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Technical Specialist 1 (Telecommunications)

Job ID: 4084
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Systems-C&D
Date Posted: May 10, 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.



Technical Specialist Level 1 (Telecommunications)


Construction & Development




Senior Technical Specialist 2 or 1


2 Broadway


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




$71,991 to $94,488


Open Until Filled




Technical Specialist 1 assists in designing, developing, implementing, and analyzing technical systems and facilities for MTA C&D. This role performs routine technical design tasks with standard techniques. Assists more senior technical specialists in preparing plans, designs, computation methods, and reports.



Performs technical tasks by developing a working knowledge of applicable design criteria, regulatory requirements, standards, and processes.

Provides technical support on multiple design projects, including analyzing and documenting critical design elements.

Provides technical field support for system/equipment installation and related project construction.

Coordinates and communicates with team members to determine requirements and incorporate feedback.

Coordinates with Agency Owners, designers, contractors, outside consultants, and other government agencies.


Education and Experience


Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate technical field, Engineering Technology/Engineering Science, or an equivalent subject.


Must have a minimum of four (4) years of related experience.




Prefer candidates with either academic or field experience in one or more of the following specialized areas:


Access control system


CCTV IP video system


Public Address system


IP telephony and intercom system


Fire alarm and detection system


IP PBX system


UPS and power plant system


Fiber cable system


Copper cable system


Any one of the following network technologies: DWDM, ROADM, SONET, MPLS, Ethernet, COE, TCP/IP, SDN, and analog and digital wireless and radio systems."


Must be capable of working on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.


Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Working knowledge of relevant industry standards and installation practices is a plus.


Analytical ability, pro-active attitude, willingness to learn, and an ability to think "outside the box" when required.


A general understanding of current design, engineering software, and Microsoft Office is required.


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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