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Police Communication Specialist (Police Dispatcher) - Ft. Worth, TX

BNSF Railway
life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Texas, Fort Worth
February 24, 2024

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.

Job Location:Fort Worth
Other Potential Locations:Fort Worth, TX
Anticipated Start Date:03/01/2024
Number of Positions:1
Salary Range:$45,150

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety andservice that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion.As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serveand through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.



Receive and handle emergency telephone calls from governmental and public safety agencies, Resource Protection personnel, BNSF employees and the general public. Perform a primary contact function and serve as an information source for Resource Protection as well as other BNSF departments.

Provide pertinent contact services for BNSF customers. Coordinate Response to emergencies.

Monitor physical access to the Network Operations Center and other facilities at corporate headquarters. Monitor various environmental and fire alarm systems.

Provide accurate, detailed reports and testimony when required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

SHIFTS/HOURS: Operations are 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Various shift assignments and rotations required.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Must have ability to obtain valid driver's license
  • Must have successfully completed theBasic Telecommunicator Proficiency license through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement withinthe firstyear of employment
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of computers and computer programs
  • Must be physically and psychologically fit, able to successfully pass any required company evaluations, pass an extensive background investigation and any other state commissioning requirements
  • Must have a broad knowledge of criminal law and procedures
  • Must be able to meet any government or Company training and retention standards


  • College Degree
  • Minimum of three years full-timeexperience at acity, county, state, federal or railroad law enforcement agency Telecommunications 911/Emergency dispatch call center is strongly preferred
  • Advanced Telecommunicator license
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education
  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at .
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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