Employee Development Specialist, Track and Structures (SEIU)

  • BART
  • Oakland Shop Annex, California
  • May 11, 2018
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development

Job Description

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.


Maintenance and Engineering

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$81,871.08/Annual Salary (Minimum) to $107,021.04/Annual Salary (Maximum)
This is an SEIU Union Represented position under Pay Grade EDS, SEIU, PB-03
External candidates: Starting salary will be based on (Minimum) Annual Salary

Posted Date

April 3, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Initial Screening will begin on April 26, 2018

Reports To

Operations Training Supervisor

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday, however, days off may vary and as assigned. Vacancy is for graveyard shift.
Must be flexible with availability (days off and shift) to meet department needs.

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) Department is recruiting to fill a vacant Employee Development Specialist (EDS), Track and Structures position for the graveyard shift. The incumbent for this position will be responsible for developing and delivering training programs covering the safe operation and maintenance procedures for District equipment utilized within the Way & Facilities Maintenance area (.e.g., Track & Structures).
The primary function of the incumbent is to provide on-the-job training to Track and Structures employees including CPUC Certification and Regulatory Compliance Training. However, other related training duties may be assigned as needed. In addition, the incumbent will be exposed to physical work in the following field environments (e.g., wayside, trackway, underground, inclement weather, and climbing on and off equipment).
The successful candidate in this selection process will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
- Experience in and knowledge of Track & Structures equipment operation and maintenance
- Skill in conducting training sessions, developing audio-visual materials, and assessing the results of instructional programs
- Ability to monitor and evaluate performance standards
- Ability to write a variety of technical, instructional, and other written materials.

Essential Job Functions

Researches, analyzes and identifies specific training needs to support District activities and further District goals; conducts research, prepares plans and programs to meet these needs or to solve specific operational problems.
Selects appropriate methodology, develops lesson plans, instructional materials and student handouts; schedules and coordinates training programs and activities.
Prepares the classroom environment; provides classroom and performance-based field training using a variety of instructional techniques.
Develops and administers oral, written and practical tests to assess the effectiveness of training.
Conducts and documents specific District skills certification programs; assists in the development of various pre-employment tests in the area of specialty; acts as subject matter expert in area of specialty.
Researches and identifies external training and sources and materials and evaluates their applicability to District needs.
Prepares scope of services for outside training assistance, recommends the selection of consultants or vendors, and monitors and evaluates performance.
Works with District staff to solve a variety of technical problems in the operations and maintenance areas.
Writes technical materials and creates drawings or schematics to support text.
Works closely with media and documentation staff to produce audio-visual materials.
Communicates regularly with trainees, other instructors and affected department personnel to achieve training goals.
Assists non-trainers in preparing presentations in specific program areas; administers educational assistance and other training-related programs.
May act as subject matter expert in area taught; maintains technical knowledge in areas taught.
Assists in developing and monitoring specific training program budgets.
Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed.
Additionally, for positions responsible for conducting training programs in Way and Facilities area only:
Delivers training programs for specialized on-rail maintenance equipment such as automated multifunctional Switch and Production Tamper/liners, Ballast Regulators, Production Rail Grinders, Locomotives and Rail Car equipment, Rubber Tire Road to Rail Vehicles, Light/Heavy duty type Trucks, Loaders and Mobile Cranes.
Instructs and administers the State of California's Third Party employer Testing Program for Commercial Driver License e.g., Bay Area Rapid Transit District.

Minimum Qualifications

Education :

An Associate degree with major course work in education, counseling or a related technical field from an accredited college.

Experience :

Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials and providing training to adults; OR three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) journey level experience in the skill area to be trained which must have included at least one (1) year of experience in instructing or training others.

Other Requirements :

Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
May be required to work occasional off-hours shifts to administer training programs.
Must be physically able to stand for extended periods of time and lift audio-visual equipment and training materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must be physically able to climb on/off equipment.
Must be physically able to work in inclement weather.
District certification as an Employee Development Specialist will be required and certification will cover all areas to be taught.
Business computer user applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.
Additionally, positions responsible for conducting training programs related to Way and Facilities Maintenance only:
Must have held a valid California commercial driver license for at least three (3) years, with the appropriate class and endorsements.
Must currently hold a valid California commercial driver license with the appropriate class and endorsements with no restrictions for the testing authority and drive test of Class (A) commercial vehicles.
Must pass the California Employer Testing Program Examiner Training class to establish eligibility for this position during the ninety (90)-day probationary period.
Additionally, positions responsible for conducting training programs related to Power and Mechanical only:
Must possess a valid California driver license with the appropriate class and endorsements with no restrictions for a Class (B) commercial vehicle to establish eligibility for this position during the ninety (90) day probationary period.
Substitution :
Additional experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials, providing training to adults, or in skill area to be trained as described above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. An Associate degree is preferred.
Knowledge of :
Principles and practices of employee development and training.
Methods of identifying training needs in an industrial setting.
Training modalities, techniques and materials, particularly as used in a classroom or field setting.
Design and preparation of audio-visual materials.
Vendors, consultants and potential sources of training courses or materials.
Procedures, policies and techniques relating to the specific subject matter to be taught (will vary with the specific training assignment).

Skill in :
Identifying and assessing training needs.
Researching and developing programs and materials to meet identified needs.
Analyzing varied technical problems related to operations and maintenance activities and recommending solutions.
Writing a variety of technical, instructional and other written materials, including reports of work performed.
Developing varied audio-visual materials and technical drawings to support instructional activities.
Conducting training sessions, both in the classroom and at the work site.
Assessing and evaluating the results of instructional programs.
Maintaining accurate documentation of training activities.
Evaluating applicability of outside training consultants and vendors and recommending and monitoring such programs.
Monitoring and evaluating performance standards.
Working on multiple tasks, exercising flexibility as needed, and acting independently with sound judgment.
Identifying problems and developing solutions both independently and in cooperation with others.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Selection Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application.

The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.
Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

Application Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates.

External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
Working Conditions
Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment (e.g. wayside, track way, underground); exposure to heat, cold, noise, moving vehicles and inclement weather.
Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, and carrying equipment and materials weighing up 50 lbs.


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