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Electronics Systems Specialist

Job ID: 32450
Department: Human Resources
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


The Electronics Systems Specialist (ESS) is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of electronic equipment including:

  • Computer-based systems
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Security alarm systems
  • Fiber optics
  • Digital video
  • Audio systems

ESS will need interpret and work from electrical and electronic drawings, plan diagrams and specifications and prepare rough working drawings of modifications. 

Shifts: ESS works a standard 40-hour week, including some shift work and shift changes as required. The successful candidate will espond to emergencies on weekends, nights, holidays and support snow removal operations. 

Location: ESSs report to a central location in Jersey City, NJ close to the Holland Tunnel and perform work at various Port Authority facilities throughout the New York/New Jersey region, including George Washington Bridge, Staten Island Bridge. Holland Tunnel & Lincoln Tunnel, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and related AirTrain systems.  PATH Train and the New York Marine Terminal / New Jersey Marine Terminal.


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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Three to five years journey-level work experience in an electrical or electronic trade.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the standard industry practices, methods, tools, and materials, used in the testing, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of electronic equipment and systems.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the Air Brakes endorsement or higher. If required, applicants without a Class B CDL must be required to obtain a Class B CDL Permit with endorsement before their first day of work, and will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with endorsement within six months of employment. Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:  OR 


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.

Starting Salary:  $29.06 hourly, $60,450 annually. This position is 40 hours per week, with potential overtime.

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. Applicants under consideration will be contacted via email for immediate testing.




The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical exam and interview. The practical exam will measure the candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, and materials used in communications systems maintenance and repair, demonstrating professional trade practices required for this job title.

The practical exam may require candidates to demonstrate skill/ability in areas such as: 

  • Performing a Radio Frequency Test to identify various parameters
  • Installation of Communication Connectors
  • Installation a multi-camera CCTV system
  • Radio system component identification

The interview is designed to assess the following skills/abilities:

  • Professional Qualifications
  • Situational Judgment
  • Safety Awareness
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills

Only candidates who qualify on both the practical exam and interview will be eligible for further consideration.
Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and public safety background check and maybe asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.


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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