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Sergeant - Professional Development

Job ID: 5734
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Internal Affairs Bureau
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024




Job Title:Request for Consideration Sergeant, Professional Development    

Dept/Div:MTA Police Department/ Professional Standards   

Supervisor:Commanding Officer, Professional Standards   


Hours:Four (4) tours of Ten Hours and Sixteen Minutes (10:16) with Three (3) consecutive rest days    



The Department is seeking qualified Sergeants who are interested in being considered for assignment to the Training Unit. The primary goals of the unit are to provide specific job training that will improve the safety, performance and proficiency of its Officers and to ensure the Department’s philosophy and standard operating procedures are clearly understood. Training Unit personnel will be assigned to work four tours of ten hours and sixteen minutes with three consecutive rest days.   



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:   

  • Assist Lieutenant in overseeing In-Service Training Operations.
  • Supervise and train staff assigned to In-Service Training.
  • Coordinate and maintain daily in-service training schedules.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of in-service training delivery methods and procedures.
  • Oversee facility maintenance and ensure safety plans are being adhered to.
  • Monitor the availability of state & federal grants that would be conducive to the needs of the Department.
  • Responsible for the management of grant funding provided to the Department from state or federal governments.
  • Act as a liaison with MTA Procurement to purchase, test and evaluate needed equipment and or technologies.
  • Supervise and direct numerous subordinates at multiple MTA and or Law Enforcement locations.
  • Responsible for attending Training Conferences and Seminars to ensure all Department members are trained in compliance with the most current New York State Department of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Regulations.



Qualified members must, at a minimum, have the following qualifications/requirements to be considered for appointment:   

  • Must have 5 or more years of law enforcement experience.
  • Must be a Sergeant at the time of appointment.
  • NYDCJS General Topics Instructor certification preferred.
  • Must maintain peak physical condition and present as such.
  • Previous experience in MTAPD Training unit preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in preparing and presenting reports.
  • Working knowledge of New York State DCJS Training and Accreditation Standards
  • Prior experience conducting and/or leading training or military supervision experience will be highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills such as scheduling and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures, including writing specifications for equipment and preparing training materials and correspondence.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with trainee officers and other agency representatives.
  • Successfully complete a panel interview
  • Candidates who have substantiated discipline/suspension or who have a documented history of lateness or absenteeism not related to sickness or work injury may be removed from interview consideration or consideration for the position.
  • Complete a "Candidate Application" (Form #69) and forward it to his or her immediate supervisor who shall complete the applicable sections and then forward the form through the chain of command.


Other Information:   


Based on the needs of the department, members may have to change their regional designation.   


Once selected, the MTA Police Department will provide training to assist the Sergeant to achieve the below requirements. Remaining in the Training Unit is contingent on successful acquisition and completion of the following requirements:   


          Successful completion of American Heart Association Basic Life Instructor Course.   

          Passing a New York State certified Firearms Instructor course.   

          Passing a New York State Instructor Development course.   

          Passing a Train-the-Trainer course to enable the Sergeant to conduct a New York State certified Field Training Officer class and program.   

          Acquiring additional certifications as needed such as Counterterrorism, Defensive Tactics and Active Shooter. Travel may be required to secure these certifications.   


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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