Cyber Security Engineer (Security Systems Engineer) - Non Rep

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 18, 2019
Full Time Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services Public Safety Public Works

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.


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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

$105,333.00/annually - $159,580.00/annually (NR Pay Band 07)
Note: Initial salary offer will be around $120,000 - $140,000 (depending on experience)

Posted Date

October 28, 2019

Closing Date

December 11, 2019

Reports To

D. Linde

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

The position will be responsible for design, deployment, testing, and training of physical security monitoring and situational awareness systems. The position will translate District security objectives into functional system implementation through written technical specifications and coordination with District Engineering and Maintenance groups.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate the below knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond the minimum qualifications:
1. Evaluate business and technical requirements to improve security.
2. Participate in the selection and implementation of situational awareness applications and technical solutions.
3. Deploy, test, and maintain automated security monitoring solutions.
4. Provide technical support related to intrusion alarms, alarm monitoring, and alarm response levels.
5. Ensure CCTV monitoring solutions are in compliance with Surveillance Use Policies.
6. Experience working with Honeywell ProWatch or similar electronic access control systems.
7. Experience working with security hardware & software systems.
8. Experience working with SCADA systems.
9. Experience with CCTV video management systems.
10. Skill developing custom reports using Crystal Reports or similar report generation tools.
11. General knowledge Relational Database Administration (Oracle, SQL, or other RDBMS)
12. General knowledge of Web Services technologies (HTTP, Apache, XML)
13. General knowledge of Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems.
14. General knowledge of modern Geographic Information System (GIS) standards & practices
15. Familiarity with systems analysis, systems integration and functional specifications
16. Ability to read and interpret floor plans, specifications, legends and technical diagrams.
17. Experience working in a public safety agency or Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)

Essential Job Functions

Under general supervision develops and implements the design of a complex unified cyber security program. Monitors and Tunes the District's Unified Cyber Security Program. Provides highly technical security expertise and support related to alarms and monitoring devices that participate in District Security Objectives (DSO's); Oversees and resolves business and support issues related to RAILS. Manages the various security projects including performing impact diagnostics on existing technology projects. Evaluates business and technical security requirements; driving the selection, prototyping and implementation of applications and technical solutions; and effectively communicating inherent security risks to non-technical users and administrators Implements and tunes algorithms used to monitor both machine and human behavior. Develops and maintains inventory lists generated from advanced forensic investigation. Coordinates and implements enterprise design and remediation solutions based on gathered statistics. Collects automated progress metrics for all technology projects. Coordinates with law enforcement to maintain District security. Responsible for analyzing and testing attack and penetration of Internet infrastructure and Web-based applications utilizing manual and automated tools. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Education :
A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security or related field.
Experience :
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in an Information Security Operations and/or design role, which must included Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Defense, Digital Surveillance, or closely related experience.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree and information security related certification (s) and detailed hands-on network experience developing enterprise cyber security programs is highly preferred.
Other Requirements:
Professional Certification such as CISSP, CISM, GSEC, GIAC, CEH, CPT are strongly preferred.
Environmental Conditions:
Office environment; exposure to computer screens.
Physical Conditions:
May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.

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  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.


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