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Contract Specialist Level 2

Job ID: PS104070
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: Nov 14, 2023


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



Contract Specialist Level 2 (Construction Contracts)


Construction & Development


Contracts/Construction Contracts


Manager, Construction Contracts


2 Broadway


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




$67,172 to $88,163


Open Until Filled



The Contracts Specialist Level 2 is responsible for supporting procurements relating to the MTA’s capital program. This includes supporting the award of $2-3 billion in new construction contracts per year and managing claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion. The Contracts Specialist Level 2 is the second level in the three levels of the Contracts Specialist series. This title supports all levels of staff within the Construction Contracts division.




Reviews technical and non-technical components of bids and proposals for capital program projects.


Supports Construction Contracts division staff with the administration and award of construction-related contracts, including standard low-bid contracts, the invitation for bids contracts, Small Business Mentoring Program contracts, and A+B contracts, as well as request for proposals (RFP) contracts, including design-build, progressive design-build, and public-private partnerships.


Assesses compatibility of specifications, project requirement & design criteria (PRDCs), and drawings with project requirements and identifies errors, omissions, discrepancies, and other deficiencies.


Works with Contracts Depart staff to ensure that staff and designers satisfactorily implement effective resolutions and corrections.


Ensures that procurement documents are complete, coordinated, and suitable for release.


Supports Construction Contracts division staff with researching, standardizing, and implementing standard and digital procurements across the agency.


Provide status updates on relevant procurement-related tasks and activities to senior management as required.


Ensures that project files properly document the procurement and decision-making process to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Government Contracting, or a related field.


Minimum of three (3) years of related experience in contracts and procurement. 




Knowledge of public sector procurement management principles, project administration, and bid processes.


Knowledge of contract terminology, project delivery methods, and compensation structures.


Knowledge of design practices, construction procedures, construction administration, and management, and the ability to interpret contract documents and schedules.


Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal laws, including federal and state procurement laws, rules, and regulations.


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


Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and document management software.


Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development Company 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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