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Emergency Management Specialist

Job ID: 36994
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


Under the direction of the General Manager, Emergency Management, the successful candidate will have a variety of responsibilities in support of emergency management programs and projects. This will generally include: coordinating, and implementing emergency planning, training, exercising and evaluatiing activities. Specific activities may/will change based on the operational needs of the office as determined by the Director. Specific assignments will include: research and development of reports, information papers and briefing various OEM Programs and Projects. Analyzing data from real world incident response; exercises, work groups and other assessment tools to design, develop and deliver outreach activities and training opportunities that engage internal and external stakeholders. Works to build, sustain and advance a culture of continuous education and improvement.

All OEM personnel have additional responsibilities in support of real emergencies or disasters that impact the Port Authority and/or Port Region. This can include service as part of a rotation of Duty Officers that respond to emergency incidents at facilites. This may also include participating in an assigned role as part of the Agency’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Please note: This may include holidays, nights and weekends.  Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned by the OEM Director and/or General Manager as necessary.  Possess excellent interpersonal including team building and communications skills.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field or at least 5 years’ experience in emergency management
  • Applicants must have specialized training in planning, exercise design and emergency operations
  • Experience in the area of Emergency Management (government, private, or as a consultant)
  • Experience and Knowledge of the Incident Command System
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Applicant must have a valid Driver's License


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Specific experience in local, state, tribal or federal Emergency Management is preferred. Experience as a First Responder such as police, fire service, emergency medical, public works and/or Emergency Management will also be strongly considered.  
  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations for participation and provides support to external planning, training, and exercise activities outside the Port Authority
  • Demonstrated successful experience working in an Emergency Operations Center or similar operations center environment
  • Demonstrated successful experience in a high-pressure and time-sensitive environment
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills

NOTE: The selected candidate will be subject to a police background check.

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. 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 $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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