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Move the Region and the World

If you’ve ever flown out of JFK, cycled across the George Washington Bridge, or captured that perfect picture of the World Trade Center, then you’ve experienced firsthand what the Port Authority of NY & NJ does. We’ve embarked on an ambitious plan to bring our region’s critical infrastructure into the 21st century, from the visionary new Midtown Bus Terminal to the complete transformation of LaGuardia, Newark Liberty, and JFK International Airports.

Our need for skilled, forward-thinking individuals who are truly passionate about serving the public continues to grow. And we’re not just talking about engineering, transportation, and urban planning professionals. We’re also always looking for professionals in Audit, Business Administration, Communications, Construction, Environmental Planning, Finance, IT, Media, Operations & Maintenance, Public Safety, Security, and many more fields. We’re also looking for those who are driven to diversify their skills. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to spread your professional wings and explore any number of career paths – so you can start in one field and make your way to any number of others.

Learn more by exploring the pages below. . Once you get to know us, you’ll see how we move not just the region, but the nation and the world. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn more about the agency and our career opportunities. Click the link below to join now.

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Working Here

Working at the Port Authority – Energy, Integrity and Service

Our nearly 8,000 employees are committed to the work they do – designing, engineering, maintaining, and operating the transportation infrastructure that moves people and goods to, from, and throughout one of the most economically competitive and culturally vibrant regions in the world. As part of our team, you will hustle alongside bright and talented leaders to rise to the challenges of moving and shaping the New York and New Jersey region each day. Join us in our mission – driven by a commitment to operational excellence, environmental sustainability, stellar customer experience, diversity, and collaboration.

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Workforce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Port Authority embraces a workplace where the values of diversity, equity and inclusion support varying perspectives and backgrounds to produce an environment where all employees can contribute and feel valued. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a standard built into the fabric of how we operate at the Port Authority to achieve our business goals. To accomplish this, we have a Workforce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (WDEI) team that works every day to ensure that standard is met.

We have a longstanding policy of encouraging and maximizing opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and small entrepreneurs in the New York and New Jersey region to the fullest extent possible consistent with the law. We further demonstrate our commitment by having our employees value and respect the differences among ourselves, our patrons, and our business and community partners. Our enduring commitment helps to create an atmosphere and environment where diverse individuals and businesses are provided with the opportunity to fully participate, perform and maximize their contributions.

Instilling an appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do ensures that we continue to be an agency that is a welcoming and fulfilling workplace for our employees.

Employee Business Resource Groups

The Workforce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team supports and elevates ten Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs). These groups are voluntary, employee-organized, agency supported groups that provide a forum for employees to come together for networking, support and professional development and to promote cultural and civic awareness and allyship. EBRGs assist the agency with core business objectives such as recruitment and retention of employees, marketing and advertising, and establishing nurturing community relationships.

To further the impact of the EBRGs, each group is given an Executive Sponsor. The Executive Sponsor is a senior leader within the organization that serves to guide and empower each group, while advocating for them throughout the agency.

The Port Authority supports the following EBRGs:

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Continue to Serve With Us

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is dedicated to hiring veterans and providing a rewarding career. We value the unique skill sets and discipline that you possess: leadership, grit, commitment—characteristics sought after by the Port Authority and embedded within you. 

The Port Authority is a natural home for veterans. We offer you a variety of opportunities to apply the skills learned in the military in a direct and meaningful way. We offer jobs that provide stability and the potential for long-term career growth. At the Port Authority you’ll find a team of people that are aligned to one mission - to serve. Our employees are proud of the work they do, they are rooted in the agency’s traditions and history and they uphold the highest levels of integrity. Veterans can continue their career in public service in a number of different areas of the agency, including the following:

  • Aviation
  • Port
  • Rail (Port Authority Trans-Hudson)
  • Engineering
  • Procurement/Logistics
  • Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Security/Public Safety

Military Skills Translator

Learn more about where you may fit by visiting our Skills Translator here.

Our Connections

The Port Authority is proud to work with the organizations listed below to expand our reach to highly qualified military talent, either by way of specialized searches, posting on job boards, and attending career fairs and networking events. In addition, some of these organizations will lend additional support by providing education services to our employees and managers who are working to create an engaging and inclusive environment in which all employees can excel.


