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.

 

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
Sep 19, 2020
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 System Safety Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2020 current employee cost $150.44 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 $126,628.91/annually - $164,617.46/annually AFSCME Band H Initial salary will be between $126,628.91 - $145,623.00 depending on experience and education. Posted Date September 18, 2020 Closing Date Open until filled Reports To J. Lau, Chief Safety 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 successful incumbent will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and managing the Safety Management System (SMS) throughout the District. The incumbent will act as a program-manager-level safety professional who engages all District employees on the BART Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP), trains and educates them with regular safety communications and training sessions, develops and maintains a District-wide safety performance dashboard, and manages the employee safety reporting program and safety risk management program, both of which comprise the BART's SMS. In addition, the incumbent is expected to exercise considerable latitude and independent judgment within District and department policies, procedures, objectives, management direction, principles and practices of the field. The incumbent will also assist the Chief Safety Officer in the performance of complex safety activities including those required by regulatory agencies like the CPUC, Cal/OSHA, and FTA. Essential Job Functions Manages all aspects of the planning, development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the District's Safety Management System (SMS) programs and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) in accordance with CPUC and FTA requirements; identifying safety management implementation system issues and concerns and address these effectively with agency stakeholders. Conducts the District's outreach activities and delivers SMS training to engage and educate employees and produce safety communications for all levels within the District. Engages all employees from top to bottom, across all departments District-wide to promulgate the establishment, value, and benefits of BART SMS and support the transition from the current Safety System Safety Program Plan to the new PTASP. Leads efforts to ensure a robust safety hazard management program to include accident/incident investigations, hazard and risk assessments, and corrective measures to mitigate identified hazard/risk; ensures the District's hazard and risk assessment activities are implemented and applied to ensure continuous improvement. Manages the annual review and update of BART PTASP and annual Certification of Compliance per FTA rule. Develops SMS statistical reports on safety performance data and other records. Administers SMS-related goals, objectives, policies, procedures and recommend changes as required. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Chief Safety Officer. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in safety engineering, industrial hygiene or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional safety management system programs or related experience. Substitution: Additional professional safety programs experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Other Requirements: - Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. - Must have completed or complete within 3 years the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program per 49 CFR Part 672. - Must be willing and able to work off-hours shifts, holidays and weekends. - Must respond to afterhours incidents and perform field activities including (but not limited to) accessing the BART operating right-of-way, climbing on and off rail equipment, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, and visiting construction sites. - Must complete an Incident Command System Training including ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800 by the completion of the probationary period. - Transit Safety and Security Program certification desirable. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field or shop environment; exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Conditions: Must be physically able to conduct field activities which may include (but are not limited to) accessing the BART operating right-of-way, climbing on and off rail equipment, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, visiting construction sites and operating a motor vehicle. Knowledge of: - Operational characteristics, services and activities of a transportation safety program - Principles and practices of transportation safety and safety engineering - Principles and practices of program development and administration - Methods and techniques of safety inspection and investigation - Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration - Methods and techniques of accident investigation - Operating principles of rail transportation systems - Functions and authority of regulatory agencies in relation to operations safety - Emergency response policies and procedures - Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill/Ability in: - Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive transportation safety program - Conducting safety audits on the performance of rail operations and activities - Investigating and analyzing accident and incidents - Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures - Preparing and administering large program budgets - Reading and interpreting schematic diagrams and plans - 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 - Evaluating operations safety features - 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. 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
Sep 06, 2020
