INTERNAL JOB POSTING - ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE MTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Job Title: Police Officer, Highway and Bridge Safety Unit
Dept/Div:MTA Police Department/Special Operations Division
Supervisor: Commanding Officer, Special Operations Division
The MTA Police Department is seeking applications from qualified Members currently in the rank of Police Officer who are interested in being considered for assignment in the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit.
Responsibilities of a Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Police Officer includes but is not limited to:
• Oversee the efficient and expeditious flow of traffic for commuters utilizing the various transportation systems of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to include Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Railroad, New York City Transit, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
• Conduct traffic enforcement details to include the issuance of uniform traffic tickets, warnings, and arrests on assignments on Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Railroad, and the MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
• Conduct crash investigations (commercial motor vehicles, RMPs, train vs. vehicle strikes).
• Utilize specialized equipment to include speed detection equipment (radar/lidar), license plate readers (LPR’s), alcoholic beverage detection/analysis, etc.
• Commercial vehicle enforcement details relating to commercial transport, weight limits, hazardous materials, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
• Provide escorts for emergency railroad equipment, dignitaries, funeral processions, and other events requiring the safe delivery of assets.
• Public relations initiatives including the education of the civilians regarding alcohol impairment, safe driving habits and other events.
• Retain specialized classes of driver licenses permitting the operation of specialized vehicles, including but not limited to: motorcycles, commercial motor vehicles, trailers, etc.
• Provide training to members of the department with topics specialized to the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit.
• Ability to access and interpret data/information from law enforcement databases for the purposes of enforcement.
• Appear and testify in court.
• Conduct joint operations with partner law enforcement agencies.
Interested members must, at a minimum, possess the following qualifications/requirements to be considered for this position:
• Members must have completed their probationary period with the MTA Police Department.
• Possess knowledge and display proficiency with the departments’ Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS).
• Knowledge and proficiency with the departments’ Motorola License Plate Reader Software.
• Knowledge and proficiency with NYS e-Justice Integrated Justice Portal.
• Possess professional appearance and must conform to the uniform regulations of the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit.
• Must be willing to conduct enforcement across all the departments’ geographical area of employment.
• Ability to coordinate and work with members from other agencies on assigned details.
• Possess the willingness to participate in all training assignments related to the mission of the Highway Unit.
• Be willing to commit to three (3) years of service with the Highway Unit.
A Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Police Officer must possess the ability to work with:
• MTA Police Department Personnel and Management.
• MTA customers, employees, and stakeholders.
• Local/State/Federal law enforcement agencies.
• Local/State/Federal governmental agencies.
Selected candidate for the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Police Officer will be required to attend the MTAPD Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Training Program which includes proficiencies on various job-related assignments including extensive training on the department’s police motorcycles.
Candidates should understand that they are not guaranteed an assignment with the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit, even if they meet each of the above qualifications.
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.