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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Wmata - Deputy Chief Resume Example

Jaxon Turner
Service oriented with over 30 years in the public transportation with 18 years of progressive management experience in Operations, Finance, Information Technology and System Safety; with a proven record of productivity, quality, and integrity. Proven program manager. Analytical and detail-oriented, able to identify and implement process improvements that increase accuracy, consistency, and efficiency. An energetic team leader, able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds, to work collaboratively to resolve problems, and to motivate team members to achieve personal and organizational objectives.
  • System Safety Management
  • Financial Management/Budgeting
  • Operations Management
  • Fatigue Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Contract Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Systems Analysis
  • Operations Analysis
  • Service Orientation
  • Occupational Safety and Training
  • Public Transportation
Deputy Chief, Occupational Safety & Health 01/2009 to Present
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Responsible for the regulatory compliance oversight of safety programs within the Authority, developing new programs and supporting documentation to improve accident/incident prevention and related investigations.
  • Oversees the development and administration of the safety operational aspects of the System Safety Program Plan and in support of Tri-State Oversight Committee.
  • Accountable for instituting a corporate safety culture throughout the Authority.
Director, Operating & Capital Budgets 01/2007 to 01/2009
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Operating and Capital Budget Director, Department of the Chief Financial Officer Oversee the Authority's $1.3 billion dollar operating and capital budget inclusive of all aspects of planning and organizing the activities necessary in the development, submission, approval and execution of the Authority-wide budget and financial activities.
  • Manage and direct office branch managers in all aspects of operating and capital budgeting, financial reporting, financial system maintenance, jurisdictional reporting, and financial analysis.
  • Administer and direct the preparation and publication of the annual operating and capital budget book and related documents.
  • Coordinate with local jurisdictions and outside agencies various financial cost analyses and modeling.
  • Administer and maintenance the PeopleSoft budgeting system including all reporting and development aspects of the system.
  • Responsible for maintaining the financial integrity and public trust as it relates to all financial records, reports, and data.
Financial Systems Manager, Department of the Chief Financial Officer 01/2006 to 01/2007
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington , DC
  • Manage a professional finance team in the day-to-day maintenance of the PeopleSoft Budget and Grants / Commitment Control applications to ensure the Authority's needs for finance data are met with a high degree of efficiency and validity.
  • Develop and execute the budget guidance and model that allows the Authority to build a balance annual budget.
  • Manage the PeopleSoft Budget and Grants applications to ensure the integrity of data is accurate and is supporting the Authority's budget and financial needs.
  • Develop and execute annual guidance that permits the building of a detail Authority's budget.
  • Manage the staff in the development of financial reports and analysis to support senior management.
  • Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the preparation of the monthly financial statements to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Project Manager Chief Financial Officer 01/2005 to 01/2006
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Information Technology Renewal Program (ITRP) Served as the project manager in a multi-year, multi-million dollar system implementation project to install Kronos system-wide.
  • This project would replace the legacy time and labor systems with a single system that would interface with the newly installed PeopleSoft applications.
  • Served as the project manager for the Kronos application.
  • Responsible for the timely implementation, project scope and schedule.
  • Responsible for assembling and managing the project team of technical and functional staff to ensure the Authority's objectives and business needs are met in implementing the new time and labor system (Kronos).
  • Developed the first set of business processes for use in configuring the time and labor system.
Infrastructure Renewal Technology Program Coordinator 01/2002 to 01/2005
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Administered and coordinated the implementation and integration of the PeopleSoft business systems as part of an overall Information Technology Renewal Program, as well as manage the business process improvement effort to evaluate and improve business processes throughout the Authority.
  • Served as the lead functional area expert for finance with the sponsors, system integrators, project managers, and the Authority in the implementation of new business software and business processes.
  • Analyzed project implementation requirements such as identification of system capabilities, training needs, resources in addition to assisting in the configuration of the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software.
  • Managed the business process improvement initiative that has resulted in documenting over 56 different business process maps and metrics which has identified to-date over $6 million dollars in savings through changes in the Authority's business practices.
Operating Budget Manager, Department of the Chief Financial Officer 01/2000 to 01/2002
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Supervised and directed a staff of six Budget Analysts in the development, implementation and execution of the Authority's operating budget that exceeds $800 million dollars and ten thousand employees.
  • Managed, coordinated and provided oversight for the Authority's operating budget and financial planning activities.
  • Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the preparation of the monthly financial statements to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Ensured coordination and confidential treatment of financial information that impacts the operating budget.
  • Evaluates practices and procedures to ensure that accounting activities are made in accordance with the overall financial objectives of the Authority.
  • Managed the computer-based financial systems supporting the Authority's budget and financial analysis needs.
Budget Analyst Chief Financial Officer 01/1997 to 01/2000
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Developed, justified, and administered the overall Authority's operating budget of $711.3 million, inclusive of meeting with senior management to review and coordinate.
  • Maintained continuing contact with all operating elements of the Authority in order to assess impact of budgeting and financing problems.
