Ever wonder how JFK Airport remains open during a snow storm? Or who responds to a car crash inside the Holland Tunnel and clears the traffic? Or how the submerged PATH Hoboken station reopened after Hurricane Sandy?
These are just some examples of the critical work of the Port Authority’s Operations and Maintenance workforce. They work together to deliver top tier customer service, emergency response and skilled trade maintenance to keep our region moving safe and sound.
Operations and Maintenance employees work varying schedules to keep our facilities running, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They work at our facilities, indoors and outdoors, and are always ready to respond to emergencies and during inclement weather.
We have positions ranging from entry level to highly skilled maintenance trades to leadership positions. The opportunities are endless! Some examples of positions include:
Our employees are the reason we are able to move the region and it is critical that we provide them with the security and stability they need to deliver their personal best each day. The Port Authority provides its employees with a very comprehensive total rewards package, which may include the following:
Eligible represented employees receive a comprehensive health plan which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employees are able to enroll in the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) and Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH) employees are able to enroll as a part of the Railroad Retirement Board.
The Port Authority is invested in developing and seeing our employees thrive. We offer numerous developmental opportunities to enhance your skills that can include on-the-job training, learning from experts within the field, online and/or classroom training courses, and tuition reimbursement.
At the Port Authority, we want to help you discover what career opportunities are available to you. We support mobility and advancement, and encourage our employees to apply to a range of promotional opportunities within the agency. To learn more about Operations and Maintenance careers, click here.
The Port Authority reserves the right, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, to change, modify and/or eliminate the benefits described herein. This overview is not intended to create, nor is it to be interpreted to constitute, either a promise or a contract by the Port Authority in relation to the matters described; nor is it intended to constitute an employment contract or an offer of employment; but rather is merely provided for informational purposes only.
Whether you’re straight out of school or looking for your second or third calling, the Port Authority may be the right place for you. Many of our employees started with us thinking “this is just another job,” but quickly learned that the Port Authority offers much more. The Port Authority is one of the few places where you can build multiple careers within one organization. These are some of our employees’ paths:
Come and explore your path!
Please review the section below for answers to some of our frequently asked questions:
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey employees work locations can include:
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) work locations can include:
The hiring process can vary depending on the position. In general, there is an assessment process which can include a written, practical and/or interview assessment. Those that are qualified may be subject to a comprehensive background verification and medical evaluation prior to appointment. Some positions may require specific licenses and/or certifications in order to be considered further.
Yes. You may apply to any and all positions that you have an interest in and/or feel qualified for. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ and PATH Corporation employees may be represented by one of the following unions:
This list does not include the different unions that represent employees of our Police Department.