BUS District Schedule Analyst

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Washington, DC3.8

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Planning, Engineering and Statistics or other related field. A minimum of six (6) years extensive, progressive experience in system development, database administration or operation analysis in transportation operation related filed; and experience in performing logistics, schedule building or runcutting work using computerized scheduling application system(s).

Experience in lieu of education will be considered if candidate can progressive demonstrate experience in system development, database administration or operation analysis in transportation operation related field; and experience in performing logistics, schedule building or runcutting work using computerized scheduling application system(s).

Medical Group:
Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:
This position is responsible for developing bus operation schedules data analysis and schedules analysis tools, conducting bus operation efficiency analysis and effectively coordinating the schedule building activities for the preparation of regular or special bus operation schedules. The incumbent in this position is responsible for overseeing all levels of bus scheduling functions, in terms of following industry best practices and effective utilization of available computer tools for ensuring creation of cost effective schedules, efficient vehicle blocks and driver duty runcuts and weekly rosters. The incumbent creates a balance between quality of schedules, vehicle blocks, driver duty assignments, and management objectives. The employee will be able to review and analyze past and current operational data with an objective of improving future schedules. The employee has extensive latitude for independent judgment and action within general guidelines established by WMATA management. This is a highly technical position responsible for bus service schedule data analysis, schedule efficiency analysis and assist or/and develop bus operation schedules.

Develops and maintains working relations with Bus Transportation District(s) to collect and disseminate information to be used to enhance bus schedules and transportation operational efficiencies.

Reviews quality of schedules by analyzing operational data available in AVL and APC systems, as implemented by WMATA, and provide feedback for improving future schedules.

Extracts relevant scheduling data from the database for assessing and monitoring scheduling quality consistency.

Applies available software applications for conducting schedule efficiency analysis and provide schedule statistical and cost reports.

Maintains good knowledge of scheduling industry best practices as applicable to bus transit operations scheduling.

Keeps up-to-date with new scheduling tools and capabilities as and when they become available by system upgrades. Train schedulers of these new features and capabilities.

Assists management in union negotiations by conducting “what if” analysis with respect to union work rules and other operational practices, and make recommendations.

Assists management by providing relevant analysis and feedback to schedulers for meeting management goals of reducing operational costs without sacrificing quality of service.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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.