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Recruiter- Rail Transit (PATH)

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Job ID: 30609
Department: Human Resources
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Human Resources Department currently has an opening in our Talent Acquisition Division for a Recruiter. In this position, you will collaborate with hiring managers and directors to manage internal and external recruitments to fill non-represented and represented positions within our Rail Transit Division (PATH)

The Recruiter plays an integral role in building the agency’s talent pipeline. Reporting to the Supervisor, Talent Acquisition, the Recruiter carries significant responsibility for filling a high volume of critical PA & PATH  positions in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent of this position will work closely with supervisors and employees across the agency and will have a direct impact on agency operations through staffing.  

This position will manage recruitments for several highly specialized positions that vary from entry-level to senior management.  

On a day-to-day basis responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with hiring managers to understand qualification requirements of positions and develop appropriate recruitment strategies

  • Manage the candidate search process by implementing external sourcing strategies and assessing candidates

  • Apply leading-edge recruitment principles to develop strong candidate relationships and deliver high-quality talent to the client

  • Utilize full range of recruiting methods including Internet and online database searches, executive and contingency search firms, industry/trade/professional associations, and attending job fairs and conferences

  • Develop interview protocol; interviewing and evaluating applicants; and extending and negotiating employment offers

  • Perform employment verifications and facilitate on -boarding of new hires

  • In addition, this position is responsible for leading process improvements and projects to advance the work of the Talent Acquisition Division 


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field required;

  • 5+ years of recruiting experience for senior, mid-level management positions.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Staffing experience in a corporate environment is preferred

  • Excellent interviewing, multi-tasking, prioritizing, organizational, project management, customer service, problem solving, and communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience sourcing candidates for hard to fill positions

  • Familiarity with hiring procedures as well as current staffing industry issues and trends

  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing sourcing strategies

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Understanding of employment laws, policies, practices and trends

  • Strong computer skills including strong knowledge of HRIS systems, experience with PeopleSoft is preferred

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) operates the busiest and most critical rail transit system in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.  PATH began in 1908 as the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, a privately owned corporation established to provide rail service between New York and New Jersey.  PATH was established in 1962 as a subsidiary of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  PATH is a 24/7 Heavy Rail Rapid Transit System service the most dependent region in the country.  PATH has 13 stations, six New York and seven in New Jersey, which currently caries approximately 80 million passengers annually.

PATH’s mission is to excel in the delivery of safe, reliable, high quality, and cost-effective transportation service that contributes to enhance regional mobility and economic development, while serving as stewards of the regional environment by providing efficient mass transit service and effectively managing energy sources.  It takes a dedicated team of over 1,300 men and women to operate the PATH System safely, efficiently and with a high standard of customer service.  We are currently replacing the signal system with a state of the art automatic train control system, are rehabilitating all facilities, stations and railcars due to Superstorm Sandy, and we have countless maintenance and State of Good Repair (SGR) projects for our structures, railcar, track, signal, power and communications systems.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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