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Assistant Deputy Director Communications - Radio/PA

MTA Metro-North Railroad
New York, New York 10004
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Assistant Deputy Director Communications - Radio/PA



LOCATION: Manhattan - Midtown


Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Dea0dline.


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 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.



Direct and control the Metro-North Radio and Public Address infrastructure systems in support of the operational and corporate communication needs and requirements. This position is directly accountable for planning, directing and managing the wayside and on board radio and public address systems; base, mobile and portable radios; passenger station public address office and field equipment and information display systems; central radio office control systems, radio and telephone consoles; and satellite phone systems utilized by the Metro-North operations and corporate workgroups.



Provide leadership and technical direction to the Radio/PA management workgroup within the 8 radio shops and in association with the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the Metro-North voice communication infrastructure.

Coordinate, manage and execute revisions and additions to the communications systems utilized by the voice and alarm systems throughout the Metro-North operational and corporate territories.

Design, and review the designs of others, the voice communication cable and electronic apparatus systems associated with the Metro-North field and office communication systems.

Direct the management, installation and maintenance for the radio, FCC Licenses, public address, alarm systems at central control office, field offices and passenger stations necessary to support communication services to Metro-North users.

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 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:

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong knowledge and experience in the integration of 2-way radio and public address systems and technology.

Strong Knowledge of 2-way radio RF propagation.

Strong knowledge of installation requirements along the railroad right-of-way and onboard the Metro-North rolling stock (or comparable equipment).

Knowledge of communication services required for railroad, corporate operations, and end-users.

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.

Strong ability to recommend improvements or replacements to better support the voice and communications systems.

Strong ability 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 Safety Program

Must be available 24-hours a day 7 days a week as required to support maintenance and construction projects

Valid Driver’s License.



Familiarity with Metro-North Policies and Procedures

Familiarity with Metro-North collective bargaining agreements.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field.

Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in management, installation, and maintenance of 2-way radio, public address, and related control systems and alarm systems.

Minimum of eight (8) years of experience encompassing all aspects of 2-way voice communications.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience encompassing large scale communications systems, installations and maintenance.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing professional staff, a diverse workforce, and/or projects.



To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing.


For applicants who are current employees, you must be in active service and have worked in your present position for at least one (1) year to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, plus on-the-job training, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.) in order to be eligible to transfer. If you are transferred, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present occupation. In addition, Metro-North employees are subjected to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation of their safety and discipline records and their performance assessments.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $91,821.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.



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


We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package


To apply Online, Please Visit:

http://web.mta.info//mta/employment/ Click on Metro-North Railroad, select “Agree,” then Search by Job Title.


MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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