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.

 

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
May 05, 2021
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 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 J. Matta / Rolling Stock & Shops or D. Coggshall / Maintenance & Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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 Part Time: $29.13 Hourly (SEIU) Posted Date May 3, 2021 Closing Date *This posting will close on May 16, 2021 or upon receipt of 1,000 applications, whichever comes first* This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible external candidates for vacancies occurring within twelve (12) months after the pool has been established. Eligible candidates from this pool will be considered only after the evaluation of interested BART SEIU employees has been completed. Reports To J. Matta / Rolling Stock & Shops or D. Coggshall / Maintenance & Engineering Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Utility Worker Under general supervision, performs a variety of janitorial duties in maintaining rolling stock shops, offices, and revenue vehicles in a clean and orderly condition; performs related work as assigned. System Service Worker Under general supervision, performs a variety of janitorial duties in maintaining District stations and offices in a clean and orderly condition; performs related work as assigned. The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate the Following: 1) Working knowledge of cleaning and maintenance of large facilities where the general public has access. For example, hospitals; schools; airports or grocery stores (construction clean-up is a plus). 2) Working knowledge and an understanding of safety practices while operating commercial floor cleaning equipment. For example, Ride-on Scrubbers and Sweepers. 3) Work experience with a commercial/industrial janitorial service. 4) Ability to read and write legible reports; and maintain accurate records. Essential Job Functions Utility Worker 1. Receives daily work assignments from appropriate supervisor. 2. Assembles necessary cleaning equipment, materials, supplies, cleaning solutions, and required protective gear. 3. Cleans office areas by vacuuming floors, carpets and upholstery, shampooing carpets and upholstery, emptying ashtrays and trash cans, dusting and washing chairs, desks, files and other surfaces and washing walls and doors. 4. Cleans and disinfects restroom surfaces and fixtures using detergents and chemicals; restocks restrooms with service supplies such as soap and paper goods. 5. Performs heavy cleaning in shop areas, including service pits, truck bays and docks and floor areas, ensuring that debris and grease are removed. 6. In employee lunchroom areas, cleans sink, stove, refrigerator, and tables in addition to floor and wall areas. 7. Following specified procedures steam cleans tools or parts; cleans revenue vehicles by removing trash, vacuums carpets and seats, scrubs walls, doors, windows and spots; use mops and electric scrubbers to scrub floors and upholstered areas. 8. Replaces worn seat covers and seat backs as required. 9. Documents work performed; performs cleaning tasks known as common labor. System Service Worker 1. Receives daily work assignments from appropriate supervisor; assembles necessary cleaning equipment, materials, supplies, cleaning solutions and required protective gear; travels to assigned work site. 2. Maintains District stations in a clean and orderly condition by sweeping, scrubbing, waxing and cleaning floors, cleaning and polishing elevators, escalators, ticket machines, gates and fixtures, washing windows and windbreakers and emptying trash containers. 3. Clears leaves, trash and debris; sweeps and cleans walkways, patios and sidewalks from the station to the street and all bus stops on District property. 4. Cleans District office areas by vacuuming floors, carpets and upholstery, shampooing carpets and upholstery, emptying ashtrays and trash cans, dusting and washing chairs, desks, files and other surfaces and washing walls and doors. 5. Cleans and disinfects restroom surfaces and fixtures using detergents and chemicals; restocks restrooms with services supplies such as soap and paper goods. 6. Performs heavy cleaning in the Oakland shop areas such as the break rooms, locker rooms, office areas, etc., not including service pits, truck bays and docks. 7. In employee lunchroom areas, cleans sink, stove, refrigerator and tables in addition to floor and wall areas; steam cleans tools or parts as may be required. 8. Documents work performed; notifies crew leader or supervisor of required maintenance. 9. Responds to urgent cleanup in parking lots, garages, trains, offices, and stations as required; and performs heavy cleaning in yards and shops. Minimum Qualifications Utility Worker Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Experience: One year of experience which will have provided a familiarity with janitorial procedures, equipment, and supplies. Other Requirements: Must have physical capability to perform strenuous physical labor, including sufficient strength to lift trash containers and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; must be willing to work weekends and off hours shifts. Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. System Service Worker Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Experience: One year of experience which will have provided a familiarity with industrial janitorial procedures, equipment and supplies. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must have physical capability to perform strenuous physical labor, including sufficient strength to lift trash containers and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be willing to work weekends and off-hours shifts. PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS WITH TRANSCRIPTS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S. OR ITS TERRITORIES MUST HAVE THE TRANSCRIPT(S) EVALUATED BY AN ACADEMIC ACCREDITING SERVICE. 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 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
May 04, 2021