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, 2020 current employee cost $150.44 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 $5,698.48/ Month (Base Salary - While in Academy) $6,458.29/ Month (Base Salary - Upon Academy Completion) $7,597.99/ Month (Base Salary - Upon FTO Completion) Posted Date August 10, 2020 Closing Date October 16, 2020 Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Scope Under general supervision, the entry-level police officer performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, conducting criminal investigations and crime prevention and suppression activities; and performing related work as assigned. Entry-Level Police Officer: Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a CA POST-mandated Basic Police Academy, a Field Training Officer (FTO) Program and successfully complete a one-year probationary period (from the date of graduation from the Academy). Following the completion of the probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights, and holidays. Essential Job Functions Patrols a designated area in a radio vehicle or on foot to protect life and property and deter crime. Responds to suspicious activities and answers emergency calls for services. Enforces District, city, county or state and federal laws and ordinances. Assists in settling disputes, calming angry patrons and providing crowd direction and control. Makes presentations to community and employee groups regarding personal safety and criminal activities. Secures information from the parties at an incident scene and collects, documents and prepares evidence for court. Prepares affidavits for arrest and/or search warrants, files criminal complaints and coordinates investigative activities with other law enforcement agencies. Transports prisoners to booking facilities and processes them. Maintains accurate records and writes incident and crime reports. Works with investigative and legal personnel and presents testimony in court. Enforces traffic and parking regulations, investigates traffic accidents and directs traffic. Serves warrants and subpoenas. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. College credits, military or customer service experience are desirable. Knowledge of: •Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts. •Techniques for dealing with varied groups of people. •Standard record keeping and report writing procedures and techniques. Ability to: •Observe and accurately recall places, names, faces and incidents. •Understand and follow oral and written directions. •Interpret and apply complex laws, procedures and policies. •Analyze situations and make rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines. •Use two-way radio communication equipment effectively. •Drive a motor vehicle safely. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. •Maintain accurate records and prepare clear, concise and competent reports. Other Requirements: •Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. •Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds. •Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. •Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. •Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification. •Must remain firearm qualified. •Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. ** Applicants applying for the Entry Level Police Officer position may also be eligible for consideration for the following positions (upon completion of the selection process; based on qualifications and District needs): Police Admin Specialist, Revenue Protection Guard or Community Services Officer. Selection Process This position is represented by the BART Police Officers Association (BPOA). All eligible applicants will be invited to the POST written examination and the physical agility examinations. Applicants must then successfully pass tests to move on to the next phases of the selection process. The selection process will include 4 phases. Candidates must pass each phase to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: POST written exam and the WSTB physical agility test. Phase 2: Minimum Qualifications screening. Phase 3: Oral panel interview and a writing demonstration review. Phase 4: Background investigation (inclusive of medical, psychological, and polygraph exams). ** PLEASE NOTE the entire selection process may take up to 6 months to one year. ** The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as requested and/or 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). **Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply online for police officer 6 months from the date of your interview by visiting our website at www.bart.gov/jobs for a listing of open positions** IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND OUR POST Written Exam or the Physical Agility Test, you may register and take your tests with The Academy. Go to http://theacademy.ca.gov/tests to register. The Academy charges a non-refundable materials fee of $10 for the written test, $25 for the practice PAT, and $100 for the official PAT. Please Note: There is no cost to take your tests with BART. Active Duty and Reserve Military members are waived from the Physical Agility Test for police officer. POST will not authorize you to take the exam within 30 calendar days of having taken your last POST written exam (Note: POST will not issue a T-Score for the exam). Please refer to POST (http://www.post.ca.gov/) for any further questions or concerns you may have regarding this issue. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. 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 bpdemployment@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. Note ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER: Candidates will be required to successfully complete a CA POST-mandated Basic Police Academy and successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of graduation from the Academy. Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Sep 05, 2020
