BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

The BART story began in 1946. It began not by governmental fiat, but as a concept gradually evolving at informal gatherings of business and civic leaders on both sides of the San Francisco Bay. Facing a heavy post-war migration to the area and its consequent automobile boom, these people discussed ways of easing the mounting congestion that was clogging the bridges spanning the Bay. In 1947, a joint Army-Navy review Board concluded that another connecting link between San Francisco and Oakland would be needed in the years ahead to prevent intolerable congestion on the Bay Bridge. The link? An underwater tube devoted exclusively to high-speed electric trains.

Since 1911, visionaries had periodically brought up this Jules Verne concept. But now, pressure for a traffic solution increased with the population. In 1951, the State Legislature created the 26-member San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission, comprised of representatives from each of the nine counties which touch the Bay. The Commission's charge was to study the Bay Area's long range transportation needs in the context of environmental problems and then recommend the best solution.

The Commission advised, in its final report in 1957, that any transportation plan must be coordinated with the area's total plan for future development. Since no development plan existed, the Commission prepared one itself. The result of their thoroughness is a master plan which did much to bring about coordinated planning in the Bay Area, and which was adopted a decade later by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

The BART Concept is Born
The Commission's least-cost solution to traffic tie-ups was to recommend forming a five-county rapid transit district, whose mandate would be to build and operate a high-speed rapid rail network linking major commercial centers with suburban sub-centers.

The Commission stated that, "If the Bay Area is to be preserved as a fine place to live and work, a regional rapid transit system is essential to prevent total dependence on automobiles and freeways."

Thus was born the environmental concept underlying BART. Acting on the Commission's recommendations, in 1957, the Legislature formed the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, comprising the five counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo. At this time, the District was granted a taxing power of five cents per $100 of assessed valuation. It also had authority to levy property taxes to support a general obligation bond issue, if approved by District voters. The State Legislature lowered the requirement for voter approval from 66 percent to 60 percent.

Between 1957 and 1962, engineering plans were developed for a system that would usher in a new era in rapid transit. Electric trains would run on grade-separated right-of-ways, reaching maximum speeds of 75-80 mph, averaging perhaps 45 mph, including station stops. Advanced transit cars, with sophisticated suspensions, braking and propulsion systems, and luxurious interiors, would be strong competition to "King Car " in the Bay Area. Stations would be pleasant, conveniently located, and striking architectural enhancements to their respective on-line communities.

BART employees in the 1970s

BART employees in the 1970s.

Hundreds of meetings were held in the District communities to encourage local citizen participation in the development of routes and station locations. By midsummer, 1961, the final plan was submitted to the supervisors of the five District counties for approval. San Mateo County Supervisors were cool to the plan. Citing the high costs of a new system-plus adequate existing service from Southern Pacific commuter trains - they voted to withdraw their county from the District in December 1961.

With the District-wide tax base thus weakened by the withdrawal of San Mateo County, Marin County was forced to withdraw in early 1962 because its marginal tax base could not adequately absorb its share of BART's projected cost. Another important factor in Marin's withdrawal was an engineering controversy over the feasibility of carrying trains across the Golden Gate Bridge.

BART had started with a 16-member governing Board of Directors apportioned on county population size: four from Alameda and San Francisco Counties, three from Contra Costa and San Mateo, and two from Marin. When the District was reduced to three counties, the Board was reduced to 11 members: four from San Francisco and Alameda, and three from Contra Costa. Subsequently, in 1965, the District's enabling legislation was changed to apportion the BART Board with four Directors from each county, thus giving Contra Costa its fourth member on a 12-person Board. Two directors from each county, hence forth, were appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. The other two directors were appointed by committees of mayors of each county (with the exception of the City and County of San Francisco, whose sole mayor made these appointments).

The five-county plan was quickly revised to a three-county plan emphasizing rapid transit between San Francisco and the East Bay cities and suburbs of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The new plan, elaborately detailed and presented as the "BART Composite Report, " was approved by supervisors of the three counties in July 1962, and placed on the ballot for the following November general election.

The plan required approval of 60 percent of the District's voters. It narrowly passed with a 61.2 percent vote District-wide, much to the surprise of many political experts who were confident it would fail. Indeed, one influential executive was reported to have said: "If I'd known the damn thing would have passed, I'd never have supported it. "

The voters approved a $792 million bond issue to finance a 71.5 mile high-speed transit system, consisting of 33 stations serving 17 communities in the three counties. The proposal also included another needed transit project: rebuilding 3.5 miles of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. The new line would link muni streetcar lines directly with BART and Market Street stations, and four new Muni stations would be built.

The additional cost of the transbay tube -- estimated at $133 million -- was to come from bonds issued by the California Toll Bridge Authority and secured by future Bay Area Bridge revenues. The additional cost of rolling stock, estimated at $71 million, was to be funded primarily from bonds issued against future operating revenues. Thus, the total cost of the system, as of 1962, was projected at $996 million. It would be the largest single public works project ever undertaken in the U.S. by the local citizenry.

After the election, engineers immediately started work on the final system designs, only to be halted by a taxpayer's suit filed against the District a month later. The validity of the bond election, and the legality of the District itself, were challenged. While the court ruled in favor of the District on both counts, six months of litigation cost $12 million in construction delays. This would be the first of many delays from litigation and time-consuming negotiations involving 166 separate agreements reached with on-line cities, counties, and other special districts. The democratic processes of building a new transit system would prove to be major cost factors that, however necessary, were not foreseen.