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 Capitol Corridor Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2020 current employee cost $150.44 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate $97,718.22 - $127,033.91/ Annual Salary (AFSCME Payband D) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $97,718.22 - $112,375.50 (commensurate with experience). Posted Date May 3, 2021 Closing Date May 14, 2021 Reports To Manager of Budgets & Administration - Capitol Corridor Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting Auburn/Sacramento to Silicon Valley, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Capitol Corridor receives administrative support from BART through a managing agency agreement and is a department within BART. The Financial Analyst II will be an integral member of CCJPA's Budget Support Team, providing primary budget support to Project Managers and Staff who work on capital and operating projects; assist with grant tracking and reporting; produce financial and budget reports and analysis; and assist with procurement duties. The Financial Analyst will develop an understanding of grant requirements, contract requirements, eligible project expenses in order to effectively review/approve project invoices. The Financial Analyst II will interface regularly with CCJPA managers and staff, State partners, vendors/consultants, funders, and BART staff from Accounting, Capital Grants, and Operating Budgets. Duties of the Financial Analyst II include, but are not limited to, the following: The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in the following areas beyond the minimum qualifications: Five years verifiable professional financial, budget or management analysis experience; Master's Degree preferred. A focus on providing high-quality customer service and support to internal and/or external customers. Supporting grant budget development, management, and administration; including review of allowable expenses and available funding. Providing budget support for projects and/or programs with multiple funding/grant sources and cost categories, including development of forecasts and variance analysis; Preparation of accurate financial, budget, and grant reports and charts for internal and external stakeholders; Ability to successfully analyze and verify data for accuracy, and resolving budget discrepancies and issues; Experience recommending and/or implementing financial procedures, projects, or systems, or changes in existing procedures, that improve operational efficiency; Strong computer, financial database, and Excel skills with the aptitude to learn new systems quickly; Effective verbal and written communication skills; Exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and organize work for self and others in order to ensure that work is completed efficiently and in a timely manner; and Knowledge of intercity passenger rail and Capitol Corridor. Essential Job Functions Performs professional level duties in support of budget development and administration, financial analysis and project control; collects financial or projectdata; analyzes and verifies data for accuracy; adjusts discrepancies; enters project data into the financial management system (FMS). Prepares analyses related to the District's budgeting and financial control functions including revenue forecasts, program costs and operational efficiency. Prepares monthly project control reports for assigned projects and programs; recommends programming changes on project control reports to meet District reporting requirements; coordinates reports with appropriate District staff. Reviews vendor invoices; determines accuracy of charges and funding availability; summarizes and allocates project costs prior to management approval; processes vendor invoices for payment. Prepares monthly expense summary for assigned division or project; reconciles vendor accounts. Assists in the preparation and implementation of the District's annual budget; prepares budget analysis as required; ensures maintenance of expenditure records which conform to funding agency and District reporting requirements. Writes, edits and finalizes reports included in the District's budget manuals; participates in the development and presentation of financial reports and analyses. Projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for funded projects; prepares analyses for multiple funding sources; assists division or project with cost distribution. Assists in financial and management studies to evaluate District system and operating efficiency; prepares and presents study findings and recommendations; assists with the implementation of study recommendations. Provides assistance to budget coordinators in staff, labor and operational analyses. Assists in the implementation of the financial information management system; inputs new and existing project data in the system to provide District-wide project control reporting. Participates in special projects as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional financial, budget or management analysis experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Basic principles of budget, administration and financial control. Principles and practices of accounting. Methods of monitoring and reporting budget variances. Basic financial, statistical and comparative analysis principles, techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of procurement. Principles and practices of budget development. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable financial computer software applications. Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting. Principles of budgetary administration, financial control and monitoring. Principles and practices of cash flow analysis and cost accounting. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis and formulas. Basic programming language, systems installation and project set-up. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Establishing and implementing procedures for project control and monitoring. Monitoring information/data obtained from performance indicators to ensure conformance with established goals. Interpreting computerized financial records and reports. Performing financial, statistical, comparative and management analyses of financial, budgeting and organizational systems. Developing, organizing and maintaining accurate records of financial correspondence and data. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Ability to: Perform professional level duties in budget preparation and administration. Conduct financial analysis on assigned program or project. Monitor funding sources for proposed and current projects. Monitor and report budget variances. Utilize financial management information systems and applications. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Review technical documents, proposals and reports. Maintain accurate financial records and data. Perform accurate financial calculations. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Selection Process This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations) The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Other Information 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
Apr 28, 2021
