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Chief Fire Marshal

Job ID: 4244
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Mar 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. 



Chief Fire Marshal


Construction & Development


Delivery/Delivery Services Office


Vice President or Deputy Vice President Programs (i.e., Fire, ADA, & Code Compliance)


2 Broadway


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




$142,694 to $187,285


Open Until Filled




The Chief Fire Marshal has a high level of authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by senior management. Works within clearly defined policies, principles, and specific objectives in consultation with departmental management. Provides policy and procedural recommendations with final approval from senior management.



Understands and provides leadership for all aspects of fire prevention, the responsibilities of MTA C&D as a regulator, and integrating such into the project lifecycle.


Recommends and approves staffing and consulting needs.


Oversees effective organization to efficiently provide fire and life safety activity status through metric-based deliverables.


Prioritizes business needs across multiple business units within MTA C&D.


Approves process changes based on different project delivery methods.


Supports the Deputy Vice President in all fire and life safety-related issues, including interagency, technical, codes/standards development, research, and process improvement.


Serves as the technical skills expert on fire and life safety issues.




Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Fire Science/Safety, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of sixteen(16) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of including at least ten(10) years in a managerial or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Licensed Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, NFPA CFPS, or ICC Certified Fire Marshal required.


Fire Investigator Certification is desirable.


Significant experience in project management/commissioning for major construction projects with highly complex systems preferred.


Must be a Certified Code Enforcement Official within 18 months of hire.


Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with various stakeholders at all organizational levels to drive outcomes.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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


Must have focus and ability to deliver on 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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