CAREER OPPORTUNITY Assistant Director – Track


Assistant Director – Track

Job ID: 93601

Location: Connecticut

Compensation: Grade: GG    

Salary Range: Min: $84,657 / Mid: $105,821                                    

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 is responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating and overseeing first line supervision in the performance of daily maintenance operations on the Metro-North (MNR) system as well as assisting management of the Track & Structures Dept. with the planning and programming of capital and maintenance schedules to contribute to the effective operation of the department. This position is also responsible for ensuring the department’s compliance with all regulations and inspections mandated by the Federal Railroad Association (FRA).


Direct subordinates in efficient use of budgeted resources.

Direct and review allocation of material, equipment, and personnel.

Implement safety programs and improvements.

Inspect territory on New Haven Lines in order to monitor progress of on-going maintenance programs and plan future work.

Ensure employee compliance with MNR and governmental regulations.

Assist the Director – Track & Structures in preparation of annual budget, equipment, and staffing requests for New Haven Line maintenance programs.

Monitor cyclical maintenance programs on New Haven Lines.

Communicate with other Metro-North departments as well as external concerns regarding work that may impact Track & Structures work on Metro-North’s New Haven Line.


Knowledge of FRA regulations and overall railroad operations.

Knowledge of switch and turnout repair, rehabilitation and construction.

Knowledge in railroad procedures for maintenance of right-of-ways, track structures, etc.

Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements and their implementation.

Knowledge of MS Office Suite and/or comparable software applications.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Strong leadership skills & ability to foster teamwork.

Strong ability to interact with internal departments as well as city & state agencies.

Qualified (or ability to become qualified within one year) on FRA Track Safety Standards CFR 49 Part 213 or transportation operation equivalent.

Ability to be on call 24 hours/7days per week as required.

Valid driver’s license.



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education, and/or technical credentials to include four (4) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in railroad operations involving track construction and maintenance. Successful completion of the Metro-North Associate Engineer Program may be considered towards this requirement.



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

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 $95,534.00 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