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 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 Talent Acquisition Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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 $99,708.00 / Annually - $154,549.00 / Annually (Non-Rep Band 7) Initial salary offer will likely be between $99,708.00 - $140,000.00 (commensurate with experience). Posted Date April 27, 2021 Closing Date May 7, 2021 The posting close date has been extended to May 14, 2021. Reports To Director of Human Resources Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The Bay Area Rapid Transit District is seeking an ethical, dedicated and experienced Supervisor of Police Recruiting who has integrity and fortitude. The ideal candidate will: Be assigned to drive the newly created Progressive Policing Bureau Initiative in partnership with BART Police Department Exhibit an engaging communication style and be an open, honest communicator willing to be available to all District Stakeholders and the community Hit the ground running and not afraid to jump in Develop, maintain, and understand the importance of strong relationships Be innovative and creative in sourcing to fill positions within the BART Police Department Demonstrate effective knowledge of and skill in general recruitment and compensation practices and procedures, but will also provide demonstrated experience in police recruitment procedures; creating and providing recruiting metrics in a variety of reporting formats; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external partners. Have the ability to develop programs and projects and bring them to completion as well as the ability to coordinate, persuade, and involve diverse stakeholders. This position functions as the lead for the Police Talent Acquisition team of the Human Resources Department. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the organization, operation and activities for the Police Talent Acquisition. The position will also be responsible for planning and providing oversight to assigned projects as well as playing a key role in identifying resource needs and opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures for the Police Talent Acquisition team. Additionally, the position will be an integral part of a team that will assist the Department in moving beyond the current assigned structure and engage staff in framing their individual work goals more broadly. Essential Job Functions Plans, prioritizes, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for providing human resources services in a specific area including, but not limited to, classification and compensation, recruitment, testing and selection, benefits administration, workers compensation, human resources information systems (HRIS) or performance and learning; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures. Oversees and coordinates the organization, operations and activities for the assigned human resources program; administers human resources program policies, procedures and regulations. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures. Monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and practices. Performs the most technical and complex tasks of the assigned human resources program including, such tasks as specialized analyses and studies relating to classification and compensation, recruitment, testing, and selection strategies, benefits cost containment issues, employee assistance, human resources information systems (HRIS) and performance and learning; represents the unit in responding to and resolving various concerns and issues. Plans and provides oversight on assigned projects; identifies resource needs and opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Oversees performance of or develops studies and surveys, including determining the scope of study and collection and analysis of data; finalizes written recommendations on results. Establishes and supervises methods of assuring data integrity of employee data within the human resources information system (HRIS), building security access and train riding access. Participates in the preparation and administration of various district-wide programs, policies, or procedures relating to human resources operations and activities. Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Prepares a variety of reports, presentations and documents for use by department and executive managers; ensures maintenance of accurate records and files. Responds to employee requests and public inquiries in a cour­teous manner; provides information within the area of assign­ment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner; may act as assigned human resources expert witness in legal actions. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; may represent Department on various committees throughout the District. Stays abreast of new trends, legislation and innovations in the field of human resources. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional level experience in talent management, recruting, or general human resources or related experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree in one of the above-listed fields of study is preferred. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of human resources administration including recruitment, testing and, selection, classification, compensation, benefits, employee assistance, workers compensation program administration, human resources information systems (HRIS) and performance and learning. Principles and practices of human resources management. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of benefits program administration. Principles and practices of classification and compensation program administration. Principles and practices of human resources information systems (HRIS). Principles and practices of organizational development, management and leadership training. Principles and practices of training program development. Methods and techniques of research and data collection and analysis. Methods and techniques of designing and conducting applicant testing and assessment programs. Methods and techniques of effective communication. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Principles of advanced report writing. Advanced methods and techniques of implementing personnel services in assigned program areas. Principles and practices of supervision and training. Federal, State and local codes, laws, guidelines, and regulations. Skill in : Performing complex duties relative to assigned functional area, including recruitment, testing and selection, job evaluation, classification and compensation, benefits program administration, employee assistance, workers compensation, human resources information systems (HRIS) and performance and learning. Supervising and coordinating assigned human resources programs. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Applying practices, theories, techniques and management methodologies to assigned area. Interpreting and applying department policies and proce­dures. Analyzing complex problems, identifying alternative solutions, making recommen­dations. Conducting compensation and benefits surveys and analyzing data. Overseeing human resources information systems (HRIS). Conducting performance and learning programs. Designing and developing supervisory and management training programs. Performing classification job evaluation duties. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Preparing clear and concise reports and documentation. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Apr 17, 2021
