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LIRR Rail Compliance Specialist

Job ID: 4139
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: Mineola, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Occupational Health Services
Date Posted: Dec 6, 2023


JOB TITLE:                         LIRR Rail Compliance Specialist

SALARY RANGE:               $70,000-$80,000

HAY POINTS:                     333

DEPT/DIV:                          Safety & Security/Occupational Health Services (OHS)

SUPERVISOR:                    Assistant Manager, LIRR Rail Compliance

LOCATION:                        300 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501*


*This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week.  New hires are eligible to apply for telework 30 days after their effective date of hire.




The LIRR Rail Compliance Specialist supports the Assistant Manager, LIRR Rail Compliance with ensuring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is compliant with federal substance abuse testing/detection/deterrence requirements mandated by Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, including those specified under Title 49 CFR Part 40 (Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs), Part 219 (FRA – Federal Railroad Administration), and Part 382 (FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) are complied with. This also includes supporting compliance with related requirements set forth in MTA policy.





  • Ensure compliance with DOT regulation and MTA policy, retrieve, and securely/confidentially maintain LIRR drug/alcohol testing records (electronic and hard-copy), including, but not limited to, pre-placement and post-hire drug test results, employee testing notification forms, supervisor excusal of random/follow-up testing, supervisor referrals for post-accident/reasonable suspicion testing, supervisor/employee training, SAP evaluation and follow-up testing prescriptions, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with DOT regulation relative to the placement of job applicants into DOT-regulated positions, obtain drug/alcohol testing history from previous DOT-regulated employers of LIRR job applicants (as well as existing employees seeking placement into a DOT-regulated position) necessary for job qualification and placement.
  • Liaise with corporate MROs, specimen collectors, alcohol testing technicians, and SAPs as required to ensure compliance with MTA policy concerning potential drug/alcohol testing violations.
  • Support inquiries from LIRR field liaisons, supervisors, and employees concerning MTA policy and federal regulation related to drug/alcohol testing requirements, as well as development and distribution of drug/alcohol processing standards/practices, educational material, and related training.
  • Other related duties as assigned.




          Strong organizational and time management skills.

          Strong verbal and written communication skills.

          Ability to consistently secure and preserve the confidentiality of regulated testing data and related documentation.

          Capable of working effectively in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.

          Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, as well as video web conferencing tools, such as Teams, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Transportation, Safety/Security, Public Policy, Human Resources, Labor Relations, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum 1 years related work experience.




  • Familiarity with Long Island Rail Road operating rules, collective bargaining agreements, as well as MTA policies and system applications
  • Credentials relative to workplace drug/alcohol testing is a plus. 




          Travel to various MTA locations.

          Work outside of normal business hours (i.e., evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be required.




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”).


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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