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Technical Specialist 1

Job ID: 5596
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: May 28, 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.  





Technical Specialist 1  


Construction & Development 




Engineering Manager Level 2 


2 Broadway  


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




$71,991 to $94,888 


Open Until Filled 




Technical Specialist 1 assists in designing, developing, implementing, and analyzing technical systems and facilities for MTA C&D.  This role performs routine technical design tasks with standard techniques. Assists more senior technical specialists in preparing plans, designs, computation methods, and reports. 



Performs technical tasks by developing knowledge of applicable design criteria, regulatory requirements, standards, and processes. 


Provides technical support on multiple design projects, including analyzing and documenting critical design elements. 


Provides technical field support for system/equipment installation and related project construction. 


Coordinates and communicates with team members to determine requirements and incorporate feedback. 


Coordinates with Agency Owners, designers, contractors, outside consultants, and other government agencies. 


Education and Experience 


Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate technical field, Engineering Technology/Engineering Science, or an equivalent subject.  


Must have a minimum of four (4) years of related experience.  



Prefer candidates with either academic or field experience in one or more of the following specialized areas: 


Fire alarm and detection system 

Access control system 

CCTV IP video system 

IP telephony and intercom system 

Fiber cable system 

Public Address system  

IP PBX system 

UPS and power plant system 

Copper cable system 


Any one of the following network technologies: DWDM, ROADM, SONET, MPLS, Ethernet, COE, TCP/IP, SDN, and analog and digital wireless and radio systems. 




Must be capable of working on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. 


Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


Working knowledge of relevant industry standards and installation practices is a plus. 


Analytical ability, pro-active attitude, willingness to learn, and an ability to think "outside the box" when required. 


A general understanding of current design, engineering software, and Microsoft Office is required. 


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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