GEB Baggageman/CSR/Clerk - 90362466 - Portland

Date: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97209

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


This position will cover vacancies for Baggage/Red Cap, Agent, CSR’s, Ticket Accounting Clerk, Metropolitan Lounge Rep and T&E Assignment Clerk positions in Portland, OR, Salem, OR, and Vancouver, WA.  Representative will provide passengers with superior customer service from behind the ticket counter, on the station floor, platform or in the Metropolitan Lounge. 


  • Greeting, servicing and general comfort of each passenger as well as allowing access to the Metropolitan Lounge when appropriate
  • Make ticket reports promptly, properly safeguard company funds and prepare related reports handling station accounting; must also be qualified in the operation of Arrow, Railres/Stars/ASAP, Quik-Trak, E-Trax and CICSProd
  • responsible for the proper care and preventative maintenance of ticket printers and Quik-Trak machines
  • Keep all information racks filled; ensure stocking of beverages, ice, condiments, informational brochures, schedules and other items are done daily or as needed and readily available to our guests
  • Perform miscellaneous clerical duties related to the station
  • Provide assistance to customers with special needs
  •  Assist passengers with luggage and boarding trains
  • Handles checked baggage, package express and company materials in the station and on/off trains; complete required forms and accounting
  • Perform station janitorial duties; this includes light cleaning and proper care of the Metropolitan Lounge facility when designated.     
  • Dissemination of both verbal and printed information to passengers during the performance of each assigned position, including schedules, fares, routing, city highlights, boarding information, tours and other intermodal transportation; this may also include hotel arrangements and other special services as requested while performing the duties of Metropolitan Lounge Representative as contained in the lounge operations manual  
  • Ensure all passenger train boarding(s) are timely.  Will verify passengers are properly ticketed or have the proper travel documents and ensure compliance with baggage requirements prior to admission to station platforms. 
  • Generating manifests, consists, special service requests, transportation notices, etc. for outbound and inbound trains.  
  • General clerical duties such as filing, maintain attendance reports, process PTT submissions and yard sign-in sheets and answer phones.  
  • Ensure that all T&E job bulletins are received and posted.  Maintain all Federal and Company required postings.
  • Order and distribute uniform apparel, nametags for crew base and station employees.  
  • Maintain inventories for equipment issue such as iPhone e-ticketing devices, radios and batteries. Interface with CMS / CMC to ensure all positions are covered, vacations current, and open jobs are posted.


  • Must possess a valid Washington or Oregon driver's license. 
  • Skilled in the processing of all types of Amtrak tickets and a thorough understanding of tariffs to properly price tickets
  • Must meet qualifications for bid / bump Customer Service Representatives.
  • Must be proficient with baggage & express operation and be able to quote rates and information
  • Lift items weighing up to 50lbs
  • Push or pull a baggage cart and operate baggage equipment and maintain certifications on equipment (i.e. tow tractor, pallet jack and forklift)


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Comply with the company’s uniform and grooming policy to present a positive image on behalf of Amtrak through manners, actions, and personal style
  • Maintain a positive, good-natured attitude is essential
  • Comfortable interacting with customers, speaking on a public address system and using Amtrak computer systems


The hourly range is $23.00-$30.66 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan; life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings Here.

Requisition ID:159679
Posting Location(s):Oregon
Job Family/Function:Customer Service 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.