Title: System Safety Specialist I-IV, Bus & Rail Field Operations
Opening Date: 10/27/2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Department: System Safety
Division/Unit: Bus & Rail Field Operations
Reports to: Manager, Rail Field Safety/Manager, Bus Field Safety
Work Location: 2 Broadway, New York, NY
Hours of Work: Various
System Safety Specialist I: $62,471 - $73,956
System Safety Specialist II: $72,534 - $80,784
System Safety Specialist III: $81,994 - $93,475
System Safety Specialist IV: $91,340 - $106,164
Reporting to the Manager, Bus or Rail Field Safety, the incumbent will conduct comprehensive safety evaluations of NYC Transit operations in the Field Safety Division focused on ensuring compliance with established safety policies, Safety Action Plan, OSS recommendations and Federal, State and local regulations and aiding the operating department in achieving the employee accident reduction goals. Responsibilities also include conducting reviews of facilities, equipment, and operations to identify and resolve general health, safety and environmental problems; serving as a liaison with the operating departments with respect to day-to-day technical support on safety issues; resolving safety related complaints from labor and management; providing emergency 'on-call' coverage for selected industrial accidents; and investigating serious employee accidents. The incumbent may be assigned to various shifts to ensure coverage and Saturday/Sunday work may be required. Must be able to respond to on-call emergencies (in company vehicle) and possess a valid Driver’s license.
Education and Experience:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, fire safety, environmental or occupational safety, ergonomics, statistics, mathematics, chemical, physical or biological sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, or a related field; plus at least two (2) years of satisfactory full-time experience in professional system safety-related work; or
- An associate degree from an accredited college or university in a field listed in “1” above; plus, four (4) years of satisfactory, full-time experience in professional system safety-related work; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus six (6) years of satisfactory, full-time professional system safety-related work; or
- Education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in “1”,"2" or “3” above. A master's degree in any of the fields indicated above may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
1. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level I or one additional year performing duties described in "1" above.
2. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level II or two additional years performing duties described in "1" above.
3. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level III or three additional years performing duties described in "1" above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory
- Demonstrated skill in dealing with sensitive safety issues.
- Familiarity with Federal, State and Local standards and regulations governing occupational safety.
- Capability in evaluating hazardous conditions and recommending prioritized resolutions.
- Knowledge of accident investigation techniques, system safety principles and concepts.
- Microsoft office applications i.e. Word, Access and Excel.
- Knowledge of motor fleet and rail operations, construction, and industrial safety.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.
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”).
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.