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System Safety Specialist I

Job ID: 6108
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: May 23, 2024


Job Information:    

Title:                    System Safety Specialist Trainee, Bus and Rail Field Operations
Opening Date:     10/27/2023
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled
Authority:             OA
Department:        System Safety
Division/Unit:       Bus & Rail Field Operations
Reports to:          Manager, Rail Field Safety/Manager, Bus Field Safety
Work Location:    2 Broadway, New York, NY
Hours of Work:    Various


Salary (OA):    

System Safety Specialist Trainee SS1: $48,220 - $54,768    

System Safety Specialist Trainee SS2: $52,073 - $62,004


Reporting to the Manager, Bus or Rail Field Safety, the System Safety Specialist Trainee will assist conducting comprehensive safety evaluations of NYC Transit operations in the Field Safety Division focused on ensuring compliance with established safety policies, Safety Action Plan, OSS recommendations and Federal, State and local regulations and aiding the operating department in achieving the employee accident reduction goals.   

Responsibilities also include assisting to conduct reviews of facilities, equipment, and operations to identify and resolve general health, safety and environmental problems; assisting to serve as a liaison with the operating departments with respect to day-to-day technical support on safety issues; resolving safety related complaints from labor and management; providing emergency 'on-call' coverage for selected industrial accidents; and investigating serious employee accidents. The incumbent may be assigned to various shifts to ensure coverage and Saturday/Sunday work may be required. Must be able to respond to on-call emergencies (in company vehicle) and possess a valid Driver’s license.   

Education and Experience:    

System Safety Specialist Trainee I:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, fire safety, environmental or occupational safety, ergonomics, statistics, mathematics, chemical, physical or biological sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management or a related field.    

System Safety Specialist Trainee II:
Completion of 1 year of satisfactory service at Step 1 or a master’s degree in one of the fields of study mentioned in "1" above.    

Desired Skills:    

  • Demonstrated skill in dealing with sensitive safety issues.
  • Familiarity with Federal, State and Local standards and regulations governing occupational safety.
  • Capability in evaluating hazardous conditions and recommending prioritized resolutions.
  • Knowledge of accident investigation techniques, system safety principles and concepts.
  • Microsoft office applications i.e. Word, Access and Excel.
  • Knowledge of motor fleet and rail operations, construction, and industrial safety.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Selection Method:    

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.    

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”).    

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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