Benefits and Career Development

Stability at the workplace is something everyone can get behind. The Port Authority provides this through its robust benefits package, which includes a retirement plan, a competitive salary, a strong work-life balance, a range of developmental training programs and a generous tuition reimbursement program. The Port Authority also accommodates military leave for eligible employees. We understand and value the sacrifice that military personnel provide to the nation, and we will support your service should you be called to active duty.

Military Spouses

Here at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, we not only recognize the invaluable service to our great country by our military veterans, but also their spouses too. Military life can be demanding on a family and we strive to provide opportunities for military spouses who have sacrificed so much for their country. 

We are proud to continue our commitment to keep the region moving by integrating military spouses into our workforce. 

Thank you for your service! 

Learn More

Have more questions? Learn more about our recruitment process and how you could serve the people of the region by joining the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Click here to browse our frequently asked questions

Get to Know Our Veterans

Veterans bring dedication, unparalleled experience and many other highly valued qualities to our agency’s mission. Get to know what brought these veterans to the Port Authority and how they were able to leverage their military backgrounds in transitioning to their current careers.

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Are you interested in working on some of the biggest, most complex trade and transportation projects in the region? Do you want to experience hands on work in your field of study? Are you looking to develop your skill set in a variety of areas while finding your niche? If so, consider making the Port Authority your professional destination!

The Port Authority offers premier training and internship programs in a variety of areas for both undergraduate and graduate students. This is a great time to join the Port Authority and contribute to history-making projects that will advance the people, marketplace and communities of the world's leading transportation and commerce region. You’ll be part of an organization that values integrity, diversity, and a culture of partnership and cooperation.

If these opportunities are aligned with your career goals, we invite you to learn more about our programs listed below. These programs are designed to help you develop a comprehensive tool kit of experience and skills needed to prepare and compete for future leadership positions within the agency.

Please click below to begin exploring our programs.

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Operations & Maintenance

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:

  • Airport Operations Supervisor
  • Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Automotive Mechanic-Heavy Vehicle
  • Electrician
  • Part-time Toll Collector
  • Communication Equipment Specialist
  • Food Services Worker/Cook
  • Plumber
  • Conductor
  • General Maintainer
  • Security Guard
  • Senior Stockkeeper/Warehouse
  • Utility Systems Maintainer
  • Watch Engineer
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Engineering & Architecture

The Port Authority builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and infrastructure assets in the country. Our dedicated team of engineers, architects, construction and project managers, and other technical staff work tirelessly to keep our assets and facilities efficient, safe, secure, and reliable for generations to come.

Whether you are early in your career or a seasoned professional, if you have an interest in working on projects critical to maintaining the region’s infrastructure, this is the place for you. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging, meaningful work assignments while developing and enhancing your professional credentials. The Port Authority provides plenty of opportunities to obtain professional licenses and certifications to stay current in your field.

To learn more about the types of projects our talented professionals are working on, we invite you to review our Capital Plan. This plan is a blueprint to responsibly rebuild and enhance the complex network of infrastructure assets that connect people and move freight throughout the New York –New Jersey region.

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Transportation Businesses

Our business is transportation and our mission is simple: to keep the region moving.

We’ve dedicated almost a century to building, maintaining and operating the critical transportation infrastructure in our region. Through our network of transportation systems, including the busiest airport system in America, the world’s busiest bridge and one of the few 24-hour rail systems in the world, we are serving and providing access to billions of customers, thousands of locations and bringing millions of people and goods to this region.

But there’s more to do. We must continue to pave the road and provide state-of-the-art transportation systems for today, tomorrow and for future generations.

Do you have what it takes to take on this mission? Are you ready to see what challenge awaits you?

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Our need for skilled, forward-thinking individuals, who are truly passionate about serving the public continues to grow. And we’re not talking just about engineering and transportation professionals. We are always looking for professionals with expertise in one of our corporate functions. These can include Finance, IT, Media, Planning and Security, to name just a few. These functions serve as centers of expertise and work across all business areas of the agency providing the guidance, resources and tools that enable the agency to deliver our mission. As a member of one of these teams, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop your skills, all the while serving our great region and its people.

Opportunities for corporate professionals exist in the following areas:

  • Administrative Support
  • Human Resources & Labor Relations
  • Marketing
  • Audit
  • Legal
  • Media Relations
  • Environmental & Energy Programs
  • Planning & Regional Development
  • Real Estate
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Security
  • Government & Community Relations
  • Procurement
  • Technology