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Security Analyst

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Job ID: 35646
Department: Chief Security Office
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


Under the supervision of the Manager of Performance, Policy and Planning, the Security Analyst is responsible for providing analysis on crime and police activity to PAPD commanding officers and CSO executive staff to make decisions about resource allocation at the Agency’s facilities.  This position is the central and primary point of contact for statistics on crime, arrest, summonses, and other non-criminal investigative activities occurring on and around Port Authority facilities. The Analyst is also charged with identifying and incorporating new sources of data and intelligence into the executive decision-making process to keep resources efficiently allocated in a manner that reflects current trends in policing for high-profile urban-area transportation assets.

On a day-to-day basis, the Analyst is responsible for the following activities:

  • Develop statistical data resources to assist in proactive and targeted investigations, preventative enforcement and education, and identification of theft patterns and trends
  • Work with PAPD Command Staff to streamline processes related to data collection and data retrieval
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from the CSO, Police Superintendent and PAPD Command Staff for meetings and briefings
  • Conduct statistical and strategic analyses which includes preparing monthly, quarterly, annual, and on-request reports
  • Study current literature on research methodology and police issues, and make appropriate recommendations for improvements in crime analysis practices
  • Research and analyze complex law enforcement data; identify and interpret criminal activity, patterns, and trends; and forecast trends to aid in staffing and deployment of police personnel
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR). This involves reviewing deliverables of a data analyst and programmer for a transition from summary-based reporting to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), an initiative mandated by the FBI
  • Make written and oral presentations, using maps, charts, and graphs, to inform police officers, detectives, investigators and commanders of emerging or existing crime series, patterns, and trends
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for information, including requests from partner law enforcement agencies for specific criminal records, and Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Supervise two represented staff members in a manner that emphasizes teamwork. This involves overseeing the processes related to the sealing and expungement of criminal records

    The Analyst must be able to:

  • Critically think about the methods, procedures, tools and techniques employed in crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Determine the validity, reliability, and credibility of verbal, written, numeric and graphic information encountered during the analysis process.
  • Discern, synthesize, remember and summarize useful and logical information from a report, research document, or other written information source.
  • Possess the necessary writing skills to explain information, draw conclusions and/or make recommendations in a narrative format that is objective, succinct, pertinent, articulate and relevant.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public policy, statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of subject matter experience with crime reporting, security analysis, public policy analysis or related area
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative data
  • Demonstrated customer service, decision-making, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to implement complex projects and manage conflict
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills as well as exceptional writing skills

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.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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