Metropolitan Transportation Authority

System Safety Specialist Trainee, Bus and Rail Field Operations

Job Description

Posted on: 
November 7, 2023

Job Information:

Title:                    System Safety Specialist Trainee, Bus and Rail Field Operations
Opening Date:     10/27/2023
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled
Authority:             OA
Department:        System Safety
Division/Unit:       Bus & Rail Field Operations
Reports to:          Manager, Rail Field Safety/Manager, Bus Field Safety
Work Location:    2 Broadway, New York, NY
Hours of Work:    Various


Salary (OA):

System Safety Specialist Trainee SS1: $45,674 - $51,876

System Safety Specialist Trainee SS2: $49,323 - $58,730


The System Safety Specialist Trainee will assist with the development and implementation of fire/life safety policies and procedures, interpretation of applicable codes and standards, review of design drawings and specifications for fire/life safety requirements, conducting field safety surveys and inspections. The Trainee will assist with acceptance test witnessing and on-site inspections of new and existing fire suppression/detection systems; coordinating/conducting interagency emergency preparedness exercises; work with Construction Managers during the installation of fire protection systems to ensure compliance with NFPA Standards and applicable local codes. The Trainee will assist with responding to and conducting investigation of fires that occur on the system that cause significant property damage or result in injuries to customers or employees. The selected candidate must be available for emergency response duties (in company vehicle) and have a valid Driver's license.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

System Safety Specialist Trainee I:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, fire safety, environmental or occupational safety, ergonomics, statistics, mathematics, chemical, physical or biological sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management or a related field.

System Safety Specialist Trainee II:
Completion of 1 year of satisfactory service at Step 1 or a master’s degree in one of the fields of study mentioned in "1" above.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated skill in dealing with sensitive safety issues.
  • Familiarity with Federal, State and Local standards and regulations governing occupational safety.
  • Capability in evaluating hazardous conditions and recommending prioritized resolutions.
  • Knowledge of accident investigation techniques, system safety principles and concepts.
  • Microsoft office applications i.e. Word, Access and Excel.
  • Knowledge of motor fleet and rail operations, construction, and industrial safety.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

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”).

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