Job description

Counters – Homeless Outreach Project

Location(s): Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan & Queens, NY (Must be able to travel throughout these boroughs)

Work schedule: Monday – Friday (5 days per week; 9-hour shifts with 1-hour lunch break).

We are helping to staff a program to count the number of homeless individuals within the entire MTA transit system. The project is to count the homeless individuals at all of MTA’s end-of-lines over the course of 24-hour periods. This job is in the field.

Passenger counts may begin or end at any time during a 24-hour period, and frequently begin in the early morning (i.e., 4:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.). Some train or station counts may be required on specially designated days, such as holidays and evenings of major holidays.

What you need to have

  • Basic reading and arithmetic skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to read, write, and communicate in English
Prior experience & qualifications
  • Basic reading and arithmetic skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read LIRR public train timetables and be familiar with LIRR territory, station names and train destinations.
  • Counters must be physically able to walk through a 12 - car train
This opportunity requires fluency in English