance of subordinate staff.

  • Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates technical operations training for all levels of the BTRA staff to support their competency in areas that are critical to the organization and equip staff with the required skills to achieve the organization’s quality, financial and customer service goals. Seeks to improve the Training & Development (T&D) methods and delivery processes, and monitors training quality. Establishes training standards and provides quality assurance for training activities.

  • Provides broad scope review, analysis, and assessments of Bus Transportation policies, procedures, programs, and organizational structure and alignment in terms of effectiveness, quality of service, and best practices.

  • Assesses and identifies opportunities to improve current training programs offered and team and organizational performance, making recommendations to address findings in cooperation with management partners both internally and within Human Resources (HR) Talent Management (TM). Stays abreast of and recommends industry and transportation best practices in the assessment, development and delivery of bus transportation training efforts.

  • Works with all levels of management to determine core technical competencies required for key positions in Bus Transportation and identifies specific resources to ensure acquisition and maintenance of these competencies.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


OTHER FUNCTIONS
  • In cooperation with the HR Department, coordinates human resources administrative activities to support the Bus Transportation offices.

  • Writes scopes of work and manages contracts with vendors and/or consultants to provide training and development classes and programs for Bus Transportation workforce.

  • Identifies, centralizes and manages a repository of Bus Transportation training resource materials for ease of access.

  • Develops effective tracking system for training delivery and completion for Bus Transportation staff.

  • Partners with the Union Representatives to support the development and training of bus operators and clerical employees.

  • Manages, analyzes, interprets and keeps abreast of applicable Federal and State regulatory requirements (American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA)) and communicates changes to all stakeholders as required.

  • Produces training materials with content expertise as provided internally.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design or similar discipline

In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, a High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years of training program administration experience

Experience
A minimum seven (7) years of experience in the development, administration, and/or implementation of large-scale operation training programs, with specific experience in transit operations preferred; includes at least four (4) years in a middle manager or higher-level capacity, responsible for leading and ensuring a qualified and well-trained workforce.

Preferred Education
Master’s Business Administration or Masters of Science in Training

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.

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

Closing:
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.

Please apply before 2/13/2019

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