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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.

TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Supervisor Train Operations-Train Dispatcher in San Jose, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day supervision and authorization of the safe and efficient movement of all trains within the assigned territory consistent with operating rules, policies, and procedures of TransitAmerica Services, Inc. and the commuter agency (PCJPB).  Must comply with the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Railroad Administration regulations, GCOR, STO manual etc.  The STO is required to manage unexpected events and emergency situations to ensure the safety of passengers, minimize passenger inconvenience and limit delays to affected trains.  Utilize electronic and written record keeping as required.  Insure accurate accounting of delays incurred by trains.  Facilitate emergency responses to derailments, fatalities, vehicle strikes, etc. Perform a variety of administrative tasks related to Hours of Service requirements, hazardous materials, rule violations and other pertinent reports. Supervise five Communication Clerks to assure accurate customer information distribution.  Direct and indirect supervision of all train and engine crews, Maintenance of Way employees working on or near the right of way.



  • Must have experience as a conductor, engineer, train dispatcher, block operator or equivalent.  Prefer knowledge of union work rules and mechanical aspects of train equipment and maintenance of way operations.
  • Must have knowledge of railroad operating rules and procedures, practices and regulations related to passenger train operations.  Must be able to make quick and accurate decisions in a high-pressure environment dealing with life and death situations.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.



  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.


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It is the policy of TransitAmerica Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.