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.

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 16, 2019
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 Performance and Budget 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 $147,736 - $223,819 / annually (Non-Represented Pay Band 12) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $160,000 - $196,000 (commensurate with experience) Posted Date October 16, 2019 Closing Date November 15, 2019 Reports To Assistant General Manager, Performance & Budget Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The incumbent plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Budget Department including development and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets; management of the District's capital grant compliance and reporting; fiscal reporting; position control; financial and staffing study support; coordination of assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; complex analytical support to the Assistant General Manager - Performance and Budget; and related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas: Effectively developing, presenting, implementing, and managing a public agency budget Designing and implementing sustainable fiscal strategies and programs within agency resources Developing and implementing public agency spending controls Familiarity with an Enterprise Performance Management System or similar database systems Essential Job Functions Assumes full management responsibility for all departmental services and activities including development and control of the District's operating and capital budgets; presenting to the Board of Directors; supporting management, financial, labor, and performance analysis; and developing, implementing policies and procedures. Supports integration of the annual budget with the BART Strategic Plan, BART's Asset Management Plan, and long-term financial plans; plays a key role in developing District-wide financial strategies and policies and leads efforts to develop and implement process improvements. Oversees development and administration of the department's budget, goals and priorities; approves staffing and non-labor expenditures; and implements budget adjustments as appropriate. Plans and directs the department's work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; evaluates work methods and procedures; works with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Establishes and maintains relationships across the District to understand and advance District-wide priorities. Work with stakeholders and departments throughout the District to develop and maintain appropriate budgets and reserves, and maintain financial stability across the District. Evaluates and analyzes trends in budget performance; reviews options and recommends strategies to maximize resources. Monitors developments and legislation and stays abreast of trends and innovations in the field of public agency budgeting and financial analysis; evaluates impacts of budget decisions upon District operations; recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements. Represents the department to other District staff, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Participates on boards, commissions and committees; attends and participates in professional group meetings; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Works with the Office of the Chief Information Officer to maintain, develop, and update budget and financial management systems. Knowledge of: Operations of a comprehensive budgeting and funds management programs for both operating and capital funds Principles and practices of general, fund, and government accounting. Principles and practices of policy development and administration. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles and practices of capital funds management and reporting. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of program development and implementation. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Enterprise Performance Management budgeting and financial management Skill In: Managing a comprehensive operating budget and capital funds management program. Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures. Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments. Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs. Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff. Delegating authority and responsibility. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Managing statistical and financial analysis of budgets. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, economics, finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budget and financial management experience which must have included at least three (3) years of management responsibility. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. 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: A job posting 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
Oct 15, 2019
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 Rolling Stock & Shops Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 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 $40.35/hour (Minimum, Step 1) to $52.74/hour (Maximum, Step 5) This is an SEIU Union Represented position under Pay Grade EDS, SEIU, PB-03 Posted Date November 8, 2018 Closing Date Open until Filled 1 st review of applications 11/30/2018 Reports To Manager of Training Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting is to fill one (1) Employee Development Specialist position in the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) department. As the Rolling Stock & Shops subject matter experts, the position will be responsible for researching, analyzing and identifying specific training needs for all employees in the Rolling Stock & Shops department. Typical work in this department is performed by, but is not limited to: Transit Vehicle Mechanics, Electronic Technicians, Quality Team Leaders and Utility Workers. The incumbent will conduct class room and field training as well as design and develop documents using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc. In addition, the position will research, develop and prepare instructional materials, as well as deliver classroom and hands on instruction to District employees. The position may work all shifts and will report to different RS&S maintenance locations as required. In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to physical work in the following field environments: high voltage power sources, Wayside conditions and inclement weather. The successful candidate in this selection process will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: -The repair of mechanical and electromechanical components and systems, including the use of electronic test equipment. -Repair and maintenance of HVAC components and systems. -EPA regulations for 608 Type II certifications. -Interpreting hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical schematics along with block diagrams. -Maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of the BART revenue vehicles mechanical and electromechanical systems. -The job skills of a Transit Vehicle Mechanic (TVM). -Regulatory requirements for all RS&S classifications. -Computer skills in Maximo, Microsoft Office and Adobe. -Instructing individuals or large groups in both on-the-job and classroom settings. -Understanding of Instructional System Development Process (i.e., ADDIE Model) to develop quality training content. -Working effectively in project teams and meet scheduled project deadlines. Essential Job Functions Researches, analyzes and identifies specific training needs to support District activities and further District goals; conducts research, prepares plans and programs to meet these needs or to solve specific operational problems. Selects appropriate methodology, develops course specific lesson plans, instructional materials and student handouts; schedules and coordinates training programs and activities. Prepares the classroom environment; provides classroom and performance-based field training using a variety of instructional techniques. Develops and administers oral, written and practical tests to assess the effectiveness of training. Conducts and documents specific District skills certification programs; assists in the development of various pre-employment tests in the area of specialty; acts as subject matter expert in area of specialty. Researches and identifies external training and sources and materials and evaluates their applicability to District needs. Prepares scope of services for outside training assistance, recommends the selection of consultants or vendors, and monitors and evaluates performance. Works with District staff to solve a variety of technical problems in the operations and maintenance areas. Writes technical materials and creates drawings or schematics to support text. Works closely with media and documentation staff to produce audio-visual materials. Communicates regularly with trainees, other instructors and affected department personnel to achieve training goals. Assists non-trainers in preparing presentations in specific program areas; administers educational assistance and other training-related programs. May act as subject matter expert in area taught; maintains technical knowledge in areas taught. Assists in developing and monitoring specific training program budgets. Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed. Minimum Qualifications Education: An Associate degree with major course work in education, counseling or a related technical field from an accredited college. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials and providing training to adults; OR three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) journey level experience in the skill area to be trained which must have included at least one (1) year of experience in instructing or training others. Substitution: Additional experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials, providing training to adults, or in skill area to be trained as described above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. An Associate degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. May be required to work occasional off-hours shifts to administer training programs. Must be physically able to stand for extended periods of time and lift audio-visual equipment and training materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be physically able to climb on/off equipment. Must be physically able to work in inclement weather. District certification as an Employee Development Specialist will be required and certification will cover all areas to be taught. Business computer user applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of employee development and training. Methods of identifying training needs in an industrial setting. Training modalities, techniques and materials, particularly as used in a classroom or field setting. Design and preparation of audio-visual materials. Vendors, consultants and potential sources of training courses or materials. Procedures, policies and techniques relating to the specific subject matter to be taught (will vary with the specific training assignment). Skill in: Identifying and assessing training needs. Researching and developing programs and materials to meet identified needs. Analyzing varied technical problems related to operations and maintenance activities and recommending solutions. Writing a variety of technical, instructional and other written materials, including reports of work performed. Developing varied audio-visual materials and technical drawings to support instructional activities. Conducting training sessions, both in the classroom and at the work site. Assessing and evaluating the results of instructional programs. Maintaining accurate documentation of training activities. Evaluating applicability of outside training consultants and vendors and recommending and monitoring such programs. Monitoring and evaluating performance standards. Working on multiple tasks, exercising flexibility as needed, and acting independently with sound judgment. Identifying problems and developing solutions both independently and in cooperation with others. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Selection Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application. The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. Application Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates. External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration. The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. 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. 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
Oct 15, 2019
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 Rolling Stock & Shops Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 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 $40.35/hour (Minimum, Step 1) to $52.74/hour (Maximum, Step 5) This is an SEIU Union Represented position under Pay Grade EDS, SEIU, PB-03 Posted Date November 5, 2018 Closing Date November 16, 2018 or until filled. Reports To Manager of Training Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting is to fill one (1) Employee Development Specialist position in the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) department. As the Rolling Stock & Shops subject matter experts, the position will be responsible for researching, analyzing and identifying specific training needs for all employees in the Rolling Stock & Shops department. Typical work in this department is performed by, but is not limited to: Transit Vehicle Mechanics, Electronic Technicians, Quality Team Leaders and Utility Workers. The incumbent will conduct class room and field training as well as design and develop documents using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc. In addition, the position will research, develop and prepare instructional materials, as well as deliver classroom and hands on instruction to District employees. The position may work all shifts and will report to different RS&S maintenance locations as required. In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to physical work in the following field environments: high voltage power sources, Wayside conditions and inclement weather. The ideal candidate in this selection process will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: -Comprehensive Maximo knowledge including use of queries, creation and completion of tasks/work orders, issuing and installing inventory on assets. -Creation of user guides for computer software. -Development and delivery of computer-based training material. -Experience working in an industrial vehicle repair and maintenance facility. -Use of Maximo in an industrial maintenance environment. -Strong understanding of RS&S workflow processes. -Computer skills with different software applications including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. -Instructing individuals or large groups in both on-the-job and classroom settings. -Understanding of Instructional System Development Process (i.e., ADDIE Model) to develop quality training content. -Working effectively in project teams and meet scheduled project deadlines Essential Job Functions Researches, analyzes and identifies specific training needs to support District activities and further District goals; conducts research, prepares plans and programs to meet these needs or to solve specific operational problems. Selects appropriate methodology, develops lesson plans, instructional materials and student handouts; schedules and coordinates training programs and activities. Prepares the classroom environment; provides classroom and performance-based field training using a variety of instructional techniques. Develops and administers oral, written and practical tests to assess the effectiveness of training. Conducts and documents specific District skills certification programs; assists in the development of various pre-employment tests in the area of specialty; acts as subject matter expert in area of specialty. Researches and identifies external training and sources and materials and evaluates their applicability to District needs. Prepares scope of services for outside training assistance, recommends the selection of consultants or vendors, and monitors and evaluates performance. Works with District staff to solve a variety of technical problems in the operations and maintenance areas. Writes technical materials and creates drawings or schematics to support text. Works closely with media and documentation staff to produce audio-visual materials. Communicates regularly with trainees, other instructors and affected department personnel to achieve training goals. Assists non-trainers in preparing presentations in specific program areas; administers educational assistance and other training-related programs. May act as subject matter expert in area taught; maintains technical knowledge in areas taught. Assists in developing and monitoring specific training program budgets. Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed. Additionally, for positions responsible for conducting training programs in Way and Facilities area only : Delivers training programs for specialized on-rail maintenance equipment such as automated multifunctional Switch and Production Tamper/liners, Ballast Regulators, Production Rail Grinders, Locomotives and Rail Car equipment, Rubber Tire Road to Rail Vehicles, Light/Heavy duty type Trucks, Loaders and Mobile Cranes. Instructs and administers the State of California's Third Party employer Testing Program for Commercial Driver License e.g., Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Minimum Qualifications Education: An Associate degree with major course work in education, counseling or a related technical field from an accredited college. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials and providing training to adults; OR three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) journey level experience in the skill area to be trained which must have included at least one (1) year of experience in instructing or training others. Substitution: Additional experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials, providing training to adults, or in skill area to be trained as described above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. An Associate degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. May be required to work occasional off-hours shifts to administer training programs. Must be physically able to stand for extended periods of time and lift audio-visual equipment and training materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be physically able to climb on/off equipment. Must be physically able to work in inclement weather. District certification as an Employee Development Specialist will be required and certification will cover all areas to be taught. Business computer user applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Additionally, positions responsible for conducting training programs related to Way and Facilities Maintenance only: Must have held a valid California commercial driver license for at least three (3) years, with the appropriate class and endorsements. Must currently hold a valid California commercial driver license with the appropriate class and endorsements with no restrictions for the testing authority and drive test of Class (A) commercial vehicles. Must pass the California Employer Testing Program Examiner Training class to establish eligibility for this position during the ninety (90)-day probationary period. Additionally, positions responsible for conducting training programs related to Power and Mechanical only: Must possess a valid California driver license with the appropriate class and endorsements with no restrictions for a Class (B) commercial vehicle to establish eligibility for this position during the ninety (90) day probationary period. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of employee development and training. Methods of identifying training needs in an industrial setting. Training modalities, techniques and materials, particularly as used in a classroom or field setting. Design and preparation of audio-visual materials. Vendors, consultants and potential sources of training courses or materials. Procedures, policies and techniques relating to the specific subject matter to be taught (will vary with the specific training assignment). Skill in: Identifying and assessing training needs. Researching and developing programs and materials to meet identified needs. Analyzing varied technical problems related to operations and maintenance activities and recommending solutions. Writing a variety of technical, instructional and other written materials, including reports of work performed. Developing varied audio-visual materials and technical drawings to support instructional activities. Conducting training sessions, both in the classroom and at the work site. Assessing and evaluating the results of instructional programs. Maintaining accurate documentation of training activities. Evaluating applicability of outside training consultants and vendors and recommending and monitoring such programs. Monitoring and evaluating performance standards. Working on multiple tasks, exercising flexibility as needed, and acting independently with sound judgment. Identifying problems and developing solutions both independently and in cooperation with others. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Selection Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application.  The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.  Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. Application Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates. External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration. The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. 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. 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. Work location and shift: To Be Determined Working Conditions: Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment (e.g. wayside, track way, underground); exposure to heat, cold, noise, moving vehicles and inclement weather. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, and carrying equipment and materials weighing up 50 lbs. 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
Oct 15, 2019
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, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 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 $40.34/ hour (Step 1) to $52.73/hour (Step 5) Posted Date September 17, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting is to fill one (1) Employee Development Specialist position in the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) department. As the Rolling Stock & Shops subject matter expert, the position will be responsible for researching, analyzing and identifying specific training needs for all employees in the Rolling Stock & Shops department. Typical work in this department is performed by, but is not limited to: Transit Vehicle Mechanics, Electronic Technicians, Quality Team Leaders and Utility Workers. The incumbent will conduct class room and field training as well as design and develop documents using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc. In addition, the position will research, develop and prepare instructional materials, as well as deliver classroom and hands on instruction to District employees. The position may work all shifts and will report to different RS&S maintenance locations as required. In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to physical work in the following field environments: high voltage power sources, Wayside conditions and inclement weather. The ideal candidate in this selection process will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: The repair of electrical components and electrical systems, including the use of electrical test equipment. Interpreting electronic schematics and electronic block diagrams. Maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of the BART revenue vehicle electrical systems. The job skills of a Transit Vehicle Electronic Technician (TVET). Regulatory requirements for all RS&S classifications. Computer skills in Maximo, Microsoft Office and Adobe. Instructing individuals or large groups in both on-the-job and classroom settings. Understanding of Instructional System Development Process (i.e., ADDIE Model) to develop quality training content. Working effectively in project teams and meet scheduled project deadlines. Essential Job Functions Researches, analyzes and identifies specific training needs to support District activities and further District goals; conducts research, prepares plans and programs to meet these needs or to solve specific operational problems. Selects appropriate methodology, develops course specific lesson plans, instructional materials and student handouts; schedules and coordinates training programs and activities. Prepares the classroom environment; provides classroom and performance-based field training using a variety of instructional techniques. Develops and administers oral, written and practical tests to assess the effectiveness of training. Conducts and documents specific District skills certification programs; assists in the development of various pre-employment tests in the area of specialty; acts as subject matter expert in area of specialty. Researches and identifies external training and sources and materials and evaluates their applicability to District needs. Prepares scope of services for outside training assistance, recommends the selection of consultants or vendors, and monitors and evaluates performance. Works with District staff to solve a variety of technical problems in the operations and maintenance areas. Writes technical materials and creates drawings or schematics to support text. Works closely with media and documentation staff to produce audio-visual materials. Communicates regularly with trainees, other instructors and affected department personnel to achieve training goals. Assists non-trainers in preparing presentations in specific program areas; administers educational assistance and other training-related programs. May act as subject matter expert in area taught; maintains technical knowledge in areas taught. Assists in developing and monitoring specific training program budgets. Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed. Minimum Qualifications Education: An Associate degree with major course work in education, counseling or a closely related technical field from an accredited college. 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 experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials and providing training to adults; or three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable journey level experience in the skill area to be trained which must have included at least one (1) year of experience in instructing or training others. Substitution: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. An Associate degree is preferred. Other Requirement: Possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. May be required to work occasional off hours shifts to administer training programs. Must be physically able to stand for extended periods of time and lift audio visual equipment and training materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be physically able to climb on/off equipment. Must be physically able to work in inclement weather. District certification as an Employee Development Specialist will be required and certification will cover all areas to be taught. Business computer user applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Selection Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application. The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. Application Process Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov, or on WebBART. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 15, 2019
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 The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $143.93 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 Minimum Annual Salary to $178,912 Maximum Annual Salary (Non Rep Pay band 9). (The initial salary offer will be between $135,000-$150,500 based on the candidate's experience) Posted Date April 26, 2018 This announcement will be used to establish a candidate pool of applicants who have been partially assessed and are ready to be considered for various positions that may occur within the next twelve (12) months within the District. This position was previously posted as Program Manager I, but has been reclassified with the full job description available at https://www.bart.gov/about/jobs/descriptions Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, will be required as needed. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Managers of Engineering Programs are leaders of multiple complex work programs and may have direct reports. They have comprehensive project oversight and are responsible for delivery of multiple projects or programs in their assigned area including risk and funding management. Education and experience is preferred in the field of engineering, while business administration or public administration may be acceptable. Desirable skills, capabilities, and experience are described below beyond the minimum requirements. Manager of Engineering Programs generally requires a minimum of 10 years work experience, serves as a driver in the initiation, preparation, delivery, and oversight of multiple complex program portfolios of engineering projects across multiple disciplines. Ideal candidates are field friendly, have a hands-on leadership style, and are passionate about infrastructure State of Good Repair. Incumbents in these positions must demonstrate superior leadership abilities and management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, sound judgment, self-motivation, understanding of strategic planning, and working knowledge in at least four of following areas: Field Engineering Response Plans (safety emphasis) Commissioning or testing expertise for complex projects and systems Integrated systems architecture Measurement systems development, implementation, and reporting Basis of Design and technical standards/contract development Track rehabilitation: project oversight & asset Responsibility for safe operation, construction, risk management, and reliability improvements Electrical/Mechanical: Project Oversight & Asset Responsibility for Electrical and Mechanical Assets for safe operation, construction, risk management, and reliability improvements Management of risk & asset registers Preventative and predictive maintenance procedures development Remote Monitoring & Data Analytics Development Warranty Management & Analysis Managing complex, multi-tiered, resource loaded schedules Development and implementation of processes to address regulatory compliance with engineering cost estimating and risk assessments Funding, including complex grant management and contracts. Data Science & Engineering Multiple agency permitting Multiple discipline stakeholder collaboration Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: superior liaison and negotiating skills with a track record of diplomatically breaking through barriers to achieve results. This position requires political sensitivity and highly effective coordination up and down the management chain. Creative problem-solving ability combined with change agent experience Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Experience in preparing and administrating department/program budgets and contracts. Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Understanding of Critical Path method scheduling. Comprehensive knowledge of: Principles and practices of Design/Maintenance Engineering Professional office administration practices and procedures. Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and technical report preparation Principles and practices of project coordination, scheduling, and management. Principles and practices of budget preparation, accounting, and administration. Principles and practices of contract and construction management. Principles of strategic planning. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Experience with Primavera Earned Value Management, P6, PeopleSoft, and Maximo is desirable. Preferred types of management skills include Lean Six Sigma, Agile, and Scrum. Preferred: State of California Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or equivalent. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. Essential Job Functions Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, and drive resolution of complex program including risk registers. Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, and bid documents in close cooperation with Maintenance Department. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance. Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and troubleshoot and resolve complex challenges in all aspects of project closeout. Track and evaluate future project technical needs, and coordinate capital funding challenges and improvements. Develop required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements. Ensure resource availability and allocation; track and optimize funding streams including complex grant management and contracts. Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex control and technical problems around scope, schedules, and/or budget, using analytics for early detection of control issues in large portfolios. Update and develop procedures that are customized to match the size, duration, and scope of Maintenance and Engineering projects. Present verbal and written reports on a regular basis, and upon request, to audiences that vary from Maintenance to Engineering to Management, with the ability to adjust tone and style when appropriate. Directs and ensures timely response to external requests, including media, community, and regulatory agency requests. Provides recommendations for action and assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives in alignment with management May direct, coordinate and review the work of Engineering staff and outside contractors; serves as liaison between 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. Oversees labor issues and grievances; may prepare and handle grievance hearings and related matters; may direct negotiations with the Union on labor issues; may search for agreement and settlement on contractual disputes and complaints. Independently composes, compiles and prepares correspondence, reports and documents; reviews finished materials for completeness, accuracy and compliance with District policies and procedures; may oversee the maintenance of accurate records and files. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the assigned area's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments. Serve as the liaison with other groups, departments and outside agencies; provide technical assistance to the Legal Department and serve as an expert witness; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects in the field. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A master's degree is preferred. Experience: Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience with full responsibility for managing large and complex projects through all phases, including strategic planning and policy analysis, design, construction and implementation. Three (3) years of this experience must have included management/supervision of engineering employees and programs. Multidisciplinary experience is preferred. Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a two-for-one basis. Other Requirements: Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects. Must be willing to occasionally work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays. Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. 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
Oct 15, 2019
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 The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 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 $109,929 Minimum / $140,160 Midpoint / $170,391 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 8) (The salary offer will be in the mid-range) Posted Date November 21, 2018 This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Principal Electrical Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting covers Principal Electrical Engineers within the Electrical and Traction Power Engineering Divisions of Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Principal Electrical Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. The scope of the Electrical and Traction Power Engineering Divisions includes the development and modification of BART's facilities and systems such as: Electrical Division (Lower Voltage- 4 KVAC and below) Responsible for complete electrical design and calculations for assets including: facility electrical power; cathodic protection; fire alarm systems; emergency lighting; power distribution, conversion, control, and storage systems; lighting; battery uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and backup generators. Traction Power Division (Higher Voltage- 35 KV AC and above) Responsible for complete electrical design and calculations for assets including: substations, switchgear, rectifiers, traction power distribution, utility power, protective relays and PLCs, grounding, transformers, and cables. Education and experience preferred in the Electrical branch of Engineering. Desirable skills, capabilities, and experience are described, as follows: Beyond the minimum qualifications, Principal Electrical Engineers, must have expertise as a technical lead in Electrical Engineering projects with a minimum of 10 years work experience in the field and office. Oversee work of outside contractors and consultants. Supervise, assign, review, and approve preparation of Electrical Engineering designs, drawings, and specifications; coordinate work with other divisions and departments. Initiate and evaluate design and field engineering changes during construction. Provide expert technical advice to management. Principal Electrical Engineers interact with other groups to reach common understanding and policy decisions. Mentor and supervise lower level engineers within the division, and conduct performance appraisals. Prepare required Executive Decision Documents and make Board Meeting presentations. Lead project budget and schedule preparation activities. Candidates with a P.E. in a state other than California may be considered if a California P.E. is achieved within 6 months of hire date. Candidates without a P.E. may apply to Engineer openings to be considered. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Strong Electrical Engineering skills and experience (field and office). Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to oversee such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Understanding of the different approaches to electrical equipment maintenance. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets. Leadership of engineering staff. Day-to-day support of, and coordination with, maintenance personnel, including complex trouble-shooting, system repair and upgrades, asset management (operating and maintenance procedures, spare part inventory planning). Develop and stamp detailed designs, with testing and commissioning plans suitable for execution by contractors. Recommend and implement new technology to enhance functionality, simplify designs, and reduce lifecycle costs with the objective of improving system performance and reliability. Use appropriate test and evaluation methods to evaluate alternatives and present case for recommendations, including sustainable design principals when applicable. Perform and oversee failure analysis and approve corrective actions. Conduct design reviews, incorporate lessons learned, and update documentation, including BART design criteria and standards. Oversee gathering and data analysis on operating equipment and systems. Architect and implement proactive solutions to avoid service interruptions. Prepare preventive maintenance procedures for new equipment and systems. Direct the analysis of preventive maintenance, repair history, and production data to identify critical assets/equipment. Oversee the reverse engineering of obsolete parts and design replacements for continued operation. Perform and oversee risk and alternatives analyses, including cost estimating and scheduling. Perform and oversee electrical calculations - such as short-circuit, voltage drop, and lighting - with the use of software. Perform and oversee analysis or simulations of Traction Power facilities. Oversee the inspection of electrical facilities and develop punch lists for corrective action. Analyze and recommend engineering solutions for repair, modification, maintenance, and changes in contractor's scope of work, etc. Evaluate and approve existing engineering processes and recommend improvements. Understand electrical power distribution and controls design, write and approve specifications, analyze, evaluate, test, execute field tasks, and resolve field problems. Collaborate with multiple functional groups, including Mechanical Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering, Systems Engineering, as well as Operations and Maintenance personnel. Must have the ability to work and interact in a maintenance shop environment. NOTE: Because some projects are based on capital work, some of the positions are capital positions and are subject to time and funding limitations. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional electrical engineering project design and construction experience, which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and supervisory experience. License or Certificate : Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. Substitution : Additional professional 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; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations. Physical Conditions : Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive electrical engineering program. Principles and practices of electrical engineering design and construction. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing. Methods and techniques of conducting construction site inspection and investigation. Principles and practices of contract administration and management. Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in electrical engineering design and construction including CADD. Related building codes, regulations and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Directing and coordinating electrical engineering projects. Negotiating consultant design and construction contracts. Managing and administering consultant engineering contracts. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements, and testing. Preparing clear and concise reports. 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. 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
Oct 11, 2019
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 Design and Construction, Core Capacity Project Delivery 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 $138,071 annually - $209,177 / annually (Non-Represented Pay Band 11) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $138,071 - $192,000 (commensurate with experience) Posted Date October 10, 2019 Closing Date November 1, 2019 Reports To Chief Design & Construction Officer, Planning, Development & Construction Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This Position will report to the Chief Design & Construction Officer in Planning, Development & Construction and will have the primary responsibility for delivering the Train Control Modernization Project (TCMP). The current fixed block train control system has exceeded its expected life and will be replaced by a Communications Based Train Control System with the goal of bringing the BART system to a state of good repair, reduce failures and provide additional capacity through the Trans-Bay Tube. This position will also be responsible for overall federal reporting for the entire Core Capacity Program which is comprised of four projects: 1. TCMP 2. Traction Power Substations 3. Hayward Maintenance Complex, Phase 2 4. Revenue Service Vehicles Procurement Ideal candidates should demonstrate beyond the minimum qualifications the ability to collaboratively direct work with a wide range of stakeholders from various internal departments and external agencies and thorough knowledge of: BART Operations and/or similar mass transit operations to understand the potential impacts of brown-field construction on revenue operations Design/Build Contract delivery systems Federal reporting requirements for major capitally funded programs such as the Core Capacity Program Train control systems, including wayside and on-board equipment, hardware and software in both the traditional fixed block technology as well as new moving block technology the complexity of and challenges with the replacement of train control equipment on an existing operating transit system (vehicles and wayside) and the implementation of a moving block type system asset management, commissioning and training needs associated with a large capital project Primary duties will include: Full management responsibility for all engineering, design, construction and commissioning activities necessary to ensure the successful delivery of the TCMP Oversight and management of federal reporting on the suite of four projects which comprise the Core Capacity Program Management and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Core Capacity Group Establishment of the appropriate staffing levels, monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of service delivery methods and procedures within the Core Capacity Group Negotiation, coordination and implementation of complex agreements with contractors and consultants Management and resolution of complex systems and operational issues Hiring, training, motivating and evaluating personnel within the Core Capacity Group Ownership of TCMP financial reporting and forecasts Timely submission of all necessary federal reporting associated with the Core Capacity Program Note: This is a capital position subject to funding. Essential Job Functions Provides professional and complex engineering support to the Chief Engineer; plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates complex programs and engineering issues within the area of assignment. Leads the development of capital asset management processes utilizing collaborative infrastructure