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Staff Analyst Trainee Series - (Business Planning)

Job ID: 5560
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Feb 9, 2024


Job Information   
Staff Analyst Series (Business Planning) - JVN 5560  
First date of posting: 1/23/24
Last date of posting:  Open Until Filled
Authority: OA / TA
Department: MTA Procurement
Division/Unit: Supply Chain Strategy, Strategic Planning
Reports To:  Manager, Business Planning
Work Location: 2 Broadway, Manhattan
Hours of Work: 8:30AM – 4:30PM; 9:00AM – 5:00PM  
Staff Analyst Trainee I (TA): $46,171 (Min) - $48,938 (Max) (New Hire Rate: $40,149)   
Staff Analyst Trainee II (TA): $49,864 (Min) - $55,406 (Max) (New Hire Rate: $43,361)   
- TA represented by OSA   
Staff Analyst Trainee I (OA): $50,924 (Min) - $53,980 (Max)   
Staff Analyst Trainee II (OA): $55,001 (Min) - $61,111 (Max)   
- OA represented by TWU L 100   
Candidates selected for this position on the NYC Transit payroll may be placed in a competitive or non-competitive class position based on their qualifications. Qualified
candidates who are placed in a competitive class position are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your
resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link
The selected candidate will be responsible for performing several critical tasks for MTA Procurement including assisting with the preparation of various monthly budget and HR reports. The incumbent will assist with rigorous data research and analysis, the preparation of chargebacks/cost-allocations to other Departments or Agencies, and the Department’s annual internal control review. The prospective candidate will also be responsible for providing on-going strategic communication to internal and external stakeholders including OMB, People Department and hiring managers. They will facilitate and conduct meetings as necessary. Several other duties will be assigned including, but not limited to:      
  • Reconciling employee headcount, tracking attrition and paid overtime usage.
  • Consulting with recruiters and hiring managers to ensure hiring goals and objectives are met by maintaining accurate and up-to-date recruitment activity reports.
  • Assisting hiring managers with the timely preparation of staffing recruitment packages
  • Effectively managing the demands of multiple hiring managers.
  • As allowed by the job description of that staff analyst level into which the candidate is hired, the candidate will assume the administrative responsibilities in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Special projects as assigned by supervisor.
Education and Experience   
Staff Analyst Trainee I:     
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
  2. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification; or in personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or
  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education, or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in “2” above; or
  4. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. College education may be substituted for professional experience at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its education equivalent.
Staff Analyst Trainee II:    
Completion of 1 year of satisfactory service as a Staff Analyst Trainee 1   
Desired Skills   
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to consult, manage, influence a range of stakeholders while building and maintaining strong partnerships.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment Strong work ethic and sense of integrity, trustworthiness, and
  • Good problem solving & risk management 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”).   
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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