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Collecting Agent Jobs With MTA At $24.24 an Hr.

Education/Experience Test; Apply Through Dec. 21; Firearm License is Needed; Residency Not Required

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is accepting applications for Collecting Agents through Dec. 21. The current minimum salary is $24.24 per hour for a 40-hour work-week, increasing to $34.63 per hour in the sixth year of service. The filing fee is $68 for an education-and-experience test. 

The Work

Collecting Agents, under supervision, perform routine work involved in the collection, transportation and delivery of revenue and fare media from various New York City Transit and other MTA agency facilities and locations including subway, elevated and surface lines, to the central revenue and fare media bureau, and from the revenue bureau to banks or depositories. They also stock MetroCard Vending Machines (MVM) and provide security for MVM Technicians; complete forms; keep records; make reports; serve as armed revenue guards; and drive armored trucks.

Requirements

By Dec. 1, applicants must have met one of the following experience requirements: A) Three years of full-time experience as an armed armored-car guard, armed security guard, armed peace officer, armed military police officer or comparable armed work experience in a related field; or three years of full-time experience in New York City Transit as a Station Agent or Transit Property Protection Agent;

Or (B) Two years of full-time experience described in “1A” above, plus at least two years of full-time experience of related work or military duty.

They must also possess A) A valid Carry Business, Limited Carry Business, Carry Guard or Special Carry Guard Handgun License issued by the NYPD or issued by a New York State jurisdiction that is valid for carry in New York City.

Applicants must provide a copy of their Pistol Permit. 

They are also required to have either 1) a valid Class B commercial driver’s license valid with no air-brake restrictions and no restrictions which would preclude the performance of Collecting Agent work or, 2) a valid driver’s license and, within 60 days of appointment, a valid learner's permit for a Class B commercial driver’s license with no air-brake restrictions and no restrictions which would preclude the performance of Collecting Agent work.

Open to Retirees

Persons retired from public service are advised to consult with their pension system regarding the pension implications of a possible appointment as a Collecting Agent with New York City Transit.

Applicants will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. They also must pass a drug-screening in order to be appointed.

New York City residency is not required.

MTA New York City Transit is requiring all new hires to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. “Fully vaccinated” means having received both doses of a two-dose vaccine, with at least two weeks elapsed since the second dose, or having received one dose of a one-dose vaccine, with two weeks elapsing since.

Hires can request a medical or religious accommodation by forwarding requests to Workforce.Relations@nyct.com.

The Test

Test scores will be determined by the education-and-experience test. Applicants will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the experience and license requirements, and additional credit up to 100 on the following basis:

A) 10 points for a total score of 80 for at least one (1) but less than two (2) years of additional full-time satisfactory experience as an armed armored-car guard, armed security guard, armed peace officer, armed military police officer or comparable armed work experience in a related field.

B) 20 points to 90 for at least two years of additional full-time satisfactory experience as described in (A) above.

C) 30 points to 100 for three or more years of additional full-time satisfactory experience.

They will receive a maximum of one year of experience credit for each year they have  worked. Veterans’ or Disabled Veterans’ Credit will be granted only to eligible passing candidates who request that they be applied. 

For complete information on the position, including on how to apply, go to https://new.mta.info/document/67321


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