to identify and prioritize required capital project and operational maintenance activities, develop short term and long term capital reinvestment plans, and constrained and unconstrained funding plans. Develops and directs program standards, processes, and professional project management practices for capital projects including detailed project plans (SOW-WBS-Schedule-Budget), QA/QC, budget, risk management, documentation management, change and configuration control, templates, tools, and program and project metrics. Provides expert technical advice to the Chief Engineer and to Department managers as to the review and approval of Project Management Plans for completeness. Assists Project Managers and Department staff in developing, adopting, and implementing consistent, coherent, professional project management practices Establishes project performance and cost control metrics, collects and analyzes data from multiple projects, summarizes project and program statuses, recommends alternatives and options, and communicates this information to all appropriate stakeholders Leads efforts to standardize and streamline contract development and processing activities within the Department and District by establishing partnerships with District stakeholders. Maintains integrated project and maintenance activity schedules to maximize efficient access to capital assets. Makes recommendations for action and assists in the development and implementation of capital and maintenance programs for the department. Manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly. Plans, directs and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Capital Projects group work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Supports the development and administration of project schedules, contracts, and work plans; develops work directives for professional consultant contracts; monitors and tracks contracts to ensure compliance with District policies, procedures, rules and regulations Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Participates in the development and administration of the department budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Explains, justifies and advocates for department programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Represents the Capital Projects group to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Provides staff assistance to assigned higher level management staff; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public transportation development and project management practices. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary engineering design and special projects program. Principles and practices of project management and scheduling. Principles and practices of engineering project contract administration. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of policy development and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Operational characteristics of financial information systems applications. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Managing a comprehensive multi-disciplinary major engineering and maintenance projects program. Developing standards for project management. Developing and administering project schedules and work plans. Ensuring project compliance with contract guidelines. Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures. Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments. Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs. Delegating authority and responsibility. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Monitoring project funding availability and funding requirements. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Preparing and administering large and 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. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in management, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred Experience: Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering experience, preferably in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, which must have included at least three (3) years of management and administrative 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. License or Certificate: Certification as a Project Management Professional is strongly preferred. 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
Oct 09, 2019
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 and Engineering 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 $127,456 Minimum / $146,575 Midpoint / $165,693 Maximum (AFSCME, Pay Band AFI) The starting salary will be between Min-Mid commensurate with experience. Posted Date October 8, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Asst. Chief Maintenance & Engineering Officer Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Manager of Configuration and Drafting will be primarily responsible for managing professional, technical and clerical staff, evaluation, analysis and remediation of complex department issues, monitoring service delivery, managing staffing levels, serving as liaison for District projects, administering contract services, establishing an intranet presence via Web Bart or SharePoint for storage and District access to departmental processes and procedures. Essential Job Functions 1. Assumes management responsibility for assigned District services and activities of the Drafting and Configuration Division including preparation, storage, distribution and retention of engineering drawings, electronic management system and technical documents; and management of the Technical Resource Center, the Technical Information website and the District print shop. 2. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends appropriate service and staffing levels. Manager of Drafting and Configuration 3. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews work plans; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. 4. Analyzes, directs and recommends solutions of complex documentation issues; researches and confirms scope and cost of documentation projects. 5. Confers with and provides professional assistance to departments on technical documentation problems and issues; coordinates with project leaders and other departments to discuss/resolve project deliverable requirements, schedules, formatting issues for outside contracts. 6. Researches and resolves capital charge and activity code issues with project leaders and staff. 7. Monitors developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements. 8. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. 9. Manages assigned departmental contractor services; participates in negotiations, vendorselection and ensures compliance with contractual obligations. 10. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; participates in the forecasting of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments; approvesinvoices for reproduction, professional and technicalservices,support and supplies. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, drafting, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in technical and/or document control management which must have included at least two (2) years of administrative and/or supervisory 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 computerscreens. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of and Skill In: • Operational processes, services and activities of a technical documentation control program. • Website development, maintenance and management. • Principles and practices of computer aided drafting and documentation. • Applicable FTA guidelines and industry standards and codes of technical documentation creation and control. • Methods and techniques of storage for a variety of documents and media. • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and supporting software. • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. • Implementing a methodology that collaborates Content/ Document Management System (DMS), Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Building Information Modeling (BIM). • Overseeing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff. • Evaluating technical documentation project requirements. • Managing outside contract services and purchases. 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
Oct 08, 2019
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 The Maintenance and Engineering (M & E) Deparment at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities everyday by providing safe and reliable infrastrucutre to enable on-time service. M & E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operatonal infrastrucutre assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, realiability and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance- friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 Non-Rep Pay Band 9 Annual Salary - $120,596 (Minimum) to $150,745 (Midpoint) Posted Date September 8, 2019 Closing Date November 1, 2019 Reports To Superintendent of Systems Maintenance Current Assignment Manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations within the Automatic Fare Collection Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies. Position requires walking, standing, sitting, light lifting, bending, stooping, and kneeling in order to evaluate preventive maintenance and inspection. Essential Job Functions 1. Assumes management responsibility for the installation, maintenance, repair, and modification of systems within the Automatic Fare Collection Division; this includes programs for: electronic train control systems, central control, control displays, station data gathering systems, and other systems that support real-time train operations. 2. Assists in the management, development, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs. 3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 4. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for maintenance and repair staff, assigns and evaluates work activities, projects and programs; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; implements discipline and termination procedures. 5. Develops, implements and evaluates preventive maintenance, inspection, repair, installation and modification programs; adjusts as required. 6. Participates in the development and administration of the Division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. 7. Serves as the liaison for the Train Control Maintenance Division with other departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. as well as serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. 8. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to complex maintenance problems, programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of train control, communications, and equipment. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in train control, communications, telecommunications, computers, and/or automatic fare collection maintenance programs. At least two (2) years must have included supervisory or administrative 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 drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of comprehensive maintenance, installation and repair programs for: electronic train control, central control, control displays, automatic fare collection, computers, communications and/or telecommunications systems. Principles and practices of preventive maintenance and repair of electronic train control, central control, control displays, automatic fare collection, computer, communications and/or telecommunications systems. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management, program development and administration, budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Skills in: Overseeing and participating in the management of: comprehensive train control, communications, telecommunications, computer and automatic fare collection maintenance programs. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Preparing and administering large program budgets and contracts. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports using computer software, such as MS Excel, MS Office and PeopleSoft. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Maintenance & Engineering The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Marketing Statement 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 Non-Rep Pay Band 9 Annual Salary - $120,596 (Minimum) to $150,745 (Midpoint) Posted Date October 8, 2019 Closing Date November 1, 2019 Reports To Superintendent of Systems Maintenance- Train Control Days Off As Assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations within the Train Control Maintenance Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies. Position requires walking, standing, sitting, light lifting, bending, stooping, and kneeling in order to evaluate preventive maintenance and inspection. Essential Job Functions 1. Assumes management responsibility for the installation, maintenance, repair, and modification of systems within the Train Control Maintenance Division; this includes programs for: electronic train control systems, central control, control displays, station data gathering systems, and other systems that support real-time train operations. 2. Assists in the management, development, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs. 3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 4. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for maintenance and repair staff, assigns and evaluates work activities, projects and programs; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; implements discipline and termination procedures. 5. Develops, implements and evaluates preventive maintenance, inspection, repair, installation and modification programs; adjusts as required. 6. Participates in the development and administration of the Division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. 7. Serves as the liaison for the Train Control Maintenance Division with other departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. as well as serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. 8. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to complex maintenance problems, programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of train control, communications, and equipment. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in train control, communications, telecommunications, computers, and/or automatic fare collection maintenance programs. At least two (2) years must have included supervisory or administrative 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 drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of comprehensive maintenance, installation and repair programs for: electronic train control, central control, control displays, automatic fare collection, computers, communications and/or telecommunications systems. Principles and practices of preventive maintenance and repair of electronic train control, central control, control displays, automatic fare collection, computer, communications and/or telecommunications systems. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management, program development and administration, budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Skills in: Overseeing and participating in the management of: comprehensive train control, communications, telecommunications, computer and automatic fare collection maintenance programs. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Preparing and administering large program budgets and contracts. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports using computer software, such as MS Excel, MS Office and PeopleSoft. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. 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 Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov, or on WebBART.  Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    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
