Title: Collecting Agent (Provisional)
First Date of Posting: 2/6/2023
Last Date of Filing: 2/27/2023
Department: Collections and Services
Division/Unit: Revenue Control
Reports to: Collection Supervisor (Revenue)
Work Location: Various
Hours of Work: Various
When submitting your application for this position, you must provide a copy of your handgun license as described below in the License and Experience Requirements section and your Commercial Driver License or Permit along with your resume. If you do not provide a copy of these licenses/permits along with your application, you will not be considered for this position.
*If you are hired into this position, you must pass the next Civil Service Exam and be hired from the resulting list for this title to obtain permanent civil service status.
Collecting Agents, under supervision, perform routine work involved in the collection, transportation and delivery of revenue and fare media from various New York City Transit and other MTA agency facilities and locations including subway, elevated and surface lines to the central revenue and fare media bureau and from the revenue bureau to banks or depositories; stock Fare Media Vending Machines and provide security for Fare Media Vending Machine technicians; complete forms; keep records; make reports; serve as armed revenue guards; drive armored trucks; and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Collecting Agents and environmental conditions experienced are: lifting and carrying revenue bags and cash boxes; working as a crew member on armored trucks; walking at a fast pace; standing for long periods; frequently stepping up to and down from two-foot heights; and working outdoors in all weather conditions as well as nights, weekends, and holidays.
License and Experience Requirements: You must meet both of the following requirements:
- A valid Carry Business, Limited Carry Business, Carry Guard or Special Carry Guard Handgun License issued by the New York City Police Department or issued by a jurisdiction in New York State, valid for carry in New York City, and
- One of the following experience requirements:
- Three years of full-time experience as an armed armored car guard, armed security guard, armed peace officer, armed military police officer or comparable armed work experience in a related field; or three years of full-time experience in New York City Transit as a Station Agent or Transit Property Protection Agent; or
- Two years of full-time experience described in “2A” above, plus at least two years of full-time experience as an unarmed armored car guard or security guard, peace officer, military police officer or in a position performing comparable work.
As an employee of MTA NYC Transit you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the state of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472. (this is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.
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The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.