The WMSC is eager to receive and review applications from professionals seeking to help the WMSC advance its safety mission.  Information about employment opportunities with the WMSC and instructions for applying will be posted here as such opportunities arise.

  • Safety Certification Program Manager (Safety Certification and Hazard Management) – Posted April 26, 2024 – Download PDF
  • Program Specialist – Train Control And Signals – Posted April 26, 2024 – Download PDF



The WMSC is the designated State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) responsible for overseeing the safety of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system, which operates rail transit in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The WMSC is responsible for implementing an effective oversight program in compliance with federal law. The WMSC’s duties span a wide range of daily, periodic, annual, and triennial oversight activities. The WMSC has a robust set of responsibilities and enforcement powers and conducts safety event investigations, inspections, special studies, and audits of WMATA – all focused on ensuring the Metrorail system is safe for all who rely on it. The WMSC promulgates safety standards and requirements for Metrorail and has the authority to take swift and decisive action to address non-compliance or any hazardous conditions.

To apply for open positions, interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@wmsc.gov .

Candidates are advised that WMSC requires several pre-employment checks including criminal background and reference checks.


The WMSC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. The WMSC is dedicated to building a culturally diverse employee base committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The WMSC participates in the federal government’s E-Verify program.  E-Verify confirms employment authorization of all newly hired employees through an electronic database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. The E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire’s completion of the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) upon commencement of employment. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates. The WMSC also requires employees to abide by its conflict of interest policy, which can be obtained HERE.