Oct 07, 2019
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 ** External employees start at Step 1: $34.67 hourly Step 1: $34.67/Hour to Step 5: $45.33/Hour Posted Date October 7, 2019 Closing Date October 18, 2019 Reports To B. Grimes Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is pleased to announce the recruitment of an Electronic Repair Shop Technician for the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) department. Under general supervision, the individual selected for this position will perform skilled troubleshooting, maintenance, secondary repair, and modification to a variety of electronic components found in revenue vehicles; and performs related work as assigned. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following criteria: KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic operating principles of analog and digital electronics, electrical and electronic circuitry, and associated mechanical mechanisms. Maintenance, repair and programming of electronic micro-processing systems. Methods, equipment and materials used in the secondary maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic and electromechanical systems, components and equipment. Use and care of test equipment and power and hand tools of the trade. Troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques. Shop arithmetic as required for the trade; safety practices and procedures pertaining to the work. SKILL IN: Diagnosing and repairing operational problems in a variety of electronic systems, components and equipment at the system, board and card level including microprocessors. Performing preventive maintenance on and modifications to electronic systems and components. Reading and interpreting engineering schematics, drawings, diagrams, manuals and work orders. Devising and fabricating test equipment and testing procedures for new or modified equipment. Using and maintaining hand and power tools and testing equipment of the trade, to include automated test equipment (ATE). Essential Job Functions Performs troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and adjustment at the system, board, card, and discrete component level on various electronic systems and components found in transit revenue vehicles, including those associated with propulsion, train control, brake control, air conditioning, annunciation, communications, door control, lighting, and auxiliary electrical supply as well as those found in auxiliary equipment such as destination signs, automatic fare equipment and wayside control equipment. Troubleshoots, maintains, adjusts and programs microprocessors found in such equipment. Performs modifications to revenue vehicle electronic systems, as directed by engineering and supervisory staff. Recommends improvements and works with engineering and other maintenance staff regarding modifications; uses diagnostic test equipment and precision measuring devices in the course of the work, including automated test equipment (ATE). Devises and fabricates new testing equipment and routines as required for use on new components and systems. Verifies performance of new or modified systems or equipment. Reads and interprets diagrams, engineering drawings, manuals, schematics and work orders. Measures, tests and inspects completed work to confirm adherence to specifications. Performs data searches using the District network systems. Maintains records of work performed and parts and materials used; maintains documentation updating when necessary; follows proper safety procedures. Minimum Qualifications Education : An Associate degree in electronics from an accredited college, a Certificate of Achievement in Electronics from an accredited college, completion of military training in electronics, or completion of an apprenticeship as an electronic technician and possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Experience : One (1) year of (full-time equivalent) verifiable journey level experience in the installation, maintenance or repair of electronic systems and components, including communications components and microprocessor systems. Other Requirements : Must possess color vision to distinguish parts and wiring. Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 70 lbs. Must be able to occasionally wear respiratory protective equipment during the performance of assigned duties in accordance with the District Respirator Program and applicable Cal-OSHA requirements. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime. Must be able to understand, read and communicate in English. Substitution : In additional to the experience listed above, four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable electronic maintenance experience (i.e. maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing electronic and/or electro-mechanical equipment) can be substituted for the education. Selection Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application.  The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.  Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. Application Process This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates. External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration. The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first. 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. 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
Oct 07, 2019
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 Design & Construction, Station Engineering/Construction Management 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 $120,596 - $182,703 / Annual Rate (Non-Rep Payband 9) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $150,745 (commensurate with experience) Posted Date October 7, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled. Note: This position requires a Supplemental Questionnaire. See the Note section below for instructions. Reports To S. Ng, Group Manager, Capital Projects Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This position requires a Supplemental Questionnaire . A failure to submit a response to the questions with your application may disqualify you from further consideration. See the "Note" section below for instructions. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is one of the largest and cleanest rapid transit systems in the country, providing over 420,000 weekday trips on average with a fleet of 669 electric cars. The Project Manager plays a critical role in implementing projects to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability goals. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing technical design and construction support in the implementation of environmental performance priority actions in-order to meet or exceed sustainability goals set by the BART Sustainability Action Plan for energy, GHG emissions, waste and water. The responsibilities would include supporting the Manager of Special Projects during the concept phase and managing projects from concept (15% contract documents ) through final design (100% contract documents) and construction. The position will involve design oversight and review, construction interfaces and coordination with BART stakeholders as well as third parties. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas beyond the minimum qualifications: Familiarity of various procurement documents (RFP, Design build, Design bid-build, etc.) Design and construction of distributed energy and energy efficiency projects (e.g. Solar, Lighting, Electric Vehicle charging, Energy Storage and related technologies). All relevant local, state, and federal codes, standards, and guidelines. Various electric sector regulatory agencies and other entities CPUC, CARB, FERC A registered engineer is preferred. 10+ years of engineering project management experience in design and construction is preferred. Experience with projects in an operating work environment (i.e. airports, bus terminal, transit stations that are being used by patrons) is preferred. * * Note: This is a capital position subject to funding. Essential Job Functions 1. Plan, organize, direct and control assigned Capital Projects from concept through design, construction, and closeout (completion) of the program/project. 2. Analyze/solve complex engineering problems/issues to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications. 3. Prepare technical reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications including but not limited to: - Energy efficiency projects - Station modernization 4. Develop and monitor cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment. 5. Prepare and monitor project budgets, including support for obtaining funding. 6. Provide Quality Assurance of contract documents prior to advertising. 7. Ability to discuss the differences between industry standards and what BART's facility standards require and convert that into a biddable document. 8. Ensure timely inspections, acceptance and approval for occupancy and closeout (completion) of projects by working with the designers, architects, contractors, construction managers, inspectors, and regulating authorities to resolve punch list items and other final activities. 9. Integration of engineering disciplines (i.e. architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communication and train control systems) necessary to successfully complete construction documents for bid. Identify constructability issues during design and assist in work arounds during construction. 10. Effectively communicate with private sector development partners and local jurisdictions. 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 comput¬ers. 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 conse-quences 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. 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. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. 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. Notre: A job posting may be canceled at any time. Note This position requires a Supplemental Questionnaire. A failure to submit a response to the following questions with your application may disqualify you from further consideration. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to obtain job-related information needed to identify the most-qualified applicants in the selection process for this position. Clarity and completeness of answers are factors that may be considered in the evaluation process. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. Completion of this material is a required part of the selection process. Please do not respond to these questions by indicating "see resume." Please be sure to include your name and the job you are applying for on your Supplemental Questionnaire. Candidates who do not properly complete the Supplemental Questionnaire will no longer be under consideration for this position. Please note that all applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be received on or before the closing date of this posting. For your convenience, please attach your completed Supplemental Questionnaire as an additional attachment to your online application. After you've submitted your application, you can attach your Supplemental Questionnaire by taking the following seven steps: 1) From your "Careers Home Page," navigate to the "My Career Tools" section. 2) In "My Career Tools," scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Add Attachment." 3) In the "Add Attachments" page, select an Attachment Type, and indicate "Supplemental Questionnaire" in the "Attachment Purpose" field. 4) Click the "Add Attachment" link 5) Browse for the appropriate file to attach, select it, and click open 6) Click the "Upload" button 7) Click the "Save & Return" button If you have problems with the attachment process, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112. In response to each question, please be sure to include the following information: Name of Employer Job Title Length of Experience --------------------------------- Describe your experience managing the design process and reviewing design submittals from consultants or from your own company's staff on a typical sustainability project. Specifically discuss typical critical considerations in a project of this type. Describe your experience in developing a construction contract or alternative procurement document that went to Bid. Describe your responsibilities during the construction phase on a different sustainability project. 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
Oct 03, 2019
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 Government & Community Relations, Office of External Affairs 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 $112,502.09 Minimum to $146,252.72 Maximum (AFSCME Pay band G) Initially salary offer will be between $112,502.09 to $129,377.41 (commensurate with experience). Posted Date October 3, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled Reports To Division Manager, Government & Community Relations Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting is to fill an immediate vacancy in Santa Clara County. This position will be primarily responsible for working with elected officials, legislative bodies, and community stakeholders in Santa Clara County. While most of the government and community relations work will involve the County of Santa Clara, the position will require work throughout the BART service area. Note: This posting will establish an eligibility pool list, and any vacancy filled through this posting may be assigned to other counties throughout the BART service area. The Principal Representative will help the BART organization build and enhance positive relations with the community, local government officials, and other key community opinion leaders. In addition, the incumbent will respond to and initiate outreach activities in the community and work with elected officials to keep them informed about BART programs and initiatives. The selected candidate will demonstrate they are a skillful team partner to assist the department with monitoring, identifying, and resolving conflicts or perceived conflicts that may arise between BART and the community. The selected candidate will identify opportunities to reach new audiences and amplify BART's messaging. The incumbent will identify community information that is relevant and pass the information on to BART internal staff. The incumbent may also be required to work occasional off hours shift to participate in community relations activities and attend local government meetings. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following criteria beyond the minimum qualifications: Advanced knowledge of services and activities of a government and community relations program. Outreach programs that build cooperative relationships with community groups, organizations, local elected officials. Ability to independently perform the most difficult and complex local government and community relations work. * * Note: This is a capital position subject to funding. Essential Job Functions 1. Plans, prioritizes, and participates in the implementation of annual advocacy campaigns to secure local funding appropriations and support for the District's short and long range expansion and renovation plans. 2. Works directly with elected members of the Bay Area local government delegation to gain support for District plans, policies and political strategies. 