BART Oakland, California, United States
Dec 09, 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 Communications and Controls Engineering 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 NON-REP Pay Band 7 Annual Salary Range $113,621 (minimum) - $172,136 (maximum) *The negotiable salary offer will be between $113,621 - $ 154,824.44 annually (commensurate with experience) Posted Date July 18, 2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled *First initial review on August 4, 2023 Reports To CBTC Engineering Manager Days Off As assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This is a capital position and is subject to time and funding limitations. The ideal applicant will be responsible for the content, function, and modification of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) systems for BART’s internal use. Work will involve office and field design work and reviewing both hired contractors’ and internal staffs’ implementation of project work. Work assignments involve analyzing conditions and equipment for troubles or shortcomings, developing and scoping solutions, management briefings, creation, and review of contract drawings for content and function, developing specifications and drawings for construction, evaluation of theoretical and actual system operation, and troubleshooting problems found within CBTC equipment and systems. Verbal and written interaction with BART technical staff and contractor staff will be required while directing work, inspecting work, and reporting status of assigned tasks. Work assignments may require coordinating staff activities, may require performance of duties during nights and weekends, and may require working adjacent to active track with electrified rail and moving trains. Familiarity with control and communication methods, such as analog and digital signal processing, analog and digital control, wireless standards, and computer networking and network security is a plus. Specific emphasis will involve Data Communications System (DCS) for CBTC including various interface to legacy train control and communications systems. Provides engineering and software support in assigned project area; ensures system compatibility, reliability, network security; develops system software as required; integrates data into new systems. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Professional disciplines and aptitude to adapt efficiently and effectively in changing technologies to achieve objectives. The ability to accomplish goals and tasks by applying sound engineering disciplines and standards. Dedication and driven motivation to accomplish organization and personal goals. A career history of increasing technical responsibility in the development and support of advanced train control systems and/or communications and control systems. Previous experience with the successful selection and application of technology towards satisfying customer needs. An understanding of what the software, firmware, and hardware components in a product assembly does and how they interact. The ability to reason analytically and write concise reports in English. The ability to interpret construction and engineering drawings as well as intermediate computer aided design drawing or illustration skills. Preferred Qualifications: A BSEE degree is preferred. A Professional Engineering License or MS in Engineering is preferred. IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certificate is preferred. Essential Job Functions Performs advanced electronics and communications engineering work for the development, modification and maintenance of the District's electronics and communications equipment and systems including telephone, radio and automated fare collection systems. Establishes schedules and methods for providing engineering and software support in assigned projects; monitors work progress of the contracted services; makes recommendations on resources to be allocated. Provides engineering and software support to contracts and District engineering staff during the design review, testing and implementation of assigned electronics and communications projects. Provides engineering and software support in assigned project area; ensures system compatibility; assists in developing and monitoring schedule; develops system software as required; integrates data into new systems. Provides assistance in project contract administrations; reviews designs; coordinates installation and testing activities; reviews equipment interfaces to ensure that data interfaces are compatible. Designs or modifies equipment; designs circuits and writes codes as required; builds and tests prototypes; prepares technical documentation on project activities. Coordinates project activities with contractors; reviews contractor submittals for conformance to drawings and specifications; interprets plans and specifications to testing and installation staff; prepares and directs design contract revisions and change orders. Assists in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. As assigned, may participate in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; trains assigned employees in their areas of work including electronics and communications engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of electronics and communications engineering. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering, computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional electronics or communications engineering experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive electronics and communications engineering program. Operational characteristics of voice data systems and fare collection systems. Methods and techniques of preparing technical specifications. Principles and practices of electronics and communications engineering. Operational characteristics of microprocessors. Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment faults. Computer programming languages in assigned project area. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles and practices of contract administration. Electronic circuit design and performance. Materials and equipment used in the design, development and maintenance of electronics and communications equipment. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in engineering project design including CADD. Principles of lead supervision and training. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex electronics and communications engineering systems. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level engineering staff. Designing, developing and implementing computer system software programs. Performing and reviewing complex calculations. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing and reviewing drawings, specifications, and plans. Utilizing specialized test equipment including oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the Physical condition necessary to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time course of the work including District officials and the general public. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at email@example.com . 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.