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 Academy Graduate (Field Training) Starting Monthly Rate * Effective July 1, 2019 $6,458.29 Lateral Police Officer Starting Monthly Rate* Effective July 1, 2019 $9,117.16 *The BART Police Department (BART PD) is now offering a $15,000 hiring bonus for Laterals and Academy Graduates ($5,000 upon hire and $10,000 upon completion of the Field Training Program). Restrictions May Apply. Posted Date January 1, 2020 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Chief of Police Days Off As Assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. *THIS POSTING IS FOR LATERAL (and Academy Graduate) POLICE OFFICER ONLY. Current Assignment This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months. Under general supervision, performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation and crime prevention and suppression; performs related work as assigned. Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. Academy graduates must have a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. Essential Job Functions 1) Patrol a designated area by motor vehicle, on foot/bicycle or aboard trains and enforce applicable federal, state, local laws and District ordinances. 2) Respond to and take appropriate action on observed or reported violations of criminal laws or complaints. 3) Conduct complete investigations and prepare reports on all assigned case work; gather and preserve evidence; interview witnesses and complainants; apprehend or transport suspects which may require the use of physical restraint; interrogate suspects; serve warrants; make arrests; testify in court. 4) Inspect, report, or correct conditions that may lead to crime, delinquency, accidents or other hazards. 5) Provide the public with information and direction 6) Direct traffic, provide police services during civil disturbances, disaster scenes or crowd control. 7) Administer first aid, which may require lifting or moving persons or other heavy objects. 8) Carry and utilize firearms, oleoresin capsicum and baton. 9) Operate patrol or emergency vehicle and communications equipment . 10) Operate equipment for blood, breath, or urine tests, as necessary. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, college credits, military or customer service experience highly desirable. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds. Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification. Must remain firearm qualified. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Selection Process This position is represented by BART Police Officers Association Employees (BPOA). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the Police Department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process will include 3 phases. Candidates must pass each phase to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: Minimum Qualifications Screening Phase 2: Oral Boards and a writing demonstration review Phase 3: Background Investigation ** PLEASE NOTE the entire selection process may take up to 6 months to one year. ** 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. **Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply online for police officer 6 months from the date of your interview by visiting our website at www.bart.gov/jobs for a listing of open positions** 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 bpdemployment@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 Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. 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
Aug 30, 2020
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 Accounts Payable Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2020 current employee cost $150.44 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 $119,247.75/annually - $155,022.06/annually AFSCME Band G The initial salary will be between $119,247.75 - $132,180.85 depending upon experience and education. Posted Date July 27, 2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled - Initial application review date will be August 17, 2020. Reports To Accounting Manager 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 requires creating a Supplemental Questionnaire and attaching it to your Bart profile. Please see the instructions in the "Note" section of the job posting. The working title for this position is Accounts Payable Supervisor. Beyond meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have one (1) year of (full-time equivalent) verifiable ORACLE/PeopleSoft Accounts Payable module production experience. Under the general direction of the Accounts Payable Manager - Assists with development of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned areas of responsibility; participates with implementation; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager with the preparation and completion of Accounts Payable processes; coordinates the review of transaction data and reports for accuracy; works with all District departments and employees to resolve issues and discrepancies to ensure accurate posting to Accounts Payable records. Performs the most technical and complex tasks of the work within the Accounts Payable Division including special projects; defines project scope, goals and objectives; conducts research and coordinates project implementation. Develops and presents recommendations to the Accounts Payable Manager and implements resulting policies and procedures. Assists in coordinating the organization, staffing, and operational activities of the Accounts Payable Division; assigns work activities; plans, supervises, trains, reviews and evaluates work products, methods, policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates procedures with emphasis on optimizing and enhancing Oracle/PeopleSoft capabilities; provides feedback to Accounts Payable Manager. Analyzes production and staffing trends and needs; projects workload requirements and reviews productivity; implements changes in production techniques to help remedy production and staffing deficiencies. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager to organize and supervise the work of entry-level professional staff engaged in accounting work of a routine to moderately difficult nature and accounting tasks in processing payments in support of procurement, professional services, construction contracts; review worksheets or data produced by subordinates. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager to coordinate and implement various methods of electronic payments; Processes special pay cycle for electronic payments. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager to perform detailed review of employee expense reports, to ensure compliance with the District's policies and procedures, Internal Revenue Service regulations, etc. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager to perform detailed review of company credit card transactions and processing, to ensure compliance with accounting policies, sales/use tax accrual requirements, etc. Handles the 1099 processing in Oracle/PeopleSoft, issuance of 1099 forms to BART contractors, and annual filing with Internal Revenue Service. Responds to difficult, sensitive, and confidential issues and inquiries from vendors, departments and government agencies, etc. