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Special Agent - Chicago, IL

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Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11371: Special Agent - Chicago, IL 

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Protects the employees, customers, physical plant, and corporate interests of Norfolk Southern through law enforcement activities authorized as a certified and commissioned police officer.

Principal Duties:

  • Polices terminals, yards, right-of-ways, and other railroad property.
  • Protects property, employees, patrons, and goods in transit.
  • Performs inspections, background checks, and criminal investigations, as assigned.
  • Exercises proper prevention techniques, makes inspections of freight, applies security devices, and conducts surveillances to prevent crimes against the company.
  • Responds to police calls for service and, as a first responder, facilitates the effective coordination of fire and rescue, hazmat and environmental, law enforcement, and/or other emergency service.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 1-2 years Preferred Level: 1-2 years


Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS, BA)

Preferred Majors:

  • Social Sciences - Criminal Justice / Criminology
  • Business - Business Administration and Management

Licenses / Certifications: Required:

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Commissioned Law Enforcement Officer
  • Commissioned (Railway) Police Officer Preferred: None listed

Technical Skills:

None listed

Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives
  • Analyzing Problems

Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Municipal or Military Police Officer

Future Jobs:

  • Supervisor Special Agent
  • Special Agent in Charge
  • Regional Superintendent Police

Work Conditions

Environment: Outdoor/Field

Shift Work: Yes

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 3 - 5 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of  coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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