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Senior Vice President Program Executive Security & Central Operations

Job ID: 7358
Business Unit: Bridges and Tunnels
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Office of the President
Date Posted: May 18, 2024



Resume Due Date:        May 18, 2024

Functional Job Title:     Senior Vice President (Security & Central Operations)

Department/Division:   President’s Office

Work Location:             2 Broadway/ Randall’s Island

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.



Earnings Potential     $183,831 - $241,278

Hay Points:                   1868   

Overtime Eligibility:      Not eligible for paid overtime in accordance with FLSA


MTA Bridges and Tunnels manages and operates nine inter-borough crossings (seven bridges and two tunnels) in the NYC Region and Manhattan’s Central Business District Congestion Relief Zone.  The Senior Vice President (Facility Management) is the highest executive level position in the Security & Central Operations program/department, with independent, significant decision-making authority for department policy, strategy, governance, staffing, budget, and expenditures.


As the Senior Vice President (Security & Central Operations), you will lead and oversee all aspects of the Security & Operations program/department, ensuring its alignment with the overarching goals and objectives of MTA Bridges and Tunnels (TBTA) and the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP). Your key responsibilities include:


  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives to enhance the safety, quality, and risk management practices within the Security & Central Operations program/department, ensuring the protection of TBTA and CBDTP assets, infrastructure, and personnel.
  • Collaborate with MTA HQ and other key stakeholders to align departmental strategies and operations with agency-wide objectives, facilitating seamless coordination and integration of efforts.
  • Serve as a liaison and spokesperson for TBTA in engagements with elected officials, the MTA/TBTA Board, bridge/tunnel/tolling industry partners, and regulatory entities, advocating for the agency's interests and priorities.
  • Represent TBTA in interactions with law enforcement agencies, security partners, and regulatory authorities, fostering strong relationships and effective communication channels to address security concerns and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide oversight and management of all phases of the Security & Central Operations program/department, including budgeting, staffing, and project management, to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Manage special projects and initiatives as directed by MTA HQ, ensuring timely and successful completion while minimizing disruptions to agency operations and customer service.
  • Direct and supervise departmental staff, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to foster a collaborative and accountable team environment.
  • Implement organizational restructuring initiatives as needed to optimize departmental performance and align with evolving business needs and priorities.
  • Ensures agency input into capital project scope and coordinates with C&D for successful project completion, while minimizing impacts to operations and customers and ensuring safety and security of facilities.
  • Oversees vendor contracts.
  • Responsible for security operations to include physical security, surveillance and analytics, intelligence technology, and employee and vendor background investigation and credentialing.
  • Responsible for central operations to include law enforcement operations, counterterrorism, intelligence, and emergency management.
  • Law enforcement personnel in this position will also hold the title of TBTA Chief of Department.



  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, Criminology, Forensic Sciences, Public Administration, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, Security Management, Emergency Management, Project Management, Systems, or Technology preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of twenty (20) years related experience, including at least twelve (12) years in a management or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Significant experience in program management for large government agencies or businesses, with complex systems preferred.
  • Substantial experience leading and managing a unionized workforce and/or consultant/contractor/vendor staff.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and document management software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability with building relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a high profile, high pressure environment.
  • Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.
  • Must be a proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker with the ability to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements.
  • Must possess excellent team building, listening, problem solving, and prioritization skills.
  • Unrestricted driver's license in New York State
  • Ability to respond to any authority location on a 24/7 basis when required.



MTA Bridges and Tunnels is governed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  

Also, 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”).  



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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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