2008-07-18 / Top Stories

Temporary Jobs At MTA Bridges And Tunnels

MTA is looking to hire Temporary Bridge and Tunnel Officers (BTOs) to work at its seven bridges and two tunnels, which connect the five boroughs of New York City and are crossed by more than 800,000 vehicles daily. These temporary appointments are for a maximum of one year, and the salary is $12.85 per hour.

Temporary BTOs are a vital part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' 1,800- member organization, for which safety and customer service are the highest priorities. The primary role of this position is to collect tolls and interact with customers, providing assistance such as travel directions and traffic information. Temporary BTOs must also complete forms and reports. Training is provided for all qualified

candidates. The work schedule includes rotating tours with Saturday, Sunday and holiday assignments, as well as mandatory overtime.

All candidates are first pre-qualified and their names are placed in a pool. Names will be called as they become available. The qualification requirements are that you must be a New York State resident and at least 18- years-old. You must have a valid, unrestricted New York State driver's license, a U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. passport, or a Naturalization Certificate, a high school diploma or GED, a passing grade on basic reading comprehension and mathematics examination, and no felony convictions. Medical benefits are provided after 90 days on the job.

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