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Senior Security Coordinator

Job ID: 41184
Department: Security Operations & Programs
Location: George Washington Bridge


The CSO Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals (TB&T) Senior Security Coordinator, reporting to the CSO Manager of TB&T Security, provides support to all departmental efforts in the planning and execution of strategic security related initiatives at the George Washington Bridge and GWB Bus Station (GWB). This includes management and accountability of the GWB security guard force, tracking, and developing performance metrics, and developing post orders. Additionally, the Senior Security Coordinator will be responsible for oversight and operational availability of the GWB’s security technology by assuring proper preventive and corrective maintenance. The Senior Security Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for all security matters at the GWB.  The Senior Security Coordinator will be required to assist other members of the TB&T Security group with obligations and initiatives, when necessary, at any of the TB&T facilities (George Washington Bridge and George Washington Bridge Bus Station, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Port Authority Bus Terminal & Staten Island Bridges (Bayonne, Goethals, and Outerbridge Crossing), The Port Authority Technical Center (PATC)) and any other locations which the group is responsible for.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a security guard force at the GWB.
  • Ensuring adequate supervisor and post coverage for 24/7 security operations.
  • Developing/updating post orders and enforcing security policy procedures and rules at the GWB.  
  • Coordinating with facility operations/maintenance staff and GWB PAPD to resolve routine and evolving security issues.
  • Identifying and evaluating performance metrics.
  • Facilitating the resolution of operational issues to include deployment of physical, technological, and operational security solutions at the GWB.
  • Maintain an inventory and service status of security technology at the GWB and develop plans for remediation as needed.
  • Performing Security Site Surveys at as directed and assist with conducting risk assessments for the GWB.
  • Examine, study, and follow security industry standards and best practices for security considerations and guidance.
  • As directed, manage new security projects and directives as they arise




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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Security, Technology or related field from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years of comparable work experience in the security field with an exceptional record of performance
  • In Lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree; Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in security operations, guard force management and administration, CCTV, and access control system administration.     
  • Demonstrated experience working with organized labor and within labor agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience developing metrics, performing analysis, and producing reports
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime hours and weekend and evening hours as circumstances may dictate, including response to facilities during security and/or weather emergencies.
  • Must be able to attend meetings and work at TB&T facilities, World Trade Center, and the Port Authority Technical Center as needed.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • In-depth understanding of security industry best practices, policies, and procedures in a transportation environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources.
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants, and outside agencies.
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus, and make recommendations.

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.

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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

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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