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Job ID: 61840
Department: Inspector General
Location: Jamaica, NY


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.

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Fraud Prevention, the Project Manager will oversee multiple Integrity Monitor teams, which are comprised of investigators, forensic auditors, forensic engineers, and safety and environmental compliance experts.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:




Supervise Integrity Monitor (IM) teams for assigned projects

  • Review daily/weekly reports
  • Identify issues and direct follow-up
  • Conduct construction site visits
  • Participate in bi-weekly conference calls and quarterly project meetings
  • Refer issues/findings/recommendations to PA Program Staff


Manage assigned IM contracts

  • Review monthly invoices for reasonableness
  • Project monthly accrual dollar amounts for each project
  • Respond to IM requests on staffing, logistics, etc.
  • Review and approve weekly/monthly/quarterly work plans/budgets
  • Review and approve proposed subcontractor office visits
  • Ensure the IMs are meeting their minority-owned/women-owned business enterprise goals


Participate in IM Contracting Process

  • Prepare Independent Cost Estimate
  • Draft Request for Proposals
  • Draft Memorandum of Justification
  • Advise Selection Committee
  • Draft Recommendation for Award
  • Assist with Contract Modifications when necessary
  • Coordinate and attend IM contract kickoff meetings


  Minimum Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in criminal justice, engineering, or related fields (or equivalent experience), and five (5) years of full-time experience, handling investigative matters and/or working on construction projects with the responsibility of deterring and detecting fraud and other misconduct
  • Must successfully pass an OIG background check


 Desired Qualifications

  • Experience conducting investigations, including the review and analysis of records, conducting interviews, and database research
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Law enforcement training/qualifications desirable
  • Experience in handling complex fraud investigations a plus
  • Knowledge of procurement practices helpful
  • Knowledge of construction fraud schemes
  • General knowledge or experience in construction industry
  • Demonstrated ability to write succinct and organized reports
  • Demonstrated ethics and sound judgment, with an ability to exercise discretion on confidential and sensitive matters
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to both work independently, as well as in a team environment, and take direction


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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