LSA means Lead Service Attendant, which means you will be involved in Food Service including the collection of money and Paperwork/computer sales reports. Not all LSA positions involve money, for example working in First Class in the NE Corridor it just involves food preparation and service as well as the paperwork. Your trips could vary such as (from DC) just to NY and back same day or to Boston and back same day. To Boston or Springfield Mass., St Albans VT, stay overnight and back next day, or a 3 day trip To Chicago and back. Working in First Class you will work with another LSA in the FC car, most other positions you work by yourself. You will have approx. 2 weeks of classroom training after which you will make several training trips working with the regularly assigned person on various trains and will be shown/coached on the realities of getting the job done well.In order not to start a new thread I'm going to piggyback off this one as 1sgt used to say. I recently interview for an OBS position, but after the interview I received an email to do a physical for LSA. Since I was expecting to be considered for this position I didn't ask any questions in regards to it. What exactly does the LSA do? I would be based out of Washington D.C. if that helps. Thank you everyone for your help and this thread along with the website in general has been beyond helpful!
Hope this helps, I was an LSA for 31 years, now retired. Ask anything else I can assist with! Good Luck!