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Job ID: 32176
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
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 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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