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Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.


Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects. 


We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.


Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results. 


Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.


We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.


TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Control Center Train Dispatcher in San Jose, California to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • 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. 
  • Ensure 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.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 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.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.


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 DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle. 
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Work primarily in an office environment.
  • Frequently sits for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently use a computer keyboard and office related equipment.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Must be able to hear and distinguish auditory signals.
  • Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping or bending.



  • 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.


Why Herzog:

Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.


When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.


If you are interested in joining our team, click the Apply button below to start an application.


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.