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Manager, Security Policy & Planning

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Job ID: 39704
Department: Chief Security Office
Location: Jersey City, NJ


Reporting directly to the General Manager of Security Resource Management and Planning, the Performance, Policy & Planning Unit (PPP) works closely and collaboratively with OCSO civilian staff and PAPD across Port Authority facilities to promote a data-driven and accountable approach to resource management. The team manages PAPD records while ensuring the usability of implemented systems by offering technical assistance to the PAPD. PPP prepares crime and security performance reports and advances uniformity and best practices in cross-cutting security operations policies. The manager leads a team of management and represented employees.  

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with OCSO executive staff and department heads to develop informative metrics to improve performance and influence decision-making
  • Oversee the review of data related to police reporting and operations, analyzing it for trends and distributing statistical reports to internal and external
  • Transform security and policing data into meaningful presentations or analyses for a wide variety of audiences using Tableau and other analytical software
  • Contribute vision, best practices, and business needs to steer new technology implementation on small- and large-scale projects, including but not limited to the replacement of PAPD records management system
  • Handle all Uniform Crime Reporting to the FBI and ensure compliance with both New Jersey State as well as federal requirements for the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • Serve as subject matter expert in police reporting software by providing technical assistance on system usage best practices
  • Coordinate policy development on cross-cutting security operations policies
  • Manage the records storage and retention program for all OCSO departments
  • Coordinate responses to public records access requests for PAPD as well as other requests for information from internal departments and outside government agencies
  • Oversee the sealing and expungement of criminal records for both New York and New Jersey
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual tracking of all OCSO department activities outlined in the OCSO Strategic Plan


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminology, public policy, public administration, business administration or related field
  • At least five years of experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, preparing internal reports, supporting project oversight duties, and providing strategic and operational advice
  • Demonstrated experience leading staff with a proven track record of effective team building
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience with Tableau, Crystal Reports, and/or SQL preferred
  • Experience assessing policy, strategic documents, implementation plans, and interagency agreements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in criminology, public policy, public administration, business administration or related field
  • A successful candidate has great attention to detail, innovative ideas, and a passion for public service. He or she should be a self-starter with strong vision for direction of group focus with the ability to turn ideas into actionable outcomes.
  • Experience with security planning, crime statistics, performance management, or transportation systems
  • Demonstrated customer service, decision-making, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management 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. 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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