2007-03-23 / Community

Now Hiring: Seasonal Toll Collectors

MTA Bridges and Tunnels are hiring students to work as seasonal Bridge and Tunnel Officers collecting tolls. The filing period for summer employment applications is from April 1, 2007 through May 1, 2007.

The program is designed to offer students with employment opportunities during periods of high seasonal demand. Students hired through the program will act as toll collectors on either the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge or the Marine Parkway- Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

Seasonal BTO's are required to work in all weather and climate conditions and must be able to lift and carry items of varying weight and size through toll facilities, including lanes with active vehicular traffic. To ensure that candidates can perform the essential functions of the job, MTA Bridges and Tunnels has established certain medical, physical and psychological qualification standards.

The current salary for the position is $12.85 per hour. In order to qualify a student must:

+ Be currently enrolled as a full-time high school senior or full-time student at an accredited college or university.

+ Be at least 18 years of age by June 30, 2006 or by the date of the first day of work.

+ Possess a high school diploma or GED by the date of the first day of work.

+ Possess a valid unrestricted New York State driver's license.

+ Not have any felony convictions.

+ Be a U.S. citizen and a New York State resident.

+ Must be referred by an MTA employee or submit a written recommendation from a current teacher on school letterhead or on the form included in the application.

+ Be available for full-time summer work, including weekends, holidays, evenings and overtime as assigned.

+ Have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Applications are now available at Queens Community Board #14, 1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311 in Far Rockaway; and Brooklyn Community Board #18, 5715 Avenue H, #1D in Brooklyn.

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