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Security Guard

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Job ID: 32146
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities


Working under close supervision, the Security Guard observes activity at a particular post and reports any unusual activities to the supervisor. Security Guards perform routine monitoring, reporting duties, and follow specific guidelines for observing and reporting incidents. Responsible to report malfunctions of equipment that may impact the security or well being of the facility to supervisor and/or facility management. In addition, verify pedestrian and vehicle authorization for access through an assigned post and may be required to monitor CCTVs or other similar equipment and report irregularities as observed. Perform other related duties, as required.

  • The Port Authority's Security Guards are assigned to either the Holland or Lincoln Tunnel only.
  • This is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week operation that will involve working rotating shifts and/or irregular shifts and holidays.
  • Security Guards interact with the traveling public, Port Authority facilities' and outside agencies' staff with courtesy and professionalism.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written exam. Successful candidates who qualify on the written exam will be invited to participate in an oral interview.


Candidates must present the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in any one or any combination of the following fields: Security Guard/Watchman, Police Officer -or- The United States Military in a police military security position - OR -                       
  • College credits from an accredited institution of higher learning in Criminal Justice -or- Police Science at the equivalent rate of 32 credits per year.
  • Only candidates who qualify on both the written exam and oral interview will be under further consideration. Selected applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

Physical Requirements:

  • Not less than 20-40 corrected vision in each eye.
  • No color confusion or impairment color and depth perception.

Compensation & Benefits

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

Starting Salary:   $15.63 hourly (subject to collective bargaining agreement).

How To Apply


Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and upload a resume. At the end of the online process, you should receive an acknowledgement of your online application submission.  If you do not receive this, acknowledge your online application did not go through correctly and you must re-apply. 

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted and subject to a comprehensive background check.

Deadline to apply is on or before: Sunday, June 17, 2018.

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, rail, surface transportation, and seaport facilities moves hundreds of millions of people and goods throughout the region annually and supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, 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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of NY & NJ/Port Authority Trans-Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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