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Contract Specialist Level 1

Job ID: 5880
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: May 17, 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.  



Contract Specialist Level 1 (Construction Contracts)  


Construction & Development  


Contracts/Construction Contracts  


Director Construction Contract  


2 Broadway  


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




$63,800 to $83,737  


Open Until Filled  



The Contracts Specialist Level 1 is responsible for supporting procurements relating to the MTA’s capital program, supporting the award of $2-3 billion in new construction contracts each year and supporting the management or claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion. This is an entry-level position with minimal contracts and procurement experience.  



Supports the Construction Contracts division with researching, tasks and documents to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department   

Provides status updates on the relevant tasks and activities to senior management, as required  


Under the guidance of managers, provides support to the division to facilitate the procurement and award documentation associated with  A+B and IFP contracts, A+B bidding, design-build, progressive-design build, and public-private partnerships procurement contracts.  


Education and Experience  


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance,  Government Contracting or a related field.   


Minimum of one (1) year of related experience in contracts and procurement.    




Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, procurement, and construction management (including the ability to interpret construction documents and schedules).  


Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal laws, including federal and state procurement laws, rules, and regulations.  


Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, negotiation and communication skills.  


Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and document management software.  


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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