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Dispatcher Rapid Transit Ops

Job ID: PS101425
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: May 26, 2023


Title:  RCC Console Train Dispatcher 
Opens:                     February 24, 2022
Closes:                     Open Until Filled    
Authority:                  TA
Department:             Subways
Division/Unit:            Service Delivery -Rail Control Center
Reports to:               Superintendent
Location:                  Rail Control Center, Manhattan (Midtown)
Hours of Work:        Various
The Rail Control Center (RCC) is recruiting for highly experienced and motivated Operating Supervisors in the Department of Subways.  Selected candidates will be subject to a skills assessment evaluation.
RCC Console Train Dispatchers (CTD)  serve as the RCC Operation’s front line expert incident-management team.   CTDs directly receive incoming information, including emergency communications, from various internal and external sources (e.g., field-based personnel), analyze the information quickly, devise safety-critical service-oriented solutions, and direct real-time decisions to emergency responders for immediate implementation and disposition. The goals are the safe resolution of reported incidents (e.g., mechanical failures, derailments, floods, fires, etc.) and resumed customer service.  Highly motivated and skilled CTDs, who demonstrate a passion and commitment to performing the CTD function with attention to detail, are absolutely critical to the success of both the Subway Operation and New York City Transit at large. 
As the RCC operates 24 hours/7 days a week, including weekends and holidays, CTDs will be required to work various days and tours. These varying work assignments will be determined by the needs of service.

A CTD’s primary function is responding to incoming communications (e.g., radio calls) from train crews, field supervision, towers, and external agencies, providing incident management oversight under the supervision of a Desk Superintendent.  During emergencies, RCC CTDs ensure the safety of maintenance crews working on the roadbed as well as the safety and security of customers and employees by directing inter- and intra-agency personnel on emergency procedures and mitigating service interruptions.  They direct required emergency actions in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  They also conduct investigations on train delays and prepare reports describing the incidents that occurred within their area of responsibility.  They cooperate with RCC-based Service Delivery personnel, field-based Line Superintendents, Train Service Supervisors, Train/Yard Dispatchers, and other Train Service personnel during emergency incidents and supervise delay-management efforts during unexpected service disruptions.   CTDs may also be assigned to a service-regulation job, as needed and at the discretion of RCC management.

ELIGIBILITY:  All Assistant Train Dispatchers, Train Dispatchers and Train Service Supervisors are eligible to apply.

Other Information:  Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policy making position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


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