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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Must be able to pass all components of the police application process, including:
a written examination, a physical agility test meeting the following standards: Bench Press: 57% of applicant’s weight; Illinois Agility run: 20.6 seconds; 300 meter run: 92 seconds; push ups: 12; and 1.5 mile run: 19:45 minutes; a job related physical examination; a psychological examination and an in-depth background investigation.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be a United States citizen or have the ability to work in the United States
- Current related experience as a police officer or similar law enforcement experience.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
- Must be 21 years of age
- Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment
- Ability to obtain a railroad police commission from state of primary assignment or applicant’s state of residence.
- A certificate of successful completion of a basic police training program at a state authorized training academy
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
Application Deadline: N/A