Police Officer - Portland

Date: Jun 14, 2024

Location: Portland, Oregon, 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.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Performs general police duties, processes, and operations for the protection of life and property and enforces federal, state, and local laws, prevents crime, and preserves peace in a railroad surface transportation environment.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Annual: 1 full year of prior service at probationary rate - $90,890.18, 5 Year Lateral (First Year at 95%) - $99,172, Top Step (100%) - $128,160.45.

 

Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) 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.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the safety and protection of all persons, including passengers, employees, and property.
  • Performs patrol duties on foot and in a police vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
  • Performs security and safety activities at incidents, including, but not limited to, derailments, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, special trains, and company functions involving railroad property and responsibility.
  • Responds to call for service and assistance, identifies hazards and takes proactive steps to resolve problems.
  • Arrests and detains offenders, conducts thorough preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes and reduce criminal opportunities, conducts searches and seizures, and serves warrants. 
  • Effectively deals with individuals under various circumstances to resolve disputes and neutralize hostilities, mediates disputes; assists individuals who are sick and need assistance, administers first aid when necessary.
  • Maintains proficiency and safely operates police equipment, including vehicles, computers, and weapons, including a firearm.
  • Communicates verbally in person and by radio; presents testimony and evidence in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings; maintains open line of communications with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, internal and external partners, as necessary or when directed.
  • Records information and prepares a variety of detailed reports with clearly organized thoughts and conclusions.
  • Reads, interprets, and applies federal, state, and local laws and regulations, railroad and department policies and procedures.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Seeking laterals and recently retired law enforcement professionals.
  • Must possess a valid Basic Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training "DPSST" certification, and have one (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience as a certified law enforcement professional, to include the successful completion of a Field Training Program.
  • Active and recently retired Oregon Police Officers are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be a United States citizen or meet the immigration requirements in the state where they will hold a railroad police officer commission.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • Must be able to pass all components of the police application process, including: a physical agility test, an interview, a psychological examination and an in-depth background investigation and a job-related physical examination. 
  • Ability to obtain a railroad police commission from the State of Oregon.

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Requisition ID:158266
Posting Location(s):Oregon
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
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 start or local statue, 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.