MTA Careers NYC – Transit Cleaner

Transit Cleaner Urgent Jobs in New York City, United States 

Job Details

Hiring Organization MTA Careers
Post Name Transit Cleaner
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 19 To USD 31 Per Hour
Location New York CityNew YorkUnited States 11217

Join the team that keeps the MTA safe and clean!

One of the MTA’s top priorities during the coronavirus pandemic has been maintaining a safe and healthy transit system for our customers, essential workers, and employees.

To achieve this, we have ramped up our cleaning procedures for subway trains, stations, buses, and Access-A-Ride. MTA Cleaners play a critical role in this commitment to our customers — and we’re looking for people to join the team.

  • No Education and Experience Requirements
  • No Application Fee

What a Transit Cleaner Does

Transit Cleaners sweep and wash subways and elevated stations, including steps, platforms, mezzanines, toilets, and related rooms and enclosures. They measure and mix cleaning chemicals, clean biological waste, and sanitize affected areas.

Transit Cleaners operate cleaning equipment, such as pressure washers, vacuums, and sweepers, and perform light maintenance work on this equipment. 

Transit Cleaners are also responsible for cleaning the interiors and exteriors of subway cars and buses in shops, depots, and on the road.  They also shovel snow and perform related tasks. 

Application Process

Note: During the application process, you will see options to request special/religious accommodations and veteran’s credits. You will also see references to an examination and fee. Please disregard this information as it does not apply to the Transit Cleaner position.

  • If you experience issues logging in, contact the MTA Business Service Center email For all other questions or problems, please email the MTA Exams Unit at

Selection process: As Transit Cleaner vacancies occur, applicants will be scheduled in random list number order for further consideration for appointment to Transit Cleaner which includes:

  • English language proficiency assessment
  • Verification of identity 

Permanent Work Authorization in The United States

  • Drug screening
  • Medical evaluation

Vaccination Requirement:

MTA New York City Transit required all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the second dose, or having received a single-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the dose.

Compensation and Benefits

The benefits package includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Night and weekend pay differential
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • A pension plan
  • A transportation pass
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