Staff Occupational Health Specialist Opportunity with the Port Authority of NY & NJ


Under the direction of the Supervisor, Occupational Health, the selected candidate will be responsible for evaluating occupational and environmental health conditions at Port Authority facilities; identifying and characterizing potential chemical, biological, and physical hazards; establishing controls using instruments, reference information, and experience; preparing reports and reviewing and interpreting occupational and public health regulations and participating in developing or revising agency protocols.  This critical position requires travel to all Port Authority facilities and work hours may include some early mornings, evenings, weekend, and/or holiday shifts.


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

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health science, public health, occupational safety, and health or a related scientific discipline such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental engineering, etc.
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree we will consider candidates who have 5 years’ experience in safety, operations, or facility management in a large transportation organization.
  • One‑year practical experience in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, or a related field preferred.
  • Applicants must be committed to the use of Safety Management System principles to further improve the Agency’s safety performance.
  • Diversified experience in reviewing, interpreting, and implementing occupational health codes, including NYSDOH, NJDOH, CDC, NJDEP, NYSDEC, NYCDEP, NYCDOH, EPA, OSHA, and industry guidelines and standards.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Ability to interpret analytical results and develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem‑solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to conduct a variety of highly technical tasks and projects from start to finish.
  • Knowledge of instruments used to measure physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, eBuilder.
  • Self‑starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent highly desirable but not required.

The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check and must pass a fingerprint‑based criminal history records check to obtain an airport Security Identification Display (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain the SIDA credentials throughout their employment in the position.

How To Apply:

Click the “Apply Now” button on the webpage linked above.  You will be asked to submit your resume as part of your application.

Please note, that if you are applying to a non‑represented position that is posted both internally and externally, Port Authority employees will be given first preference for the first five days of the posting.  Employees can apply after the first five days of the posting, but they will be considered amongst external applicants.  Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis and employees are encouraged to apply quickly.

Represented positions and test bulletins are posted internally for a set duration.  All employees applying to a represented position must apply to the internal bulletin within that timeframe.  Employees who apply for external, represented job openings will not be considered through the external process.

We encourage you to revise or update your resume, if necessary, to include your current work experience and all experiences that address the position requirements.  Once you have submitted your resume/application, it will be screened against the position requirements.  All appointments are subject to a full review of eligibility for the new job opportunity.  Depending on the type of employee, this can be the amount of time you have worked in your current role, performance, discipline, and attendance.  Some employees may require a medical evaluation prior to appointment as well.

A record of your application will be stored in the “My Account” section of the Employee Careers page.  Also, within a few minutes of successfully submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you used to apply.  This email address will also be used to communicate information to you regarding the evaluation.  It is your responsibility to check this email account for communications regarding this evaluation from the time you apply to the time you receive notification regarding the last phase of the evaluation process.  Failure to do so may lead you to miss a critical communication that results in your disqualification.

All candidates will be notified of the results of their application.  If you have any questions regarding your candidacy or the process, please contact Human Resources using the information provided below.

As you prepare to apply, visit the Managing Your Career page.  This will help you understand the many opportunities available to you as a Port Authority or PATH employee.

For helpful information on resume writing, interview preparation, and much more, visit Preparing for the Job Search Process.

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please contact us at the address below.

Recruiter: Brittany Davis

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Please apply on or before: 7/31/2023

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans‑Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply click here.