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Certification Analyst Supervisor

Job ID: 61799
Department: Off Diversity, Equity & Incl
Location: Jersey City, NJ


About the Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Vendor Certification Program, in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), the selected candidate will be responsible for the certification of eligible firms to participate  in various Port Authority and Federal business diversity programs, including the Port Authority’s Minority/Women-owned and Small Business Enterprise (M/WSBE) programs and the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Business (SDVOB) program.  Responsibilities include the supervision of the staff, including consultants, responsible for the review of certification applications. 


Certification application review efforts include analysis of business documents, contact business owners for additional information, perform on-site visits, update several databases and interaction with staff from internal department such as the Law Department, Inspector General’s Office, Procurement, Engineering, Aviation, and the Secretary’s Office. The Certification Analyst Supervisor must ensure the timely review and submission of determination and recommendations to the certification manager as well as ensure the confidentiality of applicant information by maintaining a secure records management system that adheres to Port Authority procedures as well as applicable federal guidelines.    

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years of experience in business, economics, or finance field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience managing a team is required.
  • Working knowledge of various certification programs like M/WSBE, DBE, ACDBE, SDVOB.
  • Experience with analyzing and verifying corporate federal tax forms, business documents (such as business plans, article of incorporation, bylaws, stock ledger and stock certificates, Dunn and Bradstreet reports, personal net worth statements, business contracts, leases, and buyout agreements).


Desired Qualifications:

  • Individual should be a self-starter and extremely detail oriented with ability to function under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and work on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.   
  • Strong interpersonal and written and communication skills. 
  • Valid New York and/or New Jersey driver's license. Occasional site visit may be necessary to complete the certification review process.
  • Proficiency in working with PC applications, such as. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 
  • Experience working with B2G database software.
  • Knowledge of files/records control (data entry, classification, storage and retrieval).

Selection Process:

The application process varies by position, but typically includes an initial phone interview for qualified candidates, followed by a more in-depth interview(s) and/or assessment(s). Selected candidates who are made a conditional job offer will be asked to undergo a background check.

Compensation & Benefits:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive benefits package, hybrid work options for many positions, and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

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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 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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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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