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Director Position Control

Job ID: 7106
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Human Resources Data Science
Date Posted: May 9, 2024


JOB TITLE:                          Director, Position Control
SALARY RANGE:               $135,000-$150,000
HAY POINTS:                      775
DEPT/DIV:                           People Department
SUPERVISOR:                    Senior Director, Workforce Planning & Position Control
LOCATION:                         2 Broadway New York, NY 10004
HOURS OF WORK:            9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)
The Director of Position Control occupies a pivotal role within the organization, tasked with the comprehensive oversight of the organization's position management strategy. This encompasses a multifaceted set of responsibilities aimed at ensuring the alignment of all job positions with the overarching strategic objectives of the company, adhering to budgetary limitations, and meeting the operational demands of the organization. This role requires a deep integration of efforts across various domains, necessitating close collaboration with key stakeholders including Human Resources (HR), Finance, and leaders of different departments.
 Strategic Position Management:
  • Develop and implement strategies for position control and headcount management to support organizational goals.
  • Ensure alignment between workforce planning, budgeting processes, and strategic objectives.
  • Analyze workforce data and trends to advise on position creation, modification, and elimination.
Collaboration and Advisory:
  • Collaborate with department heads and HR partners to understand staffing needs and ensure positions are structured to achieve departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Provide expert advice on position management, including job design, classification, and leveling.
Budget and Financial Oversight:
  • Partner with the finance department to ensure position control strategies are aligned with budgetary constraints and financial planning.
  • Monitor and report on staffing budgets, variances, and forecast future staffing needs.
Policy Development and Compliance:
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for position control and headcount management.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to employment and organizational structuring.
Technology and Systems Management:
  • Oversee the management of Position Management Module and other systems related to position control, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Leverage technology to improve position management processes and data analytics capabilities.
Leadership and Team Management:
  • Lead and develop the position control team, setting clear goals and expectations, and providing coaching and development opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence within the team.
Data Analysis and Reporting:
  • Generate detailed reports and analyze data on staffing trends, vacancy rates, and other critical metrics to offer insights that guide decision-making in workforce management.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to gather insights and feedback on position management practices.
  • Represent the organization in external forums related to workforce planning and position management.
Championing Continuous Improvement:
  • Continually assess and enhance position control processes and systems to boost precision, efficiency, and adaptability to the organization's evolving needs.


Knowledge of Strategic HR Practices:
  • In-depth understanding of strategic HR management, including workforce planning, talent acquisition and management, employee development, and succession planning.
Financial Acumen:
  • Strong financial literacy, with the ability to develop budgets, interpret financial reports, and analyze the financial implications of HR decisions.
Legal and Regulatory Knowledge:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and best practices in compliance management.
Technology Proficiency:
  • Proficiency in HRIS platforms, data analytics, and the ability to leverage technology to improve HR processes and decision-making.
Change Management Skills:
  • Expertise in change management methodologies and the ability to lead and communicate effectively through organizational change.
Analytical and Strategic Thinking:
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically about workforce planning and organizational design.
Leadership and Team Management:
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and develop a high-performing team.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels and navigate complex negotiations.
Problem-Solving and Innovation:
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and implementing innovative solutions to workforce challenges.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Statistics, or a related field from an accredited college or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10 plus years of experience in a leadership role, managing HR functions or projects directly related to position control, is essential.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working closely with financial planning and analysis, budget management, and resource allocation. This includes experience in developing staffing budgets, forecasting financial impacts of workforce changes, and aligning HR strategies with financial constraints.
  • Experience in implementing or managing HR information systems (HRIS), data analytics tools, and other technology solutions that support HR and position control functions. This includes understanding system requirements, overseeing technology projects, and leveraging data for strategic decision-making.
  • Master's degree in a related field

  • Strong Project Management Skills

  • Able to write and modify SQL, R, Python code

  • Experience with PeopleSoft HCM ERP
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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