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Senior Security Analyst

Job ID: 61907
Location: Jersey City, NJ


About the Role


NOTE: The selected candidate will be required to pass a PAPD background check.


The Senior Security Analyst, reporting to the Information Security Manager, provides support with several critical security programs.  The Senior Security Analyst is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Agency’s Information Security Program.  The Information Security Program establishes the policies and procedures to be followed when accessing or creating Authority Protected Information. 


The Senior Security Analyst shall also assist management with critical Agency initiatives, which include the preparation of SAFETY Act (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act) applications, reviewing and responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests, and updating and maintaining the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan.  Finally, the Senior Security Analyst will assist with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and track the status of Board items and Memorandum of Justifications (MJs). 




  • Assist in the implementation of the Information Security policies as defined in the Information Security Handbook
  • Assist in the review and updating of the Agency’s Information Security Handbook
  • Update and track progress of training associated with the Information Security Handbook
  • Review and respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
  • Update and maintain the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan
  • Assist with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and develop and track the status of Authorization Documents
  • Oversee and manager security contracts for the group including the Personnel Assurance Program
  • Assist with resolving operational and technical issues with the SWAC partner companies
  • Assist with the preparation of SAFETY Act applications for the anti-terrorism measures deployed at our facilities
  • Assist in the efforts of the Department Information Security Officers (DISOs) to ensure consistent application of the Port Authority’s information security policies
  • Maintain the Unit’s Project Trackers and reporting metrics


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Homeland Security, Technology, Law, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience with security/technology and/or contract administration
  • Demonstrated experience performing analyses, producing reports, and managing contracts



Desired Qualifications


  • Experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources
  • In-depth understanding of security industry best practices, policies and procedures in a transportation environment
  • Knowledge of background screening programs, physical security countermeasures (e.g. vehicle barrier gates, bollards, etc.) and security technology systems (e.g. CCTV and Access Control)
  • Knowledge of the SAFETY Act Program within DHS
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants and outside agencies
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus, and make recommendations



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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