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System Safety Specialist I

Job ID: 5753
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Queens, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Description

Job Information        
Title: System Safety Specialist I-IV         
First Date of Posting:6/4/24        
Last Date of Filing: 6/18/24        
Authority: TA/OA        
Department: Subways     
Division/Unit: CEF Electronics Maintenance Division Reports to: Superintendent       
Work Location: 130 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY        
Hours of Work: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM        
Compensation        
Systems Safety Specialist 1 (TA) $65,954 - $78,079 Systems Safety Specialist 2 (TA) $76,577 - $85,288 Systems Safety Specialist 3 (TA) $86,565 - $98,686 Systems Safety Specialist 4 (TA) $96,433 - $112,083  

Systems Safety Specialist 1 (OA) $65,954 - $78,079 Systems Safety Specialist 2 (OA) $76,577 - $85,288 Systems Safety Specialist 3 (OA) $86,565 - $98,686 Systems Safety Specialist 4 (OA) $96,433 - $112,083
        
This position on the NYC Transit payroll is competitive and is eligible for the 55-a Program. This position is open to qualified persons who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/55-a-program.page        
Responsibilities:        
This position is responsible for providing technical assistance, support, and knowledge transfer, regarding the maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of numerous Fire Detection Systems, Gas Detection, and Fire Suppression Systems located throughout NYCT locations. Responsibilities also include critical system issue resolution, performing diagnostics, and acting as liaison with various support and material vendors; reviewing specifications, new installations, upgrades, design drawings, field inspections, surveys, and conducting training for in-house operations staff. This position will interact with Construction Managers and support groups throughout the construction process to ensure these systems are installed and maintainable in accordance to applicable NYCT Policies, NFPA, State, and Local Codes.        
        
Education and Experience:        
        
1.    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, fire safety, environmental or occupational safety, ergonomics, statistics, mathematics, chemical, physical or biological sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, or a related field; plus at least two years of satisfactory full-time experience in professional system safety-related work; or         
2.    An associate degree from an accredited college or university in a field listed in “1” above; plus four years of satisfactory, full-time experience in professional system safety-related work; or         
3.    A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus six years of satisfactory, full-time professional system safety-related work; or         
4.    Education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in “1”,"2" or “3” above. A master's degree in any of the fields indicated above may be substituted for one year of experience.         
        
Special Notes         
1. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level I or one additional year performing duties described in "1" above.         
2. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level II or two additional years performing duties described in "1" above.         
3. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, individuals must have, after meeting the qualification requirements, either one year served in the Transit Authority at Assignment Level III or three additional years performing duties described in "1" above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory position.        
        

         

        
Desired Skills        
Experience in life safety system design, plan review, and commissioning.        
        
In depth knowledge of the Building and Fire Codes of the State of New York, NYC Fire Prevention Code, NYC Fire Department Rules and Regulations, and National Fire Protection Association Standards.        
        
NYS Code Enforcement Certification, NICET I, II, III, or IV Certification         
Strong Analytical, Technical, and Communication skills        
Selection Method:        
Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience and interview.        
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").        
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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