Jobs FAQ

How do I get a job at the Jacksonville Port Authority?

The Jacksonville Port Authority, also known as JAXPORT, owns, manages and maintains the public port facilities in Jacksonville. Current job openings with the Jacksonville Port Authority are available here.

More than 99 percent of “port” jobs in Jacksonville are provided by a large network of private companies doing business in and around JAXPORT facilities.

View private sector port jobs.

Can I email my resume or bring a paper application to the port to apply for a position?

In order to be considered for employment with the port, you must apply online for a specific job opening. Find current job openings.

While I understand most jobs are provided by private companies, what if I still want to apply for a job directly at JAXPORT?

JAXPORT only employs about 170 employees directly. Approximately half of these positions require skilled workers with strong backgrounds in facility operations who are employed in crane, equipment and general maintenance.

The remainder of JAXPORT’s positions are administrative, finance, engineering, marketing and managerial.

Review current job openings with the Jacksonville Port Authority.

I understand that many jobs have security requirements. What is a TWIC and do I need one to work at the port?

TWIC stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential and is a common federal identification credential for all personnel requiring regular, unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, which fall under U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations.

Not all positions posted at will require you to have a TWIC, but many do. The individual employer will be able to offer this information to you at the appropriate time in the process.

Learn more about the TWIC badge.

What if I don’t have access to a computer?

If you do not have access to a computer or are not comfortable with an online job application process, JAXPORT has a partnership with CareerSource Northeast Florida.

CareerSource staff is available at no cost to assist you at several locations.

In addition, free computer access is provided at all Public Libraries in our surrounding region:

What are other ways to network and find jobs in logistics, port and international trade jobs in the Northeast Florida region?

Check out our Tips on Networking and How to Find Career Opportunities in Transportation, Logistics and International Trade in the Northeast Florida Market.

If you require any other assistance or have further questions or comments, please contact us.

Best of luck with your job search!