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 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, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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. 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. Pay Rate Non-Represented Pay Band 08 Minimum: $112,707.00/year - Maximum: $170,751.00/year Starting salary commensurate with experience Posted Date April 16, 2021 Closing Date May 16, 2021 Reports To Assigned Engineering Supervisor or Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends (as assigned). Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Principal Electrical Engineer is a supervisory level within the Electrical and Traction Power Engineering Divisions that is 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. 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. Incumbents will demonstrate the desirable experience, skills and capabilities beyond the minimum qualifications: -Expertise as a technical lead in Electrical Engineering projects with a minimum of 10 years work experience in the field and office -Supervision of 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. -Initiating and evaluating design and field engineering changes during construction. -Provide expert technical advise to management. -Mentoring and supervising lower level engineers within the division and conduct performance appraisals -Preparation of required Executive Decision Documents and making Board Meeting presentations. -Lead project budget and schedule preparation activities. -Strong Electrical Engineering skills and experience (field and office) -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. -Understanding of Critical path method scheduling -Understanding of the different approaches to electrical equipment maintenance. -Excellent problem solving ability. -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. -Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. -Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Essential Job Functions -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. 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. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knoweldge 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. Additional screening qualifications may be applied. The selection process for this position may include a presentation, written examination, and panel interview(s). 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 required to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on EmployeeConnect. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Incumbent must be willing 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. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Note Note that any job announcement may be closed, extended, or canceled at any time.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Apr 16, 2021
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 riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Maintenance & Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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-Represented Pay Band 07 Minimum: $105,333.00/year - Maximum: $159,580.00/year Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Posted Date April 15, 2021 Closing Date May 14, 2021 Reports To This position reports to a supervisory or managerial position. Days Off Typically Saturday and Sunday, see current assignment. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Senior Engineers have significant technical expertise, oversee projects, and are role models for more junior staff. The current assignment may include but is not limited to the following functions: Plan, develop, coordinate, direct and manage multiple complex District projects throughout planning, design, bid, and construction phase. Independently develop high quality civil engineering products including, but not limited to construction drawings, specifications, narratives/reports, and calculations. Lead and/or perform technical reviews of projects to ensure code and BART Facility Standard compliance, assess constructability, improve maintainability, mitigate impact to revenue service operations, and examine cost and schedule. Review and evaluate project designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables. Review and comment project documentation such as design drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, calculations, and shop drawings. Review and respond to RFIs, submittals, and other pertinent documents as needed. Review permit applications on development and construction work near District Right of Way to assess and mitigate potential negative impact to the District. Serve as a subject matter expert for the District on issues related to civil engineering discipline such as grading, wet and dry utility designs, storm water management, roofing, fences, gates, doors, stairs, rigid and flexible pavement design, traffic control, underground utilities, fall protection system, curb and gutters, sidewalks, water intrusion at buildings and structures, and geotechnical issues. Support District maintenance force in addressing maintenance challenges in related areas. Perform site visits during the day, night, or weekends, as projects require. Identify risks and develop mitigation plan on assigned District assets. Plan, direct and supervise the work of professional and technical staff, including evaluating their progress and results obtained, and determining a course of action (including change if needed) to achieve overall objectives. Apply initiative and be innovative within all aspects of the work. Maintain professional and effective working relationships with staff, consultants, other department within BART, contractors, and outside agencies. Able to serve in the capacity of a resident engineer or project engineer on construction projects. Stay abreast of the current state of practice, new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering. Update BART Facilities Standards for new and/or existing civil assets. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in civil engineering design and construction in areas of transportation (railway and roadway), grading, pavement, sewer, storm drainage, water, erosion and sediment control, stormwater retention, traffic control, utilities, and building and site development. Experience in stormwater management documents, ie. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure regulations (SPCC), and slope stabilization. Familiarity with Federal, State and local regulations and requirements on storm water discharge. Experience in structural design and construction of miscellaneous structures such as fences (metal, CMU, concrete, wood, etc.), barriers, gates, doors, retaining walls, and support pads/foundations. Proficient in latest AutoCAD, Civil 3D application for civil design. Knowledgeable on civil products and costs. Experience in performing land development and construction survey. Experience in mapping development tools and procedures such as LiDAR ArcGIS, Web Map Service (WMS), etc.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Apr 10, 2021
