Job Title: Assistant Chief of
Police - 90214086 –
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SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Assistant Chief of Police
(ACOP) reports to the Chief of Police (COP) of the Amtrak Police
Department. Under the direction of the
Chief, the ACOP is responsible for directing and managing daily operations to
ensure the protection and security of the Amtrak Police Department Patrol and
Special Operations Divisions.
Manages day-to-day operational elements of the
APD to ensure the safety and security of Amtrak passengers, employees and
Formulates objectives and priorities in concert
with the COP, and implements plans, policies and procedures consistent with the
short and long-term interests of the Department.
Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement
officers and civilians, many of whom are represented by authorized bargaining
units, towards successful achievement of the Department’s vision, mission and
Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the
development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports
constructive resolution of conflicts.
Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual
differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the
Represents the Chief of Police in his/her
absence at an array of events, to include Board meetings, law enforcement
conferences, and media sessions Ensures
stakeholders are informed of any new or critical changes to policies.
and effectively communicates APD operations with Amtrak executives.
Forecasts, analyzes and explains complex
staffing requirements to effectively manage operations.
Applies and develops defensive countermeasures
based on actionable intelligence.
Ensures the operational integration of intelligence-led policing.
Shares and builds upon the COP’s vision and acts
as a catalyst for Departmental change.
Influences others to translate vision into action.
Builds and maintains working relationships and
liaison capabilities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Serves as a change agent for innovation and
modern security policing practices.
Advances training and education standards for
leadership development and professionalization of the Department.
Skill in disseminating relevant information about decisions, plans,
programs, and activities to executive corporation members, colleagues,
subordinate personnel, and external partners and groups and organizations
involved in patrol operations work.
Skill in communicating a clear understanding of policies/procedures, job
and program responsibilities, task objectives, priorities, deadlines, and
performance expectations; obtaining commitment to task objectives; facilitating
cooperation and teamwork; and recognizing effective performance.
Organizational Awareness: Skill in taking into account the needs and
requirements of internal and external customers, evaluating the results of
patrol and support operations from a systems perspective, and implementing a
continuous improvement measures.
Skill in determining short- and long-term objectives and strategies,
using policy/procedures to accomplish goals and objectives, allocating
resources according to priorities, mobilizing personnel and resources efficiently,
proactively developing contingency plans, and tracking work progress and
Skill in anticipating and identifying job-related problems, analyzing
the problems in a systematic but timely manner, and acting decisively to
implement comprehensive solutions that improve situations.
Professional Knowledge: Skill in applying one’s knowledge of patrol
operations, policing support functions and programs, police administration,
inter-jurisdictional responsibilities, TSA/DHS and related standards and legal
requirements, organizational and program development, change management, in
directing national railway patrol operations.
Successful completion of executive development
training (e.g., FBINA, SMIP).
Experience in effectively administering a patrol
function with investigations responsibility or a police support function with
multiple areas of responsibility.
Experience in creative crime prevention, crime
control, and community policing and programming.
Extensive years of progressively responsible
professional experience within a criminal justice agency, demonstrated years of
which were at the administrative level.
Must be a commissioned police officer or able to
obtain a railroad police commission in the state of residence or state of
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in criminal justice,
public or business administration, management, social and behavioral sciences and/or other related field.
AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
requisition ID: 28921
Posting Location(s): District of
Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area: DC07
Job Family/Function: Safety & Security
Relocation Offered: No
Travel Requirements: Up to 50%
Requirements: 10 plus
years of experience
APD Benefits website:https://police.amtrak.com/index.php/career
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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want
it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding
opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect
you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values
your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.
We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for
Amtrak job opportunities.
All positions require pre-employment background
verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is
committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment
substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test
which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We
appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free. In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR
section 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, he/she will not permitted
to perform safety-sensitive functions.
Note that any education requirement listed above may be
deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training
Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.