Sr Special Agent (Oakland)

Date:  May 30, 2024

OAKLAND, CA, US, 90000

Reference Number:  1437 
Department: Safety 
Closing Date:  05/15/2024



This position at Union Pacific operates as a senior railroad police officer with employee and public safety as their first priority! This position has responsibility for the ongoing monitoring and apprehension of organized criminal enterprises which prey on the railroad. The employee in this role plans and coordinates police operations to ensure customer assets and ladings reach their destinations secure and intact. They also investigate and initiate efforts towards non-cargo losses against the railroad.


  • Participate in the executive protection of the Board of Directors, Corporate Officers and senior leaders, their families and their guests
  • Participate in "red team" audits on critical targets to test vulnerabilities and validate effectiveness of security measures
  • Implement the Union Pacific's Homeland Security Plan countermeasures as threat levels change
  • Promote public safety through grade crossing traffic enforcement operations (UPCARE) and the investigation of unsafe motorist incidents
  • Ensure that highly sensitive government shipments requiring special handling are protected or inspected according to federal rules and regulations
  • Participate in crime reduction enforcement operations to ensure customers' lading moves intact and without unnecessary delay from origin to destination
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Share inter-department responsibility for employee and public safety, crossing accident and third-party personal injury investigation, freight claim resolution, civil investigation, hazardous material release and related environment issues
  • Investigate all criminal (including employee) activities that occur on around assigned railroad property, including, but not limited to, writing comprehensive reports and warrant documents, interviewing victims and witnesses, preparing criminal cases for prosecution, personally testifying, maintaini


Qualifications - Required

  • A high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Certified and/or licensed as a commissioned law enforcement officer by the state in which this position is located or currently employed as a special agent within the Union Pacific Police Department. A Copy of P.O.S.T. certificate and/or certificate number, where applicable, must be included in application to be eligible for consideration.


Qualifications - Preferred

Physical Requirements

The employee must have strength, agility and endurance to safely participate in police training and job duties. Additionally long periods of driving, sitting, standing, and or walking/running occurs frequently throughout their shift.

Work Conditions


What we offer:

  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • 401(k) with 100% match up to 6%, plus additional automatic 3% (contribute 6% and UP will contribute 9% [6% + 3%])
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (with company contribution) Dependent Care Savings Account and Transportation Spending Account
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Competitive compensation including eligibility for annual merit, bonus, and equity programs dependent on job level and personal and company performance

Inclusion Statement

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on our desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. Our employees are unique individuals. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.

As America's railroad, Union Pacific has an innate responsibility to speak out against all forms of discrimination while creating an environment where all can see themselves belonging and succeeding.