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Assistant Vice President Safety

Job ID: 4278
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Safety Oversight
Date Posted: Mar 13, 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.


Assistant Vice President, Safety


Construction & Development


Delivery/Safety Oversight


Vice President, Safety Executive


2 Broadway


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




$144,634 to $189,832


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Vice President, Safety Executive, has extensive knowledge and technical specialization in contractor and construction safety engineering to recognize and control risks posed by all activities and related works in the construction and renovation of all MTA C&D projects. This role is pivotal in overseeing and managing the organization's safety standards, safety training program, regulatory compliance, and industrial hygiene practices. Develop safety standards and procedures.



Evaluate staff to ensure they continuously implement and enforce appropriate Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Develop, implement, and review comprehensive industrial hygiene policies and programs.


Develop and implement engineering controls, PPE, and administrative controls to minimize employee exposure to workplace hazards.


Develop and manage the delivery of Occupational Health and Safety training programs for internal and external stakeholders.


Ensure that training materials are up-to-date and effective for the assigned department.


Ensure all employees receive all required annual training and all safety records are maintained for compliance.


Evaluate staff to ensure they continuously implement appropriate safety controls and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, and safety policies and procedures.


Reviews and provides trend analyses and solutions for accident analyses and near misses.


Provides monthly and quarterly assessment summaries to Project/Program leadership detailing the project, program strengths, and improvement areas.


Monitors adherence to zero tolerance and corrective action policy for workers not in compliance with the Program's safety policy.


Provides policy/directives/instructions administering MTA C&D's adherence to regulatory and contract requirements.


Participates and/or conducts training, including OSHA 30-hr Construction Safety, Scaffold User, PPE for Supervisors, and rigging and crane safety.


Participates in/oversees safety stand-down meetings called for because of field observations, assessment findings, or accident history.


Conducts mandated re-orientation training of personnel responsible for overseeing/supervising work that receives unsatisfactory findings.


Evaluate trends in safety leading and lagging indicators to focus on inspections or corrective measures to include safety observations, recordable incidents, and lost time incidents. 


Education and Experience


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


Masters preferred. 


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


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




Able to demonstrate technical construction safety knowledge, including but not limited to fall protection, scaffolding, confined spaces, cranes/rigging, material handling, and general hazard recognition.


Working knowledge of essential software: Word, Excel, Outlook, PlanGrid, Bluebeam, and a general understanding of working on a computer.


Effective communicator verbally, written, and electronically.


Driver's License (required).

Ability to conduct field observations/audits, including coaching and correcting.


Interpersonal communication skills with the ability to review and suggest improvements to task planning in the field.


Organization and time management skills.


Must work effectively in the office and on job sites, indoors and outdoors, during all weather conditions.


Able to immediately visit job sites for any incident (injury, accident, near miss) to review and perform follow-up actions.


Able to participate in intercompany, industry, and client relations.


Possess a valid OSHA 30-hour card in the Construction Industry under five years old.




Industry-recognized certification in industrial hygiene (e.g., CIH, IHT) and/or indoor environmental or air quality consulting (e.g., CIEC, CIAQP)


Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER)


Experience performing health and safety oversight. Including developing policies and procedures in a corporate environment (agencies, large capital programs, etc.)


Proficient in creating and delivering a wide range of training programs, workshops, tutorials, and presentations catering to diverse audiences, from top-level executives to the workforce.


Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.


First Aid/CPR Certified.

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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