60 job(s) at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire field-friendly talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $115,426 Minimum / $147,169 Midpoint / $178,912 Maximum Annual Salary (Non-Represented Pay Band 9) Please note that the starting salary will be in the mid-range. Posted Date July 30, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled Reports To Engineering Manager, as assigned Days Off Typically Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment We are seeking highly seasoned Project Managers to work within the Engineering organization who can play an essential role in the improvement of BART's infrastructure by prioritizing safety, driving capital projects, and ensuring assets maintain high operational reliability. Engineering Project Managers must be experienced drivers of complex projects with a track record of overcoming obstacles and on time quality delivery. We hire energetic professionals who are maintenance friendly team players whether working in project design, analytics, or process improvement areas. Essential Job Functions The ideal candidate has an Engineering background in one or more of the following disciplines: Power Systems (including Medium or High Voltage Distribution & Facilities Electrical) Civil Control Systems (including Train) Structural Communications Construction Computer Systems Mechanical (Facilities including Elevator/Escalator)
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 07, 2018
Full Time
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 $86,132.00- $133,506.00 (Non-Rep Pay Band 05) Posted Date November 7, 2018 Closing Date November 23, 2018 Reports To Group Manager of Capital Projects Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Engineer I - Core Capacity Project Delivery This Position will report to the Core Capacity Project Delivery Group Manager with the primary responsibility for delivering the Train Control Modernization Program (TCMP). The current fixed block train control system has exceeded its expected life and will be replaced by a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) System with the goal of bringing the BART system to a state of good repair, reduce failures and provide additional capacity through the Trans-Bay Tube. Essential Job Functions Performs a variety of professional engineering duties related to the subject department. Duties may include preparing engineering specifications, preliminary cost estimates, engineering drawings, sketches, calculations and analyses. Prepares engineering designs, specifications, costs and quantity estimates for engineering construction projects; prepares and/or reviews the adequacy and accuracy of computations. Assists in the establishment of schedules and methods for providing engineering project oversight services; responsible for the verification of quantities of materials and adherence to specifications; may recommend resources to be allocated. Monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; evaluates proposed changes to approved plans and specifications. Recommends approval of and submits contractor's progress payment applications; performs audits of contractor and suppliers to ensure adherence to established policies procedures. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence on project matters including Inspector's Daily Reports, monthly and final completion reports, contract modifications negotiations, field and design engineering changes, and correspondence with the contractor on fulfillment of requirements. Discusses and coordinates engineering design or construction project activities with design engineering staff and other affected engineering personnel. Maintains awareness of progress on assigned engineering design or construction projects to ensure compliance with designated time and cost schedules. Provides assistance to inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction. Reviews construction design plans to evaluate potential construction problems; monitors construction project expenditures. Utilizes a variety of engineering programs and application including CADD. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction. Conducts field inspections; ensures compliance with specifications. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable engineering design and construction project experience. Substitution: Additional engineering experience as outlined above may be substituted for the above education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of : Principles and practices of engineering in assigned discipline area. Operations, services and activities of an engineering design and construction program. Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing. Engineering contract administration principles and practices. Materials and equipment methods utilized in engineering. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in related engineering report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in construction engineering design including CADD. Related building codes, regulations and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Applying principles and practices in engineering design and construction in assigned projects. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear and concise reports. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Physical condition necessary to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $99,708 Minimum / $127,129 Midpoint / $154,549 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 07) The starting salary will be in the mid-range. Posted Date August 21, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including: design, programming, testing, documentation and implementation of new applications, enhancements and software corrections to equipment and systems supporting the District's revenue collection system, as well as perform system and database administration duties as assigned for these systems. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: Fare Collection Equipment, including Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), Add Fare Machines (AFM), Fare Gates, Parking Validation Machines (PVMs), and Bill-to-Bill Changers (BBCs). Real-Time Data Collection and Monitoring and Control of Fare Collection Equipment, such as Data Acquisition System (DAS). Back Office Systems for data collection, analysis, and reporting of revenue data, including back offices for credit / debit card and cash payment, Clipper, magnetic tickets, ridership data, etc. Equipment for fare media encoding and validation. Education and experience preferred in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have a minimum of 5 years work experience as a Computer Systems Engineer working in systems engineering design including implementation of projects; are expected to work independently. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have detailed subject matter expertise in one or several areas, and act as consultants to others in their areas of expertise. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: 5+ years of Java development experience Expert in designing, programming, and reverse engineering of large systems using Java, Javascript, C, C++, shell scripting, Python, Perl, SQL, HTML and other web technologies Expert in designing, programming, reverse engineering and administration of large database systems, particularly PostgreSQL, IBM Informix, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Experience designing and prototyping and proof of concept solutions. Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux and Microsoft Windows, including practical systems administration and design for high system availability and redundancy. Working knowledge of software architecture constructs (e.g. architecture/design patterns, microservices, efficient algorithm design etc.). An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols, and experience of implementing sockets-based distributed software systems. Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures. Experience with process automation for data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis. A demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving abilities either individually or in a team environment. Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation. Working experience and knowledge in complex project management. Excellent problem-solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. Essential Job Functions The Senior Engineer has full responsibility for assets assigned and is responsible for complex analysis and design of systems solutions across multiple business and technical environments. She/he shall Program in Java, C, C++ and scripting languages for Windows and Linux based computer systems. Develop and execute computer systems specifications, test tools, quality control procedures and test plans. Design, implement and test systems and applications in compliance with industry standards such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), legislation governing privacy of personal data (California S.B. 1386), etc. Design or modify equipment; and write codes as required; build and test prototypes; prepare technical documentation on project activities. Coordinate with stakeholders in monitoring and control of fare collection systems, and troubleshooting operational problems. Review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. Manage computer system projects; coordinate the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates. Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, and bid documents for District Fare Collection Engineering projects. Provide engineering support to contracts and District engineering staff during the design review, testing and implementation of assigned electronics and communications projects. Provide engineering support in assigned project area; ensure system compatibility; assist in developing and monitoring schedule. Coordinate project activities with contractors; reviews contractor submittals for conformance to drawings and specifications; interpret plans and specifications to testing and installation staff; prepare and direct design contract revisions and change orders. Assist in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Prepare and present periodic and special reports regarding division activities to management staff or other departments. Have several areas of subject matter expertise; leading, training and mentoring more junior staff. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime to test hardware and software. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Operational characteristics of a variety of databases and operational systems. Methods and techniques of database management and administration. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of lead supervision and training. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex computer systems. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level computer systems staff. Independently performing the most difficult computer systems engineering work. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Performing database management and administration duties. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing complex computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budget and schedules. Preparing computer programs, test procedures and operating manuals. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. Preparing and interpreting computer hardware specifications. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Conducting software tests and debugging procedures. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including District officials and the general public. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $109,929 Minimum / $140,160 Midpoint / $170,391 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 08) Please note that the starting salary will in the mid range. Posted Date August 30, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Rebuilding BART's Infrastructure This posting fills a Principal Engineering position in the Track Engineering Division. Principal Engineers are expected to perform the most technical and complex tasks for track engineering; supervise, assign and review the work of staff responsible for development, review, design, maintenance and replacement of the District track including roadway, ballast, rail, track and ties; ensure work quality and adherence to established design, maintenance and safety standards; and perform related duties as assigned. This position generally requires a minimum of 10 years work experience, in field reliability, process improvement, design, and maintenance with desirable skills in railway engineering and fixed rail equipment including track geometry evaluation vehicles. Assignments include working in supervisory capacity over BART and/or contracted staff, leading project, and coordinating with other engineering disciplines to ensure high quality designs. Incumbents may also be responsible for overseeing the work of outside contractors or assisting higher level managerial staff in planning and evaluating the quantity and quality of work performed by subordinate staff, and review and approval of Requests for Design Variance. For more information on the type of projects this position may be assigned, see https://www.bart.gov/better-bart/the-plan. This position requires frequent work in the field working alongside BART's track crews performing project work. Education preferred: A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in successful value stream mapping, continuous improvement and lean activities regarding various production processes. Ability to work with staff at different levels and create team environment that facilitates process changes. Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings. Excellent problem-solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work successfully with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Experience with data collection and analysis to document system and equipment performance and reliability testing. Must be willing to work overtime, nights and/or weekends as required. Must be able to work with and in close proximity to moving trains and live electrical equipment. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather. Essential Job Functions Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets. Manages, oversees, inspects and plans various assigned tasks to ensure the District's track structures and trackway will provide for safe and uninterrupted operations. Performs independent field quality audits of the District's track maintenance and construction activities on the operating system. Maintains track and structure information and provides direction to various departments regarding the District's trackway clearances; develops and maintains District track standards and criteria and technical specifications related to track and other disciplines. Inspects and accepts new track construction and rehabilitation. Administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of assigned staff or contractors; supervises the review and approval of contractor and consultant work products and authorizes payments. Develops project scope, design criteria, budget and schedules; develops, prepares, reviews and approves the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals and bid documents for track structure maintenance, rehabilitation and construction. Investigates, monitors, inspects and analyzes existing field conditions; prepares periodic and special reports and other necessary correspondence as assigned. Maintains track and trackway infrastructure asset management databases; maintains historical maintenance records and databases related to track and trackway infrastructure. Develops and maintains maximum civil train speeds for District's track; develops and maintains track maintenance related forecasts and schedules. Provides technical advice and recommendations to the Chief Engineer, to the Superintendent, Way and Facilities, and to other Maintenance & Engineering managers. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the Maintenance & Engineering Department. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of track design, maintenance, inspection and repair. May participate in the selection of engineering staff, provide or coordinate staff training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in the construction, maintenance and design of railway track and structures, which must include the direct responsibility of track structure maintenance (operational railroad and/or transit experience is required) at an administrative or supervisory level. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient mobility to inspect trackway and structures, and in-progress construction. Must be able to go up and down ladders and stairways and traverse through a construction and railroad environment (rough walking/working surfaces, construction sites, railway tracks) and underground and elevated structures. Must be willing to work overtime, nights and/or weekends as required. Must be able to work with and around high speed trains and live electrical equipment. Proficiency in CAD, Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Database software. