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Supervisor, Vetting Integrity Unit

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Job ID: 61841
Department: Inspector General
Location: Hoboken, NJ


About the Role


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) works to keep the agency corruption-free. To accomplish this, the OIG detects, receives, and investigates allegations of fraud, corruption, waste, and abuse with respect to employees, or other individuals or organizations doing business with the Port Authority, who attempt to corrupt or unlawfully interfere with Port Authority operations. The Inspector General is looking for highly skilled individuals to join his team in support of the mission  to enhance and defend the integrity of the Port Authority's programs and operations


To ensure that the Port Authority only does business with firms that possess high ethical standards and a record of law-abiding conduct, the OIG, in conjunction with other Port Authority departments, conducts vendor integrity checks and background investigations of prospective vendors, contractors, lessees and permittees. The Supervisor of the Vendor Integrity Unit’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:




  • Manage all aspects of a high-volume, fast-paced vetting unit
  • Supervise a staff of analysts and management interns
  • Assign vetting work to staff in a fair and equitable manner
  • Review vetting findings and advise staff on appropriate investigatory follow-up
  • Conduct interviews of vendor key people on vettings with significant integrity issues
  • Review and edit OIG Vendor Integrity Check reports
  • Draft Contractor Certifications and Integrity Monitoring agreements, as needed
  • Work with counsel for vendors to resolve/mitigate outstanding integrity concerns
  • Provide training to new employees
  • Provide and maintain monthly unit statistics


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.
  • Ten (10) years of relevant work experience, three (3) of which were in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must successfully pass an OIG background check



Desired Qualifications


  • Prior experience in investigations at a law enforcement or government agency
  • Graduate degree in law, business, or public administration preferred
  • Very strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to handle high-volume, fast-paced workload and balance competing priorities
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with staff at all levels, including agency senior staff, supporting departments, and other governmental agencies
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels
  • Demonstrated superior analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with counsel for vendors.



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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