PeopleSoft Jobs - Senior PeopleSoft IT Specialist, 13535

at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Location Washington, DC
Date Posted November 3, 2017
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

Position/Posting Details:

All WMATA  posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Marketing Statement:

The ideal candidate for this position will have both functional and technical knowledge of the various modules within PeopleSoft HCM. Technical skills should include Application Designer, PeopleCode, Application Engine, SQR, BI Publisher, absence management and Integration Broker.¿The candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to work with end-users, collect requirements, and assist with unit and system testing.¿He/She should also be thoroughly familiar with Time and Labor and Payroll Processing. Since the Authority is currently upgrading to the 9.2 version of PeopleSoft, a candidate with this experience would be highly desirable.¿ ¿¿¿

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Business or Public Administration.  A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible technical experience in, and knowledge of diversified technical level information systems and data processing management in a large organization. An additional four (4) or more years of technical experience with the PeopleSoft ERP system.                               

OR, an equivalent combination of post-high school education and nine (9) years of progressively responsible technical experience in and knowledge of diversified technical level information systems and data processing management in a large organization.  An additional four (4) or more years of technical experience with the PeopleSoft ERP system.

AND: Thorough functional knowledge of four or more PeopleSoft modules (e.g., HR, Payroll, eRecruit, Benefits, GL, A/P, A/R, Projects, Commitment Control, EPM, etc…) and experienced with foundation table setup and configuration experience with for three or more new installations or major upgrades.

OR:  Thorough functional knowledge of two or more PeopleSoft modules (e.g., HR, Payroll, eRecruit, Benefits, GL, A/P, A/R, Projects, Commitment Control, EPM, etc…) and technically skilled in People Tools, Peoplecode, SQL, SQR, Queries, and Crystal Reports and technically skilled in Application Engine and Integration Broker or an equivalent combination of these skills.

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:

This incumbent in this position provides technical and/or function support for WMATA’s information technology applications and systems.  The incumbent must have in-depth knowledge of the features of the Peoplesoft ERP system related to the development, implementation, integration, customization and maintenance of the various modules used at WMATA. The incumbent implements IT project activities in accordance with the Authority’s IT Strategic Plan, and evaluates, and develops system architecture and functions across the Authority for potential automation.  The incumbent has extensive latitude for independent judgment and action within general guidelines provided by the Program Manager.  The incumbent provides applications support to users, which involves answering questions on function and usage of products, investigating, managing, tracking and resolving support issues related to the database and functions of the application(s), provide training to users, assist in the application of maintenance pack/tax releases/upgrades to the systems.

Leads in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and support of complex enterprise projects.

Leads in the coordination of transition of all new software releases.

Interface with other offices to ensure commitment to supporting or using the Authority’s integrated systems. Consults with and informs user departments of system requirements, operating difficulties and problem resolution, and future enhancements and modifications.

Proficient in problem resolution related to system design and implementation, review and recommend approval of functional and technical design documents, implements systems, program enhancements and modification of assigned applications.

Leads in problem resolution related to system design and implementation reviews and recommends approval of functional and technical design documents.  Assists in the preparation of scope of work, project proposals, or requests for proposals to buy, revise, or design, and install application systems.

Represent IT at meetings and conferences with consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders of assigned systems.

Ensures project life-cycle is in compliance with WMATA standards and procedures.

Analyzes, evaluates, and approves system changes to determine feasibility, alternative solutions, and back out procedures.

Works on the development-to-production of new systems and enhancements to existing systems, and ensures they are in compliance with approved standards.

Prepares and presents reports and recommendations within the areas of assigned responsibility as may be appropriate.

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.