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Director Contracting Services

Job ID: PS105064
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Contracting Services
Date Posted: Jan 2, 2024


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Director, Contracting Services


Construction & Development


Contracts/Contracting Services


Assistant Vice President, Contracting Services


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$128,255 to $168,335


Open Until Filled



The Director of Contracting Services is responsible for supporting procurements related to the MTA's Capital Program, supporting the award of $1B in consulting contracts each year. The Director of Contracting Services has some decision-making authority over staffing and budget for their area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by Senior Management within MTA Construction & Development's Company's Contracts Department.  The Director makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental management and supports the implementation of such changes. This position provides input into the overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental management. It helps senior officers within the department by evaluating core procurement tasks and activities for a designated business unit within the department. 



Provide status updates on the relevant tasks and activities to senior management as required.

Understands and resolves complexities related to the procurement of staffing contracts, consultant contracts, and outreach on procurement matters.


Prepares board packages, presentations, and contract reporting.

Tracks procurements and awards against approved timelines to support the needs and time requirements of the MTA Capital Program.

Remains current with trends necessary to deliver cogent, enforceable contracts designed to achieve and provide desired project benefits.

Reviews and assists with managing the vendor review process, including background checks.

Manages utilization of MWBE vendors in all contracts to increase diversity and comply with MTA policies and guidelines, including coordination with DDCR.


Supports the vendor awards process to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in business administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Law, Government Contracting, or a related field.

Masters or Juris Doctorate (JD) preferred.  

Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.


Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a management or supervisory role.


Substantial experience working in and with public sector procurement management principals, government project administration, and procurement processes.

Proven experience working on matters involving public works projects, construction projects, and/or real estate matters.

Demonstrated ability and experience working with executive management, board members, elected officials, and other government, not-for-profit, or corporate stakeholders. 

Substantial knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, procurement, and construction management, including construction scheduling.

Familiarity and experience with relevant local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, negotiation, and communication skills.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and document management software. 

Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the "Careers" link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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