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Staff Analyst Trainee I-II (Procurement - Cost Price)

Job ID: 7102
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024


Job Information
Title: Staff Analyst Trainee Series, Cost/Price Analysis
First Date of Posting: 1/20/2023
Last Date of Filing: Open until filled
Authority: TA/OA
Department: MTA Procurement
Division Unit: Procurement Operations
Reports To: Senior Director
Location: 2 Broadway, New York
Hours of work: 8:30am-4:30pm


Staff Analyst Trainee I (TA): $46,171 (Min) - $48,938 (Max) (New Hire Rate: $40,149)
Staff Analyst Trainee II (TA): $49,864 (Min) - $55,406 (Max) (New Hire Rate: $43,361)
- TA represented by OSA
Staff Analyst Trainee I (OA): $50,924 (Min) - $53,980 (Max)
Staff Analyst Trainee II (OA): $55,001 (Min) - $61,111 (Max)
- OA represented by TWU L 100


Under general direction, the trainee is  responsible for assisting the analyst in performing quantitative analyses of contractors' proposed prices and negotiating prices with contractors. The incumbent will be trained in preparing cost and price analyses; detailed analyses of contractors price and cost proposals. The selected candidate will help formulate negotiation positions; negotiate prices for sole source contracts, contract modifications, construction change orders and other procurement actions; communicates; prepares written narrative summarizing negotiations and corresponding results. Performs other analyses as required.

Education and Experience

Staff Analyst Trainee I
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
Staff Analyst Trainee II
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one (1) year of experience as a Staff Analyst Trainee I.

Desired Skills:
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in cost analysis, construction or negotiations is desired but not necessary.
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.


Selection Method: 

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

Other Information:
As an employee of MTA New York City Transit, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker. 

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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