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Senior Employment & Recruitment Specialist

MTA Metro-North Railroad

New York, New York 10003
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Senior Employment & Recruitment Specialist (2 Openings)


Location: Manhattan-Midtown   

Reference #:90814

Compensation: Grade: E $70,000 - $74,000                                                            

Close Date: 09/01/2017

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.



To ensure that department hiring needs are met through effective and efficient sourcing, recruiting and placing of qualified applicants to support the mission of the Company.

Provide direction to client departments to ensure hiring needs, candidate selection, affirmative action goals and retention are fully met and achieved.

Manage recruitment/selection activities such as agreement job postings, job fairs, employment advertising, applicant testing and interviewing.

Develop cost effective and timely recruitment strategies for current and future vacancies. Identify diverse sources.

Maintain contact with various field locations to ensure a more effective recruitment strategy.

Develop and maintain database of current and potential applicants/candidates for hiring needs. 

Maintain efficient and appropriate records relating to recruiting activities. 

Provide employee relations/out-placement counseling.

Performs all other duties as required.




Strong knowledge of current employment and labor laws, affirmative action policies, ADA and other state and federal laws as they relate to employment processes.

Strong sourcing and negotiating skills to target, attract and place candidates within the company.

Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills to interact with individuals on senior organization levels both inside and outside the company.

Effective assessment skills to match candidates with positions.

Excellent written communications skills to prepare job postings, employment advertisements, memos and reports.

Strong verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to exercise good judgment and demonstrate fairness and sensitivity to the needs of internal and external customers.

Flexibility to work as a team member, supportive of all Human Resources initiatives.

Excellent customer service skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or other comparable PC applications.


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).



Required Education/Experience

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

Minimum of three (3) years of diverse recruiting experience with demonstrated success in placing managers, professionals and craft level personnel (i.e., Information Systems, Engineering, Finance and Operations).


Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources Management and/or related field.


Other Information

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.



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. 


To Apply Online, Please Visit:  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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