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Job ID: 61893
Department: Human Resources
Location: New York, NY


The Recruiter plays an integral role in building the agency’s talent pipeline. Reporting to the Supervisor, Talent Acquisition, the Recruiter carries significant responsibility for filling a high volume of critical PA & PATH positions in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will manage recruitment for a variety of entry and mid-level field roles that span a variety of maintenance trades positions (general maintainers, track workers, signal trainees, etc.).  You'll also work closely with supervisors and employees across the agency and will have a direct impact on agency operations through staffing.    

Note - This is a long term contract role eligible for benefits. This role requires a minimum of 3 days a week onsite at our offices at 4 World Trade Center.    


  • Manage a complex full cycle internal and external recruitment process for entry to mid-level positions.
  • Source applicants through online channels, such as Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, and other professional networks along with our internal CRM.
  • Partner with your Supervisor, HR Business Partners and internal stakeholders to identify staffing needs.   
  • Assist in designing job descriptions that reflect each position’s responsibilities and qualifications.   
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand position requirements and develop appropriate recruitment timelines.   
  • Develop strong relationships with both candidates and hiring managers to bring recruitment process to a conclusion in a timely manner.   
  • Manage selection processes which includes background checks, medicals and extending employment offers and much more.   


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:    
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related fields; Additional relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree   
  • 2+ years of full cycle recruiting experience
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems   


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:    

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers
  • Excellent multi-tasking, and prioritization skills   
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment   
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and utilize our HRIS systems   
  • Good working knowledge of HR laws and regulations   
  • Excellent customer experience skills   
  • Ability to problem solve and communicate effectively   
  • Experience working in staffing agencies or filling unionized positions is preferred
  • Experience using Jobvite ATS and/or Talemetry CRM highly preferred

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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