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Human Resources

The Virgin Islands Port Authority's human resources department provides all human resources and employee support services for the Authority. These services involve recruitment, placement of new employees; orientation, training and career development; establishing and adjusting salaries, pay grades and pay scales; worker's compensation in the event of an on-the-job injury; employee counseling; and employee related programs and events.

This office also maintains physical and computerized records for all current and past employees of the Port Authority; prepares employment documents via our internal Notice of Personnel Actions (NOPA) system; coordinates medical, retirement and other employee benefits; and also provides employment verification.

Our human resources staff are tasked with carrying out the employment polices established by the Port Authority's Board of Directors, and to ensure that VIPA complies with all local and federal employment laws. The human resources director is an integral part of the negotiation of all employee union contracts negotiated by the Port Authority. Our human resources office is also involved in all activities related to labor relations include managing the grievance process at the various departmental levels, as well as grievances that require mediation and arbitration.

Career Opportunities at VIPA

The VI Port Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We currently employ a combined total of 315 employees on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. We provide employment in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to:

  • airport management and operations
  • seaport management and operations
  • administration
  • various fields in accounting
  • human resources
  • property management
  • facility maintenance
  • engineering
  • legal services
  • public relations
  • law enforcement
  • harbor pilots, wharfingers, seamen, dock masters,  coxswains, and marine mechanics

Benefits include medical and dental insurance coverage, optional eye care insurance, 20-25 paid local and federal government holidays, accrued vacation leave with a maximum of 480 hours each year and accrued unlimited sick leave; and a retirement system into which the employee becomes vested after 10 years of service (retirement is possible at age 50 or after 30 years of service regardless of age). 

Application Process

The VI Port Authority only accepts applications for open positionsTo apply for an advertised position at the Port Authority:

  • Visit our Web site's Job Listing section to download the job description of an advertised position you are interested in applying for.  Please read the job description carefully - paying close attention to the minimum requirements for application for that particular job.
  • If you meet the minimum qualifications, you may apply by downloading an employment application (PDF format).
  • Complete the application by typing or writing in legible, print handwriting. Applications must be submitted by mail or hand delivered to the Port Authority's Human Resources department.  You may also scan and e-mail your application to  Faxed and photo copied are not accepted.
  • As of October 1, 2008, the Port Authority implemented a hiring freeze. No new positions will be filled but some vacant positions may be filled as they become available.  You may call our Human Resources office at (340) 774-1629 ext. 6676 for more information.

Contacting our Human Resources Office

If you would like to file an application for employment to work at the Virgin Islands Port Authority, you may visit or call our human resources office (see contact information below). Our office office is located in the Port Authority's Administration Building adjacent to the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. Office hours are Monday through Friday (closed all local and federal holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (340) 774-1629 ext. 6676 for more information.  All applications or other employment related inquiries should be submitted to:

Human Resources
Virgin Islands Port Authority
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, VI 00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629 ext. 6676
Fax: (340) 714-4888

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Virgin Islands Port Authority
8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629  Fax: (340) 774-0025 / 
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