BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

The BART story began in 1946. It began not by governmental fiat, but as a concept gradually evolving at informal gatherings of business and civic leaders on both sides of the San Francisco Bay. Facing a heavy post-war migration to the area and its consequent automobile boom, these people discussed ways of easing the mounting congestion that was clogging the bridges spanning the Bay. In 1947, a joint Army-Navy review Board concluded that another connecting link between San Francisco and Oakland would be needed in the years ahead to prevent intolerable congestion on the Bay Bridge. The link? An underwater tube devoted exclusively to high-speed electric trains.

Since 1911, visionaries had periodically brought up this Jules Verne concept. But now, pressure for a traffic solution increased with the population. In 1951, the State Legislature created the 26-member San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission, comprised of representatives from each of the nine counties which touch the Bay. The Commission's charge was to study the Bay Area's long range transportation needs in the context of environmental problems and then recommend the best solution.

The Commission advised, in its final report in 1957, that any transportation plan must be coordinated with the area's total plan for future development. Since no development plan existed, the Commission prepared one itself. The result of their thoroughness is a master plan which did much to bring about coordinated planning in the Bay Area, and which was adopted a decade later by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

The BART Concept is Born
The Commission's least-cost solution to traffic tie-ups was to recommend forming a five-county rapid transit district, whose mandate would be to build and operate a high-speed rapid rail network linking major commercial centers with suburban sub-centers.

The Commission stated that, "If the Bay Area is to be preserved as a fine place to live and work, a regional rapid transit system is essential to prevent total dependence on automobiles and freeways."

Thus was born the environmental concept underlying BART. Acting on the Commission's recommendations, in 1957, the Legislature formed the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, comprising the five counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo. At this time, the District was granted a taxing power of five cents per $100 of assessed valuation. It also had authority to levy property taxes to support a general obligation bond issue, if approved by District voters. The State Legislature lowered the requirement for voter approval from 66 percent to 60 percent.

Between 1957 and 1962, engineering plans were developed for a system that would usher in a new era in rapid transit. Electric trains would run on grade-separated right-of-ways, reaching maximum speeds of 75-80 mph, averaging perhaps 45 mph, including station stops. Advanced transit cars, with sophisticated suspensions, braking and propulsion systems, and luxurious interiors, would be strong competition to "King Car " in the Bay Area. Stations would be pleasant, conveniently located, and striking architectural enhancements to their respective on-line communities.

BART employees in the 1970s

BART employees in the 1970s.

Hundreds of meetings were held in the District communities to encourage local citizen participation in the development of routes and station locations. By midsummer, 1961, the final plan was submitted to the supervisors of the five District counties for approval. San Mateo County Supervisors were cool to the plan. Citing the high costs of a new system-plus adequate existing service from Southern Pacific commuter trains - they voted to withdraw their county from the District in December 1961.

With the District-wide tax base thus weakened by the withdrawal of San Mateo County, Marin County was forced to withdraw in early 1962 because its marginal tax base could not adequately absorb its share of BART's projected cost. Another important factor in Marin's withdrawal was an engineering controversy over the feasibility of carrying trains across the Golden Gate Bridge.

BART had started with a 16-member governing Board of Directors apportioned on county population size: four from Alameda and San Francisco Counties, three from Contra Costa and San Mateo, and two from Marin. When the District was reduced to three counties, the Board was reduced to 11 members: four from San Francisco and Alameda, and three from Contra Costa. Subsequently, in 1965, the District's enabling legislation was changed to apportion the BART Board with four Directors from each county, thus giving Contra Costa its fourth member on a 12-person Board. Two directors from each county, hence forth, were appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. The other two directors were appointed by committees of mayors of each county (with the exception of the City and County of San Francisco, whose sole mayor made these appointments).

The five-county plan was quickly revised to a three-county plan emphasizing rapid transit between San Francisco and the East Bay cities and suburbs of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The new plan, elaborately detailed and presented as the "BART Composite Report, " was approved by supervisors of the three counties in July 1962, and placed on the ballot for the following November general election.

The plan required approval of 60 percent of the District's voters. It narrowly passed with a 61.2 percent vote District-wide, much to the surprise of many political experts who were confident it would fail. Indeed, one influential executive was reported to have said: "If I'd known the damn thing would have passed, I'd never have supported it. "

The voters approved a $792 million bond issue to finance a 71.5 mile high-speed transit system, consisting of 33 stations serving 17 communities in the three counties. The proposal also included another needed transit project: rebuilding 3.5 miles of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. The new line would link muni streetcar lines directly with BART and Market Street stations, and four new Muni stations would be built.

The additional cost of the transbay tube -- estimated at $133 million -- was to come from bonds issued by the California Toll Bridge Authority and secured by future Bay Area Bridge revenues. The additional cost of rolling stock, estimated at $71 million, was to be funded primarily from bonds issued against future operating revenues. Thus, the total cost of the system, as of 1962, was projected at $996 million. It would be the largest single public works project ever undertaken in the U.S. by the local citizenry.

After the election, engineers immediately started work on the final system designs, only to be halted by a taxpayer's suit filed against the District a month later. The validity of the bond election, and the legality of the District itself, were challenged. While the court ruled in favor of the District on both counts, six months of litigation cost $12 million in construction delays. This would be the first of many delays from litigation and time-consuming negotiations involving 166 separate agreements reached with on-line cities, counties, and other special districts. The democratic processes of building a new transit system would prove to be major cost factors that, however necessary, were not foreseen.

