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Senior Environmental Specialist Level 2

Job ID: 4769
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Jun 5, 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. 



Senior Environmental Specialist Level 2


Construction & Development


Delivery/Delivery Services Office


Senior Environmental Specialist 3


2 Broadway


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




$97,344 to $127,764


Open Until Filled



Senior Specialist Level 2 supports Project Management for an extensive, multi-year permitting/design and construction project/program. They perform quality assurance reviews for Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments, provide technical assistance to project management staff regarding their specific discipline, investigate potential regulatory violations, and perform testing related to their discipline.




Involved with supporting large field efforts supporting air/noise/wetlands/archeology/historic infrastructure/asbestos & lead abatement/hazardous material categorization & disposal.


Ensures that the team has tracked necessary equipment, reviewed and logged calibration requirements, and assist with making sure crews have safety plans and files daily logs.


Assists in staffing and resource allocation for program/project needs.


Manages task schedules and develops rebase lining methods needed


Applies MTA C&D quality assurance guidelines and procedures for project document management.


Tracks reports and help drive deliverable schedules. 


Assists in preparing portions of reports and permit documents.


Works with GIS support to communicate any updates.


Education and Experience


Bachelors in Environmental Science/Environmental Technology/Environmental Management /Archaeology / Anthropology /Biology /Wildlife or an equivalent subject.


Masters preferred.


Various Disciplines may be (but are not limited to): Historic Preservation and Cultural; Environmental  Resources, Asbestos, Lead, and Hazardous Materials.


Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of four (4) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.





CEP-IT certification is desirable.


Experience performing site inspections, documenting site conditions and construction activities, coordinating with Agency Owner and contractor staff, and responding to contractor requests for information.


Knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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


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


Proficiency in current industry software and Microsoft Office are required.


Has experience in interpreting reports and analysis.


An attitude and commitment to actively participating in our employee culture are necessary.


Able to multi-task and be flexible/adapt to rapidly changing project requirements/timelines.


Knowledge of the capital design and construction process.



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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