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager in coordination and preparation of monthly and year-end general ledger reconciliation reports and other periodic reports; provides feedback on variances; makes recommendations for resolution; coordinates and communicates to other District departments and divisions. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager with quarterly and year-end processes and resolution of issues. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager with the preparation and completion of audits with certified public accounting firms, government agencies and vendors; coordinates efforts to complete audits in a timely manner; prepares and reviews schedules, reconciliations, worksheets and analyses required by audits. Participates in development and implementation of improvement to Accounts Payable reporting and processes; meets with and communicates to employees, managers and other District departments; provides feedback to Accounts Payable Manager. Assists in the development of the District's Accounts Payable system testing protocol and participates the District's Accounts Payable system implementation associated with system upgrades, regulatory agency requirements, tax updates and other instances as required. Provides staff assistance to the Accounts Payable Manager; participates on committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary; represents the Accounts Payable Division in meetings with other departments within the District, with employees, and outside agencies as assigned. Serves as the backup to the Accounts Payable Manager during Accounts Payable Manager's absence. Assists the Accounts Payable Manager to maintain the Accounts Payable procedures within the department. Stays abreast of changing Accounts Payable tax laws, governmental agency regulations and vendor requirements. 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. Performs other work as assigned. If assigned to an Accounting Division, the following duties may apply: Assists and supervises the coordination of the monthly and year-end closings for general ledger and other periodic financial reports; monitors, reviews, and approves closing transactions and journal entries; maintains Chartfields and Trees in the District's financial systems software; prepares, reviews, and distributes monthly and annual general ledger reports; assists in preparing the District's financial statements. Prepares and reviews billing reimbursements to funding agencies; prepares and reviews closeout reports for completed grants. Oversees the collections of receivables and advances or correction of overages; provides feedback to manager on important issues; Assists and supervises the preparation and completion of payroll and payroll checks; verifies accuracy of deductions; ensures transfer of funds to governing agencies; oversees issuance of hand-prepared payroll checks prior to transmittal. Prepares or assists in review of monthly reconciliations related to payroll liabilities, project costing report, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets and inventory balances, with the general ledger. Supervises the work of assigned staff responsible for the monitoring and verification of insurance rate changes, employee deductions or payable time detail. Assists overseeing the direct deposit of employee funds to banks and other financial institutions. Assists in review and approval of operating and capital disbursements (including vendor vouchers, employee expense reports, travel advances, etc.), reviews procurement card transactions and reclassifications; supervise the work of staff responsible for Accounts Payable regular and express pay cycles; coordinates the resolution of voucher and expense report exceptions, prepares sales tax transmittal and returns, and 1099 reports. Assists in coordinating the audits with certified public accounting firms and government agencies; coordinates efforts to complete audits in a timely manner; prepares and reconciles confirmation requests to banks, legal counsel, funding agencies, and other parties; prepares and reviews schedules, reconciliations, worksheets, and analyses required by audits. Assists in reviewing the reconciliation of purchase orders and accounts payable system; prepares reports of rejected receipts and forwards to originator for action. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional accounting experience which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and/or supervisory experience. Certified Public Accountant 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. 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 -Operational characteristics, services and activities of assigned accountingservices 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,testingand 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 coordinatingservices 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 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. Note This position requires a supplemental questionnaire. Please type your responses to the following questions in a Word document and attach it toyour Bart profile. Directions are below: 1. Describe your Accounts Payable work experience within past 3 years (if any), with Name of employer; Nature of business for the company; Detailed Accounts Payable duties/responsibilities related to each employment, etc. 2. Describe your General Ledger work experience within past 3 years (if any), with Name of employer; Nature of business for the company; Detailed General Ledger duties/responsibilities related to each employment, etc. 3. Describe your supervisory/administrative work experience within past 3 years (if any), with Name of employer; Nature of business for the company; Detailed supervisory/administrative duties/responsibilities related to each employment, etc. 4. Describe your Oracle/PeopleSoft application production experience within past 3 years (if any), with Name of employer; Nature of business for the company; Detailed Oracle/PeopleSoft application related duties/responsibilities related to each employment, etc. INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to obtain job-related information needed to identify the most-qualified applicants in the selection process for this position. Clarity and completeness of answers are factors that may be considered in the evaluation process. