Careers at the Amtrak Police Department
Stage 1 - Position Posting and Resume Review
Selected applicants who meet or exceed basic qualifications for employment will be scheduled for the Orientation/Testing.
Stage 1.1 - Physical Agility Testing*
The position of Police Officer requires applicants to meet Physical Agility Standards and Requirements, which include:
Stage 2 - Orientation/Testing
The candidate will be provided with an application. The written examination (police and security officers), typing test (communication officers) and pre-offer written psychological test (police officers only) will be administered at the Orientation.
Stage 3 - Interview
Successful candidates will undergo an oral interview after written testing at the Orientation Stage.
Stage 4 - Candidate Background Investigation
All candidates will be subjected to a background investigation.
Stage 4.1 - Post-Offer Psychological Examinations*
Candidates who successfully complete the interview phase will be administered a post-offer psychological examination. Candidates that have successfully completed the above stages will be scheduled for an interview with a psychologist.
Stage 5 - Final non-medical stage
All interviews, testing, and background investigations are completed and reviewed.
Stage 6 - Medical Examination
Candidates must successfully pass a medical examination and drug test for use of illegal substances.
Stage 7 - Candidate Notification
All candidates who successfully completed all stages of the selection process and who will be offered a position will be notified by a Human Capital Department representative.
Note: The entire selection process may take up to 12 months to complete.
*Police Officers Only
Candidates eligible for appointment to the Amtrak Police Department will be subject to a 12 month probationary period from the date of railroad commission receipt. Probationary members must successfully complete training relevant to their position.
Applicants who are unsuccessful are eligible to reapply one year after the date of disqualification.
Salary and Benefits
Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer, and offers competitive salaries and benefits. Amtrak does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Amtrak administers its hiring, discipline, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and all other company activities in compliance with this policy.
In order to find out about current job openings at Amtrak visit: www.amtrak.com/careers
If you cannot use or access the online application system, call 202-906-2739 for assistance, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm ET