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Deputy Chief, Operating Initiatives and Project Coordination

Job ID: 4393
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Operations Support/Admin
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2023


Job Information: (4393)

Title: Deputy Chief, Operating Initiatives and Project Coordination

First Date of Posting: 11/07/2023

Last Date of Filing: 11/21/2023

Authority: TA

Department: Subways

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Subways

Work Location: 2 Broadway

Hours of Work: Managerial



Salary Range (Executive 1232 Hay points): $135,157 - $194,288



The Deputy Chief, Operating Initiatives and Project Coordination is a member of the New York City Transit senior executive team. This position is responsible for the oversight, coordination and management of several large-scale Subways projects including CBTC and the Capital program; the IT sponsored program for the integration of various applications and systems, and the governance of activities in Subways shops and barns as well as Control Centers including the Rail Control Center, Power Control Center, and the Back-Up Control Center. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing all efforts that require input from multiple operating divisions ensuring that conflicting needs of the operating divisions are understood, prioritized and implemented in a manner that is beneficial for Subways and managing cross-divisional initiatives such as the oversight and coordination of Subways emergency planning. The selected candidate will also be coordinating efforts for these projects with Subways various operating and support divisions and MTA IT and Construction & Development. In addition, this position would guarantee that all the work being performed inside Subways operations is being done with an eye on the goals of the organization at large, and ensure utilization of best project management, business, and industry practices.


Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Business Management, Public Administration, Transportation Management, or a related field and twelve (12) years of full-time related experience; nine (9) years must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity; OR


A satisfactory combination of education and experience.


Desired Skills:

  • Extensive experience in an operating environment and thorough knowledge of the NYCT subway system.
  • Thorough knowledge of NYCT and Subways operating rules, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the NYCT capital program and Subways operating and maintenance requirements.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to forge and maintain strong relationships and effectively communicate with employees at all levels in the organization, external agencies, and union officials.
  • Strong decision-making, negotiation, conflict resolution teambuilding and presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Selection Method:

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MABSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.


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”).


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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