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of track engineering design, construction, and maintenance. Principles and practices of track engineering scheduling and management. Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation. Materials, tools and equipment used in preventative maintenance, repair and replacement of track. Engineering support related to the development, review, design, maintenance and replacement of the District track. Principles and practices of safety in track equipment repair and maintenance. Terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in engineering report preparation. Procedures and equipment for diagnosing and troubleshooting track equipment problems. Administrative principles and practices including goal setting, program development and implementation, contract management, budgetary principals and practices. Procedures for ordering and requisitioning parts, tools, and supplies. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Related building codes, regulations, and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports and other written documents. Preparing and maintaining accurate records, logs, reports, standards and criteria. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements, and testing. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $140.82 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate (function(){for(var a;;)try{a=window.parent.document.domain;break}catch(g){a=a?a.replace(/.+?(?:.|$)/,""):document.domain;if(!a)break;document.domain=a}return!!a})(); $99,708 Minimum to $154,549 Maximum (PB 7) (The initial salary offer will be between $106,000-$135,000 based on the candidates experience) Posted Date November 20, 2017 This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Senior Computer Systems Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment You'll be playing a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of scalable and fault tolerant applications. The programs you create will help BART be more efficient and provide better service. Incumbents in this position will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects and critical assets, including design, documentation, implementation, and testing of enhancements and software corrections to the advanced systems responsible for real-time monitoring and supervision of BART trains and the BART central train control systems. The systems include: Integrated Computer System (ICS) - internally developed control center system for train, traction power and operations Implementing new Communications-based train control (CBTC) Passenger Notification Systems: Display signs Audio - Public Address (PA) APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) Web feeds 15 internally developed web applications Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) - system is responsible for substations, elevator, escalators, ventilation, fire alarms, passenger stations, and much more. We are running a small city with our SCADA infrastructure. Splunk/Data Analytics System Admin tools: Netcool Monit Nagios SolarWinds Position requires day-to-day coordination with Maintenance and Operations Control Center personnel, hands-on monitoring and control of the operational systems, and troubleshooting operational problems. Education and experience preferred in the Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineer branches of Engineering. Senior Computer System Engineers are expected to have a minimum of 5 years work experience in programming and engineering; work on larger projects, have several areas of subject matter expertise, provide mentoring to junior staff, and interact with outside groups as required. Senior Computer Systems Engineers provide leadership on complex projects; are responsible for coordinating the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates; lead/supervise Engineers, review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. Senior Engineers have full responsibility for assets assigned. Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Contribute to team design discussions with detailed technical information. Independently lead complex tasks and projects Provide engineering reports and provide recommendation Develop code with quality, leveragability, scalability, and maintainability in mind. Provide code reviews. Identify strategic/tactical solutions and provides risk assessments and recommendations to technology leadership. Provide work breakdown and estimates for complex software development tasks. Ability to translate business requirements into development stories and tasks with estimates in Agile development. Effective time management, ability to plan and prioritize work effectively. Strong experience and leadership in DevOps - melding of operations and development. Strong collaboration skills and ability to get work done with others. Must be a motivated; a self-starter, results oriented individual with a successful track record. Ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills quickly. Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience with real-time, distributed computer control systems and associated software architectures. System Administration skills. Excellent problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience with real-time, distributed computer control systems and associated software architectures. Familiarity working in a critical operational environment where keeping things running is key, while providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment, introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner, investigating incidents both historically and in real-time, seeing the big picture and triaging problems, and maintaining an end-user/customer focus. Experience in designing, programming and reverse engineering of large server systems using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Groovy, SQL, shell scripts, and Expect, HTML and other web technologies, and database technology, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. Leverage our existing analytics tools, testing tools, and reporting methods e.g., Splunk to prioritize and implement improvements to our data pipelines, analytics toolkits, and reporting processes. Experience designing, programming, and maintaining SCADA systems, particularly Allen Bradley and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) brands, and working with associated communication protocols. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols, and experience of implementing sockets based distributed software systems. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux and MS Windows preferably in virtualized environment (e.g. VMware), including practical systems administration. Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices, and familiarity with human-machine interface principles. Experience with devising software-testing procedures and performing software testing. An understanding of computer system security, and security procedures and practices. Experience with user identity management. Ability to monitor and identify network policy violations and system breaches. Comprehensive knowledge of office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics products. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, and to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, system sizing, implementation planning, programming, installation coordination, vendor management, performance measurement, and analysis. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Performs advanced computer systems engineering duties in control of the development, modification, installation and maintenance of the District's computerized equipment and systems; designs and tests computer control systems; monitors relative systems operations; provides direction to programmers and installation staff. Resolves complex computer systems malfunctions; analyzes and determines cause, takes corrective actions; recommends system modifications as required. Performs system database maintenance duties including analysis of space usage, backup, recovery and performance tuning recovery; reorganizes database configuration; maintains multiple database versions to support production and systems development operations; maintains and supports on line and off line databases in multiple locations. Analyzes District plant engineering changes; determines requirements for database updates; analyzes impact on other subsystems. Prepares plant for short and long term modification to existing computer systems; prepares cost benefit analysis and estimates for computer system projects. Designs hardware and software modifications to control and data collection systems; prepares equipment specifications and procurement contracts. Develops computer operating manuals and test procedures; prepares computer hardware and software installation, modification and testing. Develops and modifies various complex programming codes and scripts; acts as liaison between the District and software consultants and equipment manufacturers. Provides technical computer systems engineering support for various departments throughout the District in the maintenance of computer systems operations; analyzes user requirements; provides software or hardware solutions. Prepares a variety of technical reports, manuals, specifications, drawings and correspondence relevant to project areas. