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Train Dispatcher

Job ID: 8051
Business Unit: SIRTOA
Location: Staten Island, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Staten Island Railway
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024

Description

JOB INFORMATION
Title:                                         Train Dispatcher Trainee
First Date of Posting:               July 9, 2024
Last Date of Posting:               July 23, 2024
Authority                                  SIR
Department:                              Subways
Division/Unit:                           Staten Island Railway 
Reports to:                                 Deputy Superintendent, Transportation
Work Location:                          331 Bay Street, Staten Island
Hours of Work:                          Three Tours (AMs/ PMs/Nights)
 
The Train Dispatcher Training Program prepares candidates for the position of Train Dispatcher, the person responsible for the safe movement of trains and passengers under all operating conditions. Train Dispatchers will be assigned to the Staten Island Railway Rail Control Center (SIR RCC). This is a 24 hour/365 day operation with three tours of duty, 0600-1400, 1400-2200 and 2200-0600. Candidates must be knowledgeable in all operating rules, special instructions, and physical characteristics of the entire railroad. During emergency conditions they are responsible for the deployment of personnel and other resources as well as coordination of SIR activities with those of other agencies such as the Fire Department, Police and EMS.
 
The Train Dispatcher Training Program, with its emphasis on rules, physical characteristics, operations, and emergency response is one of the most demanding and rewarding programs offered by the Staten Island Railway. Individuals selected for the program must maintain acceptable attendance and test scores on exams that will be conducted throughout the training program.
 
COMPENSATION PER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 
Step 1
40.934219 hr  
Step 2
41.957573 hr
Step 3
42.980929 hr
Step 4
44.004284 hr
Step 5
45.02764 hr
Step 6
51.167773 hr
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Train Dispatchers are responsible for the direct supervision of all Transportation Department employees, as well as the supervision of employees of other departments when their performance affects or is affected by the movement of trains: Train Dispatchers are responsible for the supervision and direction of the safe movement of all trains and track cars; as well as the deployment of personnel and other resources. Will coordinate SIR activities with other agencies, NYPD, FDNY, EMS and other MTA agencies. The selected candidates will staff the security console at the SIR RCC and are responsible for preparing reports, as well as monitoring and interacting with all security and access control related systems. Additionally, the incumbents will be responsible for the effective communication of oral and written instructions, as well as the completion and distribution of comprehensive reports that detail operating exceptions and service adjustments. SIR works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Team members are expected to perform all their duties and responsibilities in full accord with this core value.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Eligibility:
Candidates must have a High School diploma or /GED certification. Five (5) years related work experience of which 2 years must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Candidates must possess a valid driver's license or be licensed to operate a motor vehicle within the past five (5) years; must not have a record of repeated (2 or more of the same infraction) traffic violations; may not have any convictions for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
 
DESIRED SKILLS:
Some college preferred (comparable to an associate degree).
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, communications-heavy environment.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks with superior attention to detail.
Strong analytical, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, including comfort with learning new applications and programs.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide clear concise direction during major incidents.
 
SELECTION METHOD
 Based on evaluation of education. skills, experience, interview and assessment.
 
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.
 
SELECTION METHOD
 
Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.
All selected candidates will be subject to a full background investigation that includes employment and education. Discrepancies may lead to dismissal.
All appointments will be made on the SIR payroll.
 
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”)
 
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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