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Principal Accessibility Official

Job ID: 4099
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Apr 25, 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. 



Principal Accessibility Official


Construction & Development


Delivery/Delivery Services Office


Chief Accessibility Official


2 Broadway


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




$132,474 to $173,872


Open Until Filled




The Principal Accessibility Official has a significant level of authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most critical business and policy issues by Senior Management. Decision-making authority is somewhat defined as the freedom to determine how to accomplish work goals. Substantially diversified procedures and technical standards guide the Principal Accessibility Official. Makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental management and supports the implementation of such changes. Provides input into overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental management and/or CD Delivery Senior Management.


Understands all aspects of Accessibility, the responsibilities of MTA C&D as a regulator, and integrating such into the project lifecycle.

Recommends and approves staffing and consulting needs.

Be organized to provide the status of Accessibility activities through metric-based deliverables effectively.

Can prioritize business needs across multiple business units within MTA C&D.

Can effectively develop and recommend process changes based on different project delivery methods.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field.

Must have a minimum of fourteen (14) years of related experience.

Must have a minimum of eight (8) years in a managerial or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


Demonstrated experience with major construction projects with highly complex systems preferred.

Must be an ICC Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner or equivalent within 18 months of hire.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all internal organizational levels.

Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.

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

Must be a proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker with the ability to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements.

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

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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