Accounting / Finance / Auditing, Codes and Standards, Operations, Policy and Planning
Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Job ID: 94777 Application Deadline: December 14, 2018 Salary: Grade E - $66,023 - 83,700
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.
Ensures compliance with all regulations and controls by examining and analyzing all records and associated paperwork and ensuring compliance with FRA/DOT/Non-DOT & FMCSA & Company Policy.
Responsible for the DOT Follow-Up Program to ensure all documentation is in compliance as per FRA guidelines and testing is conducted as per SAP recommendation.
Assist the DER in maintaining confidential employee drug and alcohol files (to include – but not limited to – randoms, follow-ups, reasonable cause, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident) are maintained in accordance with FRA regulations
Ensure all policies, practices and internal controls are in compliance with Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Association and Federal Motor Carriers Association and Metro-North Railroad.
Administer federal mandated drug and alcohol testing as required by Federal Railroad Association and per Metro-North’s Company Policy.
Audit all paperwork, both DOT and Non-DOT, to ensure all appropriate information is captured accurately as per regulatory guidelines.
Must maintain the strictest level of confidentially.
Works effectively with others to encourage teamwork and productivity.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.
Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the department and able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events.
Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing of documents for regulatory submissions.
Must be knowledgeable of concepts, practices and procedures governed by the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Association, Federal Motor Carriers Association.
Ability to effectively interface with employees, management and customers
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications.
Positions requires 24-hour/7-days-a-week, on-call availability, including ability to travel to remote sites at all times.
Must maintain confidentiality and integrity in the testing process at all times.
Valid driver’s license.
Minimum of a High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in drug and alcohol testing, to include a complete understanding of chain of custody and administrative processes.
Certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician.
Familiarity with transportation and/or railroad operations experience.
This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.
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.