Manager of Special Projects (Pool Posting)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Oct 21, 2019
Full Time

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.


Planning, Development and Construction

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

$124,045.47 - $161,258.87 (AFSCME Pay Band I)

Posted Date

April 9, 2019

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice
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

V Menotti, Chief Planning, Development and Construction 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 District has a need to fill positions to manage Special Projects in support of Planning, Development & Construction (and other Department) projects at the planning or concept development level. These positions involve direct interaction with BART executive managers and the BART Board of Directors on a complex set of special projects and related initiatives. These projects range from the following example projects:
• New Transbay Rail Crossing
• BART Metro
• Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) (in conjunction with private sector developers)
• Station modernization
• Station access (including bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements)
Beyond the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Transportation Planning, City and Regional Planing or a related field.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan, organize, direct and control assigned program/project from planning through concept design.
  • Analyze/solve complex problems/issues to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications.
  • Prepare planning-level technical reports and other documentation, conceptual designs:
    • Expansion of transit services, or infill station, to serve new travel markets
    • Project evaluation consistent with applicable policies
    • Station horizontal and vertical circulation elements
    • Station hardening elements
    • Station modernization
    • Complete streets design (including bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements)
  • Develop and monitor cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment
  • Prepare and monitor project budgets, including support for obtaining funding;
  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations to the elected officials (including the Board of Directors) and Executive Team to inform them of the project progress.
  • Ensure timely inspections, acceptance and approval for occupancy and closeout (completion) of projects by working with the designers, architects, contractors, construction managers, inspectors, and regulating authorities to resolve punch list items and other final activities.
  • Integration of multiple disciplines (i.e. architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, systems, safety, external affairs, office of civil rights) necessary to successfully advance project/program.
  • Effectively communicate with private sector development partners and local jurisdictions.
  • Understanding and advocacy for project funding through external grant program (federal, state, regional, and/or local).
  • Develop ridership projection methodologies and forecasts
  • Support development of conceptual engineering design
  • Develop capital cost estimates
  • Support development of transit operating plans

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in project management and administration.
Other Requirements:
Requires moving/lifting portable computers and audio/visual equipment up to 25 pounds.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis. A college degree is preferred.
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and methods of project control/management and administration including budgeting and scheduling.
Principles and practices of cost estimating, cost scheduling, and financial analysis.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Methods and techniques of contract development.
Principles and techniques of public relations and inter-governmental relations.
Principles and practices of contract administration.
Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Funding and regulatory policies and procedures of various agencies.

Skill in:
Developing proposals and budgets.
Performing financial analysis and analyzing complex financial information.
Developing project scopes and schedules.
Preparing and tracking budgets, forecasts and schedules.
Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in meeting project goals.
Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
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  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, 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 .

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.
Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


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