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.

 

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2020 current employee cost $150.44 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate Non-Represented Pay Band 11 (function(){for(var a;;)try{a=window.parent.document.domain;break}catch(g){a=a?a.replace(/.+?(?:.|$)/,""):document.domain;if(!a)break;document.domain=a}return!!a})(); $138,071.00 (Minimum), $172,588.00 (Midpoint), $209,177.00 (Maximum) Starting salary commensurate with experience Posted Date October 21, 2020 Closing Date November 21, 2020 (function(){for(var a;;)try{a=window.parent.document.domain;break}catch(g){a=a?a.replace(/.+?(?:.|$)/,""):document.domain;if(!a)break;document.domain=a}return!!a})(); Please note that any job announcement may be closed or canceled at any time. Reports To Asst Chief Engineering Officer Days Off Variable Note: Working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This key leadership role will be accountable for planning, managing, and measuring the Operating and Capital Programs within the Strategic Engineering Group of the Maintenance and Engineering Department. The incumbent will be responsible for driving infrastructure programs including contracted professional Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance services. This group is a critical player in enabling a State of Good Repair by interacting with Maintenance, Operations, other BART departments, and external agencies. The Group Manager should have at least 10 years of management experience leading multiple complex work programs with significant impact to the organization and be a data driven change agent. This senior role requires experience in the creation of new processes and methodologies in complex environments with over 200 projects and over two billion dollars budget. This role currently has 38 total reports with potential to double the staff and operates in a matrix management style across the organization. Ideal candidates have built Engineering teams to address strategic organizational needs and/or led complex capital programs in regulated industries. This role requires strong ownership skills and the capacity to professionally drive results despite significant obstacles or bureaucracy. This position must demonstrate excellent stewardship of public funds for the entire department, so outstanding written and verbal communication skills at the intersection of safety, schedule, quality, budget, and operational excellence are needed. Presentation to executives of complex topics in an understandable way may include program/project delivery and controls reporting, funding utilization, and innovative improvement programs. Incumbents must demonstrate superior leadership abilities, strong organizational skills, political acumen, and self-motivation, plus verifiable working knowledge in the following areas: -Acceleration & Innovation in Program and Project Delivery -Achievements in Capital Rehabilitation Programs -Project Controls (Quality, Scheduling and Cost Estimating) -Asset & Risk Management (ISO, IAM, or FTA background preferred) -Data Science, creating analysis & reporting frameworks -Funding, including complex grant management and contracts -Building technical teams & growing/retaining personnel -Value Engineering, including documenting analysis for investments and alternatives -Improvement of Engineering organizational processes -Integrated systems architecture (hardware & software) -Strategic Planning -Operations Essential Job Functions Manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for selected Operating and all Capital Programs within the Maintenance and Engineering Department. Holds personnel accountable for the performance of assigned assets and projects. Elevates performance: Develops, mentors, and grows the group capability; ensures their commitment to developing innovative solutions that include accelerated portfolio delivery, advanced project controls, value engineering, and strategic engineering initiatives. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly. Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Group's work plan; assigns project and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Assesses and monitors workload, allocates resources, and improves customer relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Oversees the administration of project portfolio controls execution, special Engineering projects, and major Engineering contract design projects; resolves the most complex design and safety issues; responds to emergency situations to ensure safe operation of District assets. 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 departmental budget and forecast of funds needed (operating & capital); approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary Explains, justifies, and defends departmental programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Represents the Maintenance and Engineering Department to representatives of manufacturers, vendors, governmental agencies, and professional and business organizations; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments, outside agencies, and organizations. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education : Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Six (6) years of professional (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in engineering, project management or related experience including at least two (2) years of management and administration experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. License or Certificate: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California preferred. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of the appropriate engineering discipline Principles and practices of policy development and administration Methods and techniques of developing engineering and construction specifications, manuals and related documents Project funding types and sources Complex design plans and specifications Principle and practices of project management Principles and practices of construction management Principles and practices of contract administration Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill/Ability in: Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments Developing engineering plans, specifications, and estimates Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff Delegating authority and responsibility Selecting,supervising, training and evaluating staff Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques Performing complex project management duties Identifying project risks and formulating mitigation measures Negotiation and mediation Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports Preparing and administering large and complex budgets Negotiating agreements with external entities 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 Working Conditions Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions: Walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. (function(){for(var a;;)try{a=window.parent.document.domain;break}catch(g){a=a?a.replace(/.+?(?:.|$)/,""):document.domain;if(!a)break;document.domain=a}return!!a})(); Note Job announcement may be closed or canceled at any time. Be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 19, 2020