64 job(s) at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 28, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $109,929 Minimum / $140,160 Midpoint / $170,391 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 8) The starting salary will be in the mid-range. Posted Date November 28, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To As assigned in the Maintenance & Engineering Department Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Rebuilding BART's Infrastructure Principal Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. This posting fills a variety of Principal Engineering positions across multiple disciplines. Incumbents in these positions may work in the field, assigned to specific Engineering Divisions, and receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects and critical assets including: testing and design, process development, and documentation and implementation of asset enhancements or modifications. These positions may require day to day coordination with Maintenance, and are responsible for real-time monitoring and supervision of M&E's design life cycle maintenance programs, with desirable skills in any of the following engineering disciplines: Power Systems (Traction Power or Electrical) Civil Train Control Structural Communications Construction Computer Systems Mechanical Integration Engineering (Multidisciplinary)
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 15, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design &. capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $140.82 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $86,132 Minimum to $133,506 Maximum (PB 5) (The initial salary offer will be between $86,500-$103,000 based on the candidates experience) Posted Date January 5, 2018 This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To As assigned in the Maintenance & Engineering Department Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Rebuilding BART's Infrastructure Posting fills a variety of Engineering positions across multiple disciplines. Incumbents in these positions may work in the field, assigned to specific Engineering Divisions, and receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects and critical assets including: testing and design, process development, and documentation and implementation of asset enhancements or modifications. These positions may require day to day coordination with Maintenance, and are responsible for real-time monitoring and supervision of M&E's design life cycle maintenance programs, with desirable skills in any of the following engineering disciplines: Power Systems (Traction Power or Electrical) Civil Train Control Structural Communications Construction Computer Systems Mechanical
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 11, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $109,929.00 to 170,391.00 Annually (Non-Rep Pay Band 08) Posted Date December10, 2018 Closing Date December 21, 2018 or until filled Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Principle Engineer - Core Capacity Project Delivery This Position will report to the Core Capacity Project Delivery Group Manager with the primary responsibility for delivering the Train Control Modernization Program (TCMP) and the Transportation Operations Facility (TOF). The current fixed block train control system has exceeded its expected life and will be replaced by a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) System with the goal of bringing the BART system to a state of good repair, reduce failures and provide additional capacity through the Trans-Bay Tube. Similarly, the current Central Control Operations Facility has exceeded it useful life cannot be expanded in its current location because of the physical limitations of the site and will be replaced with a state of the art Transit Operations Facility (TOF) above the Lake Merritt BART Station. The new TOF will allow for future expansion of and a more complex BART system The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholder departments within BART and a general knowledge of: the BART organization or similar mass rapid transit agency and the impacts to operating departments including Maintenance & Engineering, Rolling Stock & Shops and Transportation Operations. train control systems, including wayside and on-board equipment, hardware and software in both the traditional fixed block technology as well as new moving block technology the complexity of, and the challenges in the replacement of train control equipment and on an existing operating transit system (vehicles and wayside) and the implementation of a moving block type system asset management, commissioning and training needs associated with a large capital project. Duties will include collaboration with the PD&C Planning Project Manager on the: engineering design development and integration of engineering disciplines (i.e. architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, systems) to complete construction documents for bid for the TOF project. advance project procurement process for the TOF project. construction management duties for the TOF project; asset management on-boarding, commissioning, and training efforts related to the TOF Depending upon the candidates' strengths, TCMP assignments could include but not limited to participating in or managing the efforts of: GEC consultant preparation of the Design-Build Contract documents analysis and evaluation for the selection of a CBTC System Supplier the installation and migration to the new CBTC system the design services during construction (DSDC) consultant selection and efforts the construction management (CM) consultant selection and efforts the installation & testing of equipment on rolling stock or wayside facilities tracking training and staffing efforts of impacted departments the development of a new Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system This is a capital position and is subject to time and funding limitations. Essential Job Functions Performs complex engineering design or construction project duties; as assigned, may serve as Resident Engineer on construction projects; may direct contract resident engineers on assigned project. Establishes schedules and methods for providing contract administration services; inspects and verifies quantities of materials, and monitors adherence to specifications; identifies resources needed. Monitors progress of engineering design or construction projects; makes recommendations on resources to be allocated. Assists in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Recommends approval of and submits contractor's progress payment applications; maintains documentation of contract deficiencies. Prepares engineering designs, specifications, costs and quantity estimates for engineering projects; reviews the adequacy and accuracy of computations. Administers control of required documentation for contracts; prepares a variety of reports and correspondence on engineering design or construction matters including Inspector's Daily Reports, monthly and final completion reports, contract modifications and negotiations, field Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in engineering project administration. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; field environment; travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 06, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Vehicle Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $86,132.00 to $133,506.00/annually (Non- Represented Pay Band 05) Initial salary offer will be between $116,099.97 to $119,002.47 Posted Date December 5, 2018 Closing Date December 19, 2018 or until filled. Reports To Ben Holland, Manager of Vehicle Systems Engineering Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Vehicle Systems Engineer classification encompasses a broad range of expertise to support the Rolling Stock and Shops department. The incumbents perform a variety of duties under limited direction in support of the evaluation, repair and overhaul of District transit vehicles such as: troubleshooting and reverse engineering electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems, computer software control systems and components; investigating and determining root cause of transit vehicle equipment incidents and failures, and responding to, and assisting with fleet incidents on the mainline and in the shops; developing new designs and maintenance processes to improve reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety of the District's revenue transit vehicles and related equipment; knowledge of industry best practices for designing and maintaining materials and maintenance procedures for door systems, HVAC systems, friction brake and propulsion systems, AC/DC power supply systems, automatic ‎train control systems, car body interior and exterior systems, car body structural designs, and related supporting systems such as circuit boards, wiring, linkages, hydraulics, pneumatics, structures; use of schematics, drawings, diagnostic test equipment and industry specific troubleshooting tools; analyzing, calculating, estimating documenting and presenting engineering designs and tasks as assigned to maximize effectiveness and benefit while minimizing costs and risk; and other duties as assigned. This is the full journey level class within the Vehicle Systems Engineer series. Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer in that the latter possesses a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment or may act as lead over assigned lower level staff or may be assigned tasks with greater complexity and/or risk Essential Job Functions Performs a variety of vehicle systems engineering duties in support of the design repair, overhaul, evaluation, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles. Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain transit vehicle subsystems. Investigates and determines cause of major transit vehicle equipment failures and provides required corrections or equipment design changes. Provides a variety of technical information in support of transit vehicle repair, engineering and design. Provides technical assistance in the location and disposition of transit vehicle parts and equipment. Participates in the analysis of vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes. Creates a variety of technical engineering drawings, specifications and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems. Provides technical assistance in developing new advanced transit vehicle systems for use on District transit vehicles. Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for the maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards. Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering. Provides expert testimony in personal injury lawsuits against the District, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable engineering work experience relevant to the design and maintenance of transit vehicles. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Successful completion of the Engineer-in-Training exam for California is desirable. Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. Substitution : Completion of a relevant master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Completion of a relevant post doctorate degree or current registration as a professional engineer may be substituted for two years of experience. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $86,132 Minimum / $109,819 Midpoint / $133,506 Maximum (Non-Represented PayBand 5) The initial salary offer will be in the mid-range. Posted Date December 4, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting covers Train Control Engineers within the Train Control Engineering (TCE) Division of the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Education and experience preferred in the engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science discipline. Desired skills, capabilities, and experience are described, as follows: Beyond the minimum qualifications, Train Control Engineers, must have a minimum of 3 years work experience in systems engineering design and implementation projects; are expected to work independently on usually smaller, well-defined projects, and develop drawings and specifications for construction contracts. May sign and stamp design drawings. Train Control Engineers are expected to work in the field, have detailed subject matter expertise in certain areas, and act as consultants to other TCE staff in their areas of expertise. P.E. is preferred. Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including project management, technical design, documentation, implementation, testing and maintenance support of both hardware and software modifications to the Automatic Train Control (ATC), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems of the District's train control system. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: Communication Based Train Control Microprocessor Based Interlocking Systems VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller) VPI (Vital Processor Interlocking) Relay Based Interlocking Systems Sequential Occupancy Release System (SORS) Positive Stop & Train ID System (PS/ID) Train Control Room Multiplex Speed Encoding Systems Microprocessor based Multiplex Speed Encoding System (NSMUX) Legacy Westinghouse Multiplex Speed Encoding System (MUX) Wayside Multiplex Speed Encoding System (WMUX) Vehicle Automatic Train Control Systems (VATC) Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in programming and reverse engineering of train control software systems using ladder logic or Boolean equation logic. Experience with design, programming and administration of database systems, specifically VHLC, VPI, and other train control industry systems. Experience with software configuration management and version control, using tools such as PVCS, CVS, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols. Experience with systems and application implementation interfacing with other internal or external systems. Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures. Experience with working in a critical time-sensitive operational environment: Providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment, Introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner, Investigating incidents both historically and in real-time, Seeing the big picture and triaging problems, Maintaining an end-user/customer focus and timely support to Operations, Investigating and resolving reported problems while maintaining end-user/customer focus, and Preparing detailed reports to document the problem, troubleshooting methods and eventual resolution. Developing/implementing improvements to improve on incident response. Experience with process automation for remote data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis. Experience working with a mixture of legacy and modern systems to facilitate system updates, and maintain system compatibility. Experience with design and operation of systems handling vital safety sensitive data. Experience with devising software testing procedures and perform software testing. Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices. Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices and familiarity with human-machine interface principles; Excellent problem-solving ability, either individually or in a team environment; Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience working with and managing contractors and vendors in the execution of contracts and agreements, including implementation planning, deployment coordination, and quality evaluation of work product. Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation. Keep up to date with emerging technology such as CBTC and developments and trends in the computer, software and transit and railroad industry, while maintaining membership of appropriate professional institutions, such as AREMA. Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, drive resolution of complex program including risk registers. Engineering projects in close cooperation with Maintenance, which may include engineering standards/drawings, reviews, and updates. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and troubleshoot and resolve complex challenges in all aspects of project closeout. Track and evaluate future project technical needs, and coordinate capital funding challenges and improvements. Development of required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements. Ensure resource availability and allocation, and track and optimize funding streams including multiple grant sources. Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex control and technical problems around scope, schedules, and/or budget, using analytics for early detection of control issues in large portfolios. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets. Day-to-day support of, and coordination with, maintenance personnel, including trouble-shooting, system repair and upgrades, asset management (operating and maintenance procedures, spare part inventory planning). Incorporates safety in all aspects of job performance and is a role model for others in driving a culture of safety first and continuous improvement. Positions require coordination with Train Control Maintenance and the Operations Control Center personnel to provide engineering support in troubleshooting operational problems. Procurement of train control equipment, including development of technical specifications, drawings, test tools, quality control and training for Engineering and Maintenance staff. Management of capital projects including preparation of Quarterly FTA Reports, Quarterly Performance Review Reports, status reports, review and approve invoices. Provide engineering and systems integration support to other department projects including, review of contact specifications, attend project meetings and act as the TC Engineering liaison to the project. Provide TC Engineering support to "Top Ten List" of high priority items as identified by TC Maintenance which may include working off-shift hours. Provide TC Engineering support to RS&S which may include working on board revenue vehicles to troubleshoot VATC problems. Develop SOPs, Maintenance Directives and Maintenance Bulletins as required to support TC Maintenance activities. Recommend revisions to the BART Facilities Standards (BFS) to reflect the latest industry best practices. NOTE: Because some projects are based on capital work, some of the positions are capital positions and are subject to time and funding limitations. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in electronics, computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable train control systems engineering experience. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, heat and cold. Physical Conditions : Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive train control engineering and computer equipment program. Principles and practices of train control and signaling systems. Materials, tools, methods, and equipment used in the maintenance, modification and installation of train control equipment. Computer software and programming languages used in train control engineering. Electronic engineering circuitry equipment and practices. Concepts of reliability and fault analysis. Software development and configuration. Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing train control equipment failures. Operational characteristics of analog and digital electronics, electrical circuitry, electro-mechanical mechanisms and mini- and micro-computers. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in train control engineering project design. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Performing a variety of train control engineering duties. Applying principles and practices of train control engineering in assigned projects. Preparing and interpreting engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports. Conducting field tests and investigations. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $99,708 Minimum / $127,129 Midpoint / $154,549 Maximum (Non-Represented PayBand 7) The initial salary offer will be in the mid-range. Posted Date December 4, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment You'll be playing a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of scalable and fault tolerant applications. The programs you create will help BART be more efficient and provide better service. Incumbents in this position will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects and critical assets, including design, documentation, implementation, and testing of enhancements and software corrections to the advanced systems responsible for real-time monitoring and supervision of BART trains and the BART central train control systems. The systems include: Integrated Computer System (ICS) - internally developed control center system for train, traction power and operations Implementing new Communications-based train control (CBTC) Passenger Notification Systems: Display signs Audio - Public Address (PA) APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) Web feeds 15 internally developed web applications Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) - system is responsible for substations, elevator, escalators, ventilation, fire alarms, passenger stations, and much more. We are running a small city with our SCADA infrastructure. Splunk/Data Analytics System Admin tools: Netcool Monit Nagios SolarWinds Position requires day-to-day coordination with Maintenance and Operations Control Center personnel, hands-on monitoring and control of the operational systems, and troubleshooting operational problems. Education and experience preferred in the Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineer branches of Engineering. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have a minimum of 5 years work experience in programming and engineering; work on larger projects, have several areas of subject matter expertise, provide mentoring to junior staff, and interact with outside groups as required. Senior Computer Systems Engineers provide leadership on complex projects; are responsible for coordinating the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates; lead/supervise Engineers, review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. Senior Engineers have full responsibility for assets assigned. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Contribute to team design discussions with detailed technical information. Independently lead complex tasks and projects Provide engineering reports and provide recommendation Develop code with quality, leveragability, scalability, and maintainability in mind. Provide code reviews. Identify strategic/tactical solutions and provides risk assessments and recommendations to technology leadership. Provide work breakdown and estimates for complex software development tasks. Ability to translate business requirements into development stories and tasks with estimates in Agile development. Effective time management, ability to plan and prioritize work effectively. Strong experience and leadership in DevOps - melding of operations and development. Strong collaboration skills and ability to get work done with others. Must be a motivated; a self-starter, results oriented individual with a successful track record. Ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills quickly. Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience with real-time, distributed computer control systems and associated software architectures. System Administration skills. Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience with real-time, distributed computer control systems and associated software architectures. Familiarity working in a critical operational environment where keeping things running is key, while providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment, introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner, investigating incidents both historically and in real-time, seeing the big picture and triaging problems, and maintaining an end-user/customer focus. Experience in designing, programming and reverse engineering of large server systems using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Groovy, SQL, shell scripts, and Expect, HTML and other web technologies, and database technology, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. Leverage our existing analytics tools, testing tools, and reporting methods e.g., Splunk to prioritize and implement improvements to our data pipelines, analytics toolkits, and reporting processes. Experience designing, programming, and maintaining SCADA systems, particularly Allen Bradley and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) brands, and working with associated communication protocols. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols, and experience of implementing sockets based distributed software systems. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux and MS Windows preferably in virtualized environment (e.g. VMware), including practical systems administration. Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices, and familiarity with human-machine interface principles. Experience with devising software-testing procedures and performing software testing. An understanding of computer system security, and security procedures and practices. Experience with user identity management. Ability to monitor and identify network policy violations and system breaches. Comprehensive knowledge of office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics products. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, and to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, system sizing, implementation planning, programming, installation coordination, vendor management, performance measurement, and analysis. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Performs advanced computer systems engineering duties in control of the development, modification, installation and maintenance of the District's computerized equipment and systems; designs and tests computer control systems; monitors relative systems operations; provides direction to programmers and installation staff. Resolves complex computer systems malfunctions; analyzes and determines cause, takes corrective actions; recommends system modifications as required. Performs system database maintenance duties including analysis of space usage, backup, recovery and performance tuning recovery; reorganizes database configuration; maintains multiple database versions to support production and systems development operations; maintains and supports on line and off line databases in multiple locations. Analyzes District plant engineering changes; determines requirements for database updates; analyzes impact on other subsystems. Prepares plant for short and long term modification to existing computer systems; prepares cost benefit analysis and estimates for computer system projects. Designs hardware and software modifications to control and data collection systems; prepares equipment specifications and procurement contracts. Develops computer operating manuals and test procedures; prepares computer hardware and software installation, modification and testing. Develops and modifies various complex programming codes and scripts; acts as liaison between the District and software consultants and equipment manufacturers. Provides technical computer systems engineering support for various departments throughout the District in the maintenance of computer systems operations; analyzes user requirements; provides software or hardware solutions. Prepares a variety of technical reports, manuals, specifications, drawings and correspondence relevant to project areas. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of computer systems engineering. As assigned, may participate in training assigned employees in their areas of work including computer systems engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime to test hardware and software. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Operational characteristics of a variety of databases and operational systems. Methods and techniques of database management and administration. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of lead supervision and training. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex computer systems. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level computer systems staff. Independently performing the most difficult computer systems engineering work. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Performing database management and administration duties. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing complex computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budget and schedules. Preparing computer programs, test procedures and operating manuals. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. Preparing and interpreting computer hardware specifications. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Conducting software tests and debugging procedures. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including District officials and the general public. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Office of Civil Rights Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $86,132.00/annually - $133,506.00/annually (Non-Rep Band 5) Posted Date December 4, 2018 Closing Date Open until filled This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months. Reports To Program Manager or Designee Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is recruiting to fill the Sr. Administrative Analyst position in the Economic Opportunity Policies and Programs Division (EOPP). We are looking for someone with strong analytical and communication skills with strategic thinking who can effectively work in a fast paced, multi-tasking and deadline-driven environment. This position is responsible for analyzing the District's equity programs and policies, draft policies and recommend policy changes; implement the B2GNow Compliance Management System and business process changes in the Office of Civil Rights; assists in the completion of future Disparity Studies, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and DBE Triennial Goal updates. This position is responsible for implementing and assisting in the development and planning of the small business program enhancements including implementing the small business supportive services for District-wide. The ideal candidate(s) will demonstrate the following criteria beyond the minimum qualifications: Directly related experience is preferred in the areas of analyzing and performing advanced statistical and analysis including data forecasting and process improvement, in support of Civil Rights programs. Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis in support of reporting, policy, procedure and program development for Civil Rights program. Ability to implement, coordinate and administer elements of a Civil Rights program. Essential Job Functions Translates technical and nontechnical information; and efficiently develops information and reports for various audiences. Assists management with compliance reviews to develop policies, procedures, management presentations and reports and identifies opportunities for process improvements, financial stability and cost reductions. Implements new systems, methods and procedures; monitors program progress in meeting goals and objectives; conducts updates with management staff to inform and advise on project progress. Develops and implements standard operating procedures, reporting mechanisms and internal control mechanisms. Implements programs in support of OCR's ongoing policy objectives including planning, developing, implementing and closing projects within the EOPP Division of OCR. Analyzes new OCR data and works with various departments to improve data collection and retention efforts. Support the maintenance of all OCR data on DBE, SBE, MSBE, MBE, WBE and SB participation, availability, utilization and develops and implements projects to improve data retention, analysis and forecasting. Supports the ongoing development and maintenance of the District's Vendor Payment Tracking System or comparable compliance management system. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, economics or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional administrative, analytical and/or budgetary experience. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of assigned program area including administrative, financial, or operations functions. Principles and practices of program development and implementation. