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Senior Policy Analyst (Regulatory and Air Service)

Job ID: 39323
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to the Manager of Regional Aviation Policy, the Senior Policy Analyst role requires a strong understanding of aviation regulations, particularly slot controls, and airport stakeholders’ competitive interests, which intersect to shape air service offerings and ticket prices at our airports.  Extensive day one knowledge of the complex regulatory regimes governing access to capacity-constrained airports or specific techniques for attracting and retaining air service is not required.  This knowledge will be developed through structured mentoring and work assignments guided by the Manager of Regional Aviation Policy and Manager of Air Service Development.  It is most critical that candidates are passionate about the aviation industry and possess exceptional writing, research, communication, and analytical skills.  

Ultimately, the Senior Policy Analyst will provide critical support across the full range of Regulatory Policy and Air Service Development duties.  while will also contributing to the Aviation Strategy Forecasting Group’s airport activity forecasts and industry analysis work.

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

Regulatory Policy:

  • Perform research and analysis to inform the scope and content of federal and industry policies and practices that have a direct impact on Port Authority airports and our customers
  • Review and analyze Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) & U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) decisions regarding slot policy, airline partnerships & other regulatory matters; prepare data-driven assessments of the impacts on PA airports & customers
  • Support Manager of Regional Aviation Policy’s work on ACI-World’s Expert Group on Slots (EGS) & ACI-NA Slot Task force
  • Support Agency engagement with FAA’s Slot Administration Office, including developing agendas for quarterly meetings and leading completion of associated action items and follow-ups
  • Support Agency Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program to ensure uninterrupted funding for critical airport infrastructure projects

Air Service Development:

  • Support the ongoing Air Service Development Program for New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) including bi-weekly engagement with facility leadership and Future Stewart Partner’s dedicated air service development consulting team. Assist with oversight of related tasks-orders and monitoring of consulting budget
  • Assist new and incumbent international carriers by providing key regulatory and facility guidance and support for new and expanded air service at PA airports
  • Conduct detailed research and analysis to maintain updated SWF pitch-decks for use at regular route development conferences and meetings with incumbent and prospective air carriers (often 30+)
  • Assist with the monitoring of the updated SWF Air Carrier Incentive Program

Policy, Air Service Development and Forecasting / Strategic Analysis:

  • Conduct analyses for white papers and other ad hoc investigations on industry trends, airline business decisions and changing market characteristics to support central office and Facility staff; find and analyze applicable data, draft associated descriptions, and summarize results in charts, tables, and other visualizations; support activity forecasting work as needed with particular focus on SWF


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Three years of work experience in an aviation / transportation field or a field requiring analytical work presented through clear, concise writing and presentations
  • 7 years of experience in an aviation / transportation field or a field requiring analytical work may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited university may be substituted for two years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of quantitative analysis and policy evaluation methodologies


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Aviation, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Data Analytics, or related field
  • Five years of work experience within the aviation / transportation industry with a focus on policy and analysis, and/or airline sales, marketing, or network planning
  • Ability to interact with range of internal and external staff, from high-level executives to technical staff, ability to tailor messages for these different audiences
  • Ability to develop data-driven analyses of critical policy issues and then translate those into compelling written, verbal, and visual (e.g., PPT, data visualizations) policy advocacy
  • Ability to critically analyze and interpret complex, data-driven arguments
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise correspondence and written reports based on research and analysis of relevant data using good business vocabulary and proper grammar and sentence construction
  • Deep commitment to serving the public interest and a strong interest in the aviation industry; this role requires routinely staying on top of industry publications, blogs, airline earnings calls, and news stories
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and schedule work activities to ensure that priorities are maintained, and projects are completed accurately and on time

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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