Principal Performance Analyst

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Planning and Development

Job Description

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 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.


Procurement Management

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2023 current employee cost $160.96 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

$123,791.680 - $160,929.180 (AFSCME Pay Band-G)

Initial salary offer will be between $123,791.680/annually - $143,888.79/annually (commensurate with experience and education)

Posted Date

February 13, 2023

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

First round of application reviews will be targeted for the week of March 6, 2023.

Reports To

Director of Procurement

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Procurement Department is looking for a Principal Performance Analyst to join our team!

The Procurement Department is building its capacity for continuous improvement through innovative thinking and implementing business transformation using change management practices. The Procurement Department draws upon change and project management best, leading practices to provide services for process improvements and organizational transformation initiatives.

The Principal Performance Analyst will serve as the lead in the design, development, evaluation and implementation of performance analyses, maturity assessments, and process improvements including defining scope, goals and objectives, developing project plans and timelines, and interpreting analytical findings. The position will be responsible for building a strong discipline for continuous improvement throughout the Procurement Department, using globally recognized frameworks to benchmark the Procurement Department’s performance and identify specific targets for improvement using both quantitative and qualitative measures.

The ideal candidate will possess innovative thinking applied to strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to:
  • Champion and successfully lead execution of new ideas and initiatives.
  • Communicate effectively and transmit ideas to managers and other staff.
  • Make sound, practical decisions on complex issues and work independently in a resourceful manner.
  • Follow-through on assignments and work in a proactive fashion.
  • Work cross-functionally in teams and form partnerships to achieve objectives.
  • Understand and work with online inventory, procurement, and financial systems such as Maximo and PeopleSoft to implement improvements aligned with business process procedures, working with stakeholders and management.
  • Clearly and concisely formulate and present to executive level management, stakeholders, and staff.

Essential Job Functions

Leads the design, development, evaluation and implementation of performance analyses, maturity assessments, and process improvements including defining scope, goals and objectives, developing project plans and timelines, and interpreting analytical findings. Leads improvement initiatives including transformation projects; conducts training and advisory services; develops training curricula for continuous improvement, including lean processes; documents and summarizes lessons learned from transformation projects and initiatives; develops and manages knowledge base of continuous improvement tools suitable for the District. Leads the development of project management approach for large system transformation or process improvement initiatives; defines scope, goals and objectives, develops project plans, timelines and other monitoring tools to ensure completion of project deliverables; utilizes change management tools to engage and facilitate buy-in from project stakeholders; determines, allocates and monitors project resources; develops status reports and regularly reviews project status with management. Provides support to the Senior Manager and advises District management on the compliance, effectiveness, and economy of District activities. Participates in and leads the collection of data, including assisting with designing surveys and questionnaires, developing sample methodologies and overseeing resulting data collection; assists in the identification of data sources, collection, and validation of data. Coordinates assigned program activities with those of other departments, divisions and outside agencies and organizations; establishes partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and peers to ensure results are achieved. Prepares and reviews analytical and statistical reports tailored for various levels of District management; assists in systematizing/institutionalizing District-wide performance management analytics. Participates in and leads program and process evaluations based on outcomes of risk management, strategic planning, budgeting or other Districtwide initiatives; translates stated or implied District needs into researchable management analyses and initiatives. Participates in the preparation and administration of the department or division program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures. Develops functional relationships with other departments, as assigned, to facilitate activities involving the departments; provides requested consulting services as requested on a broad range of issues. Leads assigned employees in their areas of work including methods, procedures and techniques. Assists with and leads monitoring, administering, and negotiating consultant contracts, coordinates consultant work with other departments, and serves as liaison for analyses and projects. Develops standard operating procedures and policies; monitors and supports transition from project phase to regular operations; conducts follow-up assessments as needed. Attends, leads, and participates in professional group meetings and a variety of committees; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. May participate in the selection and training of assigned staff. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, statistics, data analytics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.


Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in operational or financial performance management, organizational development, lean process improvement, change management, policy analysis or project management experience, which must have included at least one (1) year of lead experience.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Other Requirements:

Possession of a valid certificate as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is desirable.


Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to computer screens; exposure to heat, cold, moving vehicle, electrical energy and inclement weather conditions.

Physical Conditions:

Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Knowledge of :
  • Continuous improvement, including practices and concepts of process management systems and Lean methodology.
  • Methods and techniques of change management, strategic planning, enterprise risk management and transit strategic asset management; translation of stated or implied needs into researchable management analyses and initiatives.
  • Principles of performance management, analysis, assessments, and improvement.
  • Principles and practices of policy analysis, development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of business systems applications and operational analysis.
  • Methods and techniques of advanced data analysis, investigative and quantitative analysis, and quantitative methods such as statistical sampling and regression analysis.
  • Funding policies of various government entities and commissions.
  • Principles of lead supervision and training.
  • Business and audit ethics.
  • Current office procedures, methods, equipment, and applications.
  • Principles of business letter writing and financial report preparation.

Skill in:
  • Recommending and leading the implementation of goals and objectives for performance management, transformation initiatives, and continuous improvement programs.
  • Leading and supporting transformation initiatives, utilizing Lean process improvements and change management concepts.
  • Leading performance or program evaluations and maturity assessments.
  • Developing performance measures and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), determining performance targets, evaluating results, and conducting benchmarking and comparative studies of progressive and innovative organizations.
  • Data analytics; familiarity with designing and maintaining data associated with the delivery of regular reports and visualizations, including the design, maintenance, and updates to dashboards and other forms of communication.
  • Ability to organize, combine, and tabulate large amounts of data into clear reports, charts, and dashboards that are understandable to stakeholders.
  • Supervising analytical and technical staff; managing vendors, contractors and other parties.
  • Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff.
  • Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating subordinate co-workers.
  • Partnering and collaborating with a broad range of peers and stakeholders for joint initiatives, coordinating participation and buy-in. Planning, supervising and designing research and evaluation projects.
  • Applying practices and theories, techniques and management methodologies to assigned projects.
  • Coordinating and administering budget processes for assigned departments or divisions.
  • Researching, analyzing and evaluating programs, policies and procedures.
  • Interpreting, explaining and enforcing division/department policies and procedures.
  • Performing complex statistical, financial and other mathematical analyses.

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 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, 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 .

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

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

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Job Address

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