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Methods of administrative, organizational, economic, and procedural analysis. Methods and techniques of statistical and financial analysis. Business computer applications for statistical analysis and data management. Principles and practices of procurement, purchasing, and accounting. Methods and techniques used to conduct a variety of analytical studies. Principles, practices, methods and techniques of report preparation. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Office equipment including computers, supporting word processing, and spreadsheet applications. Related Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Performing complex analytical duties. Preparing, administering and monitoring capital and operating budgets. Maintaining accurate records and files. Preparing clear and concise administrative, budgetary, and financial reports. Collecting, evaluating and interpreting complex information and data. Reviewing and analyzing complex technical documents and proposals. Analyzing complex problems, identify alternative solutions and recommend conclusions. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Interpreting and apply laws, policies, rules and regulations. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 04, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Human Resources Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $82,031.00 - $127,150.00 annually (Non-Represented Pay Band 4) Initial salary offer will be between $82,031.00 - $99,000.00, depending on qualifications Posted Date December 3, 2018 Closing Date December 17, 2018 **This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months. Reports To R. Hathorn Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Human Resources Department is recruiting to fill a vacant Administrative Analyst position within the Compensation Division to oversee and administer the District's ID badging program. This position will provide for the issuance, validation, allocation of security clearance, proper use and recovery of all ID Badges for the District. As part of the District's ID badging program, this position will be responsible for ensuring that all prospective employees, contractors and consultants have been properly cleared through BART's background check process before an ID Badge is issued. Accordingly, this position will be required to closely interface with the BART Police Department. Although the position's responsibilities will primarily focus on ID Badging responsibilities, the successful candidate will also provide analytical and administrative support to the Compensation Division as assigned. In order to be successful in this position, the incumbent will need to apply both knowledge of database systems and computer applications (i.e., PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, etc.), communicate effectively both in writing and verbally, establish good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, make sound recommendations and decisions, and produce accurate results in a timely manner. As the incumbent will be responsible for the entry and maintenance of key District data, it is imperative that the incumbent have a strong attention to detail. Additionally, because this position represents the first line of contact with internal and external customers, it is also imperative that the incumbent have very strong telephone and face-to-face customer service acumen. The successful candidates will demonstrate expertise as generally defined above by the current assignment and have a demonstrated history of the following experience: *Working knowledge of and experience in database systems *Strong Microsoft Excel skills to enter, update, track and manipulate data *Strong attention to detail for data validation and detection of errors and anomalies *Strong face-to-face and telephone customer service skills *Strong written and verbal communication skills *Organization & planning skills *Ability to work effectively and successfully in a team environment *Ability to follow oral and written instructions *Ability to maintain strict confidentiality Essential Job Functions Issues, replaces, terminates and maintains ID cards of directors, employees, retirees, contractors, temporary agency employees, dependents and retirees. Ensures appropriate access of ID cards, such as building access, secured facility access and train-riding privileges. Enters and updates accurate data needed to maintain appropriate ID card access. Respond to questions over the phone or in person regarding ID card functionality and appropriately troubleshoots and resolves ID card problems. Administers the Law Enforcement Security Enhancement Program (LESEP) which provides for secured BART access for authorized bay area law enforcement officers. Coordinates activities with other District departments, including BART Police Department regarding Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance, which governs authorized issuance and re-issuance of ID cards, as appropriate. Initiates deactivation of system access for terminated and retired employees. Performs a variety of research support duties; regularly reviews data entered into various databases for consistency and accuracy, and makes updates when necessary. Uses specialized knowledge to independently respond to inquiries received from employees, vendors, customers and other stakeholders. Provides assistance in resolving operational and administrative problems in the BART ID Badge program, including trouble-shooting, re-encoding and replacing malfunctioning ID cards; identifies problem areas; conducts research to find alternative solutions; makes recommendations; assists in implementation. Participates in special projects involving data gathering, research of new programs and services, and feasibility analyses to support business operations, and makes recommendations based on knowledge of the department's objectives and activities. Coordinates and/or completes forms, paperwork and other administrative procedures required as part of the BART ID Badge program, LESEP, or other related program areas. Receives and responds to complaints and questions from the general public related to BART ID Badge program; reviews problems and recommends corrective actions; prepares summary reports as required. Provides timely and accurate data reports to internal customers and other department personnel by extracting data from appropriate database, and manipulates data into appropriate format using word processing/spreadsheet applications. Accountable for cash handling, balancing and inventory control of BART ID cards, ID card accessories and other supplies pertinent to the management of the BART ID Card program. Organizes and maintains various files; types correspondence, reports and forms from drafts, notes or briefs. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional level experience in administrative, operational or budgetary analyses. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 28, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $94,961.00 to $147,191.00/Annually Payband 06 Posted Date 11/27/2018 Closing Date 12/21/2018 Reports To Herr Teo Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This position will be assigned to the System Safety Department working on the, Silicon Valley Rapid Transit, Hayward Maintenance Facilities, Irvington Station and other capital and inhouse projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Working knowledge of California Building Codes (CBC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, Standard for fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems NFPA130. Knowledge of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Orders (GO). Knowledge of how to preform Preliminary Hazard Analysis. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with all team members and professional disciplines on any assigned project/phase. Ability to manage workload effectively including plan, coordinate, organize, prioritize and handle multiple projects. Ability to read and interrupt standard specifications and contract drawings. Essential Job Functions Reviews codes, regulations, and standards for safety, and maintains appropriate documentation such as the System Safety Program Plan and BART Facilities Standards. Evaluates the safety of engineering projects, both for new construction/installations and modifications to existing systems and facilities. Evaluates and participates in complex and critical engineering safety reviews, analysis and audits. Develops and implements safety certification programs and program plans. Coordinates and participates in hazard analysis and mitigations Communicates and works with engineers, contractors, and consultants, on adherence to safety requirements, development of appropriate review and test programs, and on resolution of identified safety discrepancies/non-conformances. Manages safety certification audits, issues audit reports, provides audit presentation and assists in resolving non-conformances Coordinates and participates in California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requested activities including document reviews, witnessing of tests, and field inspections. Develops and/or coordinates the submittal of requested documentation to the CPUC. Works with the State Fire Marshall, Local Fire Department, and other outside local, state, and federal agencies; Conducts station exiting calculations. Provides assistance and overall technical support to the Manager of Engineering Safety and keeps him informed of all pertinent division matters in a timely manner. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in engineering project administration. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for year basis. A college degree is preferred. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by email at employment@bart.gov . All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate Principal Labor Relations Representative - $99,708 - $154,549 / Annually (Pay Band 7 Non-Rep) Posted Date November 20, 2018 Closing Date December 14, 2018 This is a pool posting - applicants who are placed in the pool will be eligible for open positions within twelve month from the establishment of the pool. Reports To S. Dines, Assistant Chief, Labor Relations Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The positions will be responsible for administering the labor relations program, including interpreting collective bargaining agreements and providing advice to management staff on contractual obligations, disciplinary actions, negotiations and impacts bargaining, dispute settlement, and grievance procedures. The positions will also be responsible for consulting with union representatives, and preparing a variety of labor relations documents and reports, including settlement agreements, memoranda of understanding, side letters, statistical reports and related documentation. The positions may be responsible for supervising staff. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following criteria beyond the minimum qualifications: Interpreting and applying contract obligations contained in collective bargaining agreements. Principles and practices of negotiations and conflict resolution. Experience supporting public sector labor relations programs including disciplinary procedures, grievance handling, and preparation of disciplinary hearings and arbitrations. The ability to work effectively in a diverse transportation and/or public sector labor environment. Impasse resolution techniques including mediation, rights and interest arbitration. Essential Job Functions Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and practices. Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Administers labor relations agreements; interprets contents of agreements and provides advice to management staff on contractual obligations including disciplinary actions, negotiations, dispute settlement and grievance procedures. Prepares a variety of labor relations documents and reports including settlement agreements, memorandums of understanding, side agreements, statistical reports and related documentation. Prepares or assists in preparation for arbitration, grievance hearings, and Skelly (pre- disciplinary due process) hearings; performs related investigations, including but not limited to witness interviews or advising managers in performance of investigations; prepares documents or other physical evidence for use in such proceedings; coordinates scheduling of witnesses; and materials to be used or presented; questions and prepares witnesses; coordinates activities with other divisions or legal counsel as required. Participates in and may perform functions of Chief District spokesperson in meet and confers, impacts bargaining, and contract negotiations as assigned; drafts and analyzes proposals and performs or obtains related research as assigned; trains bargaining team members; reviews notes taken at bargaining sessions to ensure accuracy. Provides staff assistance to the Assistant Chief Labor Relations Officer; participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. Identifies training needs; develops labor relations training programs, trains supervisors or supervises others in the performance of such duties, as assigned by the Assistant Chief Labor Relations Officer. Evaluates unit determination issues; may respond to union or coordinate response with Legal Counsel as appropriate. May plan, prioritize, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for labor relations program operations and activities within the Labor Relations Department; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures Coordinates labor relations activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of labor relations. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in industrial/labor relations, public administration, business administration, human resources management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A graduate degree in industrial/labor relations or a law degree is desirable. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional labor relations program experience, which must have included at least two (2) years as the primary management representative in contract administration matters or negotiations on one or more assigned labor contracts. Experience as a chief negotiator is desirable. Other Requirements: Must be able to work long hours for extended periods. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire field friendly talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $121,196 Minimum / $154,526 Midpoint / $187,856 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 10) The salary will start in the mid-range. Posted Date November 15, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assistant Chief Maintenance & Engineering Officer or his/her designee Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends may be required Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This program management posting covers multiple openings and may be assigned within various Engineering Groups including Integration Engineering and Operations/Capital Programs. Senior Manager of Engineering Programs is a maintenance and construction friendly team leader with a priority on safety, whether working in field engineering, project design, analysis, or process improvement areas. They are hands-on leaders willing to go into the field at night or on weekends if needed. Desirable skills, capabilities, and experience beyond the minimum qualifications are described below: Senior Manager of Engineering Programs should have at least 15 years of experience leading complex teams with significant impact to the organization. Ideal candidates have built a field engineering team or led complex operations/capital programs in regulated industries. This role requires strong ownership skills and the capacity to professionally drive results despite obstacles or bureaucracy. We are a regulated industry and expected to demonstrate excellent stewardship of public funds, so outstanding written and verbal communication skills at the intersection of scope, schedule, budget, and operational quality are needed. Presentation to executives of complex topics in an understandable way may include incident analysis, innovative improvement programs, or program/project reporting. Candidates should be able to demonstrate verifiable experience managing multiple complex work programs. This senior role requires experience in the creation of new processes and methodologies for problem solving in complex environments. This role may have direct reports and build a team. Incumbents in these positions must demonstrate superior leadership abilities and management experience, strong organizational skills, sound judgment, self-motivation, understanding of strategic planning, and verifiable working knowledge in at least four of the following areas: Acceleration & Innovation in Program and Project Delivery Predictive Maintenance (with Verifiable Objective Evidence) Advanced Engineering Analyses root cause analysis and Design for Maintainability, Reliability) Data Science, creating analysis & reporting frameworks Integrated systems architecture (hardware & software) Achievements in Capital Rehabilitation Programs Asset & Risk Management (ISO, IAM, or FTA background preferred) Project Controls (Scheduling and Cost Estimating) Funding, including complex grant management and contracts Demonstrated ability to build technical teams & grow personnel Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Understanding of planning, organizing and administering Engineering projects and programs Creative problem-solving ability combined with change agent experience Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and optimize efficiency across those teams Ability to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Ability to perform professional-level administrative support services. Experience in preparing and administering department/program budgets and contracts. Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Understanding of Critical Path method scheduling. Ability to identify gaps, conflicts, dependencies, and constraints in scope, requirements, delivery, training, and deployment and work with necessary parties for resolution. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, including the ability to develop and implement controls. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization. High level of professional integrity and work ethic with a dedication in providing high quality service. Self-starter, highly motivated and result-drive professional. Ability to operate in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Excellent planning, organizational, coordination, prioritization and project management skills. Comprehensive knowledge of: Principles and practices of Design/Maintenance Engineering Professional office administration practices and procedures. Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and technical report preparation Principles and practices of project coordination, scheduling, and management. Principles and practices of budget preparation, accounting, and administration. Principles and practices of contract and construction management. Principles of strategic planning. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Experience with Primavera P6, PeopleSoft, and Maximo is desirable. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A master's degree is preferred. Nine (9) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience with full responsibility for managing large and complex projects through all phases, including strategic planning and policy analysis, design, construction and implementation. Five (5) years of this experience must have included program management of engineering employees across multiple departments or programs. Multidisciplinary experience is preferred. Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a two-for-one basis. Other Requirements: Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects. Must be willing to occasionally work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays. Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of: - Mentoring and development of technical management staff in a matrix management environment - Value Engineering including integration of new technology - Incorporation of state of the art technology in monitoring and operations of complex equipment and processes - Principles and Practices of program/portfolio coordination and management. - Principles and practices across multiple engineering/technical disciplines. - Principles and practices of engineering design and construction. - Principles and practices of project/program management. - Principles and practices of intra agency negotiation and administration - Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. - Principles and practices of strategic planning, risk analysis and measurement systems. - Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work. - Methods and techniques of research, analysis and validation. - Principles and practices of procurement. - Principles and practices of budget development and administration. - Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation. - Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. - Microsoft Office suite or equivalent and analysis software including scheduling tools/techniques. - Related Federal, State, local and professional technical codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: - Demonstrating a constant risk-based mindset that is comfortable and productive in an uncertain environment - Exhibiting a strong and committed leadership that will motivate the operational team to perform to project expectations - Developing systems and commissioning of new assets, processes, and programs - Advocating for maintenance stakeholders to minimize operational and human impacts - Prioritizing issues as they develop, identifying resources, and presenting proposed solutions with alternatives analyses - Managing, supervising and coordinating implementation of multiple complex programs simultaneously - Inspiring stakeholder performance and executing significant changes and improvements - Developing and implementing program goals, objectives and procedures. - Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants. - Performing professional level analytical support services. - Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy and management guidelines. - Planning, organizing and scheduling engineering or maintenance department priorities. - Preparing and administering department and project portfolio budgets and responsible cost reduction recommendations. - Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public. - Understanding the organization and function of a public agency. - Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. - Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and making recommendations. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. - Communicating clearly and concisely to inspire action, both orally and in writing. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 06, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $140.82 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $109,929 Minimum to $170,391 Maximum (PB 8) (The initial salary offer will be between $109,500-$141,000 based on the candidates experience) Posted Date November 30, 2017 This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Principal Computer Systems Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). The Current Assignment for this posting was revised on March 7, 2018. Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To W. Wheeler Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Computer System Engineering division is looking for a Systems/Solutions Architect with Java experience to join our team! This assignment will include working on CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) systems, platform signs, SCADA, customer information systems, data analytics, web applications, cyber security, and much more. The Principal Computer Systems Engineer position at BART is a supervisory level responsible for solution/systems architecture and project leadership. The Principal Engineer is responsible for complex analysis and design of system solutions across multiple technical and business environments. The Principal Engineer works closely with both business partners and technical teams; this position acts as subject matter expert for multiple applications and systems within BART and is a Solutions Architect developing the road map as these systems evolve. The role requires an equal balance of technical expertise, hands-on involvement in developing real-world systems, and excellent interpersonal skills allied with the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships in high pressure environments. As a Solutions Architect, the Principal Engineer is expected to carry out a wide range of activities, from actively writing code as a senior member of the development team and breaking down complex problems and identifying steps towards solutions, through to coaching individuals and engaging with non-technical people at all levels of seniority. Beyond the minimum qualifications, Principal Computer Systems Engineers must have 10 years of experience in Computer Software Development and Systems Architecture; including 3 years of experience designing systems as a Software Architect and/or Solutions Architect and 5 years of recent Java development experience. Expertise in designing, programming and reverse engineering of large systems using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Groovy, SQL, shell scripts, and Expect, HTML and other web technologies, and database technology, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. Ideal incumbents will possess the following skills: A demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions. Experience designing, prototyping and proof of concept solutions. Working knowledge of software architecture constructs (e.g. architecture/design patterns, microservices, efficient algorithm design etc.). Demonstrated experience in analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives. Ability to act as the technical advisor/authority in prospective, information gathering and capability assessment meetings with other departments, evaluate technical proposals from external suppliers, and make implementation recommendations to senior stakeholders. A strong work ethic to lead the rapid development of user-driven prototypes to identify technical options and inform architectural approaches, working with colleagues and vendor team members to write tests, code and documentation for new and existing systems. Ability to work with external vendors and clients to draw out underlying business and technology issues. Ensure that their system architectures are robust, risks are defined, scalable, open, and secure, with appropriate overall system design and integration points/APIs, to deliver a high-quality user experience with data to track business and performance objectives. Experience in advising on, managing and implementing AGILE delivery projects, providing guidance, mentoring and training in agile technical delivery and evolutionary software architecture. Previous experience in evaluating cost analyses and vendor comparisons for large scale projects and recommend moderately complex systems investments to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future architecture landscape. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Knowledge of AGILE software development and industry best practices in developing software. Essential Job Functions Incorporate safety in all aspects of job performance and is a role model for others in driving a culture of safety first and continuous improvement. Performs advanced electronics and communications engineering work for the development, modification and maintenance of the District's electronics and communications equipment and systems including telephone, radio and automated fare collection systems. Establishes schedules and methods for providing engineering and software support in assigned projects; monitors work progress of the contracted services; makes recommendations on resources to be allocated. Provides engineering support to contracts and District engineering staff during the design review, testing and implementation of assigned electronics and communications projects. Provides engineering support in assigned project area; ensures system compatibility; assists in developing and monitoring schedule Provides assistance in project contract administrations; reviews designs; coordinates installation and testing activities; reviews equipment interfaces to ensure that data interfaces are compatible. Designs or modifies equipment; designs circuits and writes codes as required; builds and tests prototypes; prepares technical documentation on project activities. Coordinates project activities with contractors; reviews contractor submittals for conformance to drawings and specifications; interprets plans and specifications to testing and installation staff; prepares and directs design contract revisions and change orders. Assists in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. As assigned, may participate in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; trains assigned employees in their areas of work including electronics and communications engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of electronics and communications engineering. Positions require day-to-day coordination with Maintenance and Operations Control Center personnel, hands-on monitoring and control of the operational systems and troubleshooting operational problems. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work priorities for Telecommunications and Communications Maintenance. Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, and bid documents for District Communications Engineering projects. Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of professional staff and consulting specialists in the development and implementation of telecommunications systems to support District business and administrative activities. Prepare and present periodic and special reports regarding division activities to management staff or other departments. Participate in the implementation of Communications systems and transmission technologies for electronics equipment, including voice, data, fiber, and wireless involving detailed analysis of requirement and costs. Monitor developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluate impact upon district operations; recommend and implement equipment, practice and procedural improvements. Evaluate projects and develops service level agreements with user participation; plans and coordinates installation dates with users, departments and/or vendors; resolves problems in a timely manner. Identify problems, suggest resolution and implement in a timely manner for minimal impact to the using departments; confers with and provides professional assistance to departments on data and facilities security, systems design, project management, administration, and related matters. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; respond to emergencies related to safe operation of the computer equipment in the District. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electrical or electronics engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering project experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer engineering systems including connectivity to multiple systems and locations. Computer systems, operations and methodologies. Computer and control system hardware and software capabilities. Contract preparation and administration. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Concepts of real-time systems analysis and programming. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in project management and design. Related procurement practices, procedures and requirements. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Skill in : Performing the most complex computer system analysis, design and project management duties. Preparing computer systems design criteria, specifications and standards. Performing and reviewing complex calculations. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear, concise and complete reports. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $99,708 Minimum / $127,129 Midpoint / $154,549 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 07) The starting salary will be in the mid-range. Posted Date August 21, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including: design, programming, testing, documentation and implementation of new applications, enhancements and software corrections to equipment and systems supporting the District's revenue collection system, as well as perform system and database administration duties as assigned for these systems. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: Fare Collection Equipment, including Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), Add Fare Machines (AFM), Fare Gates, Parking Validation Machines (PVMs), and Bill-to-Bill Changers (BBCs). Real-Time Data Collection and Monitoring and Control of Fare Collection Equipment, such as Data Acquisition System (DAS). Back Office Systems for data collection, analysis, and reporting of revenue data, including back offices for credit / debit card and cash payment, Clipper, magnetic tickets, ridership data, etc. Equipment for fare media encoding and validation. Education and experience preferred in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have a minimum of 5 years work experience as a Computer Systems Engineer working in systems engineering design including implementation of projects; are expected to work independently. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have detailed subject matter expertise in one or several areas, and act as consultants to others in their areas of expertise. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: 5+ years of Java development experience Expert in designing, programming, and reverse engineering of large systems using Java, Javascript, C, C++, shell scripting, Python, Perl, SQL, HTML and other web technologies Expert in designing, programming, reverse engineering and administration of large database systems, particularly PostgreSQL, IBM Informix, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Experience designing and prototyping and proof of concept solutions. Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux and Microsoft Windows, including practical systems administration and design for high system availability and redundancy. Working knowledge of software architecture constructs (e.g. architecture/design patterns, microservices, efficient algorithm design etc.). An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols, and experience of implementing sockets-based distributed software systems. Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures. Experience with process automation for data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis. A demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving abilities either individually or in a team environment. Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation. Working experience and knowledge in complex project management. Excellent problem-solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. Essential Job Functions The Senior Engineer has full responsibility for assets assigned and is responsible for complex analysis and design of systems solutions across multiple business and technical environments. She/he shall Program in Java, C, C++ and scripting languages for Windows and Linux based computer systems. Develop and execute computer systems specifications, test tools, quality control procedures and test plans. Design, implement and test systems and applications in compliance with industry standards such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), legislation governing privacy of personal data (California S.B. 1386), etc. Design or modify equipment; and write codes as required; build and test prototypes; prepare technical documentation on project activities. Coordinate with stakeholders in monitoring and control of fare collection systems, and troubleshooting operational problems. Review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. Manage computer system projects; coordinate the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates. Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, and bid documents for District Fare Collection Engineering projects. Provide engineering support to contracts and District engineering staff during the design review, testing and implementation of assigned electronics and communications projects. Provide engineering support in assigned project area; ensure system compatibility; assist in developing and monitoring schedule. Coordinate project activities with contractors; reviews contractor submittals for conformance to drawings and specifications; interpret plans and specifications to testing and installation staff; prepare and direct design contract revisions and change orders. Assist in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Prepare and present periodic and special reports regarding division activities to management staff or other departments. Have several areas of subject matter expertise; leading, training and mentoring more junior staff. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime to test hardware and software. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Operational characteristics of a variety of databases and operational systems. Methods and techniques of database management and administration. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of lead supervision and training. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex computer systems. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level computer systems staff. Independently performing the most difficult computer systems engineering work. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Performing database management and administration duties. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing complex computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budget and schedules. Preparing computer programs, test procedures and operating manuals. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. Preparing and interpreting computer hardware specifications. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Conducting software tests and debugging procedures. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including District officials and the general public. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $109,929 Minimum / $140,160 Midpoint / $170,391 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 08) Please note that the starting salary will in the mid range. Posted Date August 30, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Rebuilding BART's Infrastructure This posting fills a Principal Engineering position in the Track Engineering Division. Principal Engineers are expected to perform the most technical and complex tasks for track engineering; supervise, assign and review the work of staff responsible for development, review, design, maintenance and replacement of the District track including roadway, ballast, rail, track and ties; ensure work quality and adherence to established design, maintenance and safety standards; and perform related duties as assigned. This position generally requires a minimum of 10 years work experience, in field reliability, process improvement, design, and maintenance with desirable skills in railway engineering and fixed rail equipment including track geometry evaluation vehicles. Assignments include working in supervisory capacity over BART and/or contracted staff, leading project, and coordinating with other engineering disciplines to ensure high quality designs. Incumbents may also be responsible for overseeing the work of outside contractors or assisting higher level managerial staff in planning and evaluating the quantity and quality of work performed by subordinate staff, and review and approval of Requests for Design Variance. For more information on the type of projects this position may be assigned, see https://www.bart.gov/better-bart/the-plan. This position requires frequent work in the field working alongside BART's track crews performing project work. Education preferred: A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in successful value stream mapping, continuous improvement and lean activities regarding various production processes. Ability to work with staff at different levels and create team environment that facilitates process changes. Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings. Excellent problem-solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work successfully with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Experience with data collection and analysis to document system and equipment performance and reliability testing. Must be willing to work overtime, nights and/or weekends as required. Must be able to work with and in close proximity to moving trains and live electrical equipment. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather. Essential Job Functions Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets. Manages, oversees, inspects and plans various assigned tasks to ensure the District's track structures and trackway will provide for safe and uninterrupted operations. Performs independent field quality audits of the District's track maintenance and construction activities on the operating system. Maintains track and structure information and provides direction to various departments regarding the District's trackway clearances; develops and maintains District track standards and criteria and technical specifications related to track and other disciplines. Inspects and accepts new track construction and rehabilitation. Administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of assigned staff or contractors; supervises the review and approval of contractor and consultant work products and authorizes payments. Develops project scope, design criteria, budget and schedules; develops, prepares, reviews and approves the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals and bid documents for track structure maintenance, rehabilitation and construction. Investigates, monitors, inspects and analyzes existing field conditions; prepares periodic and special reports and other necessary correspondence as assigned. Maintains track and trackway infrastructure asset management databases; maintains historical maintenance records and databases related to track and trackway infrastructure. Develops and maintains maximum civil train speeds for District's track; develops and maintains track maintenance related forecasts and schedules. Provides technical advice and recommendations to the Chief Engineer, to the Superintendent, Way and Facilities, and to other Maintenance & Engineering managers. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the Maintenance & Engineering Department. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of track design, maintenance, inspection and repair. May participate in the selection of engineering staff, provide or coordinate staff training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in the construction, maintenance and design of railway track and structures, which must include the direct responsibility of track structure maintenance (operational railroad and/or transit experience is required) at an administrative or supervisory level. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient mobility to inspect trackway and structures, and in-progress construction. Must be able to go up and down ladders and stairways and traverse through a construction and railroad environment (rough walking/working surfaces, construction sites, railway tracks) and underground and elevated structures. Must be willing to work overtime, nights and/or weekends as required. Must be able to work with and around high speed trains and live electrical equipment. Proficiency in CAD, Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Database software. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of track engineering design, construction, and maintenance. Principles and practices of track engineering scheduling and management. Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation. Materials, tools and equipment used in preventative maintenance, repair and replacement of track. Engineering support related to the development, review, design, maintenance and replacement of the District track. Principles and practices of safety in track equipment repair and maintenance. Terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in engineering report preparation. Procedures and equipment for diagnosing and troubleshooting track equipment problems. Administrative principles and practices including goal setting, program development and implementation, contract management, budgetary principals and practices. Procedures for ordering and requisitioning parts, tools, and supplies. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Related building codes, regulations, and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports and other written documents. Preparing and maintaining accurate records, logs, reports, standards and criteria. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements, and testing. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Drafting and Configuration Control, Maintenance and Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $71,956.08 Annual Salary (Minimum) to $94,060.20/Annual Salary (Maximum) This is an SEIU Union Represented position under PG-09 External candidates: Starting salary will be based on (Minimum) Annual Salary Posted Date May 2, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled Initial screening to begin May 24, 2018 Note: This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for current and future vacancies. Position can be closed at any time after initial screening date should qualified applicants be identified. Reports To N. Wilson, Administrative Support Officer Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Technical Publications Analyst will focus on intermediate to high-level publications for the Documentation Division. Under general supervision, creates, edits and coordinates the preparation and publishing of the District's hard copy and electronic publications; coordinates and provides standards for the publication of technical documents; performs the more difficult technical writing; and performs related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate acute attention to detail; advance-level expereince in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat; effective oral and written communication skills; skill at planning work and coordinating deliverables to meet customer and contract requirements; ability to manage competing priorities; experience creating, editing, scanning and maintaining manuals, standards, specifications, procedures and bulletins; ability to interface with customers at varying levels within and outside the organization; effective analysis and report writing skills; experience using industry standard software and systems; and proficiency operating office equipment such as copy machines, computers, and scanning/printing devices. Essential Job Functions Provides lead direction to office support and technical writing staff at documentation facilities; assigns and reviews work on a project basis. Reviews new manuals to ensure adherence to District contract specifications; reviews all District and extension contracts for assigned departments; drafts and revises contract language for sections that apply to technical publications; researches contracts to provide information and specifications to contractors. Establishes and updates standards for developing of new maintenance manuals; establishes styles and guidelines for text, graphic layouts, and electronic formats; discusses. Discusses materials and formats with originators and users to clarify technical information and requirements; provides working direction and technical guidance to writers, editors, contractors and consultants. Creates and revises District standards, specifications, technical bulletins, maintenance procedures, reports and other related technical documents; publishes and distributes various technical documents. Coordinates input from various departments and documentation division services required for publishing technical documents. Performs complex technical writing of maintenance procedures and related technical documents. Orders materials and supplies required for technical publishing; maintains records of work performed and technical publications activities; acts as liaison with printing contractors; prepares printing and type specifications. Attends project design and review meetings; provides consultants, contractors and staff with contract requirements; reviews and evaluates vendor-submitted maintenance manuals and specifications for compliance to standards, guidelines and completion schedules; recommends approval or denial of payment for completed documentation submitted by contractors. Creates a variety of internal and external publications for the department; writes copy for articles, reports and slide presentations; provides direction to printers, graphic artists, writers and other staff; established schedules, determines budgets and obtains cost estimates; coordinates services required to produce such publications. Operates computers, photocopiers, scanners, plotters, and printers in the preparation, distribution and maintenance of technical documents; utilizes department computer systems and software programs to maintain records and files of publication distribution lists to ensure configuration control. