Special Agent in Charge

Direct and coordinate activities of security staffs.
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Salary Range
$37,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Special Agent in Charges do?

Directs and coordinates activities of security staff to protect railroad passengers, employees, and property: Plans and implements programs to protect railroad passengers, employees, and property. Directs investigation of crimes on railroad property, freight theft claims, or suspicious damage and loss of passenger’s valuables. Directs security activities at derailments and fires, floods and strikes involving railroad property or responsibility. Conducts investigations and implements programs related to fire prevention and inspections, grade crossing accident prevention, and other special safety and prevention measures. Directs security training of new employees.

Should I be a Special Agent in Charge?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Supervisory Special Agent

    How to become a Special Agent in Charge

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