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of computer systems engineering. As assigned, may participate in training assigned employees in their areas of work including computer systems engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electronics, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; may be required to work overtime to test hardware and software. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer systems and their sub-components. Computer programming languages and operating systems used in a variety of systems and real time applications. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Methods and techniques of programming and testing computer systems and applications. Operational characteristics of a variety of databases and operational systems. Methods and techniques of database management and administration. Computer hardware and software equipment and materials. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles of lead supervision and training. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex computer systems. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level computer systems staff. Independently performing the most difficult computer systems engineering work. Reading and understanding technical drawings and specifications. Performing database management and administration duties. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing complex computer hardware and software designs. Monitoring project budget and schedules. Preparing computer programs, test procedures and operating manuals. Troubleshooting and diagnosing computer system malfunctions. Preparing and interpreting computer hardware specifications. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Conducting software tests and debugging procedures. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including District officials and the general public. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Note 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department Maintenance and Engineering 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 $79,275.96/ Minimum Annual Salary - $103,628.64/ Maximum Annual Salary (SEIU, Salary Grade 11, S11) Posted Date May 21, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Initial screening to begin on June 7, 2018 Reports To J. Artam, Manager of Maintenance Administration Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting will establish a pool to fill five (5) current Sr. Maintenance Planner vacancies identified in the Elevator/Escalator, Mechanical, Electrical, Buildings and Track/Structures units of the Maintenance and Engineering Department. Additionally, pool will be filling any additional vacancies that may arise. The Senior Maintenance Planner (Mechanical) will be responsible for (under direction) performing complex scheduling, planning, analysis, record keeping and other management reporting related to both the preventive and unscheduled maintenance in Operations in one or more areas of the Maintenance and Engineering Department. The Planner is also responsible for coordinating Maintenance support of Capital projects and the rehabilitation of mechanical assets. In addition, the Planner makes recommendations for action and assists in policy and procedure implementation. The successful candidate for Mechanical/Right-of-Way (ROW) Mechanical will demonstrate strong technical knowledge, skill and ability in both Facilities and Right-of-Way (ROW) mechanical maintenance practices and procedures. The candidate will demonstrate strong ability and knowledge in the following: - Identifying and resolving conflicts and problems in mechanical maintenance planning. - Fire protection equipment, including wet/dry standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, backflow preventors, and Halon systems or the equivalent. The successful candidate for Elevator/Escalator and Electrical will demonstrate strong technical knowledge, skill and ability in Elevator/Escalator and Electrical maintenance practices and procedures. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to perform the following: - Learn BART's Inventory / Procurement business processes and desire to partner with all stakeholders to ensure proper inventory balances are continually achieved. - Run reports, monitor critical needs inventory and communicate effectively up the chain. - Write technical Purchase Requisitions and service Purchase Orders - Research vendors and assist management in finding suitable contractors to support planned / scheduled projects. The successful candidate for Buildings will demonstrate strong technical knowledge, skill and ability in Building maintenance and procedures. The candidate will demonstrate ability and knowledge in the following: - Building Code (including ADA) and Safety Code compliance (e.g. Cal/OSHA safety protocol and regulations) - Identify and resolve conflicts related to building infrastructure - Attend meetings, run reports and provide status on open Work Orders (including PMs and CMs), review Work Logs to resolve open Work Orders and help plan for future projects, review material inventory and ensure material arrives on time for successful job execution. Advise on best practices for building maintenance by holding lessons learned stakeholder meetings, review past Work Orders and job plan packages, also perform site walks to develop a comprehensive plan. Essential Job Functions - Analyzes workload in assigned area of responsibility in order to plan and schedule corrective and preventative maintenance Work Orders. - Researches projects and creates job plans that effectively utilize maintenance personnel, materials and tooling to complete required tasks. - Acts as a liaison between Maintenance, Transportation, Engineering and all other supporting departments to ensure optimal performance of planned work. - Responsible for balancing both long and short range planning to maintain a pro-active maintenance environment. - May work closely with Procurement to identify bills of material requiring purchase and kitting and required delivery dates. - Identifies and resolves conflicts in weekly track schedules; informs maintenance controllers, maintenance supervisors and others of asset maintenance status and problems, repeat failures, failure trends and related information; updates maintenance planning and control display boards. - Analyzes reliability engineering reports to identify repeat assets; researches data, operates computer, and analyzes information to prepare a variety of complex reports regarding scheduling and completion of preventive maintenance and modification, labor hours, and related information. - Reviews, verifies and/or corrects a variety of data regarding replacement or maintenance of components based on time in service; establishes and maintains a variety of records and files related to preventive maintenance and modification processes and activities. - Develops and prepares work packages for Maintenance Directives, project controls, and component evaluations for Maintenance & Engineering equipment. - Assists other divisions and departments with set-up and operation of dedicated maintenance planning and scheduling systems; prepares and distributes blanket work area calendars for use in scheduling maintenance of wayside equipment facilities outside of revenue hours. - Develop and maintain a Preventive Maintenance Program for all assigned assets in Maximo in conjunction with the Reliability Engineering team. The successful candidate for the Track/Structures Planner position has a strong technical background in Track and Structures maintenance practices and procedures. The ideal candidate will perform the following: - Ensure CPUC mandated Track Inspection PMs are updated in Maximo - Structures Inspector PMs are updated in Maximo - Plan and allocate work for Track that includes rail replacement, tie replacement, and switch replacement - Plan and allocate work for Structures that includes platform tile replacement, installation of slab grabbers, and station trackway cleaning. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of college and experience equivalent to graduation from a four year college with major course work in business or public administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field in addition to three years of professional level experience in administrative, management, systems, operations, budgetary, or similar analyses; additional analytical experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis; graduation from a four-year college is preferred. Knowledge Of: - Principles and techniques of maintenance scheduling - Manual and computerized maintenance scheduling, tracking and reporting systems and their operation. - Record keeping and file maintenance systems and procedures. Skill In: - Analyzing and scheduling assigned assets. - Reading and interpreting complex written maintenance and modification procedures, directives and bulletins. - Gathering and analyzing vehicle and equipment maintenance and failure data. Operating computerized maintenance scheduling, tracking and reporting systems. - Calculating projected maintenance dates, workload, percentages and related data. - Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. - Proficient at a personal computer, with skills in software programs. - Preparing effective written reports and memos. 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. 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 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. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department Track/Wayside/Grounds/Structur
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $140.82 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 $109,929 Minimum to $170,391 Maximum (PB 8) (The initial salary offer will be between $109,500-$141,000 based on the candidates experience) Posted Date September 21, 2017 (This job posting was updated as a pool posting on October 2, 2017) This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Principal Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To As assigned in the Maintenance & Engineering Department Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Rebuilding BART's Infrastructure Principal Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. This posting fills a variety of Principal Engineering positions across multiple disciplines. Incumbents in these positions may work in the field, assigned to specific Engineering Divisions, and receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects and critical assets including: testing and design, process development, and documentation and implementation of asset enhancements or modifications. These positions may require day to day coordination with Maintenance, and are responsible for real-time monitoring and supervision of M&E's design life cycle maintenance programs, with desirable skills in any of the following engineering disciplines: Power Systems (Traction Power or Electrical) Civil Train Control Structural Communications Construction Computer Systems Mechanical
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 06, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department at BART has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities every day by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all operational infrastructure assets except rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $140.82 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 $109,929 Minimum to $170,391 Maximum (PB 8) (The initial salary offer will be between $109,500-$141,000 based on the candidates experience) Posted Date November 30, 2017 This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for multiple vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, and covers Principal Computer Systems Engineers within BART's Maintenance & Engineering Department (M&E). The Current Assignment for this posting was revised on March 7, 2018. Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To W. Wheeler Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Computer System Engineering division is looking for a Systems/Solutions Architect with Java experience to join our team! This assignment will include working on CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) systems, platform signs, SCADA, customer information systems, data analytics, web applications, cyber security, and much more. The Principal Computer Systems Engineer position at BART is a supervisory level responsible for solution/systems architecture and project leadership. The Principal Engineer is responsible for complex analysis and design of system solutions across multiple technical and business environments. The Principal Engineer works closely with both business partners and technical teams; this position acts as subject matter expert for multiple applications and systems within BART and is a Solutions Architect developing the road map as these systems evolve. The role requires an equal balance of technical expertise, hands-on involvement in developing real-world systems, and excellent interpersonal skills allied with the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships in high pressure environments. As a Solutions Architect, the Principal Engineer is expected to carry out a wide range of activities, from actively writing code as a senior member of the development team and breaking down complex problems and identifying steps towards solutions, through to coaching individuals and engaging with non-technical people at all levels of seniority. Beyond the minimum qualifications, Principal Computer Systems Engineers must have 10 years of experience in Computer Software Development and Systems Architecture; including 3 years of experience designing systems as a Software Architect and/or Solutions Architect and 5 years of recent Java development experience. Expertise in designing, programming and reverse engineering of large systems using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Groovy, SQL, shell scripts, and Expect, HTML and other web technologies, and database technology, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. Ideal incumbents will possess the following skills: A demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions. Experience designing, prototyping and proof of concept solutions. Working knowledge of software architecture constructs (e.g. architecture/design patterns, microservices, efficient algorithm design etc.). Demonstrated experience in analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives. Ability to act as the technical advisor/authority in prospective, information gathering and capability assessment meetings with other departments, evaluate technical proposals from external suppliers, and make implementation recommendations to senior stakeholders. A strong work ethic to lead the rapid development of user-driven prototypes to identify technical options and inform architectural approaches, working with colleagues and vendor team members to write tests, code and documentation for new and existing systems. Ability to work with external vendors and clients to draw out underlying business and technology issues. Ensure that their system architectures are robust, risks are defined, scalable, open, and secure, with appropriate overall system design and integration points/APIs, to deliver a high-quality user experience with data to track business and performance objectives. Experience in advising on, managing and implementing AGILE delivery projects, providing guidance, mentoring and training in agile technical delivery and evolutionary software architecture. Previous experience in evaluating cost analyses and vendor comparisons for large scale projects and recommend moderately complex systems investments to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future architecture landscape. Working knowledge of software configuration management and change control, version control systems such as CVS, GIT, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla, Jira, or similar. Knowledge of AGILE software development and industry best practices in developing software. Essential Job Functions Incorporate safety in all aspects of job performance and is a role model for others in driving a culture of safety first and continuous improvement. Performs advanced electronics and communications engineering work for the development, modification and maintenance of the District's electronics and communications equipment and systems including telephone, radio and automated fare collection systems. Establishes