Assistant Manager Administration Random Testing


Assistant Manager Administration Random Testing

LOCATION: Manhattan – Midtown

JOB ID: 93763

Compensation: Grade E Min: $66,023 / Mid: $82,529


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


This position will support the Maintenance of Way Administration group with the M of W random testing program. It will interact with the Department of Regulatory Oversight and the Designated Employer representative (DER) so that the pools are accurate and the testing percentages can be reliably met.


Support Managers of Administration in all tasks related to M of W – Random testing requirements.

Distribute random test assignments for over 50 percent of the M of W workforce while providing a high level of confidentiality.

Distribute follow-up test assignments on a monthly basis for both federal and company authority tests while providing a high level of confidentiality.

Assist in providing monthly validation of the M of W employee pool such as keeping track of employee leave of absences, newly hired M of W employees, removing terminations, and   corresponding with field managers in regard to vacation assignments.

Execution and distribution of testing forms, record keeping – filing completed forms.

Backup escort for employees located in the GCT HQ.

Follow up on disciplinary actions for positive tests.

Provide support to Managers of Administration in the M of W department for day to day administrative functions such as hiring processes, onboarding, position management, scheduling, handling of expense accounts etc


Strong organizational and coordination skills.

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adhere to deadlines.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong administrative, problem solving and analytical skills.

Strong ability to interact with all levels of management within Metro-North.

Excellent skills with the ability to foster teamwork and effective working relationships.

Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications


Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements and their implementation.


Associate’s degree in business or related field. Demonstrated equivalent education/experience and or technical education to include two (2) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Minimum three (3) years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position.

Minimum one (1) year of experience managing a staff, program(s) and/or process(es).

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.

Experience in computer programming or related field.


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 $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends.   This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.


Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal 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. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer