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Security Administrator - Tunnels, Bridges &Terminals

Job ID: 40803
Department: Security Operations & Programs
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


The OCSO Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals (TB&T) Security Administrator, reporting to the OCSO Manager of TB&T Security, provides support to all departmental efforts in the planning and execution of strategic security related initiatives to comply with federal and state requirements. The Security Administrator will track performance and administer the contracts for Unarmed Security Guard Services and Multi-Facility Maintenance of Access Control and CCTV Systems at the TB&T facilities: George Washington Bridge and Bus Station, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Port Authority Bus Terminal & Staten Island Bridges (Bayonne, Goethals, and Outerbridge Crossing) and at The Port Authority Technical Center (PATC). The Security Administrator is responsible for supervising the operation of the TB&T Security Operations Center (SOC), CCTV systems, access control systems, and other related security technology for the aforementioned facilities. The Security Administrator will create and update security guard force policies, procedures, standards and guidelines and is responsible for the supervision of all operational and administrative functions related to the aforementioned contracts. The Security Administrator will be required to assist other members of the TB&T Security Group with obligations and initiatives at any of the TB&T facilities and locations which the group is responsible for.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the operation of the TB&T Security Operations Center (SOC) and all associated CCTV, access control systems, and other related security technology use and deployment.
  • Assist with the administration of TB&T’s Unarmed Security Guard Services Contract, and Multi-Facility Maintenance of Access Control and CCTV Systems Contract.
  • Facilitate the resolution of operational issues to include assisting in the selection and deployment of physical, technological and operational security solutions.
  • Create and update security guard force and TB&T SOC policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Identify and evaluate performance metrics related to access control and CCTV, as well as security guard and SOC operations performance.
  • Assist the OCSO Manager of TB&T Security with resolving security project related issues and security assessments and studies.
  • Assist in the administration of the access control and ID card issuance programs.
  • Coordinate with facilities and operation staff to resolve routine and evolving security and safety issues at TB&T facilities and assets.
  • Communicate and coordinate with operations, maintenance, management, security and PAPD staff, as well as external stakeholders to advise them of any known security issues or risks.
  • Examine, study, and follow security industry standards and best practices for security considerations and guidance to provide to the OCSO Manager of TB&T Security.
  • Lead security related projects and act as the security liaison on non-security projects at TB&T facilities and assets.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activity that may have an impact on TB&T facility security.
  • Assist with conducting Risk Assessments and Security Site Surveys at TB&T facilities.


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

  • Five (5) years of documented progressively responsible experience in security operations, physical security, guard force management and administration, CCTV and access control system administration    
  •  Five (5) years of demonstrated experience directing SOC and guard force operations
  • Demonstrated experience performing analysis, producing reports, and managing contracts
  • Knowledge or ability to learn of physical security countermeasures and security technology system
  • Must be occasionally able to work outside normal business hours and weekend and evening hours as circumstances may dictate, including response to the facility during security and/or weather emergencies


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Security, Technology or related field from an accredited college      or university.
  • In-depth understanding of security industry best practices, policies and procedures in a transportation environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing initiatives and resources.
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants and outside agencies.
  • 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.

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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