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 riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Maintenance & Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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-Represented Pay Band 08 Minimum: $112,707.00/year - Maximum: $170,751.00/year Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Posted Date April 9, 2021 Closing Date May 10, 2021 Reports To This position reports to a supverisory or managerial position. Days Off Typically Saturday and Sunday, see current assignment. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment GroupBox1 Principal Structural Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. Positions at this level includes support of maintenance projects, capital projects from all divisions and departments of BART and the development and modification of BART's facilities and systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilities are as follows, but not limited to: - Leads and performs advanced technical reviews of projects to assess constructability, examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction sequencing and logistics. - Review and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables. - Review and assess project documentation such as drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, calculations, and shop drawings. - Analyze elements of the structural systems developed to date, establish sufficiency of design, and identify means of optimizing design components. - Leads development of potential solutions to the design/construction team and presents for design optimization, risk management challenges, and constructability improvements. - Provide review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues. - Documents structural review activities in formal report formats, technical memoranda, Bluebeam Studio sessions, and spreadsheet-based comment lists. - Present all findings to project team and track implementation into overall design. - Establish constructive and effective relationships with internal and external project team members, subcontractors, and clients to facilitate understanding and influence design and project development. - Partners with linked design disciplines, e.g. geotechnical, architecture, code-compliance, building envelope and façade, MEFP, vertical transportation, acoustics, and fire to improve the coordination of design concepts. - Develop cost proposals and scope of work for requested deliverables, develop appropriate estimate of hours for tasks. - Weekly assembly of summary of activities and workload, identify bandwidth of staff hour availability. - Perform site visits during the day, night, or weekends, as projects require. Incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: - Must have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of design and construction. - Experience with leading peer reviews and/or due diligence studies. - Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. - Experience with using design software for structural analysis (RISA, SAP, XTRACT, etc.), general collaboration software (i.e. BlueBeam Studio) and operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g. Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp). - Able to effectively and clearly communicate in a professional environmental via verbal and written means. - Continued development of expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry; demonstrable expertise in one or more specific types of structures or major components (i.e. steel, concrete, timber, high rise cores, etc.). - Experience with performance-based design. - Experience with progressive collapse/blast resistant design. - Experience with Tunnel design, construction, maintenance desirable - Experience with Soil-Structural Interaction and Structural-Soil-Structural Interaction analysis desirable - 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 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Apr 07, 2021
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 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 capital design & 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, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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-Represented Pay Band 06 $98,442.00 (Minimum), $123,053.00 (Midpoint), $149,140.00 (Maximum) Salary commensurate with experience Posted Date February 2, 2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled/Further Notice Please note that any job announcement may be closed or canceled at any time. Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager or delegate 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 Train Control Engineers within the Train Control Engineering (TCE) Division of the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Education and experience preferred in the engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science discipline. Desired skills, capabilities, and experience are described, as follows: Beyond the minimum qualifications, Train Control Engineers, must have a minimum of 3 years work experience in systems engineering design and implementation projects; are expected to work independently on usually smaller, well-defined projects, and develop drawings and specifications for construction contracts. May sign and stamp design drawings. Train Control Engineers are expected to work in the field, have detailed subject matter expertise in certain areas, and act as consultants to other TCE staff in their areas of expertise. P.E. is preferred. Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including project management, technical design, documentation, implementation, testing and maintenance support of both hardware and software modifications to the Automatic Train Control (ATC), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems of the District's train control system. