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Special Investigator

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Job ID: 31139
Department: Inspector General
Location: Hoboken


Reporting to the Senior Advisor to the Inspector General, the Special Investigator will be responsible for conducting highly confidential and sensitive investigations relating to Port Authority employees, or other individuals or organizations, including investigations brought pursuant to the Port Authority’s Whistleblower Policy. The selected candidate will also have responsibilities related to the supervision of consultants who have been hired by the Port Authority to serve as Integrity Monitors on large scale construction projects that are funded in whole or in part by the Port Authority.  The selected candidate should have prior investigative and legal experience, be well versed in federal and state criminal law, with good communication and interpersonal skills. 

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is charged with the responsibility of receiving and investigating complaints regarding wrongdoing, fraud, conflicts of interest, waste and abuse by Port Authority Commissioners, employees, including police personnel, and those doing business with the Port Authority, including consultants, contractors, vendors and lease holders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct highly confidential and sensitive investigations
  • Demonstrate good judgment and expertise in the supervision, planning, conducting and disposing of cases.  Effectively utilize appropriate investigative techniques and resources, including thorough review of documents correspondence and records.  Perform assignments in compliance with laws, governmental regulations, rules and codes.
  • Supervise consultants who serve as Integrity Monitors on large scale construction projects.
  • Communicate with Integrity Monitor staff and agency project personnel.
  • Prepare meeting agenda timely and accurately with respect to the meeting objectives. Cover all relevant areas of importance and interest.  Demonstrate professional bearing and courtesy in dealing with all parties involved.
  • Interact with Port Authority managers, project executives, project staff, engineering staff, etc.
  • Prepare reports and maintains records relating to investigations and other assignments.
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Perform special assignments. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with federal and state oversite and law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.


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

  • A law degree from an accredited law school
  • Four (4) years of full time legal experience, preferably as either a prosecutor or a government counsel handling investigative matters



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrable legal research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state (either New York or New Jersey) criminal law
  • Experience conducting investigations, including the review and analysis of records, conducting interviews, and data base research
  • Experience in handling complex fraud investigations a plus
  • Knowledge of procurement practices helpful
  • Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment, with an ability to exercise discretion on confidential and sensitive matters
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to both work independently, as well as in a team environment, and take direction.

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

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