Employee Development Specialist (TVET Specialist)-Pool Posting

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 03, 2018
Full Time Community and Economic Development Parks and Recreation 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.

Pay and Benefits

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

Pay Rate

$40.34/ hour (Step 1) to $52.73/hour (Step 5)

Posted Date

September 17, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

This posting is to fill one (1) Employee Development Specialist position in the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) department. As the Rolling Stock & Shops subject matter expert, the position will be responsible for researching, analyzing and identifying specific training needs for all employees in the Rolling Stock & Shops department. Typical work in this department is performed by, but is not limited to: Transit Vehicle Mechanics, Electronic Technicians, Quality Team Leaders and Utility Workers. The incumbent will conduct class room and field training as well as design and develop documents using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc. In addition, the position will research, develop and prepare instructional materials, as well as deliver classroom and hands on instruction to District employees. The position may work all shifts and will report to different RS&S maintenance locations as required. In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to physical work in the following field environments: high voltage power sources, Wayside conditions and inclement weather.

The ideal candidate in this selection process will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
The repair of electrical components and electrical systems, including the use of electrical test equipment.
Interpreting electronic schematics and electronic block diagrams.
Maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of the BART revenue vehicle electrical systems.
The job skills of a Transit Vehicle Electronic Technician (TVET).
Regulatory requirements for all RS&S classifications.
Computer skills in Maximo, Microsoft Office and Adobe.
Instructing individuals or large groups in both on-the-job and classroom settings.
Understanding of Instructional System Development Process (i.e., ADDIE Model) to develop quality training content.
Working effectively in project teams and meet scheduled project deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Researches, analyzes and identifies specific training needs to support District activities and further District goals; conducts research, prepares plans and programs to meet these needs or to solve specific operational problems.
  • Selects appropriate methodology, develops course specific lesson plans, instructional materials and student handouts; schedules and coordinates training programs and activities.
  • Prepares the classroom environment; provides classroom and performance-based field training using a variety of instructional techniques.
  • Develops and administers oral, written and practical tests to assess the effectiveness of training.
  • Conducts and documents specific District skills certification programs; assists in the development of various pre-employment tests in the area of specialty; acts as subject matter expert in area of specialty.
  • Researches and identifies external training and sources and materials and evaluates their applicability to District needs.
  • Prepares scope of services for outside training assistance, recommends the selection of consultants or vendors, and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Works with District staff to solve a variety of technical problems in the operations and maintenance areas.
  • Writes technical materials and creates drawings or schematics to support text.
  • Works closely with media and documentation staff to produce audio-visual materials.
  • Communicates regularly with trainees, other instructors and affected department personnel to achieve training goals.
  • Assists non-trainers in preparing presentations in specific program areas; administers educational assistance and other training-related programs.
  • May act as subject matter expert in area taught; maintains technical knowledge in areas taught.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring specific training program budgets.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate degree with major course work in education, counseling or a closely related technical field from an accredited college.
Please Note: Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States or its territories must have the transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service.
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in assessing training needs, developing instructional materials and providing training to adults; or three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable journey level experience in the skill area to be trained which must have included at least one (1) year of experience in instructing or training others.
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. An Associate degree is preferred.
Other Requirement:
Possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
May be required to work occasional off hours shifts to administer training programs.
Must be physically able to stand for extended periods of time and lift audio visual equipment and training materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must be physically able to climb on/off equipment.
Must be physically able to work in inclement weather.
District certification as an Employee Development Specialist will be required and certification will cover all areas to be taught.
Business computer user applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.

Selection Process

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

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

Application Process

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov, or on WebBART. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

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

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

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