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Special Inspector

Job ID: 1094
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2023


Job Information:

Title:                              Special Inspector (Repost of JVN PS101571)
First date of Posting:     04/27/2023
Last date of filing:          Open Until Filled
Authority:                      (OA)
Department:                  Security
Division/Unit:                 Bus Fare Enforcement-EAGLE Teams
Reports to:                    Special Inspector Supervisor
Work Location:              Various
Hours of Work:              Various


(OA): $55,898 - $85,994

Entrance - Step 1: $55,898

Step 2: $60,196

Step 3: $62,346

Step 4: $66,649

Step 5: $73,097

Step 6: $85,994


MTA, New York City Transit (NYCT), Department of Security is looking for talented, ambitious and team- oriented candidates to join in the Evasion and Graffiti Lawlessness Eradication (EAGLE) Team fulfill its core function of moving passengers by protecting the assets of the agency and providing a secure environment for all who work in, visit or use the New York City Transit System.

These individuals often work as a team and take turns driving a NYC Transit vehicle. The mission of the Fare Enforcement Unit is to ensure the correct and timely payment of fare by customers using NYCT buses respond to fare evasion activities on designated routes of the MTA NYCT system.  The mission of Vandalism Squad is to protect and prevent incidents of graffiti vandalism in train yards, lay-up areas, bus depots, parking areas other facilities of NYCT which could be exploited by criminals or terrorists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Study and analyst incident data related to etching and graffiti vandalism.
  • Conduct site investigation and assist with developing tactical plans to combat vandalism.
  • Patrol train yards, lay-up areas and bus depots.
  • Check the validity of customers' receipts on NYC Transit revenue vehicles to ensure payment is made in accordance with existing fare policies.
  • Perform surveillance of persons who board NYC Transit revenue vehicles without paying a full fare.
  • Issue summonses to fare evaders and exercise resilience and de-escalation techniques with agitated customers who may have violated fare policy.
  • Investigate alleged violations of fare enforcement.
  • Participate in the monitoring and coordinating activities of team members and assist them as necessary.
  • Participate in the coordination of fare evasion activities with personnel from other MTA NYC Transit departments and members of the New York City Police Department.
  • Testify at hearings and in court regarding the details of summonses issued.
  • Provide route and fare-related information to customers, and assist and instruct them to use fare receipt issuance machines.
  • Read, interpret and follow special written instructions and directives.
  • Record daily actions in memo books and prepare reports.
  • Perform special assignments as needed.
  • Operate a non-revenue vehicle.
  • Retrieve video, install, test, maintain, and repair Department of Security Deployable Cameras, video recording equipment, network equipment (routers, switches, servers, etc.), PCs, digital video recorders, network video recorders, wireless CCTV equipment throughout New York City Transit property. 
  • Conduct video investigations by reviewing electronic media for incidents occurring on NYCT property .

The selected candidates will be required to work flexible hours, including nights, holidays and weekends and as well as working outdoors in all weather conditions. In addition, incumbents will be required to work in bus depots, train yards, subway tunnels and at other Agency facilities. Candidates must have two years of full-time experience as an investigator, of which one year must have been as an investigator in the field.

Education and Experience:

  1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and two years of full-time experience as an investigator, of which one year must have been as an investigator in the field; or

    2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above.

Desired Skills:

  • Five years in Security, Military is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience relating to the enforcement of fare evasion, and the issuance of summonses.
  • Knowledge of Penal Law relating to property crime, vandalism, use of force and fare evasion in the transportation industry.
  • Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office (Work, Access, Excel).
  • Must be able to obtain NYS security guard license.
  • Familiar with video cameras or recording

Selection Method:

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

All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MaBSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.

Other Information:

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

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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