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Manager, Information Security Program

Job ID: 34272
Department: Security Operations & Programs
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr

Responsibilities

The Manager Information Security Program, reporting to the Program Director of Security Technology, is responsible for implementing the Port Authority’s information security policies as defined in the Agency’s Board approved Information Security Handbook.  The Manager Information Security Program is responsible for the management, oversight and guidance of the Policy.  The Manager Information Security Program works in conjunction with all appropriate Port Authority departments and component units to: (i) formulate practices and procedures concerning information security management issues affecting the Port Authority, its operations and facilities; (ii) review, categorize and manage all Port Authority information consistent with the Port Authority’s policy and procedures under its retention policy; and (iii) establish procedures and handling requirements for Port Authority information based upon its sensitivity designation in order to ensure that the information is used solely for authorized purposes. 

In addition, the Manager Information Security Program performs information security reviews of presentations, documents and drawings to identify any Protected Information, reviews and updates the Agency’s Information Security Handbook as needed, and leads the efforts of the Department Information Security Officers (DISOs) to ensure consistent application of the Port Authority’s information security policies. 

The Manager Information Security Program is also responsible for several other critical Agency initiatives, which include the preparation of SAFETY Act (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act) applications, managing the Port Authority Personnel Assurance or SWAC background screening program, reviewing and responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests, and updating and maintaining the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan.  Finally, the Manager Information Security Program will assist with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and Board items and Memorandum of Justifications (MJs).  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implements the Port Authority’s information Security policies as defined in the Agency’s Board approved Information Security Handbook.
  • Serves in a senior advisory role regarding decisions affecting information security.
  • Formulates practices and procedures concerning information security management issues affecting the Port Authority, its operations and facilities.
  • Reviews, categorizes and manages all Port Authority information consistent with the Port Authority’s policy and procedures under its retention policy.
  • Establishes procedures and handling requirements for Port Authority information based upon its sensitivity designation in order to ensure that the information is used solely for authorized purposes. 
  • Performs information security reviews of presentations, documents and drawings to identify any Protected Information.
  • Reviews and updates the Agency’s Information Security Handbook. 
  • Leads the efforts of the Department Information Security Officers (DISOs) to ensure consistent application of the Port Authority’s information security policies.
  • Leads the Agency’s efforts to pursue federal SAFETY Act coverage for our critical facilities.
  • Manages the Agency’s Personnel Assurance Program (i.e. SWAC Program for background screening).
  • Manages and completes all Freedom of Information requests for the Office of the Chief Security Officer. 
  • Updates and maintains the Unit’s Business Continuity Plan.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Unit’s annual budget and Board items and MJs. 

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Technology, Law or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the security/technology field.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff, performing information security reviews, and managing contracts.

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • In-depth understanding of security industry best practices, policies and procedures in a transportation environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Agency’s information security policies. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources.
  • 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.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

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 $23 billion in annual wages and $80 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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