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DescriptionNICTD is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates for a key senior-level engineering role within the agency.  Reporting to the Chief Engineering Officer, the Railway Signal & Systems Engineer will have technical and managerial responsibilities for staff, designers, engineers, and construction contractors in the construction and maintenance of NICTD’s signal, communication, and traction power infrastructure.  This position will also work on positive train control and other engineering assignments associated with capital improvements to the South Shore Line.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, and at least four years practical experience in the management and application of railroad signal systems or at least eight or more years in a combination of educational and practical experience in the above categories. 

Salary and BenefitsSalary is projected within the range of $75,000 to $95,000 based on education, skills, and work history.  The benefit package includes full health benefits for the employee and family, vacation, compensatory time, supplemental pension, and other fringe benefits received by NICTD management.  Details are available during the interview process.  The position is eligible for relocation benefits. 

Location:  The position is headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana.   Northwest Indiana offers low cost living with easy access to Lake Michigan beaches, excellent schools, and close proximity to urban cultural opportunities within the Chicago metropolitan area.  

DetailsClick HERE for details about the duties, responsibilities, full list of qualifications, and other information about the opportunity.  

How to ApplyDeliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume outlining training, experience and work history  not later than 5 p.m., November 29,  2017,to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below.  Resumes will not be accepted after this deadline.  NICTD does not accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes.  Apply early for best consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity at any point in time.  Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Cindy McCann at (219) 874-4221, ext 252.  Candidates will be advised after their resume is reviewed by the Hiring Committee whether they are selected for an interview. Contact information for delivering resumes:

Mail or hand delivery: Director - Human Resources & Labor Relations; Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District; Attn: Railway Signal & Systems Engineer Opportunity; 601 N. Roeske Avenue; Michigan City, IN 46360-2669. 

Fax:  (219) 872-5841


NICTD intends to hire a full time Police Patrol Officer to serve and protect the passengers, employees, and infrastructures of the South Shore Line commuter railroad service. As Indiana’s only municipal transit police department, NICTD Transit Police are responsible for the safety and security of approximately 3.8 million passengers annually and a 90 mile rail system that extends from the South Bend Regional Airport to downtown Chicago. Police headquarters are located in East Chicago, Indiana. Officers have bi-state law enforcement authority for Indiana and Illinois.

Position Requirements:  The successful candidate must have at least two (2) years of prior law enforcement service with at least one (1) year of actual patrol service. Military veteran candidates not meeting this civilian experience requirement may substitute relevant military police experience for civilian experience. Candidates must also possess a current Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.

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How To Apply:   Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: NICTD Police Patrol Officer Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in this assignment and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. Your resume and cover letter must be received at 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360, no later than 9 a.m., on Friday, December 8, 2017.   You may send the documents by mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or e-mail to: Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. Phone calls and walk-ins expressing interest are not acceptable. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered mail or e-mails. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail.

Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, NICTD Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223, if you have questions about this specific opportunity or notice. Do not use this number for questions or information on other posted positions or opportunities.    



This entry level opportunity is for persons who truly enjoy customer service, have strong mental math skills, and possess either mechanical or leadership potential. Collectors ensure that NICTD’s passengers are properly greeted, pay correct fares, receive information regarding their destinations, and arrive at their destinations safely. Specific tasks include assistance to passengers when boarding or alighting from coaches, assistance with luggage and packages, answering passenger questions, collecting proper fares, handling passenger emergencies, remitting NICTD funds collected from passengers, and assisting the conductor and engineer in the safe operation of the train. During their career, collectors must accept promotion as directed by management to service as a conductor or engineer. Locations and assignments are determined by seniority. Persons should expect to work weekends, nights, holidays, relief assignments, and without choice of location. Some positions also require being “on call” for twenty-four (24) hour periods.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements: High school or GED equivalent; college degrees or experience preferred but not required. Twenty-one (21) years of age.

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(1)          This position closes at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  Applications are not accepted after this date and time.

(2)          If you have previously applied on-line, you must FIRST contact Ms. McCann at or (219) 874-4221 ext. 252 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

(3)          Unless otherwise specified in the job posting, NICTD only accepts applications through its electronic application system unless there is a need for reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you have a disability that prevents you from applying through the electronic process, submit your request for reasonable accommodation to: NICTD, Attn: Director – HR & LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.  NICTD does not accept unsolicited resumes, accept printed employment applications, or grant requests for interviews.