Join our talent network

Environmental Attorney

Job ID: 60574
Department: Law
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Law Department has an exciting career opportunity for an attorney to advise on compliance with applicable federal, state and local legal requirements and the Port Authority’s own statutory rights and obligations in connection with  its mission to keep the region moving.

Among other assignments, the attorney will assist in assessing and advising on environmental matters and sustainability goals at our facilities, including those arising in connection with real property transactions at the Port Authority’s airports, ports, bridges and tunnels and the World Trade Center complex. The successful candidate with have experience in a law firm, regulatory agency or corporate law department handling such matters.

Duties will also require consideration of policy matters and laws governing the Port Authority’s unique status as a bistate agency established under the U.S. Constitution’s Compact Clause and its governance obligations. The successful candidate will also enjoy applying statutory and case law precedent and prior Port Authority practice to advise on a wide range of these issues.  

The selected candidate will serve as an attorney with the agency’s Law Department, reporting jointly to the Transactional Assistant General Counsel and the Assistant General Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel and, with respect to environmental and sustainability matters, will be functionally supervised by the senior environmental attorney.  

The position is based at the Port Authority’s 4WTC headquarters. 


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
  • Law degree from a top tier or highly regarded law school.
  • Member of the Bar in good standing in New York and/or New Jersey.
  • Must have at least three years of increasingly responsible experience in handling legal matters of substantial importance, preferably in a law firm, regulatory agency, or corporate law department.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Outstanding written /oral communications skills.

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.

Share this job:

Back to Search Results

Talent Network

Don't see what you're looking for? Join our talent network so we can keep in touch with you!

Join Our Talent Network