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Deputy Chief Rail Safety

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - WMATA

Turner, WA

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Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Information Technology, or Video Technology. A minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible experience with video technology/software, and the management of evidence collection in a politically sensitive environment that may require responding to police, attorneys, and employees at all levels, including executive management. Experience in the area of FOIA as well as WMATA’s PARP and privacy policy.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education and more than four (4) years of experience in video technology/software and the management of evidence collection in a politically sensitive environment that may require responding to police, attorneys, and employees at all levels, including executive management. Experience in the area of FOIA as well as WMATA’s PARP and privacy policy.


Possession of, or the ability to rapidly acquire, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

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.

Job Summary/Duties:

The Digital Video Coordinator is responsible for the daily review of all video footage recorded images on WMATA buses for civil liability and other administrative matters that have to be recovered by BTRA personnel, or any other element of the Authority. The incumbent will be the liaison with other departments within the Authority regarding recovery and storage of video images and associated equipment. This position will ensure all accidents/incidents within bus services are reviewed, downloaded and stored based on accident and incident reports from the Bus Operations Communication Center. This position oversees and coordinates work efforts independently and reports progress and major developments to the Department Heads of Bus Services.

Administers all video evidence reports and recovered video images, to include accountability, accuracy, storage and retrieval of bus accidents, incidents, complaints, and/or any request from authorized personnel.

Recovers images upon request from BUS, MTPD, SAFE, COUN, and Labor Relations or any other internal or external entity. May utilize qualified Authority personnel to recover video evidence and will coordinate and direct all activities involving the recovery of video evidence.

Reviews all requests for digital video evidence and forward one copy of the downloaded images to authorized parties and retain a copy of all downloaded images in a manner consistent with established policy. Maintains a log of all downloaded recordings to include the date of the event, the date of the request, the date of downloading, and the persons whom copies were sent.

Maintains a master file of all recovered video in accordance with WMATA’s policies as well as local, state and federal laws. Maintains a tracking system of requests and provides copies of video(s) in accordance with WMATA’s PARP policy and court issued subpoenas.

Collaborates with the division training instructors in supporting efforts to reduce and/or identify risky driving behaviors.

Develops and maintains system reliability trends and analysis to include tracking disciplinary actions, terminations, additional training and coaching sessions.

Conducts random checks of cameras and recording devices on buses, and coordinate repair/replacement as needed.

Testifies or provides other support on behalf of the Authority in a court of law regarding chain of custody of video images

Testifies or provides other support on behalf of the Authority in arbitration or other administrative hearings related to discipline or other matters involving the represented workforce, where video or audio evidence is introduced.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are 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.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - WMATA
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 86 stations and has 106 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 5 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.

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