Buildings Worker (Pool Posting)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Sep 14, 2018
Full Time Building and Safety Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Parks and Recreation

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.

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Step 1: $32.93/hour to Step 5: $43.04/hour

Posted Date

February 6, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled.
** This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months.

Reports To

K. Meyers

Days Off


Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

Under general supervision, incumbents perform a wide variety of skilled repair, maintenance and alteration of District buildings and related facilities including but not limited to install new, repair and maintain existing plumbing work on plastic, ceramic and metal pipes, drains, and any plumbing fixtures; Concrete work involving demolition, form and pour, grade and finish, patch and repair, Carpentry work on stairs, gate, fence, walls, floors, deck, platform, sheds and any miscellaneous wood built facilities; Cabinetry work on new and existing facilities; Flooring work on carpeting, linoleum, brick, tile, and wood, and Interior finishing involving sheet rock, tiles, mosaic, glass work. Incumbents will perform related work as assigned.
This is the journey level classification performing skilled building repair and maintenance. Incumbents work independently according to accepted standards of the trade, supervisory direction and District procedures and practices, and are expected to select appropriate tools, materials and approach to the work.
This is a pool posting established to fill Buildings Worker vacancies within the Way and Facilities Department.

Essential Job Functions

1) Augers and clears pipes and drains; Installs and repairs sinks, toilets, drinking fountains and related fixtures; Installing and repairing domestic hot and cold Water Lines, water heaters, garbage disposals, expansion bladders, anti-backflow devices and hose bibs; Installing and repairing drain waste vent and sewer lines both storm and sanitation types; Rough-in, top out and finish work; all trade related plumbing materials and systems (plastic and metal).
2) Builds and repairs stairs, fences, gates, decks, platforms, sheds and related wood, concrete and metal construction building facilities; Plans, designs and builds a variety of cabinets, cupboards and counter bases; Frames walls and partitions; Installs paneling and installs metal stud; vinyl/clip and modular walls and partitions; Hangs, frames and adjusts doors and window frames.
3) Constructs forms, sets rebar, pours and finishes concrete, aggregate and related paving; Operates jackhammer, ladder, backhoe, dump truck and cement rock; Caulks seams, joints and cracks; Measures and levels grades for concrete work; Installs and repairs brick, cobblestone and masonry
4) Installs glass; Repairs and modifies furniture; Measures, cuts; Installs and repairs suspended ceilings, acoustical tiles and cement ceilings; Cuts, shapes, applies and installs laminates, Formica, plastics and related; Hangs sheetrock, tapes and textures walls estimates quantities of materials required.
5) Installs hollow cable carrying floors; Installs and repairs carpeting; Layout, measure, installs, replaces and repairs linoleum; Installs, repairs, grouts and seals ceramic tile; Repairs terrazzo flooring;
6) Determines, gathers and uses various hand held and power tools necessary for the operation, supplies and equipment; reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams; May design, layout and diagram work to be performed; Discusses work to be performed with fore worker, requester or others; Calculates and measures quantities, angles, lengths, sizes, etc.; Loads and unloads material and equipment; Maintains stock materials, tools, equipment and inventory.
7) Drives District vehicles to job sites.
8) Maintains records of work performed, materials used and related.

Minimum Qualifications

Education : Possession of a high school diploma, GED, or recognized equivalent and;
Experience : Completion of an apprenticeship in any of these Building Related Trades: Carpentry, Plumbing and/or Masonry; Or one (1) year of journey-level experience with tradesmen card in either Carpentry, Plumbing, and/or Masonry; Or a Class B General Buildings Contractor License with 5-years active status.
Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; must be willing to work underground and at heights to thirty feet; must have physical ability to climb, stoop and crawl to reach work and lift and carry up to 100 pounds.
Knowledge of :
  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in carpentry, plumbing, concrete, brick and masonry work, interior finishing and glass installation.
  • Methods and techniques of estimating materials and supply quantities.
  • Mathematics for calculating and measuring distance, length, volume and angles.
  • Use and maintenance of hand and power tools common to the trade; safety practices and procedures.
Skill in :
  • Performing skilled carpentry, forming and cabinetry; installing and repairing plumbing, piping and plumbing related fixtures.
  • Installing, taping, texturing and finishing sheetrock and plaster wall surfaces.
  • Using and maintaining hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Operating backhoes, loaders, jackhammers, cement mixers and dump trucks.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams and manuals.
  • Calculating and measuring quantities, distance, volume and angles.
  • Communicating effectively with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Keeping simple written records.

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 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 calling (510) 464-6112.

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

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


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.