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Construction Safety Specialist

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Job ID: 60444
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr




Under the direct Supervision of the Supervisor, Construction and Fire Safety, the selected candidate will perform responsible technical duties essential to ensuring that contractors are conducting activities in compliance with federal, state and local safety and fire safety regulations therefore eliminating hazardous practices and conditions, and ensuring fire safety programs and standards are properly adhered to at the Port Authority and PATH constructions sites including but not limited to major construction projects at JFK Airport, Newark International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, PATH, GWB and the WTC


The Construction Safety Specialist will be responsible for:


  • Ensuring OSHA, FDNY, and NYCDOB specified or accepted safety procedures are followed by construction contractors.
  • Evaluating from a safety engineering viewpoint the overall conduct, effectiveness, and efficiency of Port Authority construction safety programs and reporting findings and recommendations for construction work at various Port Authority/PATH facilities.
  • Investigating construction incidents and accidents, determining causes, and making recommendations to prevent recurrences, providing professional and technical advice and assistance to other departments on issues relating to accident prevention.
  • Interact with Port Authority insurance brokers, and underwriters and loss control representatives.
  • As necessary, respond to emergencies, incidents, and crises at all facilities 24-7-365 to provide construction safety and fire protection expertise.
  • The position requires frequent travel, in all types of weather, to all Port Authority facilities and working hours that include early morning, late evening and weekend shifts to respond to emergencies and safety related events.  The Agency Safety Management group also supports the Port Authority Emergency Operations Center (PAEOC) and because of this organizational responsibility when the PAEOC is activated there is a requirement for this position to work twelve-hour shifts during the day and overnight depending on circumstances. 




  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in construction safety conducting investigations and accident prevention at construction sites or related field
  • The successful candidate will also be subject to a comprehensive background check, must pass a fingerprint based criminal history records check in order to obtain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain SIDA credentials throughout your employment in this position.
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.




Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Some college credits with courses in Construction Management, Construction Safety, Fire Protection, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA Construction Industry Regulations and Safety Programs and NYCDOB Regulations.
  • Familiarity with National Fire Codes, NFPA standards, NYC Fire Codes, Rules of the City of NY and FDNY operations and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze incident and accident reports and conduct investigations to determine causes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with OSHA and FDNY inspectors, construction inspectors, construction management and safety personnel and to work effectively with contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively evaluate contractor construction safety and fire safety programs and to make technical recommendations based upon findings.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work overtime and be available on call.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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