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Information Security Analyst

Job ID: 31869
Department: Security Operations & Programs
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr

Responsibilities

The Information Security Analyst, reporting to the Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO), provides support to the CISO with several critical security programs.  The Information Security Analyst is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Agency’s Personnel Assurance (SWAC) Program.  The SWAC Program represents the Agency’s Board-approved background screening program designed to ensure individuals who possess a need to know regarding Protected Information and/or access to secure areas of our facilities do not pose a security theat. 

 

The Information Security Analyst shall also assist management with critical Agency initiatives, which include the preparation of SAFETY Act (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act) applications, reviewing and responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests, and updating and maintaining the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan.  Finally, the Information Security Analyst will assist with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and track the status of Board items and Memorandum of Justifications (MJs). 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Manage the contract between the Port Authority and the SWAC partner companies.

  • Resolve operational and technical issues with the SWAC partner companies.

  • Track SWAC Program expansion initiatives with regional and private sector partners.

  • Monitor responses from the FBI’s daily data push which checks active SWAC members and new applicants against terrorist watch lists.

  • Communicate any SWAC related findings with Security Operations and Programs (SOPD) staff, facility security staff, PAPD, and external stakeholders to advise them of any known security issues or risks.

  • Assist with the preparation of SAFETY Act applications for the anti-terrorism measures deployed at our facilities.

  • Review and respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

  • Update and maintain the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan.

  • Assist with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and track the status of Board items and MJs.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Technology, Law or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Demonstrated experience performing analyses, producing reports, and managing contracts.

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • In-depth understanding of security industry best practices, policies and procedures in a transportation environment.

  • Knowledge of background screening programs, physical security countermeasures (e.g. vehicle barrier gates, bollards, etc.) and security technology systems (e.g. CCTV and Access Control).

  • Knowledge of the SAFETY Act Program within DHS.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the security/technology field.

  • Experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources.

  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants and outside agencies.

  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus, and make recommendations.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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