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.

 

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
Mar 20, 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 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, 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 NR-PAY Band 13 (Minimum) $162,509.00 to $246,201.00 (Maximum)* Note: Initial salary offer will likely be between $162.509.00 to $225,086.45 Salary to commensurate experience Plus 10% Police Management Incentive Posted Date March 19, 2020 Closing Date April 10, 2020 Reports To Chief of Police Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The District is currently seeking a Deputy Police Chief who will be responsible for managing and administering the activities of a bureau within the Police Department as well as assist the Chief of Police with overall operation of the Department. The BART Police Department, with over 200 sworn personnel and over 100 professional staff members is a significant law enforcement presence in the Bay Area; the Deputy Chief role will provide abundant opportunity to develop skills in a broad range of police management activities in a dense and diverse urban environment. The job demands a creative individual who has the ability to inspire change, and the courage to support officers in performing the challenging job of policing, while demanding accountability at all levels. The BART Board and Executive Management Team are fully committed to supporting and improving the Police Department, and the Chief is equally committed to fostering effective mentoring and developmental opportunities at all levels. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding leadership capabilities, strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to initiate and follow through on important initiatives in the Department. The Individual will also demonstrate experience and creativity around crime reduction strategies, community-oriented policing, problem solving and working in a culturally diverse urban environment. Essential Job Functions 1) Develops and directs the implementation of division goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards. 2) Plans and leads departmental activities and operations; coordinates and ensures the effectiveness and efficiencies of programs and advises the Police Chief accordingly. 3) Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff; provides coaching and training for their professional development; works with staff to correct deficiencies; initiates and implements disciplinary procedures up to and including termination. 4) Determines staffing and equipment needs; participates in the selection of assigned staff, special assignments, and lateral and vertical promotions within the department. 5). Determines and administers disciplinary measures, awards, and commendations. 6). Coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies; confers with and provides assistance to District departments on police matters; performs special studies and develops recommendations. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in criminology, administration of justice, public/business administration, political science, psychology, law, education, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A master's degree is preferred. Please Note: Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States or its territories must have the transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable management experience at or above the level of Police Lieutenant or as a senior civilian manager within a public safety department equivalent to that rank. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. License or Certificate: Possession of or eligibility to possess valid Supervisory and Management certificates issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must remain firearm qualified, if applicable. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Must pass a comprehensive California Post background investigation which may including a polygraph examination and medical and psychological examinations. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by email at employment@bart.gov . All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Mar 17, 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Mar 17, 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 $6,285.44 Lateral Police Officer Starting Monthly Rate* Effective July 1, 2019 $8,873.15 *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
Mar 17, 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 $160.12 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 $5,545.99 Month (Base Salary - While in Academy) $6,285.44/ Month (Base Salary - Upon Academy Completion) $7,394.66/ Month (Base Salary - Upon FTO Completion) Posted Date February 3, 2020 Closing Date April 17, 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
Mar 17, 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 Maintenance & Engineering 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 AFSCME- Payband AF-I (Minimum) $130,566.57 to $169,736.29 (Maximum) Salary to commensurate experience Posted Date January 9, 2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Reports To Senior Manager of Finance & Administration- A. Hirsch Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The selected incumbent will be responsible for managing a team of seven people to develop, administer, and report on the Department's $150 million annual operating budget and lead position controls for approximately 2,000 positions. In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of public-sector operating budgets, accounting practices, and the principals of staff supervision and management. The incumbent will be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and skilled at communicating complex financial information in a clear, straight-forward manner to various audiences and ensuring quality in data and reports. Primary duties will include: · Supervising the work of professional level financial and administrative staff; · Leading the development and implementation of the Maintenance and Engineering's operating budget, in conjunction with Department leadership; · Representing the Department's budgetary needs and reporting on variances and trends to Operating Budget Department staff and supporting the Department Chief in budgetary presentations; · Directing the development and production of detailed and complex financial reports, research, and analysis to assist senior management and staff in budget management and position-related administration; · Advising management on how to meet business needs through strategic staffing and hiring plans and maintaining a strong working relationship with Human Resources staff to implement those plans; · Ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures and identifying and advancing process or policy improvements and internal controls, in coordination with other Departments; and · Coordinating assigned activities with other divisions and departments. Essential Job Functions Manages and oversees the operating budget program for the Maintenance and Engineering Division through financial analysis, report preparation, policy review and preparation; prepares budget recommendations and forecasting of funding for staff, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and implements adjustment of expenditures. Makes recommendations for action and assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Conducts a variety of organizational, operational and analytical studies and investigations; recommends modifications to existing programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; prepares a variety of formal reports. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. May direct, coordinate and review the work of staff and outside contractors; serves as liaison between departments and departments and/or executive offices to ensure program and project implementation. Directs, coordinates and reviews the planning, development and implementation of contracts and administration of management procedures and internal control mechanisms; ensures the cost effective and efficient use of staff and resources in accomplishing goals and objectives. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of annual operating budget; prepares and presents budget recommendations; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience Five (5) to seven (7) years of verifiable experience in financial analysis, budgeting or related experience. Substitution: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of - Principles and practices of general, fund, and government accounting - Principles and practices of project coordination and management - Methods and techniques of policy analysis, research and development - Methods and techniques of budget administration, statistical, financial, and management controls and analysis - Principles of strategic planning - Principles of business letter writing and report preparation - Principles and procedures of filing and record keeping - Principles of budget preparation and control - Principles and practices of business math, accounting and budgeting - Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations Skill/Ability in - Developing, implementing, interpreting and applying department policies, procedures, goals and objectives - Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines - Independently preparing correspondence and memoranda - Planning, organizing and administering special projects and programs - Planning, organizing and scheduling office priorities - Researching, analyzing, compiling and summarizing a variety of materials - Preparing and administering department budgets - Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications - Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports - Performing complex financial and statistical analysis - Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public - Understanding the organization and function of a public agency - Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures - Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and making recommendations - Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Mar 10, 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 BART Police Department 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 $112,707.00 Minimum to $170,751.00 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 8) Note: Initial salary offer will likely be between $135,000.00/year - $152,169.44/year (commensurate with experience). Posted Date March 9, 2020 Closing Date April 17, 2020 Reports To Director of Security Programs Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Manager of Emergency Management Services is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan that includes prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery initiatives for the District's Emergency Management Services Program. The position serves as the liaison representing the District with various federal, state and local entities supporting all aspects of the District's Emergency Preparedness Program; provides education, training, and outreach to internal and external stakeholders ensuring that the District is prepared to respond to natural and man-made disasters and is responsible for providing highly complex administrative support to the Chief of Police and General Manager; and performs related duties as assigned. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following qualifications including but not limited to: 1. Operations of a comprehensive emergency preparedness management program, preferably in a transit environment 2. Strong skills and experience in the principles and practices of policy development, implementation and administration 3. Excellent communication, coordination and interpersonal skills in building partnerships with internal and external contacts 4. Must have completed required National Incident Management System (NIMS)/ Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) training and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses, Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700, and 800 5. Strong experience developing, implementing, and administering goals, objectives and procedures 6. Experience and skill in identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs 7. Knowledge of current emerging emergency preparedness technologies and products and best practices for their use on transit systems 8. Knowledge and experience with current security related standards, protocols, and procedures for employees and patrons of a major metropolitan transit system Please Note: -Master's level degree in criminal justice, security administration, business or public administration is preferred -Must possess a completed POST Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) certificate or (will be required to complete within one year of appointment) -Must have completed ICS 300 and 400 courses or (will be required to complete within two year of appointment) Essential Job Functions 1) Supports the District with emergency preparedness functions and programs, including the study and analysis of vulnerability to disaster and response capabilities, long-term disaster mitigation plans and programs. 2) Maintains the operational readiness of key District facilities and systems for emergency operations, and manages compliance with the NIMS/SEMS, NIMSCAST and other rules and regulations. 3) Assists with the selection, identification, purchasing, and ongoing maintenance of Office of Emergency Services equipment and supplies. 4) Provides training of staff and volunteers, including those assigned to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and other such key roles. Ensures that regular EOC training, drills and exercises are conducted. 5) Ensures that the EOC, the Mobile EOC (MEOC), and other such key facilities and assets are well maintained and capable of supporting operations during a disaster or major emergency (in cooperation with the External Affairs/Communications Department, the Police Department Support Services Division (Public Safety Answering Point, 911 Dispatch Communications Center) and other groups. 6) Supports the District with reports to the Board, coordinates with media relations, and coordinates with Public Information Officers (PIO), and other Communication Department staff as necessary. 7) Stays current with emerging and established technologies and products and evaluates both for suitability and effectiveness in addressing the District's emergency preparedness needs. 8) Attends and participates in professional meetings; stays abreast of regulations, trends, and innovations in the field of transportation emergency preparedness. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, Transportation Safety or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time) emergency management or related experience which must include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Other Requirements: Must have completed required Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses (IS 100, 200, 700, and 800) Must work to complete ICS 300 and 400 courses within two years of appointment Must complete POST Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) certificate within one year of appointment Must be physically able to perform field inspections and investigations Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime, and respond to emergency situations and calls Must pass comprehensive background investigation and pre-employment polygraph examination Substitution: Additional professional experience, as outlined above, may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred Knowledge of: Principles of a comprehensive emergency preparedness management program, preferably in a transit environment Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Principles and practices of security-related oversight, compliance, and enforcement Principles and practices of policy development, implementation and administration Safety and emergency operations and procedures Current and emerging emergency preparedness technologies and products and best practices for their use on transit systems Current security related standards, protocols, and procedures for employees and patrons of a major metropolitan transit system Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration Related federal, state and local laws and regulations Incident Command Center (ICS) forms Implementing response planning and recovery Emergency Preparedness Skill/Ability in: Developing and managing a comprehensive emergency preparedness management system, preferably in a transit environment Developing, implementing, and administering goals, objectives and procedures Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs Researching, analyzing and evaluating new methods and techniques Planning and overseeing implementation of security programs Preparing and administering complex budgets Interpreting and applying applicable 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 Teaching a high value skill set Implementing response and recovery plan Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.