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Opportunities for Veterans

Continue to Serve With Us

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is dedicated to hiring veterans and providing a rewarding career. We value the unique skill sets and discipline that you possess: leadership, grit, commitment—characteristics sought after by the Port Authority and embedded within you. 

The Port Authority is a natural home for veterans. We offer you a variety of opportunities to apply the skills learned in the military in a direct and meaningful way. We offer jobs that provide stability and the potential for long-term career growth. At the Port Authority you’ll find a team of people that are aligned to one mission - to serve. Our employees are proud of the work they do, they are rooted in the agency’s traditions and history and they uphold the highest levels of integrity. Veterans can continue their career in public service in a number of different areas of the agency, including the following:

  • Aviation
  • Port
  • Rail (Port Authority Trans-Hudson)
  • Engineering
  • Procurement/Logistics
  • Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Security/Public Safety

Military Skills Translator

Learn more about where you may fit by visiting our Skills Translator here.

Our Connections

The Port Authority is proud to work with the organizations listed below to expand our reach to highly qualified military talent, either by way of specialized searches, posting on job boards, and attending career fairs and networking events. In addition, some of these organizations will lend additional support by providing education services to our employees and managers who are working to create an engaging and inclusive environment in which all employees can excel.


Benefits and Career Development

Stability at the workplace is something everyone can get behind. The Port Authority provides this through its robust benefits package, which includes a retirement plan, a competitive salary, a strong work-life balance, a range of developmental training programs and a generous tuition reimbursement program. The Port Authority also accommodates military leave for eligible employees. We understand and value the sacrifice that military personnel provide to the nation, and we will support your service should you be called to active duty.

Military Spouses

Here at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, we not only recognize the invaluable service to our great country by our military veterans, but also their spouses too. Military life can be demanding on a family and we strive to provide opportunities for military spouses who have sacrificed so much for their country. 

We are proud to continue our commitment to keep the region moving by integrating military spouses into our workforce. 

Thank you for your service! 

Learn More

Have more questions? Learn more about our recruitment process and how you could serve the people of the region by joining the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Click here to browse our frequently asked questions

Get to Know Our Veterans

Veterans bring dedication, unparalleled experience and many other highly valued qualities to our agency’s mission. Get to know what brought these veterans to the Port Authority and how they were able to leverage their military backgrounds in transitioning to their current careers.