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: Communication Based Train Control Microprocessor Based Interlocking Systems VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller) VPI (Vital Processor Interlocking) Relay Based Interlocking Systems Sequential Occupancy Release System (SORS) Program Stop & Train ID System (PS/ID) Train Control Room Multiplex Speed Encoding Systems Microprocessor based Multiplex Speed Encoding System (NSMUX) Legacy Westinghouse Multiplex Speed Encoding System (MUX) Wayside Multiplex Speed Encoding System (WMUX) Vehicle Automatic Train Control Systems (VATC) Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in programming and reverse engineering of train control software systems using ladder logic or Boolean equation logic. Experience with design, programming and administration of database systems, specifically VHLC, VPI, and other train control industry systems. Experience with software configuration management and version control, using tools such as PVCS, CVS, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols. Experience with systems and application implementation interfacing with other internal or external systems. Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures. Experience with working in a critical time-sensitive operational environment: 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, Maintaining an end-user/customer focus and timely support to Operations, Investigating and resolving reported problems while maintaining end-user/customer focus, and Preparing detailed reports to document the problem, troubleshooting methods and eventual resolution. Developing/implementing improvements to improve on incident response. Experience with process automation for remote data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis. Experience working with a mixture of legacy and modern systems to facilitate system updates, and maintain system compatibility. Experience with design and operation of systems handling vital safety sensitive data. Experience with devising software testing procedures and perform software testing. Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices. Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices and familiarity with human-machine interface principles; Excellent problem-solving ability, either individually or in a team environment; 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 working with and managing contractors and vendors in the execution of contracts and agreements, including implementation planning, deployment coordination, and quality evaluation of work product. Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation. Keep up to date with emerging technology such as CBTC and developments and trends in the computer, software and transit and railroad industry, while maintaining membership of appropriate professional institutions, such as AREMA. Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, drive resolution of complex program including risk registers. Engineering projects in close cooperation with Maintenance, which may include engineering standards/drawings, reviews, and updates. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance. Ensure that all 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. Development of required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements. Ensure resource availability and allocation, and track and optimize funding streams including multiple grant sources. 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. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. 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. Day-to-day support of, and coordination with, maintenance personnel, including trouble-shooting, system repair and upgrades, asset management (operating and maintenance procedures, spare part inventory planning). Incorporates safety in all aspects of job performance and is a role model for others in driving a culture of safety first and continuous improvement. Positions require coordination with Train Control Maintenance and the Operations Control Center personnel to provide engineering support in troubleshooting operational problems. Procurement of train control equipment, including development of technical specifications, drawings, test tools, quality control and training for Engineering and Maintenance staff. Management of capital projects including preparation of Quarterly FTA Reports, Quarterly Performance Review Reports, status reports, review and approve invoices. Provide engineering and systems integration support to other department projects including, review of contact specifications, attend project meetings and act as the TC Engineering liaison to the project. Provide TC Engineering support to "Top Ten List" of high priority items as identified by TC Maintenance which may include working off-shift hours. Provide TC Engineering support to RS&S which may include working on board revenue vehicles to troubleshoot VATC problems. Develop SOPs, Maintenance Directives and Maintenance Bulletins as required to support TC Maintenance activities. Recommend revisions to the BART Facilities Standards (BFS) to reflect the latest industry best practices. Minimum Qualifications Education : Bachelor's degree in electronics, computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable train control systems engineering experience Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive train control engineering and computer equipment program. Principles and practices of train control and signaling systems. Materials, tools, methods, and equipment used in the maintenance, modification and installation of train control equipment. Computer software and programming languages used in train control engineering. Electronic engineering circuitry equipment and practices. Concepts of reliability and fault analysis. Software development and configuration. Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing train control equipment failures. Operational characteristics of analog and digital electronics, electrical circuitry, electro-mechanical mechanisms and mini- and micro-computers. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in train control engineering project design. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Performing a variety of train control engineering duties. Applying principles and practices of train control engineering in assigned projects. Preparing and interpreting engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports. Conducting field tests and investigations. Working independently in the absence of supervision. 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. Additional screening qualifications may be applied. The selection process for this position may include a presentation, written examination, and panel interview(s). 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 required to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on EmployeeConnect. 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. 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. 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. 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. Working Conditions: Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens field environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, heat and cold. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Mar 23, 2021
