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Senior Technical Specialist 2 (Telecommunications)

Job ID: 4092
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Systems-C&D
Date Posted: Apr 26, 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.



Senior Technical Specialist Level 2 (Telecommunications)


Construction & Development




Assistant Vice President, Deputy Project Executive


2 Broadway


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




$106,900 to $140,306


Open Until Filled




Senior Technical Specialist 2 will be involved in all MTA C&D project lifecycle phases, including planning, scheduling, analysis, design, technical specifications, and reports. 


The role will entail some of these typical duties:

Designs/supervises various aspects of a project for MTA systems and infrastructure.

Performs/supervises technical and feasibility studies, including analyzing historical data, surveys, reports, and as-builts to create innovative design projects.

Provides expertise to resolve technical issues. 

Researches and recommends solutions for systems integration and interface issues.

Reviews designs, performs/supervises tests and assessments of equipment, software, and materials, and functions/reviews technical calculations.

Conducts/supervises site visits to obtain existing conditions and correctly identify project design and delivery risks.

Plans and coordinates required project approval documentation and permits where applicable.

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

Manages a small team of technical staff.

Embraces mentoring from senior staff.

Adheres to corporate quality control standards within the area of technical expertise.

Coordinates with in-house engineering disciplines and other areas of technical expertise as needed.

Education and Experience


Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate technical discipline or an equivalent subject.


Various disciplines may include but are not limited to Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Computer, Communications, Electrical, Electronics, Signals, or Systems Engineering/Technology.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of four (4) years in a managerial or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization and/or with highly complex systems.




Experience performing site inspections, system testing activities, overseeing equipment installation, documenting test results, site conditions, and project activities, coordinating with Agency Owner and contractor staff, and responding to contractor requests for information.


Preferred (10) Ten years of field experience in four 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.


In addition, the candidate will be a source of knowledge in one or more of the following major specialized communications areas: access control and IP video, public address and telephony, wireless and radio, networking technologies and cabling, power systems and cabling, and fire alarm systems.


PMP or relevant technical certifications are desirable. 


NYS Licensed Professional Engineer a plus.


Knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.


Proficiency in current design and engineering software and Microsoft Office are required.


Experience in interpreting technical drawings, reports, and analysis.


An attitude and commitment to actively participating in our employee culture is necessary.


Able to multi-task and be flexible/adapt to rapidly changing project requirements/timelines.


Knowledge of the capital design and construction process.


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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