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Manager, Safety Assurance

Job ID: 39657
Department: Operations Services
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr

Bulletin Information

This positon is located at the Port Authroity Technical Center but may require travel to all Port Authority facilities. 

The selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain SIDA badges for Aviation Facilities  

The goal of Agency Safety Management is to preserve the Port Authority's human, physical and economic assets in alignment with the agency's mission to meet critical transportation infrastructure needs of the bistate region's people, businesses, and visitors. Agency Safety Management leads safety in the agency by championing Safety Management System (SMS) principles agency-wide. Working collaboratively with the line and staff departments, Agency Safety Management staff maintain and develop safety, fire protection, occupational health and public health programs and policies using the structure of the four components of SMS- Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion- to avoid, reduce and control operational and environmental losses, injuries and illnesses.

Each of the safety programs and products we offer rely on the SMS management principles to deliver safety services to our patrons, tenants and employees.  Our programs and services range from fire safety for more than $30 billion dollars of property we own, to Owner Controlled Insurance Program construction safety reviews.  In addition, we offer a full range of Occupational Health Programs for Port Authority and PATH employees.

Agency Safety Management responds to emergencies, investigate accidents and incidents, and support the operations of our Agency on a 24/7- 365 basis.

Please note, Manager, Safety Assurance will be the working title. The official title reflected in the system will be Operations Manager, Occupational Health.


Working closely with Operations Services and Staff and Line Departments, the successful candidate's responsibilities will include the following

  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Occupational Safety/Health and Public Health units to ensure a safe and healthy work enviornment for our employees, contractors, tenants and patrons we serve;
  • Oversee the Food Inspection/Tenant Construction Alteration Process (TCAP) to ensure the safety of our employees and the travelling public;
  • Establish performance objectives for staff and provide training, counseling, and assistance to staff in meeting those objectives.
  • Direct and oversee the Health and Safety Plan review process for new construction and tenant alteration projects for existing structures.
  • Direct and manage Operational Excellence initiative projects and activities assigning resources to maximize productivity and achieve project completion on time, within budget and exceptional customer experience. 


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

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Business Management, Communications, Finance or a related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience of project management and/or contract administration experience;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and innovative thinking to advance operating efficiencies and productivity improvements;
  • Self starter, ability to take initiative and work independently to successfully move projects from inception to completion;
  • Proven leadership through influence, persuasion and effective working relationships both within an organization and with outside contractors demonstrating an understanding of how to manage positive working relationships that are consistent with Port Authority and Operation Services business objectives;
  • Proven ability to develop operating budgets and monitor financial performance as well as knowledge of capital and operating financial methods;
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent issues, to delegate, and to follow through under the pressure of time constraints and changing demands/priorities;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively;
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP, BudgetPRO, and the Microsoft Office Suite.

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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