3. Establishes, implements, and manages public outreach programs throughout the Bay Area to maintain a cohesive community-based support for BART District, advises other community relations staff on sensitive district-wide local and political issues. 4. Represents the District on community and political issues before elected Boards and Commissions. 5. Works with outside consultants, monitors and advises management of consultant's progress and quality of work performed. 6. Communicates and works directly with BART Board members to respond to local and political issues relevant to their respective districts. 7. Prepares reports and other related communications about funding issues, District policies, legislative matters and public information for use by BART management, BART Board members, external public agencies, political bodies and community organizations. 8. Performs the most technical and complex tasks of the work unit including special projects which have a major impact, participates in the development of policies and procedures, recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives and may provide or coordinate training. 9. Confers with and provides professional assistance to District departments on government and community relations matters, such as: collaborates with the Real Estate Department, Access Facilities, Planning and Extensions Planning to provide Community Relations support for systems projects that impact the community. Knowledge of: Advanced knowledge of services and activities of a government and community relations program. Principles of capital funding advocacy. Outreach programs that build cooperative relationships with community groups, organizations, local elected officials. Principles and practices of legislative program development. Principles of lead supervision and training. Principles and practices of legislative lobbying and advocacy programs. Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures of government agencies and legislative bodies. Transit funding programs and processes. Advanced methods and techniques of policy analysis. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation. Advanced methods and techniques of public relations. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Maintaining personal contacts with key officials or representatives of organizations. Coordinating the work of advocacy committees. Independently performing the most difficult and complex local government and community relations work. Interpreting, explaining and enforcing department policies and procedures. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Evaluating and analyzing effectiveness of programs and activities. Operating office equipment. Operating standard computer applications such as basic word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Overseeing the work of consultant staff. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional government or community relations program development and implementation experience. 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. 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: A job posting 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
Oct 03, 2019
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 $105,333.00 / annually (Minimum) to $159,580.00 / annually (Maximum) - (Non-Represented Pay Band 7) The initial salary offer will be in the range of $130,000.00 depends on experience. Posted Date September 30, 2019 Closing Date Open until filled with first review of applications on October 25th. Reports To Rolling Stock & Shop Superintendent Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is pleased to announce the recruitment of a Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer (SVSE) for the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) Department. Under the direction of the Rolling Stock and Shops Department Manager or designee, the incumbent selected as a Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer will support a Rolling Stock and Shops primary maintenance shop. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience in more complex and difficult engineering such as the following: - Repair, overhaul, and evaluate transit vehicles electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, computer software control systems and components; - Investigate and determine causes of major transit vehicle equipment incidents and failures; - Develop new designs to improve reliability, maintainability, availability and usefulness of railcars; - Familiar with materials and maintenance procedures for railcar door systems, HVAC systems, friction brake and propulsion systems, AC/DC power supply systems, automatic ‎train control systems, car body interior and exterior systems, car body structural designs, and related systems; diagnostics, test equipment and troubleshooting. This is the advanced journey level class in the Vehicle Systems Engineer series. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical or functional expertise and may exercise lead supervision. Employees are assigned responsibilities above the journey level and exercise independent judgment in the performance of all duties. The incumbent will have 24 hours, 7 day per week on-call responsibility for revenue vehicle and shop problems. The ideal candidates will demonstrate expertise as defined above and have a demonstrated history of experience noted in the Essential Job Functions below. Essential Job Functions • Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the design, evaluation, overhaul, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles; • Develops and prepares technical specifications for new and rebuilt transit vehicles and components; oversees the testing and quality assurance of supplier materials; • Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain various transit vehicle subsystems; • Reviews assigned engineering drawings and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems. • Attends design review meetings and presents the District's position on new and rebuilt transit vehicle issues; • Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; • Audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards; • Determines District requirements for electrical and electro-mechanical subsystems; • Researches industry standards and incorporates into specifications as applicable; • Analyzes complex vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes; • Identifies and resolves transit vehicle project issues; • Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including vehicle systems engineering methods, procedures and techniques; • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment; • Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures; • Prepares a variety of analytical and statistical reports on program operations and activities; • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering; • May provide expert testimony in litigation against the District; • Reviews incident and delay data to determine root cause and propose appropriate mitigations; • Assists shops with evaluation and repair of vehicles and components with repeat failures; • Prepares fleet status reports for superintendents and RS&S management. Essential Job Functions 1. Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the design, evaluation, overhaul, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles. 2. Develops and prepares technical specifications for new and rebuilt transit vehicles and components; oversees the testing and quality assurance of supplier materials. 3. Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain various transit vehicle subsystems. 4. Reviews assigned engineering drawings and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems. 5. Attends design review meetings and presents the District's position on new and rebuilt transit vehicle issues. 6. Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards. 7. Determines District requirements for electrical and electro-mechanical subsystems; researches industry standards and incorporates into specifications as applicable. 8. Analyzes complex vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes. 9. Identifies and resolves transit vehicle project issues; resolves or refers to appropriate division. 10. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including vehicle systems engineering methods, procedures and techniques. 11. Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment. 12. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures. 13. Prepares a variety of analytical and statistical reports on program operations and activities. 14. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering. 15. Provides expert testimony in litigation against the District. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) professional verifiable experience in electromechanical engineering, maintenance or related experience. Other Requirements : Successful completion of the Engineer-In-Training exam for California is desirable. Environmental Conditions: Shop environment; high voltage noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases; office environment. Substitution : Addtional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 03, 2019
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 Rolling Stock & Shop-Electronic Repair Shop 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 $105,333.00 / annually (Minimum) to $159,580.00 / annually (Maximum) - (Non-Represented Pay Band 7) The initial salary offer will be in the range of $130,000.00 depends on experience. Posted Date September 30, 2019 Closing Date Open until filled with first review of applications on October 25th. Reports To Superintendent of Electronic Repair Shop Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is pleased to announce the recruitment of a Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer (SVSE) for the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) Department. The incumbent will support the Rolling Stock and Shops, Electronic Repair Shop (ERS). ERS repairs, modifies and overhauls a variety of electronic components related to our revenue vehicles, including those associated with propulsion, train control, brake control, air conditioning, annunciation, communications, door control, lighting, and auxiliary electrical supply, as well as those found in other equipment such as destination signs, radio, and wayside communication equipment. Under the direction of the Rolling Stock and Shops Superintendent, the SVSE analyzes problems relating to the design, material processes, and operations for railcars. The SVSE assists with the development of designs for a secondary element, functional system and/or component parts of a structure or device. The position executes verification, troubleshooting, and endurance testing on electric and electronic components. The SVSE will also partner with the Engineering group to coordinate activities, investigate and troubleshoot railcar equipment design and related problems and opportunities, document findings, and recommend corrective/improvement changes. The incumbent may develop software and hardware to conduct tests and modify electronic equipment. Other primary assignments of this SVSE position: Applies working knowledge of physical and mathematical concepts to solve design related problems and create new designs; Setup, adjust, and modify test samples to perform testing in accordance with engineering specifications or defined test practices; Lead test plan activities; Coordinate equipment resources with management; Analyze test data; Investigate and troubleshoot product design problems and opportunities, document findings and recommend corrective/improvement changes; Have a working understanding of network designs, communication methods and protocols, and hardware and software used in both wired and wireless networks; Analyze failure and repair data trends to assess effectiveness of existing repair strategies, and to determine appropriate modifications to improve reliability and availability. The ideal candidate should have the following: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or closely related field from an accredited college or university. S/he has 3+ years of experience as an electrical or electronic test engineer managing test equipment, documenting process controls, and product reliability improvement. S/he has working knowledge and experience programming using a current analysis and programming toolset, e.g. MALAB, LabView, C+, C++, Python. Essential Job Functions 1. Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the design, evaluation, overhaul, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles. 2. Develops and prepares technical specifications for new and rebuilt transit vehicles and components; oversees the testing and quality assurance of supplier materials. 3. Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain various transit vehicle subsystems. 4. Reviews assigned engineering drawings and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems. 5. Attends design review meetings and presents the District's position on new and rebuilt transit vehicle issues. 6. Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards. 7. Determines District requirements for electrical and electro-mechanical subsystems; researches industry standards and incorporates into specifications as applicable. 8. Analyzes complex vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes. 9. Identifies and resolves transit vehicle project issues; resolves or refers to appropriate division. 10. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including vehicle systems engineering methods, procedures and techniques. 11. Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment. 12. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures. 13. Prepares a variety of analytical and statistical reports on program operations and activities. 14. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering. 15. Provides expert testimony in litigation against the District. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field form an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) professional verifiable experience in electromechanical engineering, maintenance or related experience. Other Requirements : Successful completion of the Engineer-In-Training exam for California is desirable. Environmental Conditions: Shop environment; high voltage noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases; office environment. Substitution : Addtional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 02, 2019