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 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 Internal Audit Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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 Minimum to $182,703 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay band 9) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $170,000 (commensurate with experience). Posted Date March 22, 2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled. Note: First review of applications will be on April 5, 2021. Reports To Director of Performance and Audit 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 recruiting to fill a vacant Manager of Internal Audit position. The Manager of Internal Audit will use the full range of internal audit skills to identify organizational risks, evaluate controls that mitigate risks, and make recommendations to prevent the risks from materializing. The incumbent will use auditing skills and knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Green Book), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Cost Principles, and other professional standards to fulfill their role. This position will be responsible for providing complex administrative support to the Director of the Performance and Audit, and performing other duties as assigned. Internal Audit provides independent audit services, with the responsibility for auditing, examining and reviewing District activities to help ensure that: public assets are safeguarded; business operations comply with applicable policies, regulations, and rules; and District records are accurate and complete. Internal Audit is responsible for conducting operational/performance audits and audits of District's contractors, coordinating audits performed by external government agencies (e.g., Federal Transit Administration, Metropolitan Transportation Commission), and managing the District's sales tax recovery services agreement. Internal Audit also provides analytical non-audit support services to other BART departments, programs, and activities as requested. This position will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Internal Audit Manual and charter, establishing, maintaining, and documenting Internal Audit standard operating procedures (SOPs), assisting with developing a risk-based annual Internal Audit Plan, preparing annual and quarterly Internal Audit Activities reports; and ensuring that the Division follows industry leading and best practices, including being subjected to an outside peer review. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining a strong internal audit team, including ensuring that auditors meet or exceed training standards. The incumbent will be guided, in part, by an Internal Audit Maturity Assessment that was conducted in 2019. Internal Audit's mission is to provide independent, reliable, timely, and value-added audit services to BART management. The Manager of Internal Audit should represent the utmost model of ethics, responsibility, and integrity for the District and the general public. This position requires leadership in critical thinking applied to strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to: Lead, supervise, manage a diverse team that champions new ideas and initiatives, while forming collaborative partnerships to achieve objectives. Tolerate ambiguity and push through good ideas while formulating preferred outcomes. Consult, coach, facilitate, and be persuasive while being collaborative and personable. Communicate effectively and transmit ideas to executives, managers and other staff. Make sound, practical decisions on complex issues without compromising integrity. The ideal candidate will have the following attributes: Previous experience leading teams and managing projects and be accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements. Knowledge of advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, & COSO Internal Controls. Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational). Hands-on experience identifying and assessing policy, operational, regulatory/compliance, and reputational risks across a variety of business functions, evaluating the design of processes and controls, and leading/executing large-scale and complex audits. Strong technical, project management, and communication skills necessary to navigate a complex environment and cultivate strong partnerships with key stakeholders. Be a 'Risk Leader' and act as the "go-to" person for risk management and internal controls within the organization providing reliable and insightful guidance for implementing controls within a business process in an efficient and effective manner. Ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with executive management and the Audit Committee, ensuring appropriate oversight to key corporate risks, processes, and controls. Ability to manage contractors, including those performing FTA Triennial and Single Audits. Essential Job Functions Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Internal Audit Division including administration of internal audits and special investigations; identifies activities subject to audit coverage; assigns audit staff to specific auditing functions. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Prepares a comprehensive program of long- and short-term audits; evaluates activities subject to audit; assesses degree of risk in terms of cost, scheduling, and quality. Coordinates external audit activities with regulatory agencies and other organizations; responds to requests for data by obtaining, evaluating, and presenting data to requesting party; responds to inquiries on data provided. Reviews computer systems for internal controls, documentation, audit trails, and system capability; directs the work of staff reviewing computer systems; reviews reports and provides feedback to assigned information systems audit staff. Monitors developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Oversees and 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. Serves as the liaison for the Internal Audit Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Performance & Audit. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to internal auditing programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of accounting and auditing. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record Must be willing to travel locally Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional audit experience which must have included at least two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. License or Certificates: Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or similar certification is desirable. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. 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 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.