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Assistant Deputy Director - Communications Security

Job ID: 7489
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engr C&S
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2024





Assistant Deputy Director Communications – Security


Communications & Signal (C&S)


Grand Central Terminal






Until Filled


This position is eligible for teleworking which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective hire date.


Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting before the Application Deadline.



MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroads in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service, and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective:

Directly responsible for the direction and management of the Metro-North Security wayside and central office operation systems located in GCT, passenger stations, yards, and facilities and at the Emergency Control Center. This position is directly accountable for planning, directing, and managing the installation and maintenance of the wayside CCTV, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection utilized by the Metro-North to provide security and surveillance. The position is also heavily involved in cyber security conformance.


  • Directly manage the resources (management, labor, material, and equipment) in association with Metro-North CCTV cameras, recording devices, Access Control systems, and Intrusion Detection systems located in GCT, passenger stations, yards, facilities, and Emergency Control Center.
  • Coordinate, manage, and execute revisions and additions to the security systems throughout the Metro-North operational and corporate territories.
  • Directly interface with MTA Security, MTA Capital, MTAPD, and other agencies in integrating new security systems within the Metro-North systems.
  • Evaluate alternative solutions, system upgrades, and revisions from the technical and economic perspective and propose solutions that are efficient and meet the mission parameters for the systems communication services.
  • Develop staff and support the workgroup in expanding system knowledge, reducing operational costs, and supporting new requirements for the communications systems.
  • Provide a lead in supporting the Metro-North Safety Program through the execution of required activities and policies associated with personnel working along or on the railroad right-of-way and other locations.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong management skills with both Management Staff and Agreement personnel.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the integration of security systems and technology.
  • Strong Knowledge of CCTV installations, DVR programming, networking configuration, and interconnections.
  • Strong knowledge of installation requirements along the railroad right-of-way.
  • Knowledge of communication services required for railroad and corporate operations and users.
  • Knowledge of NIST best practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.
  • Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products, equipment and/or procedures.
  • Must be able to recommend improvements or replacements to better support the voice and communications systems.
  • Must be able to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Priority One Safety Program.
  • 24-hour 7-day availability required.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal working hours as needed to support maintenance and construction projects.

The Following is/are preferred:


  • Familiarity with Metro-North Policies and Procedures.
  • Familiarity with Metro-North collective bargaining agreements.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical curriculum or 8 years experience in management, installation, and maintenance of CCTV, DVRs, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience reviewing specifications and designs for security systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience encompassing large-scale communications systems, installations, and maintenance.



Other Information

This position is safety-sensitive and subject to toxicological testing.

According 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”).

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including those concerning 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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