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 Design and Construction, Station Engineering/CM 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 $120,596 - $182,703 / Annual Rate (Non-Rep Payband 9) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $150,745 (commensurate with experience) Posted Date October 2, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled Note: This position requires a supplemental questionnaire. See the Note section below for instructions. Reports To S. Ng, Group Mgr Capital Projects Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Note: This position requires a supplemental questionnaire. See the Note section below for instructions. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing projects from concept design (15% CDs) the final design (100% CDs) and construction for the implementation of various station access improvement projects in or around BART station areas. The position may also support Transit Oriented Development projects with design oversight and review, construction interfaces and coordination with BART stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas beyond the minimum qualifications: Pedestrian and bicycle access infrastructure design, including geometric design. All relevant typical local, state, and federal codes, standards, and guidelines. Transportation-related codes, standards, and guidelines including NACTO Guides, AASHTO Guide for the Design of Bicycle Facilities, Caltrans HDM, FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, etc. An engineering degree is preferred. 10+ years of engineering project management experience is preferred. Experience with projects in an operating transportation environment is also preferred. Please note that this is a capital position subject to funding limitations. Essential Job Functions Plan, organize, direct and control assigned Capital Projects from concept through design, construction, and closeout (completion) of the program/project. Analyze/solve complex engineering problems/issues to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications. Prepare technical reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications including but not limited to: Station and station area horizontal and vertical circulation elements, including pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicles. - Station hardening elements - Station modernization Complete streets design (including bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements) Develop and monitor cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment Prepare and monitor project budgets, including support for obtaining funding; Ability to conduct presentations to the Director and Executive Team to inform them of the project progress. Ensure timely inspections, acceptance and approval for occupancy and closeout (completion) of projects by working with the designers, architects, contractors, construction managers, inspectors, and regulating authorities to resolve punch list items and other final activities. Integration of engineering disciplines (i.e. architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communication and train control systems) necessary to successfully complete construction and commissioning documents for bid. Effectively communicate with private sector development partners and local jurisdictions. 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. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progressor review other projects. 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 conse-quences 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. Note: A job posting may be canceled at any time. Note This position requires a supplemental questionnaire. A failure to submit a response to the following questions with your application may disqualify you from further consideration. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to obtain job-related information needed to identify the most-qualified applicants in the selection process for this position. Clarity and completeness of answers are factors that may be considered in the evaluation process. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. Completion of this material is a required part of the selection process. Please do not respond to these questions by indicating "see resume." Please be sure to include your name and the job you are applying for on your Supplemental Questionnaire. Candidates who do not properly complete the Supplemental Questionnaire will no longer be under consideration for this position. Please note that all applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be received on or before the closing date of this posting. For your convenience, please attach your completed Supplemental Questionnaire as an additional attachment to your online application. After you've submitted your application, you can attach your Supplemental Questionnaire by taking the following seven steps: 1) From your "Careers Home Page," navigate to the "My Career Tools" section. 2) In "My Career Tools," scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Add Attachment." 3) In the "Add Attachments" page, select an Attachment Type, and indicate "Supplemental Questionnaire" in the "Attachment Purpose" field. 4) Click the "Add Attachment" link 5) Browse for the appropriate file to attach, select it, and click open 6) Click the "Upload" button 7) Click the "Save & Return" button If you have problems with the attachment process, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112. In response to each question, please be sure to include the following information: Name of Employer Job Title Length of Experience --------------------------------- 1. Describe your experience managing the design process and reviewing design submittals from consultants or from your own company's staff on a typical project including pedestrian and bicyclist improvements such as bike lanes, cycle tracks, sidewalk extensions, raised crosswalks, pavement markings, etc. Specifically discuss typical critical considerations in a pedestrian/bicycle access improvement project. 2. Describe your experience in developing a construction contract that went to Bid. 3. Describe your responsibilities during the construction phase on an access improvement project(s). 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
Oct 02, 2019
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 Strategic Administrative Group 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 $120,596 I annually - $182,703 / annually (Non-Represented Pay Band 09) Note: Initial salary offer will be around $130,000 - $150,000 (depending on experience) Posted Date October 2, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled with First Review on October 14 th 2019 Reports To K. White Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Under the direction of the Senior Manager of RS&S Operations Administration, the Manager of Rolling Stock Administration will help Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) effectively manage the department's long-term plans that optimize railcar maintenance, modifications, and cost efficiencies. This incumbent will be responsible for advancing the analytical and operational performance of the RS&S department. They will manage the strategic, financial, and administrative functions including leading department-wide financial and data costings, advancing data intelligence, modeling, and analyzing techniques. The incumbent will evaluate and monitor expenditures, participate in financial implementation upgrades, and make recommendations for department-wide process improvements based on data-driven analytics. This position manages Analysts and reviews data for accuracy, provides quality assurance, creates and maintains data models and system automations, assists shop management in implementing best practices for asset management and provides support for all of RS&S. The manager will forecast staffing and other resource needs. The Manager of Rolling Stock Administration also manages administrative functions supporting RS&S including staffing. As a leader in the Administration Group of the department, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a talent for analytical and conceptual thinking with a focus on execution and quick problem-solving and decision-making. Experience in writing funding proposals for resources needs and providing strategic direction in research, analysis, development and implementation of new technology is essential. The candidate must have a knack for analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of the department goals. As a manager, the ideal candidate will plan and managing people, processes, technology solutions and projects simultaneously. Strong multi-tasking and collaboration skills are a must. The ideal candidate embraces critical questioning, innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement. Beyond a strong inner drive to set and achieve goals, the candidate must demonstrate talent and business acumen in technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and problem solving. The ideal candidate will have advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including MS Excel and Sharepoint. Knowledge of MS SQL Server, Power BI and Python programming languages is prized. Creditable skills in predictive analytics, mapping, database and dashboard development, collecting data from multiple data systems, and cloud-based data sources are essential to moving the organization to the next level in its long-term plans. A high-level of execution capability for this position requires engagement from team members and refined interpersonal skills including influencing without authority. Experience demonstrating principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation as well as selecting, supervising, and training are essential. As manager of a team of technical and professional staff, the candidate must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing to the team and stakeholders. Essential Job Functions Leading the effort for financial forecasting and resource needs for the department. Developing funding proposals for departmental needs. Developing and maintains financial cost models for department-wide projects. Overseeing complex projects and analyzes across disciplines, such as budget, forecasts, cash flow, and staffing using data. Managing, plans, directs, and coordinates RS&S staff resourcing. Implements and evaluates quality controls and improvement standards, organizational expectations, and regulatory requirements. Minimum Qualifications Education: Education A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, and/or engineering sciences or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is preferred. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) experience in monitoring, managing, manipulating and drawing insights from data, which includes at least 2 years of experience managing and leading a team performing these functions. Substitution Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for year basis. College degrees are preferred. Working Conditions: Environmental Conditions Office environment; exposure to computer screens Physical Conditions May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of data mining: predictive analytics, mapping, collecting data from multiple data systems on premises and cloud-based data sources Principles and practices of analytical concepts and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for operations Principles and practices of data intelligence and coding tools: Advanced Excel, Power BI, Python, SQL, Statistical Analysis, etc. - Working knowledge of data visualization tools: Tableau, Raw, etc. - Principles and practices of staff resourcing Principles and practices of comprehensive rail vehicle asset management programs Principles and practices of modern rail vehicle maintenance management - Principles and practices of project and contract management Principles and practices of program development and administration Principles and practices of policy development and administration Principles and practices of Reliability Centered Maintenance Programs Skill in: Advanced analytics techniques Database and dashboard development Maintaining a high level of technical expertise Providing strategic direction in the research, analysis, development and implementation of new technology Managing and executing the resolution of complex technical problems Quantitative problem-solving, critical reasoning even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity while maintaining a strong focus on positive resolution Planning and managing numerous processes, people and projects simultaneously Excellent communication, collaboration and delegation skills Balancing business and technical acumen, and applying these in real-world activities Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures. Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs - Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports Preparing and administering large and complex financial costs Working in diverse and geographically dispersed teams Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations Communicating effectively, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted during 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. 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
Oct 02, 2019
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 and Engineering 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 $112,707 Minimum / $140,883 Midpoint / $170,751 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 8) The starting salary will be between Min-Mid commensurate with experience. Posted Date October 2, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To As assigned in the Maintenance & Engineering Dept. Days Off Variable NOTE: Working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Principal Landscape Architect will work closely with BART Maintenance to plan layouts of projects and integrate architecture and planning into a unified design for our public transportation agency. The Principal Landscape Architect is a supervisory level responsible for technical and project leadership; including project budget and schedule preparation activities. They will oversee work of outside contractors and consultants as well as supervise, assign, review, and approve preparation of engineering designs, drawings, and specifications; coordinate work with other divisions and departments. The Principal Landscape Architect interacts with other groups to reach common understandings and policy decisions. They will mentor and supervise lower level team members within the division and conduct performance appraisals. They will initiate and evaluate design and field changes during construction while providing expert technical advice to management. This position will prepare required Executive Decision Documents and make Board Meetings presentations. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Strong Engineering skills and experience (field and office). Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to oversee such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. Essential Job Functions Responsible for leading activities related to landscape construction and maintenance projects including irrigation, drainage, regional water board compliance and other system facilities; leads planning effortsrelated to tree maintenance including utilization of arborist consultants. Establishes schedules and methods for providing landscape architect design project services; ensures adherence to specifications; identifies resource needs; monitors the progress of large-scale landscape design projects; assess needs with appropriate management staff to allocates resources accordingly. Provides financial oversight on complex and large-scale landscape design, maintenance and construction projects for the District; serves as the subject matter expert on assigned landscape projects. Administers consultant contracts; reviews work to ensure compliance with specifications; recommends change orders; maintainsrecords and processes expenditures. Provides budget management oversight to ensure compliance within project schedule and budget; overseesthe work of outside contractors and contracted staff. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvementsto existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Represents the District with full authority to enforce contract requirements; evaluates proposed contract changes and preparesindependent cost estimates of revised projectscopes. Oversee the development of preventative maintenance procedures for landscape related assets; provide direction and assistance to departments to ensure that these procedures are understood and implemented correctly. Oversees, reviews and approves the preparation of landscape architecture designs, drawings, and specifications; signs and stamps landscape architecture design drawings; monitors the activities of the landscape architecture design staff. Coordinates work with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; administers control of required documentation for contracts; identifies technical landscape design issues and ensures compliance with District and industry landscape architectural standards. Participates in the review of consultant proposals and design; recommends awards; conducts or participatesin the pre-bid conferences prior to contract award. Initiates and evaluates design and field changes during construction; recommends approval of and submits the contractors progress payments; recommends retention level as appropriate; participatesin intermediate and final inspections. Prepares or reviews a variety of reports and correspondence on assigned landscape architecture projects including inspection daily reports, ensures completion and accuracy of monthly and final reports, contract negotiations and modifications, and field and design changes. Participates in the selection of District or contracted landscape architecture staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Participates in the preparation and administration of the design and construction program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures. Represents the District in public meetings and hearings on proposed projects. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovationsin the field of landscape architecture. May conduct intermediate and final inspections on assigned projects. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. License of Certificate: Current and valid professional Landscape Architect License in the State of California. Experience: Seven (7) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable landscape architecture project design and construction experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-foryear basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and investigations, to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of: Operations,services and activities of a comprehensive landscape architecture design program. Principles and practices of landscape architecture and construction. Principles and practices of projectscheduling and management. Principles and practices of landscape construction. Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing. Principles and practices of contract preparation and administration. Principles and practices of cost estimating. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in landscape architecture report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in landscape architecture project design including CADD. Related building codes, regulations and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill in: Analyzing complex landscape architecture problems; evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Developing and evaluating preventative maintenance procedures for landscape related assets. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing and evaluating detailed cost estimatesfor design and construction projects. Directing and coordinating various District landscape architecture projects. Negotiating consultant and landscape architecture design and construction project contracts. Managing and administering consultant landscape architecture contracts. Interpreting and preparing revisionsto landscape architecture plans, drawings, and specifications. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements and testing. Assisting maintenance field staff with landscape related work planning and preventative maintenance. Preparing clear and concise reports. 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. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on EmployeeConnect. 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. Working Conditions: Environmental Conditions: Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of 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
Oct 01, 2019
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 and Engineering 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 $92,002 Minimum / $115,003 Midpoint / $139,383 Maximum (Non-represented Pay Band 5) The starting salary will be between Min - Mid commensurate with experience. Posted Date October 1, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Manager in the BART Computer Systems Engineering Division Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment JAVA Enterprise Developer You'll be playing a key role in the design, coding, installation, testing and maintenance of scalable and fault tolerant applications. The programs you create will help BART be more efficient and provide better service to BART Patrons. Java Developers work on the following systems: - Integrated Computer System (ICS) - internally developed control center system for train, traction power and operations - Implementing new Communications-based train control (CBTC) - Passenger Notification Systems: Display signs Audio - Public Address (PA) APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) Web feeds - 15 internally developed web applications - Splunk/Data Analytics/Machine Learning Position requires day-to-day coordination with Maintenance and Operations Control Center personnel, hands-on monitoring and control of the operational systems, and troubleshooting operational problems. Computer Systems Engineers provide software development and design for complex projects; are responsible for coordinating the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates; review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, design/implement improvements, and have full responsibility for system assets assigned. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Contribute to team design discussions with detailed technical information Independently lead complex tasks and projects Provide code reviews. Identify strategic/tactical solutions and provides risk assessments and recommendations to technology leadership. Provide work breakdown and estimates for complex software development tasks. Ability to translate business requirements into development stories and tasks with estimates in Agile development Effective time management, ability to plan and prioritize work effectively. Strong collaboration skills and ability to get work done with others. Must be a motivated; a self-starter, results oriented individual with a successful track record. Ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills quickly. Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience with real-time, distributed computer control systems and associated software architectures. Familiarity working in a critical operational environment where keeping things running is key, while providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment, introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner, investigating incidents both historically and in real-time, seeing the big picture and triaging problems, and maintaining an end-user/customer focus. Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux and MS Windows preferably in virtualized environment (e.g. VMware), including practical systems administration. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, and to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, system sizing, implementation planning, programming, installation coordination, vendor management, performance measurement, and analysis. Not required, but extremely helpful: experience designing/coding software for trains, industrial controls and traction power. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains Experience in designing, programming and reverse engineering of large server systems using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Groovy, SQL, shell scripts, and Expect, HTML and other web technologies, and database technology, particularly PostgreSQL and MySQL. Leverage our existing analytics tools, testing tools, and reporting methods e.g., Splunk to prioritize and implement improvements to our data pipelines, analytics toolkits, and reporting processes. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols, and experience of implementing sockets based distributed software systems. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Essential Job Functions Performs advanced computer systems engineering duties in control of the development, modification, installation and maintenance of the District's computerized equipment and systems; designs and tests computer control systems; monitors relative systems operations; provides direction to programmers and installation staff. Resolves complex computer systems malfunctions; analyzes and determines cause, takes corrective actions; recommends system modifications as required. Performs system database maintenance duties including analysis of space usage, backup, recovery and performance tuning recovery; reorganizes database configuration; maintains multiple database versions to support production and systems development operations; maintains and supports on line and off line databases in multiple locations. Analyzes District plant engineering changes; determines requirements for database updates; analyzes impact on other subsystems. Prepares plant for short and long term modification to existing computer systems; prepares cost benefit analysis and estimates for computer system projects. Designs hardware and software modifications to control and data collection systems; prepares equipment specifications and procurement contracts. Develops computer operating manuals and test procedures; prepares computer hardware and software installation, modification and testing. Develops and modifies various complex programming codes and scripts; acts as liaison between the District and software consultants and equipment manufacturers. Provides technical computer systems engineering support for various departments throughout the District in the maintenance of computer systems operations; analyzes user requirements; provides software or hardware solutions. Prepares a variety of technical reports, manuals, specifications, drawings and correspondence relevant to project areas. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of computer systems engineering. As assigned, may participate in training assigned employees in their areas of work including computer systems engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Preferred: Education and experience in the Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineer branches of Engineering Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime or off hours to test hardware and software. Substitution : Additional professional 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 walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of electronic, computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Performing a variety of professional computer system engineering duties. Preparing and interpreting test reports and documents. Applying principles and practices of computer systems engineering in assigned projects. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports. Preparing computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budgets and schedules. Preparing computer hardware and software specifications. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. 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
Oct 01, 2019
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 The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $92,002 Minimum / $115,003 Midpoint / $139,383 Maximum (Non-represented Pay Band 5) The starting salary will be between Min - Mid commensurate with experience. Posted Date October 1, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment You'll be playing a key development and system administration role in the Communications Engineering Division of BART. The incumbent selected for this position will responsible for reviewing contract drawings for content and function, developing specifications and drawings for construction and for modification of electronic and communication systems for BART's internal use, and field work overseeing both contractors and staff's implementation of project work. Both 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 performance of duties during nights and weekends. Technical evaluation of operation and troubleshooting of problems found within electronic and communication equipment and systems will be required. Specific emphasis will involve trunked radio, telephony, fiber and cable plant, video and audio systems. Beyond the minimum qualifications, Computer Systems Engineers must have 3 years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate: - Understanding of electronics and communication system theory and performance, and how equipment and systems interact with one another. - Ability to use diagnostic test equipment used in servicing communication and electronic equipment. - Understanding of construction and installation techniques associated with cable plant, fiber, trunked radio, video and audio, and control systems. - Excellent verbal & written communication skills in building effective relationships, both internally & and external stakeholder. - Experience in development and implementation of steps for modification of electronics and communication systems and subsystems. - Preparation of acquisition or installation cost estimates. - Knowledge of Engineering Project Design programs. - Experience in Preparation and Review of Engineering Drawing, Specification and Plan. - Applicants possessing Engineer in Training certificate are preferred. Essential Job Functions - Preparation of engineering drawings, plans, and specifications for the development, modification, and maintenance of the District's electronics and communications equipment and systems, including telephone, radio, fiber and copper plant, CCTV and Public-Address systems. - Conducts tests on installed systems: evaluates failed components and failure trends: makes recommendations to resolve problems. - Coordinates engineering work with that of the divisions and outside agencies: provides engineering technical support to other divisions, District departments and outside agencies. - Prepares or reviews a variety of reports correspondence on assigned electronics and communications engineering projects. - Evaluates and determines appropriate materials for use in electronics and communications equipment and systems. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime or off hours to test hardware and software. Substitution : Additional professional 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 walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of electronic, computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Performing a variety of professional computer system engineering duties. Preparing and interpreting test reports and documents. Applying principles and practices of computer systems engineering in assigned projects. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports. Preparing computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budgets and schedules. Preparing computer hardware and software specifications. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. 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.