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New York Trainmaster / Compliance Officer

Job ID: 61175
Department: Port
Location: Various NY/NJ PA Locations, NY


Job Summary: 

Perform general operations and management supervisory duties of trains and represented train crews, ensure compliance obligations of employees and infrastructure with state and federal regulations, and assist the General Manager of Operations with daily operations of the railroad.  Safety is a primary consideration of all NYNJR activities, and this position will be responsible for ensuring safe operations of all trains and actions of train crews.   This position is located at NYNJR’s Brooklyn railyard and reports directly to the NYNJR Managing Director.

New York New Jersey Rail, established in 2005 and acquired by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2008, is a Short Line Marine Railroad operating between Greenville Yard in Jersey City, New Jersey, and 65th Street Yard in Brooklyn, New York.  NYNJR provides the only remaining carfloat service on New York Harbor, while also providing warehouse switching services in Port Jersey. For more information, visit

The selected candidate will be hired as an employee of NYNJR. 

This is a railroad position. The selected candidate will be enrolled in and must contribute to Railroad Retirement instead of Social Security (FICA).



  • Overseeing the safe and efficient movement of trains;
  • Managing daily operations of various aspects of NYNJR’s New York facilities, including directing New York-based crews, the float facilities at 65th Street Railyard, 51st Street Railyard, Brooklyn Street Track Operations, and South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT);
  • Coordinating interchange with both New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) and New York City Transit (NYCT);
  • Supervising and coordinating the activities of train crews in a safe manner, including switching of railcars within the yards of the railroad, storage tracks, or customer facilities to facilitate loading or unloading of cars or making up and breaking up of trains;
  • Ensuring compliance activity at both New York and New Jersey facilities, including any and all required testing and certifications needed for personnel and all necessary inspections, maintenance, and repairs for track, including all associated record keeping and tracking;
  • Compliance includes all federal/FRA and NY/NJ state requirements, including: hours of service regulations, railroad operating rules (NORAC and GCOR, as appropriate), NYNJR rules and requirements, railroad contractors, and any other rules and regulations that may be required for the safe, compliant operation of a railroad;
  • Developing and maintaining a proactive track maintenance program that ensures all track facilities are maintained at their designated FRA Class;
  • Conducting all post-accident procedures, including drug tests, investigations, reports, and discipline, if Provide an accurate, complete and timely investigation, including root cause, remedial action, and recommended solutions.



  • Minimum six (6) years’ experience in transportation operations, business operations, scheduling, or project management;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ certification 49 CFR Parts 240 and/or 242 (current or recently expired within the past two years and ability to be recertified within 6 months);
  • Ability to pass 240/242 certification/DSLE/QTO exams (and any other potential classes/exams) within 6 months of employment;
  • Knowledge of FRA testing and compliance regulations;
  • Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered with an additional four (4) years’ experience;
  • Experience working with a union labor force;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple databases;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel);
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to travel to NYNJR’s NJ facilities as needed.



  • Experience in selecting, training, managing, and motivating employees;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload while adhering to deadlines;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management and external contacts.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About PATH:

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads. Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world. Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the region's transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year. Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off. A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods. Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment. Commitment to attendance is expected and required.

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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