  • Conceived, justified, and administer the cost allocation model approved by the Regional Mobility Panel to separate bus expenditures, revenues, and subsidy into Regional and Non-Regional components.
  • Monitor monthly regional and non-regional expenditures to ensure budgetary adherence and identify critical areas requiring action.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial reports recommending corrective action to the Director of Finance.
  • Participated on the project team that prepared the Authority's first bid to operate an outside bus company.
  • Based on the proposal, the Authority was awarded a three-year contract with option years at approximately $4.5 million per year.
  • Developed and coordinated the financial plan for the critical first year of the Potomac and Rappahannock service and established a reporting system for continued financial monitoring.
  • Monitor monthly expenditures to ensure budgetary adherence and identify critical areas requiring action.
Budget Analyst, Bus Service 01/1994 to 01/1997
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington , DC
  • Managed the overall administration of the maintenance department inclusive of: personnel administration, budgetary formulation, reporting and monitoring, contracting technical representative for material and supplies contracts, and mainframe and local area network system administrator.
  • This is in support of 783 personnel and a rolling stock of 1,283 buses.
  • Formulated, executed, and justified the maintenance department's operating budget of $75 million annually.
  • Monitored expenditures to ensure budgetary adherence and identify critical areas requiring action.
  • Reviewed and analyzed monthly financial reports recommending corrective action to the General Superintendent of Bus Maintenance.
  • Managed the administration of more than 730 hourly personnel concerning new hires, promotions, transfers, demotions, and record keeping.
  • Responsible for the efficient completion of the annual maintenance pick according to the union contract.
  • Evaluated and analyzed bus maintenance performance; supervised and trained support staff; prepared performance data charts and graphs for presentations; developed management methods and operating procedures; interface with other WMATA offices on administrative and budgetary issues.
  • Performed duties related to the Contracting Technical Representative on non-stock annual procurement contracts for materials and supplies, including development of technical specifications and staff summaries for fuel, lubricants, tires, and service contracts for Bus Service.
Quality Assurance Analyst, Bus Service 01/1987 to 01/1994
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Advised the Director of the Quality Assurance and Training Branch in the daily administration of the Branch on matters pertaining to a variety of programs and activities.
  • Responsible for management of the operating and capital budgets, supervision of the administrative staff, development of bus maintenance and operations procedures, records and documents management, designed and maintained automated data systems, and the complete Branch's effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Prepared and administered a $2.5 million annual operating budget for the Branch within the Authority's guidelines, inclusive of tracking expenditures and materiel costs, and adjust monthly to ensure a balanced budget.
  • Served as the advisor to the Director and other members of the Senior Staff on technical subjects as they relate to advanced transit technology after conducting specific and comprehensive studies.
  • Examples of such subjects include alternate fuels, advanced bus safety, automated systems, vehicle simulators, and record storage and retrieval systems.
  • Developed presentations and talking papers on a variety of transit related topics for senior staff and members of the Board of Directors.
  • Performed monthly analysis on the sub-fleets' reliability through review of sub-fleet operational data and their individual components to identify areas requiring additional maintenance action.
  • Prepared and submitted monthly analysis reports to senior management in accordance with the Assistant General Manager of Bus Service.
Quality Assurance Specialist, Bus Service 01/1985 to 01/1987
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washignton, DC
  • Managed the facility and equipment inspection program for all 9 garages and 2 overhaul shops, including all industrial equipment and tools to maintain reliability and reduce failures due to abuse or neglect.
  • Established and administered the first comprehensive facility and equipment inspection program that significantly improved maintenance productivity by ensuring that equipment and tools met specifications and were within established tolerances and maintenance schedules.
  • Reviewed technical specifications for maintenance equipment to ensure compliance and clarity of intentions as well as monitored procurement bids to confirm that quality equipment was acquired for maintenance reliability.
Safety Specialist 01/1983 to 01/1985
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Washington, DC
  • Performed safety inspections of over 50 rail stations, 3 rail service and inspection facilities, also 9 garages and 2 overhaul facilities for Bus Service, and various other support facilities for compliance with applicable governmental standards and codes concerning industrial safety and occupational health for the Authority.
  • Safety Manager for a multimillion dollar construction project over Metrorail right-of-way to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards and safety of passenger trains moving through the construction area.
  • Assisted in the structuring and start-up of the automated Designated Safety Inspection and Accident System (DIAS) required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to monitor and report accidents and injuries, including a statistical analysis of incidents.
  • Chaired a task group to inspect and analyze Rail's escalators throughout the system and provide an action plan to enhance safety while increasing reliability.
  • Participated in many studies to ensure passenger safety, i.e., illumination of stations, substantial completion inspection of new stations and facilities to ensure safety compliance, rail car window vibrations, and accident investigations.
Master of Science: Industrial Safety Engineering/Management West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV Industrial Safety Engineering/Management
Bachelor of Arts: Behavioral Psychology West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV Behavioral Psychology
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Previous Companies:

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority WMATA

Previous Job Positions:

  • Deputy Chief
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Director
  • Operating & Capital Budgets
  • Financial Systems Manager


  • West Virginia University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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