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, journalism, computer science, english or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in planning, coordinating, creating, maintaining, and reviewing technical publication projects. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Systems and methods for cataloging and indexing technical documents Equipment, media, formats and materials used in preparing, publishing, storing and accessing electronic documentation and graphic illustrations from the Drafting Division's Electronic Document Management System. Procedures, standards and guidelines for acceptance and control of technical documents. Principles and practices of technical writing, editing and publishing. Technical engineering terminology and schematic symbols. Techniques for planning, coordinating and reviewing work. Skill in: Reviewing and analyzing documentation for adherence to standards, codes and guidelines. Planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of publications staff. Scheduling and coordinating publishing and microfilming with other departments. Writing and editing clear, concise, readily understandable technical instructions, procedures, reports and related documentation. Using various software applications such as Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and CoreIDraw to create and publish illustrated documents. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Other requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Selection Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application. The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. Application Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates. External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration. The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $140.82 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate (AFSCME Payband G) $106,501.07 (Minimum) - $138,451.39 ( Maximum) Annual Rate Posted Date March 12, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled *Initial screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2018 Reports To Maintenance and Engineering Department Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The selected incumbents will be responsible for working with managers and various District staff to develop and track the Maintenance and Engineering department's annual capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures; identify, analyze, and quantify issues with fiscal impacts and propose and collaborate to identify alternatives; and perform ad-hoc projects as required. Key responsibilities for these positions include identifying and resolving complex financial and analytical issues, which require strong execution and analytical abilities, such as: Working independently and defining workload Project planning and project management Taking initiative, including the introduction and support of changes to processes and procedures; identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; and devising appropriate solutions; Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external customers. Understanding capital and/or operational needs and translating them into financial realities. The successful candidates will demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications depending on placement in the areas outlined below: Capital Projects: Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates, tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff to ensure project compliance. Provision of independent oversight and control of project budgets and internal/external spending within approved limits and eligibility constraints; ability to take corrective action when budget/funding limits are reached. Ability to support capital project efforts, including preparation of procurement documents, project schedules & funding data to facilitate the appropriate project tracking of expenditures; coordinates project activity with project team; validating financials are aligned with all project phase/activities/tasks. Perform complex financial analysis on project performance including the ability to forecast projects from initiation through closure. Keen understanding to aligning prioritization of funds within activities based on funding expiration dates with estimates project expenditures. Operating Budgets: Substantial experience budgeting annual operating uses, tracking and analyzing financial performance, developing fiscal projections, and preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports. Substantial experience with public agency budgeting and governmental budgeting and accounting; Problem solving, research, and presentation skills including ability to identify and frame issues and collect, manipulate, and structure large quantities of diverse data appropriately for analysis (MS Office Suite a must, PeopleSoft preferred). Essential Job Functions Establishes schedules and methods for providing financial analysis services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Conducts complex financial and management studies to evaluate District system performance and operating efficiency; prepares and presents study findings and recommendations; implements recommendations and provides assistance to District departments in assessing performance against stated objectives. Performs the most technical and complex tasks of the work unit including specialized analyses and studies related to the District's budgeting, financial control and management analysis functions. Provides financial oversight on assigned projects; identifies funding sources; projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for proposed projects; compiles actual project costs; performs financial, statistical and comparative analysis of actual and budgeted costs. Participates in the preparation and administration of District-wide budgets; compiles and analyzes budget data; coordinates activities within other divisions and departments. Analyzes contract provisions and change orders related to approved cost of work and budget allocations; analyzes and reports cost variances; ensures that cost control methods are implemented and applied to program objectives. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system. Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of financial analysis and program management. May plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for complex financial, statistical and project control analysis in assigned area. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial or management analysis experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive budget and financial control program. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles of financial and operational analysis. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of project budget development, administration and control. Advanced principles and practices of accounting. Principles and practices of financial project management and scheduling. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable computer software applications. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Performing complex financial, statistical, comparative and management analyses. Establishing and implementing procedures for budget and project control. Identifying funding sources for proposed and current projects. Performing accurate complex financial calculations. Developing, organizing and maintaining accurate financial records. Interpreting complex computerized records and reports. Interpreting complex contract provisions and change orders. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $140.82 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate (AFSCME Payband E) $93,590.59 ( Minimum) - $121,667.45 (Maximum) Posted Date March 5, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled *Initial screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2017 Reports To Maintenance and Engineering Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The selected incumbents will be responsible for working with managers and various District staff to develop and track the Maintenance and Engineering department's annual capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures; identify, analyze, and quantify issues with fiscal impacts and propose and collaborate to identify alternatives; and perform ad-hoc projects as required. Key responsibilities for these positions include identifying and resolving complex financial and analytical issues, which require strong execution and analytical abilities, such as: Working independently and defining workload Project planning and project management Taking initiative, including the introduction and support of changes to processes and procedures; identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; and devising appropriate solutions; Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external customers. Understanding capital and/or operational needs and translating them into financial realities. The successful candidates will demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications depending on placement in the areas outlined below: Capital Projects: Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates, tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff to ensure project compliance. Provision of independent oversight and control of project budgets and internal/external spending within approved limits and eligibility constraints; ability to take corrective action when budget/funding limits are reached. Ability to support capital project efforts, including preparation of procurement documents, project schedules & funding data to facilitate the appropriate project tracking of expenditures; coordinates project activity with project team; validating financials are aligned with all project phase/activities/tasks. Perform complex financial analysis on project performance including the ability to forecast projects from initiation through closure. Keen understanding to aligning prioritization of funds within activities based on funding expiration dates with estimates project expenditures. Operating Budgets: Substantial experience budgeting annual operating uses, tracking and analyzing financial performance, developing fiscal projections, and preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports. Substantial experience with public agency budgeting and governmental budgeting and accounting; Problem solving, research, and presentation skills including ability to identify and frame issues and collect, manipulate, and structure large quantities of diverse data appropriately for analysis (MS Office Suite a must, PeopleSoft preferred). Essential Job Functions Participates in the more difficult work of staff responsible for complex financial, statistical, and program management analysis in assigned division area. Participates in the preparation, administration, and monitoring of District-wide budgets; compiles and analyzes budget data; monitors funding agreements and maintains budget schedules to assure conformance with funding agencies; ensures maintenance of expenditure records which conform to funding agency and District reporting requirements. Analyzes contract provisions and change orders related to approved cost of work and budget allocations; analyzes and reports cost variances, ensures that cost control methods are implemented and applied to program objectives; analyzes funding and cost data for management inquiries regarding work plans, consultants, and contract authority. Monitors and administers construction or funding agreement contracts in accordance with District and mandated guidelines; compiles actual costs by project; performs financial, statistical and caomparative analysis of actual and budget costs. Identifies funding sources for proposed projects; projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for proposed projects. Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates; tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff and consultants to ensure project compliance. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system. Coordinates project activities with other departments, divisions and external agencies; works closely with other divisions to apply for and monitor the use of fund grants from city, county, state, and federal sources; monitors work in progress and authorizes contract payments. Conducts financial and management studies to evaluate system performance and operating efficiencies; presents studies to communicate findings and recommendations to senior management and the Board of Directors. May train assigned employees in their areas of work including budgeting and financial analysis methods, procedures and techniques. Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, and special analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities for management, regulatory and outside agencies. Reviews invoices; determines budget conformity; reports discrepancies and billing adjustments. Prepares the Annual Budget and the 5-Year forecast for each capital project and program assigned; involves budgeting for staffing requirements and coordinating with various departments who support the projects; includes budgeting for non-labor expenses for the budget year and for the out years. Participates in special projects as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial, or management analysis experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive budget and financial control program. Principles of lead supervision and training. Principles of financial and operational analysis. Federal, State and local funding programs, associated guidelines and processes. Principles and practices of project management. Principles and practices of engineering and construction management. Advanced principles, practices, and procedures of accounting. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis principles, techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of project budget development, administration and control. Principles and practices of procurement. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Principles and practices of project scheduling. Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable financial computer software applications. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Independently performing the most difficult financial and statistical analyses. Interpreting and explaining departmentpolicies and procedures. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of assigned staff. Monitoring and reporting budget variances. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and implementing recommendations. Identifying funding sources for proposed and current projects. Creating timely purchase requisitions and disbursements of purchase orders. Performing accurate complex financial calculations. Utilizing, maintaining and updating computerized financial/project management Systems and reports. Developing, organizing, reviewing and analyzing technical documents, proposals, contracts, and reports. Exercising a high degree of individual initiative, discretion, diplomacy, accuracy, and judgment. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including internal departments, vendors, and consultants. Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E's Capital Project Support division provides financial support to over one hundred design & capital construction projects totaling over $2B. We focus on project manager interaction, project financial oversight, and report preparation, so projects can move on time and on budget. We are looking for financial-friendly talent who brings a high level of capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $123, 674.45 Minimum to $160,776.54 Maximum (AFSCME Payband I) Posted Date July 17, 2018 Closing Date Open until filled Reports To Group Manager, M&E Financial Analysis & Administration Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Manages, supervises and coordinates the capital project control and financial administration activities for engineering projects in the Maintenance & Engineering Department. This includes: manages the development, administration and expenditures of capital funds, and ensures compliance with budgets and schedules; reports capital project financial and budgetary information to Project Managers and senior management; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions and departments; supervises the work of professional level financial staff responsible for financial analysis and project control work. Essential Job Functions Manages capital project control and financial administration activities for engineering projects, including monitoring capital funding sources, capital program financial administration, and authorized capital budget controls. Analyzes and monitors the execution of approved capital project scopes of work and related activities for compliance with associated funding approvals, grant agreements and federal, state and local regulations for Maintenance & Engineering department; verifies and certifies that use of funds is in accordance with prevailing agency guidelines. Monitors and reviews status of department capital funding sources; reviews and takes corrective action on funding issues; coordinates and provides funding information to senior management to support capital project funding actions; oversees distribution of reports to project support staff. Oversees the approval of capital procurement expenditures within scope of authority, including invoices, purchase requisitions, and contract actions. Participates in the development and administration of the department's annual capital budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to capital development programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; prepares ad hoc queries and reports to support business unit decision-making. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of capital development and funding. Responds to, negotiates and resolves controversial, difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Provides staff assistance to senior management. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, economics, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable capital program and grant development or financial management experience which must have included at least two (2) years of supervisory experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a capital project control program, including grant agreement development and compliance, and capital project control analysis. Principles and practices of financial systems management and business processes. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of general, fund, and government accounting. Methods and techniques of capital procurement and acquisition activities. Methods and techniques of financial analysis. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Specialized financial computer applications. Principles and practices of District accounting. Principles and practices of project materials and equipment procurement. Skill in: Overseeing and participating in the financial management of a comprehensive capital project control program. Overseeing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Performing project/program financial analysis on cash flows, forecasts, and audits. Preparing financial reports, studies, and documents. Preparing and administering large program budgets. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 12, 2018
Full Time
Time and Accounting Administration Division Marketing Statement Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate AFSCME Pay Band G $109,163.60 (min) - $141,912.67 (max) Salary commensurate with experience Posted Date December 11, 2018 Closing Date December 25, 2018 Reports To T. Holmes, Manager of Time and Administration Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees Current Assignment The working title for this position is Time and Labor Supervisor. The selected candidate will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the day to day support activities within the Time and Accounting Division. The position will provide technical, complex and responsible management and policy support to the Time and Labor Administration Manager ensuring work quality and adherence to the department's established policies and procedures are sustained. Additionally, the incumbent will assist the Time and Labor Administration Manager with designated statutory and administrative functions and perform other Time and Labor Administration related duties as assigned Essential Job Functions Assists in coordinating the organization, staffing, and operational activities of an accounting division including planning, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff. Assists in the coordination and supervises the work of assigned staff; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Coordinates and participates in the production or preparation of reports required by Federal, State, and local taxation authorities; assists in coordinating and managing sections of financial audits, as assigned. Represents Accounting or Time and Accounting Administration Division in meetings with other departments within the District and with outside organizations. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of accounting. Assists in the development of the District's financial, payroll or time and labor systems testing protocol and participate in implementation associated with systems upgrades, new requirements, tax updates and other instances as required. Assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Prepares analytical and statistical reports. Other duties are as follows: Assists and supervises employees responsible for ensuring the accuracy, integrity and completeness of payable time data gathered by PeopleSoft Time and Labor system. Assists and supervises the performance of a variety of Time and Labor troubleshooting and support activities, including resolving configuration-related time exceptions; coordinating resolution of audit discrepancies and resolving discrepancies to ensure timeliness of payroll process; supports foreworkers, supervisors and managers in the field in troubleshooting process issues. Assists the Time and Accounting Administration Division in working with Payroll staff on payable time load and last-minute updates and audit discrepancy resolution; coordinates the Time and Labor system integration points such as commitment accounting, work orders, project costing and general ledger/budgeting. Assists in the configuration of Time Collection Devices (TCDs); including TCD work order updates from the FIN/Project Costing Model: Task profile creation and other interfaces to the Time and Labor system. Assists in reconciling labor costs charged to projects and in providing responses to audit inquiries or public information requests; assists the Manager of Time and Accounting Administration in the completion of performance evaluation of employees. Assists in testing and review of payable time rules, time and labor security access, and page configuration to ensure compliance and reasonableness; works with developers in creating reports and queries for departmental use in monitoring overtime, leave balances and other trends related to payable time. Assist in the maintenance of quality control; Identifying trends and presenting to Manager. Performs and supervises a variety of Time and Labor system set-up, set-up of time administration processes; configuration and maintenance activities, including performance of audits of the payable time load for overages and exceptions; maintenance of Time and Labor enrollment for work groups, task groups and comp time plans; maintenance of employee schedules; and the updates of long-term bids/schedules for the Time and Labor system; communicates and supervises the execution of annual and fiscal year Time and Labor processes. Performs and supervises a variety of Time and Labor system set-up, set-up of time administration processes; configuration and maintenance activities, including performance of audits of the payable time load for overages and exceptions; maintenance of Time and Labor enrollment for work groups, task groups and comp time plans; maintenance of employee schedules; and the updates of long-term bids/schedules for the Time and Labor system; communicates and supervises the execution of annual and fiscal year Time and Labor processes. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional timekeeping experience which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and supervisory experience. Training in PeopleSoft HCM system in Time and Labor is preferred. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of assigned accounting services area including accounts payable, general accounting, timekeeping, or payroll. Principles and practices of a variety of computerized accounting, payroll and timekeeping systems. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of system configuration rules, testing and development. Methods and techniques of accounting data analysis. Methods and techniques for research and data collection. Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting. Mathematic principles. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Compensation plans, scheduling assignments and processes and time reporting practices. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Supervising and coordinating services in assigned accounting services area. Analyzing and evaluating accounting or timekeeping data. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Reviewing and interpreting complex financial data. Performing accurate financial and mathematical calculations. Administering automatic timekeeping systems. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Preparing and administering program budgets. Preparing clear and concise reports. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on Employee Connect. External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Working Conditions: Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 11, 2018
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $37.45 (Step 1) - $42.98 (Step 4) / Hourly Rate Posted Date 12/10/2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Superintendent of Operations Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Diesel Train Engineer, eBART is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains, including acceleration, braking, door control, communications, inspections, performance and troubleshooting diagnostics. Follows both written and verbal "train orders" communicated from the Central Train Control (CTC) dispatcher, visually identifies, acknowledges and responds to common railroad control signage and signal systems to safely operate the trains. And as necessary will assist in the cleaning, servicing, switching, train makeup and passenger assistance at stations and on board. Performs related duties as required and assigned. Essential Job Functions Operates eBART diesel multiple unit DMU train according to all eBART rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Transports passengers in a safe manner according to the train schedule and other service requirements. Responsible for reviewing and understanding all wayside and cab signals, track warrants and bulletins. Responsible for operating the train in a safe manner by applying knowledge of territory, including terrain, grades, and curves in order to promote ride quality. Responsible of inspecting DMUs before and after run for operational readiness. Diagnoses malfunctions and performs minor maintenance and servicing activities. Responsible for troubleshooting mechanical issues as necessary. Communicates with train dispatchers, supervisors, and other personnel by radio to exchange information and receive instructions including stops, delays, oncoming trains, or other unusual conditions. Responsible for all onboard customer communication. Corresponds with management and customers in the event of emergencies and functions as the initial on-scene incident coordinator in the event of emergencies, and coordinates with security and emergency personnel, including BART. Observes radio and hand signals in yard or in cab and operates train in accordance with railroad rules and regulations. Performs train cleaning activities and other platform cleaning duties as necessary. Responsible for yard duties such as fueling, washing and sanding. Responsible for moving revenue and non-revenue vehicles through the yard and maintenance facility as directed by dispatch or other eBART personnel. May be required to throw switches or perform other activities involving switch operations. Notifies proper authorities and prepares reports to explain unusual occurrences, accidents, or delays. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: Minimum of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Experience: Five (5) years verifiable railroad or rail transit operations or maintenance experience. Experience as a Railroad or Rail Transit Dispatcher, Train Controller, Road Foreman or Train Master. Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of dealing effectively with varied groups and individuals under both routine and emergency circumstances. Operating and safety rules governing the movement of trains. The use of basic office equipment, such as a phone, computer, keyboard and printer. Driving a DMU. Federal Railway Administration (FRA) certified locomotive engineer. Experience in a GCOR (General Code of Operating Rules) operating environment. Skill in: Interpreting and applying oral and written instructions in a consistent manner. Dealing with individuals from various socio-economic groups, including the disabled in a tactful, calm and confident manner. Completing forms and reports clearly and accurately. Observing and detecting unusual, hazardous, or emergency situations and taking appropriate action within prescribed guidelines. Communicating effectively using a two-way radio, telephone and public address system. Troubleshooting mechanical conditions. Performing train servicing functions including washing, fueling, sanding and cleaning. Maintaining a constant state of alertness and work in a safer manner. Communicate orally in a clear, concise, articulate manner with customers, supervisors and Central Train Control (CTC). Other Requirements: Must be able to obtain and maintain eBART certification as a DMU Engineer. Retain a valid class "C" California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record. Must be able to obtain eBART DMU Engineer certification within certification period. Must know and follow all general railway safety rules and procedures in the performance of duties, in, on and around an active railroad environment including stations, shops, layover tracks, bus bays and parking lots including Roadway Worker Protection (CPUC-GO175) (Title 49 CFR 213.7.). Must be able to constantly visually distinguish colors and symbols, hear, sit for prolonged periods of time, drive a motorized vehicle and utilize manual dexterity to grasp objects. Must have manual dexterity and good eye-hand coordination. Must be able to regularly stand, walk, climb and reach overhead. Demonstrates clear, effective oral, written and verbal communication skills in English to communicate verbal instructions over radios and read written instructions. Must meet vision and color recognition requirements for signal recognition and repair. Must be willing to work off-hour shifts, holidays and weekends beyond your regular scheduled hours. Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, crouching, crawling, balancing and climbing, walking long distances over uneven terrain, lifting 50 lbs. Selection Process This position is represented by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement, including consideration of seniority as appropriate. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.