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Contracts Legislative Initiatives Compliance Specialist

Job ID: 6537
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 28, 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.


Contracts Legislative Initiatives & Compliance Specialist


Construction & Development


Contracts/Contracts Compliance Services


Manager, Legislative Initiatives & Compliance Services


2 Broadway


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




$78,037 to $102,423


Open Until Filled


The Contracts Legislative Initiatives and Compliance Specialist will support the business unit with the execution of tasks and activities relating to legislative and regulatory issues, construction contract documents, audits, and other compliance matters.


Under supervision, drafts contract documents and updates.

Reviews proposed state and federal legislation and regulations for impact on MTAs construction and contracting activities.

Researches statutes and regulations as needed.

Under supervision, draft procedures that guide contract staff through the contracting process.

Assists in reviewing audit reports and preparation of responses to audits by federal and state agencies as well as internal offices.

Assists in audits of compliance with procedures by Contracts Dept. staff including for internal control purposes.

Support management in developing and implementing strategies, solutions, and contracting methods to support departmental goals.

Other research assignments and projects as required.

Provides status updates to management on the relevant tasks and activities.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Economics, Law, Government Contracting or other related field

Juris Doctorate strongly preferred.

Must have a minimum of three (3) years of related experience in contracts.


Knowledge of public sector procurement management principles, government project administration, and government bid process.

Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, and procurement.

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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