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Manager, PATH Security

Job ID: 40617
Department: Security Operations & Programs
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


Reporting to the Program Director, Facility Security Operations, the Security Manager will be responsible for managing a comprehensive security program for all Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail transit facilities including passenger stations, PATH tunnels, bridges and track areas, rail yards, the Journal Square Transportation Center (JSTC), and Harrison Car Maintenance Facility (HCMF). Working in partnership with PATH leadership and staff, the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Security Project Management (SPM), and others, the incumbent will be responsible for recommending, planning, organizing, and administering comprehensive security related policies and programs, including corporate level security initiatives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess the security needs of each of the aforementioned facilities against security industry best practices, make recommendations for improvement, and monitor corrective actions.
  • Develop recommendations for new programs, policies, processes, and procedures related to civilian security operations for the PATH facilities including managing the development, preparation, and implementation of security plans.
  • Manage the delivery of contract security guard services at the PATH facilities and ensure the day-to-day operation and maintenance of deployed security technologies such as CCTV, Video Analytics, and Access Control Systems on a 24/7 basis.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the 24/7 PATH Security Operations Centers
  • Lead the effort in conjunction with PAPD, OEM, and SPM for the identification of facility risks and vulnerabilities through the agency risk assessment process and the scoping and planning of security projects designed to mitigate the risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Serve as liaison for PATH related security initiatives with external security entities and agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration, Transportation Security Administration, NY and NJ State Homeland Security offices.
  • Manage PATH security related matters and response during activation of the agency’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and ensure the development, maintenance and testing of all security operations plans.
  • Manage PATH related matters related to compliance with the Port Authority’s Information and Cyber Security Policies.
  • Manage technology-based pilot programs, sponsored by outside agencies that deliver innovative security solutions.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Security Management, Industrial Security, Engineering, Public Administration or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience including supervisory experience in the security field.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be willing and able to respond to facilities and/or the EOC during non-business hours, as required.
  • The selected candidate will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation and may be required to obtain a security clearance at the Secret Level for this position.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant rail transit security practices, operations, and federal regulations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of security technologies including access control, CCTV, intrusion detection, and alarms.
  • Experience working in a 24/7 Rail Operation within the live track areas, in tunnels, and on bridges. 
  • Expert knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus, and make recommendations.
  • Advanced degrees in the above-mentioned fields and/or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and/or Physical Security Professional (PSP) credentials from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), or related professional certification are highly desirable.

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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