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Sergeant, Counterterrorism- Hybrid Threat Unit

Job ID: 3230
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Emergency Services Unit
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023



Job Title: Sergeant, Counterterrorism- Hybrid Threat Unit

Dept/Div:Hybrid Threat Unit/ Special Operations Division

Supervisor:Commanding Officer, Hybrid Threat Unit/ Special Operations Division

Location:New York

Hours:Twelve (12) hour tours, three (3) days per week with four (4) consecutive rest days.



The Department is seeking qualified members from the rank of Sergeant who are interested in being considered for a position in the Counterterrorism-Hybrid Threat Unit. The ultimate goal of the HTU is to disrupt and deter terrorist planning and hostile surveillance operations while protecting the MTA and the Public.



The Hybrid Threat Unit is responsible for conducting daily deployments to MTA facilities based upon intelligence driven information. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Direct supervision and deployment of the HTU Uniform Division.

• Daily scheduling, coordination, and deployment of uniform HTU personnel to MTA Facilities.

• Ensure HTU teams maintain the most effective patrol patterns to the riding public while conducting its mission.

• Select uniform HTU members to perform counter-surveillance operations and deter terrorist planning.

• Prepare reports and information regarding terrorist activity for use in deployment of resources.

• Other duties as assigned.



Sergeants must, at a minimum, have the following qualifications/requirements to be considered for the HTU Physical Agility Examination scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024:

  • Must currently hold the rank of MTAPD Sergeant

• Complete a Hybrid Threat Unit Exam Questionnaire.

• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

• Ability to create operational details for special security needs for the MTA.

• Ability to perform and conduct surveillance operations.

• Ability to review and perform roll call training with daily counterterrorism briefing.

• Complete a candidate Application (Form #69) and forward it to his or her immediate supervisor who shall complete the applicable sections and then forward the form through the chain of command.

• Successfully pass the HTU Physical Fitness Examination.


Qualified candidates who have successfully passed the HTU Physical Agility Examination must complete the following:

• Successfully complete a panel interview.


Candidates who have been selected for an appointment to the Hybrid Threat Unit must complete the following to remain in the Unit:

• Successfully complete the MTA PD Counterterrorism Training Program.


 Other Information:

Interested employees who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a notification from the Special Operations Division confirming their eligibility and advising of the time and reporting location for the Physical Agility Examination.

Candidates that successfully complete the Physical Agility Examination will be invited to participate in a panel interview.

Candidates should understand that they are not guaranteed an assignment with the Hybrid Threat Unit even if they meet each of the above qualifications.


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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