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Industry SectorLegal vacancies, Other railway vacancies, Rail Customer Service jobs, Special Agent, Police, Security jobs, Top management
BenefitsUSD 99,000 - USD 125,000
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Washington DC
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted28 December 2012

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Director leads, directs or performs departmental level police related projects for the Office of the Chief of Police. The Director plans, coordinates and directs the execution of the Public Affairs function, and Human Capital (HC) Administration for the Amtrak Police Department. The Director is liaison to the Emergency Management and Corporate Security Department for the development of Employee Security Awareness Training and Public Awareness messaging. The Director is point of contact for all Corporate Department interaction with the Office of the Chief of Police. The incumbent also conducts management analysis and audits of departmental work activities for all units of the department.
• Acts as a primary project officer for critical or priority Police departmental initiatives in areas of police. • Provides departmental level oversight and program management for the Amtrak goals and objectives performance measurement process, ensuring departmental functions are compliant with corporate-mandated content, schedule and reporting requirements. • Provides departmental level oversight, review and feedback in the development and implementation of the Police Corporate Strategic Plan, to include selection, operational measurement, definition, tracking, and documentation of performance objectives and productivity measures.

• Conducts department-wide analysis and program management review of all departmental employee staffing and hiring activities to assure conformance with Amtrak Human Capital workforce management and organization criteria. • Conducts analytical studies of administrative, organizational, and financial information (e.g. organizational change, communications, work flow management, and capital investments) in order to create and develop new systems or improved methods of performing work. • Serves as a senior liaison representative on behalf of the Chief of Police with Federal, State and local agencies, industry groups, and other security organizations including the DHS, TSA, FBI, FTA, FRA, AAR, NARP, APTA, NTI and the IACP. • Directs and controls day-to-day administrative activities for the Chief of Police, including interaction and communications with other Amtrak departments and personnel at all levels within the corporation. • Directs the public affairs functions for the Amtrak Police Department ensuring a timely exchange of information concerning police matters with media, passengers, and employees. • Directs the flow of information between the Amtrak Police Department and Corporate Communications during emergencies and critical incidents and for day-to-day public inquiries. • Serves as point of contact, liaison with Emergency Management and Corporate Security Department in the development Employee Security Awareness training and Public Awareness messaging. • Directs coordination and execution of special events, ceremonies and press conferences, media interviews and speaking engagements on behalf of the Police Department, promoting the mission and public image of the Department. • Collects and analyzes all internal and external publications for the Police Department. Reviews printed media and other forms of information to identify public material that could have a positive or negative impact on Amtrak’s operation. • Assists in the development and administration of the Police Department budget.
EDUCATION: • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in journalism, public relations, public or business administration, project analysis and management, and/or related fields.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in management analysis, three of which were as a mid-level manager and one year of which were in public relations, public safety or a security organization. • Skill in recognizing and diagnosing business process and administrative requirements and needs; using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of responsive actions; considering the relative benefits of potential actions; and choosing the most appropriate action(s). • Skill in developing creative solutions to administration, management, and organizational issues and problems. • Skill in developing action plans and structuring and monitoring multiple assignments and projects to achieve productivity, promote teamwork and excellence, and deliver work products according to schedule. • Skill in applying one’s knowledge of business administration; program and project management; budget and personnel management; performance measurement; record keeping; public relations; and research in managing an administrative function. • Skill in understanding internal and external factors that must be considered in planning to position a police department to meet current and future needs and improve service delivery
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and financial management software. • Experience in development of communications plans. • Experience in project management. • Experience in budget preparation and management.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: • Skill in communicating, orally and in writing, with a variety of internal and external audiences.

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