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Track & Structures 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 Non-Represented Pay Band 09 Minimum: $120,596.00/year - Maximum: $182,703.00/year Note: Initial starting salary will be between $120,596.00/year - $150,745.00/year and will be contingent upon transferable experience and education. Posted Date October 19, 2020 Closing Date October 30, 2020 Reports To D. Scherer- Superintendent of Power & Mechanical Maintenance Days Off Variable- as assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This position will administer, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations within the Construction Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department. This position will also coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and other agencies, provide highly complex administrative support to the Superintendent of Construction, and performs related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate: Mastery of BART Track system. Comprehensive knowledge of BART district wide Structural Systems. Very strong knowledge of BART Train Control systems. Very strong knowledge of BART Electrical Traction Power systems. Comprehensive knowledge of BART Track Interlocking Construction projects. Particular attention of construction on rebuilding existing Interlockings within the system. Understanding of Structural support of Train Control and Electrical aspects of Interlocking rebuilds. Very strong oral and written communication skills covering operating and administrative policies and Safety programs. Very strong knowledge of the BART revenue vehicle operating environment, including Train Control systems, passenger stations, wayside conditions, and the Operations Control Center. Very strong knowledge of BART operations, rules, and procedures, wayside safety, and Federal and California Labor Laws, OSHA, IIPP and CPUC requirements. Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite and computer use. Very Strong knowledge of Maximo CMMS. Essential Job Functions 1. Manages and coordinates the daily operations and activities of the Way and Facilities Maintenance Division including inspections, testing, maintenance and repair of all track way, tunnels, subways, bridges, embankments and related structures, buildings and facilities repair, painting and plumbing. 2. Assists in the management, development, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. 3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 4. Investigates accidents and unusual occurrences; determines cause; develops and implements resolutions or corrective actions. 5. Performs facility inspections and ensures compliance to Federal, State and District policies, procedures, rules and regulations. 6. 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. 7. Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of subways, tunnels, bridges, embankments, wayside and related fire protection equipment; buildings and facilities repair; painting and plumbing; and files related documentation. 8. Directs and participates in the analyses of highly complex and technical way and facilities maintenance problems; develops and implements effective and efficient solutions; prepares and submits related reports. 9. Monitors of safety and technical training programs for assigned District staff; ensures that all training is effective and accurate. 10. Participates the management of assigned maintenance and supply contract services; ensures that contractors fulfill contractual obligations. 11. Participates in technical upgrades and developments related to track and structures maintenance; advises Superintendent of Way and Facilities Maintenance as appropriate. 12. Monitors developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements. 13. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. 14. 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. 15. Serves as the liaison for the Way and Facilities Maintenance Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. 16. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. 17. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to track and structures maintenance programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. 18. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of way and facilities repair and maintenance. 19. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time) professional verifiable experience in facilities maintenance or related experience which must include at least two (2) years of management experience. Substitution: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must be available for on-call responsibility 24 hours, 7 day per week for way and facility related problems. Knowledge of: - BAP-Business Advanced Process-Time and Labor - Hazardous Waste Inspection Program - Contracts Administration and Management - Station and Facility Infrastructure Original Design or Modified Design - Building Codes - Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive way and facilities maintenance program for a rail transit system for a large metropolitan area - Methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in way and facilities inspection, repair and maintenance - Principles and practices of industrial safety policies and procedures - Track occupancy protection and operating principles - Technology and equipment related to way and facilities maintenance - Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill/Ability in: - Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive way and facilities maintenance program - Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff - Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures - Preparing and administering large program budgets - Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports - Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals - Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques - Reading and interpreting technical manuals, diagrams, drawings and blueprints - Developing and implementing safety training programs - Analyzing structures maintenance and inspection problems - Interpreting contracts and ensuring that contractors fulfill obligations - Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations - Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing - Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 19, 2020
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Power & Mechanical Maintenance 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 Non-Represented Pay Band 09 Minimum: $120,596.00/year - Maximum: $182,703.00/year Note: Initial starting salary will be between $120,596.00/year - $150,745.00/year and will be contingent upon transferable experience and education. Posted Date October 19, 2020 Closing Date October 30, 2020 Reports To D. Scherer- Superintendent of Power & Mechanical Maintenance Days Off Variable- as assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This position will administer, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations within the Construction Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department. This position will also coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and other agencies, provide highly complex administrative support to the Superintendent of Construction, and perform related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate: Mastery of BART Traction Power and District wide Electrification. Comprehensive knowledge of BART district wide Mechanical Systems. Very strong knowledge of BART Train Control systems. Comprehensive knowledge of BART Power and Mechanical Construction projects. Particular attention of construction on rebuilding existing Traction Power and Electrical infrastructure within the system. Understanding of Train Control and Electrical aspects of Interlocking rebuilds. Very strong oral and written communication skills covering operating and administrative policies and Safety programs. Very strong knowledge of the BART revenue vehicle operating environment, including Train Control systems, passenger stations, wayside conditions, and the Operations Control Center. Very strong knowledge of BART operations, rules, and procedures, wayside safety, and Federal and California Labor Laws, OSHA, IIPP and CPUC requirements. Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite and computer use. Very Strong knowledge of Maximo CMMS. Essential Job Functions 1. Manages and administers the operations and activities of the District's Power and Mechanical Maintenance Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department including the installation, maintenance, and repair of wayside and right-of-way mechanical, electro-mechanical, power, and electrical systems including inspections, testing, maintenance and repair of all inspections, testing, maintenance and repair of all traction power equipment, electrical equipment, mechanical equipment, fire protection, and elevator/escalator equipment. 2. Assists in the management, development, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. 3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 4. Investigates accidents and unusual occurrences; determines cause; develops and implements resolutions or corrective actions 5. 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 6. Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of subways, tunnels, bridges, embankments, wayside and related fire protection equipment; buildings and facilities repair; painting and plumbing; and files related documentation. 7. Directs and participates in the analyses of highly complex and technical Power and Mechanical Maintenance problems; develops and implements effective and efficient solutions; prepares and submits related reports. 8. Monitors and manages the elevator and escalator daily operation. Lead and support the section managers and foreman in achieving the goals of the department. 9. Participates in the monitoring of safety and technical training programs for assigned District staff; ensures that all training is effective and accurate. 10. Researches and develops specifications, solutions and systems or equipment upgrades for electrical, mechanical, systems and equipment; develops specifications for contract services. 11. Participates the management of assigned maintenance and supply contract services; ensures that contractors fulfill contractual obligations. 12. Participates in technical upgrades and developments related to track and structures maintenance; advises Superintendent Power and Mechanical Maintenance as appropriate. 13. Monitors developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements. 14. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. 15. 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. 16. Serves as the liaison for the Power and Mechanical Maintenance Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. 17. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. 18. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to Power and Mechanical maintenance programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. 19. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Power and Mechanical Maintenance. 20. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time) professional verifiable experience in traction power or related experience which must include at least two (2) years of management experience. Substitution: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must be available for on-call responsibility 24 hours, 7 day per week for way and facility related problems. Knowledge of: - Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive Power and Mechanical Maintenance program for a rail transit system for a large metropolitan area - Principles and practices of inspecting, testing, maintaining and repairing traction power, electrical, mechanical, fire protection, and elevator/escalator systems - Methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in Power and Mechanical repair and maintenance - Principles and practices of industrial safety policies and procedures - Principles and practices of power and mechanical protection and operating policies and procedures - Technology and equipment related to Power and Mechanical maintenance - Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill in: - Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive Power and Mechanical maintenance program including traction power, electrical equipment, mechanical equipment, and elevator / escalator equipment - Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff - Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures - Preparing and administering large program budgets - Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports - Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals - Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques - Directing and participating in the inspecting, testing, maintaining and repairing of traction power, electrical, mechanical, fire protection, and elevator/escalator equipment - Reading and interpreting technical manuals, diagrams, drawings and blueprints - Developing and implementing safety training programs - Analyzing Power and Mechanical maintenance and inspection problems - Interpreting contracts and ensuring that contractors fulfill obligations - Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations - Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing - Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.  All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Oct 15, 2020
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate Academy Graduate (Field Training) Starting Monthly Rate * Effective July 1, 2019 $6,458.29 Lateral Police Officer Starting Monthly Rate* Effective July 1, 2019 $9,117.16 *The BART Police Department (BART PD) is now offering a $15,000 hiring bonus for Laterals and Academy Graduates ($5,000 upon hire and $10,000 upon completion of the Field Training Program). Restrictions May Apply. Posted Date January 1, 2020 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Chief of Police Days Off As Assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. *THIS POSTING IS FOR LATERAL (and Academy Graduate) POLICE OFFICER ONLY. Current Assignment This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months. Under general supervision, performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation and crime prevention and suppression; performs related work as assigned. Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. Academy graduates must have a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. Essential Job Functions 1) Patrol a designated area by motor vehicle, on foot/bicycle or aboard trains and enforce applicable federal, state, local laws and District ordinances. 2) Respond to and take appropriate action on observed or reported violations of criminal laws or complaints. 3) Conduct complete investigations and prepare reports on all assigned case work; gather and preserve evidence; interview witnesses and complainants; apprehend or transport suspects which may require the use of physical restraint; interrogate suspects; serve warrants; make arrests; testify in court. 4) Inspect, report, or correct conditions that may lead to crime, delinquency, accidents or other hazards. 5) Provide the public with information and direction 6) Direct traffic, provide police services during civil disturbances, disaster scenes or crowd control. 7) Administer first aid, which may require lifting or moving persons or other heavy objects. 