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. Completion of this material is a required part of the selection process. Please do not respond to these questions by indicating "see resume." Please be sure to include your name and the job you are applying for on your Supplemental Questionnaire. Candidates who do not properly complete the Supplemental Questionnaire will no longer be under consideration for this position. Please note that all applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be received on or before the closing date of this posting. For your convenience, please attach your completed Supplemental Questionnaire as an additional attachment to your online application. After you've submitted your application, you can attach your Supplemental Questionnaire by taking the following seven steps: 1) From your "Careers Home Page," navigate to the "My Career Tools" section. 2) In "My Career Tools," scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Add Attachment." 3) In the "Add Attachments" page, select an Attachment Type, and indicate "Supplemental Questionnaire" in the "Attachment Purpose" field. 4) Click the "Add Attachment" link 5) Browse for the appropriate file to attach, select it, and click open 6) Click the "Upload" button 7) Click the "Save & Return" button If you have problems with the attachment process, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
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 $115,426.00 / annually - $178,912.00 (Non-Represented Pay Band 09) Posted Date June 18, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To R. Powers, Deputy General Manager Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment BART is seeking an Engineering Project Manager who has a passion for innovating safe and reliable solutions to complex Engineering problems and helping to enable over 430,000 daily riders get to work, school, and other places they need to go. Join the Engineering Revolution to Build a Better BART! The incumbent in this position will be responsible, in coordination with BART's project delivery departments, for the managing projects for the Districts' $3.5 billion Measure RR System Renewal program. The scope of the position includes serving in the following roles: · Serve as the lead staff liaison to the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee. · Support the Deputy General Manager's role as the chairperson of recurring District-wide Measure RR staff committee · Participate in the regular updates to the Board of Directors on the status of Measure RR project delivery · Review all monthly Measure RR project status reports · Engage the public within the BART District in community outreach activities related to Measure RR · Assist other departments in developing staffing, procurement, space planning strategies for Measure RR implementation · Reject assistance in the development of financial projections for Measure RR programs and projects Essential Job Functions 1. Manages capital program engineering design and construction projects or programs in assigned areas from conceptual design through comple­tion; project areas may include rail car procurement and rehabilita­tion, stations construction and rehabilitation, automated fare collection, and transit systems and structures design and construction; develops and directs project work standards from design through final program and equipment acceptance. 2. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned project areas. 3. Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned District and contract staff; manages and directs the work of contract consultants. 4. Directs or participates in the preparation and review of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates; ensures specifications and contract requirements comply with District standards and policies. 5. Identifies equipment or systems needs on assigned projects; evaluates functional requirements; reviews vendor and manufacturer design and specifications on project equipment and materials; coordinates equipment procurement and testing activities; oversees equipment installation. 6. As assigned, oversees contractor and consultant contracts; develops scope of work; prepares request for proposal; reviews proposals and makes recommendation on selection; assists in contract negotiation and preparation; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. 7. Performs construction project management duties; prepares cost estimates; prepares and monitors project schedules and budgets; conducts field inspections as required; monitors work in prog­ress; writes, approves, negotiates and executes contract changes; authorizes contract payments upon project completion. 8. Serves as the project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves project issues. 9. Provides responsible staff assistance for higher level management staff on projects and related matters. 10. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable project management and administration experience which must have included at least one (1) year of supervisory 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: Principles and practices of engineering disciplines in assigned project area. Principles and practices of engineering design and construction in assigned project area. Principles and practices of project management. Principles and practices of contract administration. Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work. Methods and techniques of contract negotiation. Principles and practices of procurement. Principles and practices of budget development and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including comput­ers. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Managing, supervising and coordinating assigned projects. Developing and implementing project goals, objectives and procedures. Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants. Planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project work. Managing project design concepts and solutions. Managing and reviewing project budget analysis, calculations and cost estimates. Preparing designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. Directing or conducting contract negotiations. Conducting field inspections. Developing and administering project budgets. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting conse­quences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures for assigned District projects. Preparing clear and concise 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 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.