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Contract Specialist Level 1 (Contracting Services)

Job ID: 2862
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Contracting Services
Date Posted: May 7, 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. 



Contract Specialist Level 1 (Contracting Services)


Construction & Development


Contracts/Contracting Services


Manager, Contracting Services


2 Broadway


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




$63,800 to $83,737


Open Until Filled



The Contracts Specialist Level 1 is responsible for supporting procurements related to the MTA's Capital Program. This includes supporting the award of $1B in consulting contracts each year. This is an entry-level position.



Under the guidance of managers, provides support to the Contracting Services division to facilitate the procurement and award of consulting contracts, including requests for proposals for design, project management consultant, and staffing contracts.


Creates contract files and ensures that they appropriately document the procurement and decision-making process to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department.


Supports the Contracting Services division with researching and generating reports for MTA agency executives and staff on matters related to the MTA's Capital Program.


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


Education and Experience


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Law, Government Contracting, or a related field.


Must have one (1) year of business experience, preferably with exposure to contracts and procurement activities.



Basic knowledge of general contract terminology and relevant local, state, and federal laws.


Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, negotiation, and communication skills (oral and written).


Advanced knowledge and use of 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.


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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