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NYCTA Job Posting #005645W -- Associate Staff Analyst

Posted by aem7ac on Wed Feb 16 09:50:56 2011

In case any of you know anyone interested in AFC and/or signal system data analysis who want to move to New York, here is a unique opportunity for doing a lot of data mining and developing and/or applying skills to deal with very, very large transit datasets. NYCTA is the largest in the nation with more than 8.5 million swipes per day, and more than 80,000 daily timing points on the portion of the subway network with centralized control alone.

This is a good position that requires a strong transportation and data analysis background to deal with large volumes of automatically collected data, but has excellent upside potential for the right candidate.

Any qualified candidates can apply directly to operplan@nyct.com with a cover letter and resume. The deadline is 3/7/2011.

You can see the posting here:

MTA NYC Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Title: Staff Analyst
Department: Executive V.P.

Posting Number: 005645W
Location: 2 Broadway, Manhattan
Last Date: 3/7/2011

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will work as assigned as part of a team responsible for providing analytics for management decision support, planning support, service improvement, and for Federally required reporting in a large multi-modal transit agency. The team's work scope includes surveys, studies, and data analysis relating to ridership, operating performance, schedules, infrastructure condition, transportation equity, technology, automated data systems, and process improvement. Depending on project assignment and business requirements, specific tasks may include: designing and conducting surveys, presenting results, developing and implementing algorithms for computerized data processing, researching alternative data source for replacing manual processess with automated solutions, examining established business processes, creating new procedures, documenting findings, testing applications, and quality-checking deliverables. May entail working with massive datasets such as track occupancy data, fare system transaction logs, schedule and work programs, and automated vehicle location data for applications such as analysis of origin-destination matrices, loads, performance, and running times.

Exper. & Educ.: Staff Analyst II / Assoc.Staff Analyst A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in one or more of the following: operations research, transportation science, urban planning, business, public administration, mathematics, engineering, economics or a related field and three years of satisfactory full-time professional experience. Staff Analyst I - A baccalaureate degree as stated above and one year of full-time experience.

Desired Skills: Working knowledge of transportation systems, operations, and engineering. Knowledge of automated data collection in transit applications and processing algorithms. Skills in standard analytical, data processing,and management support tools including office productivity suites, relational databases, scripting languages, and/or mapping software.


Ms. Carolyn Keys
Personnel Coordinator
Human Resources Employment Services
180 Livingston Street, Room 643C
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Or e-mail operplan@nyct.com


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