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Supervisor, Financial Services (Grant Management)

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Job ID: 31842
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


PATH currently has a portfolio of Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants in excess of $1 billion and is required to follow strict compliance regulations for full grant administration.  The Supervisor, Financial Services will be playing a significant role in the management of these funds and will be responsible for administering the grants ensuring compliance with federal regulations such as project and expense eligibility, Financial controls, Title IV, Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), and Procurement procedures.  Under the direct supervision of the Manager, PATH Financial Services Division, the successful candidate will provide oversight of the application, management and administration for FTA Grants, including, but not limited to, managing the funds for the FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program. 

This is a temporary position.

 Responsibilities include: 

  • Direct supervision of a staff of four Principal Financial Analysts supporting the PATH Capital and Grants Program.
  • Reviewing and interpreting FTA guidance and ensuring that all grant compliance program requirements are met.
  • Preparation of required progress and financial reports to the FTA and ad-hoc analyses, reports and presentations of grant projects and tracking grant funds for executive level discussion or decisions internal and external to PATH.
  • Development of grant applications and the review of other potential Federal Funding programs for PATH.
  • Close coordination with PATH Divisions, Port Authority Departments and the FTA on all matters related to obligated and grants under development.
  • Provide support to Manager of PATH Financial Services, on department-wide matters integrating both financial and non-financial considerations including:
  • Represent financial perspective of PATH and pursue strategies to achieve them
  • Prepare financial analyses for proposed projects to support Board Agenda Items, Memorandums of Justification, Memorandums of Authorization and tenant lease negotiations
  • Consolidate, review and issue various agency reports including monthly financial performance.
  • Participate on Request for Proposal (RFP) committees, working groups and other task forces from the financial perspective; raise and resolve financial issues.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 Years supervisory experience.
  • Must have completed all probationary periods at time of appointment to position.
  • Minimum of 3 Years supervisory experience.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Business Administration, Public Policy or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial analysis and knowledge of Federal and Local funding sources. Experience in administrating agreements with third parties.
  • Knowledge of the circulars and other documents pertaining to the management of federal grants
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven  experience recording and maintaining financial records to document expenditures.
  • Demonstrated research and problem-solving skills, with the ability to reach sound conclusions and make recommendations based on analytical thinking.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and interacting effectively with Port Authority staff at all levels, federal officials, and other multiple external stakeholders.

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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