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Assistant Director Contracting Services

Job ID: 2857
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Contracting Services
Date Posted: Mar 28, 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.


Assistant 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)




109,826 to $144,146


Open Until Filled


The Assistant Director of Contracting Services has some authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by departmental management and/or Senior Management within MTA Construction & Development's Contracts department. This position has decision-making authority over its functional area of responsibility within well-defined, diversified procedures and precedents. It also has the latitude to consider developing plans, priorities, and processes to achieve objectives. The Assistant Director of Contracting Services supports senior officers within the Contracts Department by executing core procurement tasks and activities for a designated business unit within the Contracts Department.


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

Drafts, edits, and/or otherwise contributes to reports generated for MTA agency executives and senior staff.

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

Draft, edit, and/or review documents and board packages to award agency contracts and modifications.

Supports with research, enhancing, and standardizing of various reports.

Prepares procurement packages for submission to the MTA Board for approval.

Assists in developing an outreach program to attract other firms to participate in MTAs Capital Program.

Interacts with technical, legal, and risk management professionals to protect the Authority's interests while considering marketplace input.

May serve as Acting or Designee for the Assistant Vice President, Contracting Services, in their absence.

Recommends the best-contracting strategy for complex projects, managing the procurement process, and helping to realize the full benefits of those contracts post-award.

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

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Law, Government Contracting, or related field.

Masters or Juris Doctorate (JD) preferred.

Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.

Minimum of four (4) 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.

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

Proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker who can align business goals with solutions and drive process improvements.

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively and effectively with stakeholders, executive management, board members, elected officials, and other stakeholders in a fast-paced environment to ensure favorable results for the agency.

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

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").

Selection Criteria

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

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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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