8) Carry and utilize firearms, oleoresin capsicum and baton. 9) Operate patrol or emergency vehicle and communications equipment . 10) Operate equipment for blood, breath, or urine tests, as necessary. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, college credits, military or customer service experience highly desirable. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds. Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification. Must remain firearm qualified. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Selection Process This position is represented by BART Police Officers Association Employees (BPOA). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the Police Department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process will include 3 phases. Candidates must pass each phase to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: Minimum Qualifications Screening Phase 2: Oral Boards and a writing demonstration review Phase 3: Background Investigation ** PLEASE NOTE the entire selection process may take up to 6 months to one year. ** The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations. **Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply online for police officer 6 months from the date of your interview by visiting our website at www.bart.gov/jobs for a listing of open positions** Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by email at employment@bart.gov . All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at bpdemployment@bart.gov Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance. To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department System Safety 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 $126,628.91/annually - $164,617.46/annually AFSCME Band H Initial salary will be between $126,628.91 - $145,623.00 depending on experience and education. Posted Date September 18, 2020 Closing Date Open until filled Reports To J. Lau, Chief Safety Officer Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The successful incumbent will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and managing the Safety Management System (SMS) throughout the District. The incumbent will act as a program-manager-level safety professional who engages all District employees on the BART Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP), trains and educates them with regular safety communications and training sessions, develops and maintains a District-wide safety performance dashboard, and manages the employee safety reporting program and safety risk management program, both of which comprise the BART's SMS. In addition, the incumbent is expected to exercise considerable latitude and independent judgment within District and department policies, procedures, objectives, management direction, principles and practices of the field. The incumbent will also assist the Chief Safety Officer in the performance of complex safety activities including those required by regulatory agencies like the CPUC, Cal/OSHA, and FTA. Essential Job Functions Manages all aspects of the planning, development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the District's Safety Management System (SMS) programs and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) in accordance with CPUC and FTA requirements; identifying safety management implementation system issues and concerns and address these effectively with agency stakeholders. Conducts the District's outreach activities and delivers SMS training to engage and educate employees and produce safety communications for all levels within the District. Engages all employees from top to bottom, across all departments District-wide to promulgate the establishment, value, and benefits of BART SMS and support the transition from the current Safety System Safety Program Plan to the new PTASP. Leads efforts to ensure a robust safety hazard management program to include accident/incident investigations, hazard and risk assessments, and corrective measures to mitigate identified hazard/risk; ensures the District's hazard and risk assessment activities are implemented and applied to ensure continuous improvement. Manages the annual review and update of BART PTASP and annual Certification of Compliance per FTA rule. Develops SMS statistical reports on safety performance data and other records. Administers SMS-related goals, objectives, policies, procedures and recommend changes as required. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Chief Safety Officer. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in safety engineering, industrial hygiene or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional safety management system programs or related experience. Substitution: Additional professional safety programs experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Other Requirements: - Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. - Must have completed or complete within 3 years the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program per 49 CFR Part 672. - Must be willing and able to work off-hours shifts, holidays and weekends. - Must respond to afterhours incidents and perform field activities including (but not limited to) accessing the BART operating right-of-way, climbing on and off rail equipment, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, and visiting construction sites. - Must complete an Incident Command System Training including ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800 by the completion of the probationary period. - Transit Safety and Security Program certification desirable. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field or shop environment; exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Conditions: Must be physically able to conduct field activities which may include (but are not limited to) accessing the BART operating right-of-way, climbing on and off rail equipment, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, visiting construction sites and operating a motor vehicle. Knowledge of: - Operational characteristics, services and activities of a transportation safety program - Principles and practices of transportation safety and safety engineering - Principles and practices of program development and administration - Methods and techniques of safety inspection and investigation - Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration - Methods and techniques of accident investigation - Operating principles of rail transportation systems - Functions and authority of regulatory agencies in relation to operations safety - Emergency response policies and procedures - Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill/Ability in: - Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive transportation safety program - Conducting safety audits on the performance of rail operations and activities - Investigating and analyzing accident and incidents - Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures - Preparing and administering large program budgets - Reading and interpreting schematic diagrams and plans - Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports - Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals - Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques - Evaluating operations safety features - Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations - Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing - Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work 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. 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.