Important: If you applied for a position before March 24, 2023, please check the status of your application here. MTA employees, click here to check your job application status.

Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content
Back to job search

Lieutenant, Highway and Bridge Safety Unit

Job ID: 5832
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024




Job Title:Lieutenant, 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 Lieutenant who are interested in being considered for assignment in the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit.   



Responsibilities of a Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Lieutenant includes but is not limited to: 

          Serve as the Executive Officer of the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit.  

          Manage the overall daily functions and coordinate with supervision in the allocation of Highway and Bridge Safety Unit personnel. 

          Coordinate with other Special Operations Division leadership to formulate plans for response. 

          Collect and analyze crash statistics and coordinate enforcement efforts to increase safety at various MTA locations. 

          Assume the role of Incident Commander for critical incidents involving Highway and Bridge Safety Unit response. 

          Coordinate with Procurement to obtain necessary daily supplies and to maintain specialized equipment. 

          Research, apply and maintain grant funding specific to the mission of the highway unit. 

          Represent the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit as the lead point of contact and participate in department meetings. 

          Maintain records to ensure that Highway and Bridge Safety Unit equipment remains certified, calibrated and in working order. 

          Maintain training records and ensure that Highway and Bridge Safety Unit personnel receive training on a regular basis. 

          Maintain inventory of specialized equipment including speed detection equipment (radar/lidar), License Plate Readers (LPR’s), alcoholic beverage detection/analysis, vehicular glass tint metering, etc.  

          Maintain maintenance records and oversee the completion of services for department motorcycles. 

          Utilize statistics to enhance the efficient and expeditious flow of traffic for commuters utilizing the various transportation systems of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, including Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Railroad and MTA Bridges and Tunnels. 



Interested members must, at a minimum, possess the following qualifications/requirements to be considered for this position: 

          Currently hold the rank of Lieutenant within the MTA Police Department. 

          Knowledge and 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. 

          Methods of Instruction certification or equivalent DCJS certification. 

          Ability to access & utilize databases from the state and other law enforcement agencies. 

          Possess professional appearance and must conform to the uniform regulations of the Highway Unit  

Other Information 

A Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Lieutenant must possess the ability to work with:  

          Local/State/Federal law enforcement agencies. 

          Local/State/Federal governmental agencies. 

          MTA Police Management. 

          MTA customers, employees, and stakeholders. 

Selected candidate for the Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Lieutenant will be required to host and assist in training for the department’s Highway and Bridge Safety Unit Training Program. 

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. 



Save Job Saved
Similar Jobs