schedules and methods for providing engineering and software support in assigned projects; monitors work progress of the contracted services; makes recommendations on resources to be allocated. Provides engineering support to contracts and District engineering staff during the design review, testing and implementation of assigned electronics and communications projects. Provides engineering support in assigned project area; ensures system compatibility; assists in developing and monitoring schedule Provides assistance in project contract administrations; reviews designs; coordinates installation and testing activities; reviews equipment interfaces to ensure that data interfaces are compatible. Designs or modifies equipment; designs circuits and writes codes as required; builds and tests prototypes; prepares technical documentation on project activities. Coordinates project activities with contractors; reviews contractor submittals for conformance to drawings and specifications; interprets plans and specifications to testing and installation staff; prepares and directs design contract revisions and change orders. Assists in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. As assigned, may participate in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; trains assigned employees in their areas of work including electronics and communications engineering design methods, procedures and techniques. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of electronics and communications engineering. Positions require day-to-day coordination with Maintenance and Operations Control Center personnel, hands-on monitoring and control of the operational systems and troubleshooting operational problems. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work priorities for Telecommunications and Communications Maintenance. Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, and bid documents for District Communications Engineering projects. Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of professional staff and consulting specialists in the development and implementation of telecommunications systems to support District business and administrative activities. Prepare and present periodic and special reports regarding division activities to management staff or other departments. Participate in the implementation of Communications systems and transmission technologies for electronics equipment, including voice, data, fiber, and wireless involving detailed analysis of requirement and costs. Monitor developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluate impact upon district operations; recommend and implement equipment, practice and procedural improvements. Evaluate projects and develops service level agreements with user participation; plans and coordinates installation dates with users, departments and/or vendors; resolves problems in a timely manner. Identify problems, suggest resolution and implement in a timely manner for minimal impact to the using departments; confers with and provides professional assistance to departments on data and facilities security, systems design, project management, administration, and related matters. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; respond to emergencies related to safe operation of the computer equipment in the District. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in computer systems, electrical or electronics engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable computer systems engineering project experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions : May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive computer systems engineering program. Operational characteristics of computer engineering systems including connectivity to multiple systems and locations. Computer systems, operations and methodologies. Computer and control system hardware and software capabilities. Contract preparation and administration. Methods and techniques of estimating and scheduling computer system modifications. Concepts of real-time systems analysis and programming. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical report preparation. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in project management and design. Related procurement practices, procedures and requirements. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Skill in : Performing the most complex computer system analysis, design and project management duties. Preparing computer systems design criteria, specifications and standards. Performing and reviewing complex calculations. Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear, concise and complete reports. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department Financial Planning Department 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 Principal Financial Analyst (AFSCME Pay Band G): $109,163.60 (Minimum) to $141,912.67 (Maximum) Posted Date October 16, 2018 *Posting updated October 30, 2018. Candidates who have already applied to this position need not to re-apply. All candidates will be reviewed. Closing Date November 16, 2018 or until filled. *Posting updated October 30, 2018. Candidates who have already applied to this position need not to re-apply. All candidates will be reviewed. Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The Financial Planning department is responsible for developing and updating the BART District's operating and capital financial plan; forecasting ridership; setting the District's revenue budget; implementing fare policies and programs; managing financial relationships with partner transit operators; and performing related financial analysis to support the work of other BART departments. The Principal Financial Analyst will take on a leadership role in the department, collaborating with managers and peer analysts to deliver elements of this work program. This position requires strong execution and analytical abilities, including: Understanding transit operational needs and translating them into financial realities; Working independently and defining workload; Project planning and project management; Taking initiative, including the introduction and support of changes to processes and procedures; identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; and devising appropriate solutions; Building and maintaining relationships throughout the District and with certain other Agencies; The ideal candidates should demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications: Advanced understanding of the complex issues facing BART and the Bay Area transportation sector Advanced knowledge of transportation forecasting and financial planning; Experience in capital planning, especially in the transportation sector; Experience in policy and strategy development; Ability to monitor performance and make recommendations for process improvements; Expertise in complex transportation and financial analyses; Ability to analyze, interpret, negotiate, and implement agreements with transit operators and other agencies; Essential Job Functions Provides analytical decision support services and technical expertise for a broad array of financial and operational work supporting the District's budget, project compliance, or financial planning efforts. Responsible for leading or completing more complex multi-faceted projects and analyses across disciplines and functional areas such as budgets, operations, benefits, grants, compliance, audits, strategic development, and financial planning. Interprets, summarizes, and explains information to a variety of audiences. Assists in developing performance monitoring processes and coordinating compilation of information; interpretation of information; and presentation of monitoring information. Develops summary presentation materials, reports and visual aids; prepares and presents material to Executive Staff, Board, other agencies, and the public. May train assigned employees in their areas of work, including budgeting and financial analysis methods, procedures, and techniques Depending on the project, will either be a sole contributor or in a position to support a team. Maintains good supporting documentation and audit trails. Participates in special reports, projects, and other work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial or management analysis experience. Substitution: 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: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive budget and financial control program. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation Principles of financial and operational analysis. