Tunnel & Bridge Agent
Various NY/NJ Facilities
About The Port Authority
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state public agency operating some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the New York/New Jersey region including The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.
The Tunnel and Bridge Agent (TBA) is responsible for patrolling assigned areas to control and expedite the movement of traffic and for responding to emergencies to protect life and property at the Port Authority's tunnel and bridge facilities. TBAs may be assigned to any of the Port Authority's facilities, which include the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel or Lincoln Tunnel and Staten Island Crossings (Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing).
Tunnel and Bridge Agent are the first to respond to facility emergencies. The responsibilities of a TBA during an emergency include, but are not limited to:
* Patrols assigned areas to control and expedite the movement of traffic in accordance
with traffic regulations.
* Operates emergency vehicles and equipment
* Clears traffic stoppages (towing disabled vehicles)
* Responds to emergencies and removes disabled vehicles
* Fights vehicle fires
* Performs vehicle extrication for injured passengers
* Administers first aid/CPR when necessary
* Provides public service information to customers as required
* Responds to hazardous material spills (i.e. Gas, diesel, oil, vehicle fluids)
During the 5-week basic training, TBAs are taught Professional First Aid, tunnel operations, emergency procedures, incident command, basic fire behavior, fire extinguisher handling, hazardous materials identification, and wheel lift operations. Once TBAs have obtained their CDL they then attend Advanced training. During the 6-week advanced training program, TBAs are instructed on all advanced job functions including heavy duty towing and recovery, vehicle fire fighting, hazardous materials operations, and vehicle extrication.
The TBA position requires working under the following conditions:
* Work requires significant physical exertion.
* Work in confined areas in tunnels 5-6 hours per day when on tunnel patrol.
* Work in areas of high traffic noise levels.
* Work in traffic lanes when stoppages and other emergencies occur.
* Work in all types of weather conditions.
* Work rotating shifts, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
* TBAs must wear a self-contained breathing apparatus when responding to emergencies.
* TBAs must wear a uniform and equipment that require incumbents to conform to
grooming and safety regulations.
Candidates must present the following qualifications in order to be considered:
* High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required
* A minimum of one year of work experience working in a field operations or public
safety capacity, or as an Emergency Responder.
* Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.
* A Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the following endorsements:
1. Air Brakes, 2. Tank Truck.
Applicants without a Class A CDL must obtain a Class A CDL Permit with endorsement before their first day of work, and will be required to obtain a Class A CDL with endorsement within three months of employment
Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:
The ideal candidate will present the following qualification profile:
* Understand facility operating and emergency procedures
* Ability to operate emergency vehicles and emergency response equipment
* Demonstrated effective communication skills
* Familiarity with hand tools and basic knowledge of automotive operation and maintenance
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that is designed to measure the applicant's knowledge in areas such as: Memorization, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Written Comprehension, Written Expression, Information Ordering, Spatial Orientation, Problem Sensitivity, and Mechanical Aptitude.
Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on performance test that will measure the candidate's strength and speed in the performance of the duties of the TBA job title. Candidates who pass the performance test wil be invited to participate in an oral test that will measure candidates' abilities in such areas as Situational Judgment, Problem Sensitivity, Flexibility, Decision Making, Customer Service, and Oral Communication.
Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.
Those hired for the position will be required to successful complete the Emergency Medical First Responder Certification Test and Emergency Garage Training which includes heavy duty towing and recovery, vehicle fire fighting, vehicle extrication, and Haz-Mat operations, and obtain their CDL with required endorsements, failure to do so may result in termination from employment.
Compensation & Benefits
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (subject to collective bargaining agreement) and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
Starting Salary: $16.01 hourly (subject to collective bargaining agreement)
How To Apply
Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a resume.
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early. The deadline to apply is on or before November 6, 2013
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Port Authority of NY & NJ/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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