BART Oakland, California, United States
Sep 19, 2023Full 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 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 BART Police Department is a progressive agency and has been on the forefront - and in some cases the model approach to training in the areas of fair and impartial policing, bias-based policing, crisis intervention, cultural competence training, and de-escalation training. The mission of the BART Police Department is to ensure a safe environment within our transit system, reduce crime through a highly visible police presence, and proactive enforcement of the law, and to promote public confidence by working in partnership with our stakeholders and the communities we serve. 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 This position is represented by BART Police Officers Association Employees (BPOA). Academy Graduate (while in Field Training) $8,273.28/Monthly (778/Step 21) Lateral Police Officer $11,679.40/Monthly (778/Step 5) Posted Date September 18, 2023 Closing Date Open until filled. Reports To Chief of Police or designee. Days Off As assigned. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. 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) Qualifications: 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. Please attach a copy of your certificate from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy to your application. All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. 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. Note: To be considered a Lateral (Direct) or Academy Graduate candidate, you must be employed currently (or previously) as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. If Academy Graduate, may be required to show proof of graduation from the Academy. If you do not meet this criteria, please apply for the Entry-Level Police Officer position on our website at https://www.bart.gov/about/jobs. 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 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 POST certification. Must remain firearm qualified. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Note: To be considered a Lateral (Direct) or Academy Graduate candidate, you must be employed currently (or previously) as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. If Academy Graduate, may be required to show proof of graduation from the Academy. If you do not meet this criteria, please apply for the Entry-Level Police Officer position on our website at https://www.bart.gov/about/jobs. Selection Process ACADEMY GRADUATES : If you are an Academy Graduate candidate, submit a copy of a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy or documentation that verifies that you are an Academy Graduate to BPDEmployment@bart.gov. 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 assessment 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 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 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. ACADEMY GRADUATES : If you are an Academy Graduate candidate, submit a copy of a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy or documentation that verifies that you are an Academy Graduate to BPDEmployment@bart.gov. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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. 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