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Safety Specialist Level 1

Job ID: 3437
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Infrastructure
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023


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.


Safety Specialist Level 1


Construction & Development




Safety Manager


2 Broadway


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




$55,719 to $73,131


Open Until Filled



The Safety Specialist Level 1, under the direction of the Safety Manager, will oversee safety operations of construction activities in accordance with contract requirements and best management safety practices.


Duties include (but are not limited to):

Conduct routine site assessments to identify hazardous work practices and conditions.


Participate in safety meetings, job briefings, design reviews, and progress meetings; review contractor-submitted health and safety plans, job hazard analyses, means and methods, and pre-task plans to ensure compliance with MTA C&D's Safety Program and regulatory conformity.


Participate in and document accident and incident investigations. 


Prepare weekly performance reports.


Education and Experience


Associate's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Safety Engineering, Safety Management, or Construction Safety. 


Must have a minimum of three (3) years of related experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Driver's License (required for some Business Units)

Must obtain OSHA 30-hour card in the Construction Industry within six (6) months of hire date.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).


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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