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of project budget development, administration and control. Advanced principles and practices of accounting. Principles and practices of financial project management and scheduling. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable computer software applications. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Performing complex financial, statistical, and comparative and management analyses. Establishing and implementing procedures for budget and project control. Identifying funding sources for proposed and current projects. Performing accurate complex financial calculations. Developing, organizing and maintaining accurate financial records. Interpreting complex computerized records and reports. Interpreting complex contract provisions and change orders. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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 $127,256.00/ Minimum Annual Salary - $197,252.00/ Maximum Annual Salary Non-Represented - Pay Band 11 Posted Date October 16, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled Initial Screening will begin on November 2, 2018 Reports To S. Steele Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Under the direction of the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer or the Group Manager of Rolling Stock and Shops, the RS&S Maintenance Superintendent will be primarily responsible for managing and directing operations of an assigned rolling stock maintenance primary shop, secondary shop or the Vehicle Trouble Desk. The primary shops conduct rail car maintenance and modifications, such as: a) preventative and corrective maintenance; b) fleet modifications and overhauls; c) accident repairs; d) other necessary maintenance repairs and inspections. Primary shops are located in Concord, Richmond, Hayward, and Daly City. The secondary shop, located in Hayward, provides repairs of the rail vehicle components and parts. The Vehicle Trouble Desk, located at Lake Merritt Station, troubleshoots and mitigates rail car malfunctions and service delays while the rail cars are on mainline. The RS&S Maintenance Superintendent will also be responsible for coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer or the Group Manager of Rolling Stock and Shops; and performs related duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of an assigned rolling stock maintenance division shop including the preventive maintenance, repair, modification, and inspection of fixed rail transit vehicles. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Works closely with maintenance engineering and technical support staff to develop effective solutions to transit vehicle maintenance and reliability problems. Investigates accidents and unusual occurrences; determines cause, develops, and implements resolutions or corrective actions. Ensures compliance with applicable EPA, OSHA, water district, sanitary district, fire department, and other regulatory agency rules and regulations. Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates maintenance personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Participates in the development of and manages the shop's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in business administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Please Note: Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States or its territories must have the transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience in preventive maintenance, inspection, and repair of fixed rail transit vehicles. At least two (2) years must have included administrative and supervisory experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. The incumbent will have 24 hours, 7 day per week on-call responsibility for revenue vehicle and shop problems. Substitution: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a fixed rail transit vehicle maintenance program including preventive maintenance, warranty administration, and quality control. Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the preven­tive maintenance of fixed rail transit vehicles. Principles and practices of transit vehicle maintenance program development and administration. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices including OSHA and environmental rules and regulations. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Skill in: Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive fixed rail transit vehicle maintenance program, including preventive maintenance, warranty administration and quality control. Investigating and resolving rail transit vehicle incidents, accidents and malfunctions. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by email at employment@bart.gov . 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. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred capital design & construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $140.82 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 $86,132 Minimum to $133,506 Maximum (PB 5) (The initial salary offer will be between $86,500-$108,680 based on the candidate's experience) This announcement will be used to establish a candidate pool of applicants who have been partially assessed and are ready to be considered for various positions that may occur within the next twelve (12) months within the District. Posted Date October 30, 2017 This job was reposted on October 9, 2018. Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Assigned Engineering Manager Days Off Typically, Saturdays and Sundays, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This posting covers Train Control Engineers within the Train Control Engineering (TCE) Division of the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Education and experience preferred in the engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science discipline. Desired skills, capabilities, and experience are described, as follows: Beyond the minimum qualifications, Train Control Engineers, must have a minimum of 3 years work experience in systems engineering design and implementation projects; are expected to work independently on usually smaller, well-defined projects, and develop drawings and specifications for construction contracts. May sign and stamp design drawings. Train Control Engineers are expected to work in the field, have detailed subject matter expertise in certain areas, and act as consultants to other TCE staff in their areas of expertise. P.E. is preferred. Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including project management, technical design, documentation, implementation, testing and maintenance support of both hardware and software modifications to the Automatic Train Control (ATC), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems of the District's train control system. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: Communication Based Train Control Microprocessor Based Interlocking Systems VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller) VPI (Vital Processor Interlocking) Relay Based Interlocking Systems Sequential Occupancy Release System (SORS) Positive Stop & Train ID System (PS/ID) Train Control Room Multiplex Speed Encoding Systems Microprocessor based Multiplex Speed Encoding System (NSMUX) Legacy Westinghouse Multiplex Speed Encoding System (MUX) Wayside Multiplex Speed Encoding System (WMUX) Vehicle Automatic Train Control Systems (VATC) Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Experience in programming and reverse engineering of train control software systems using ladder logic or Boolean equation logic. Experience with design, programming and administration of database systems, specifically VHLC, VPI, and other train control industry systems. Experience with software configuration management and version control, using tools such as PVCS, CVS, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla. An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols. Experience with systems and application implementation interfacing with other internal or external systems. Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures. Experience with working in a critical time-sensitive operational environment: Providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment, Introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner, Investigating incidents both historically and in real-time, Seeing the big picture and triaging problems, Maintaining an end-user/customer focus and timely support to Operations, Investigating and resolving reported problems while maintaining end-user/customer focus, and Preparing detailed reports to document the problem, troubleshooting methods and eventual resolution. Developing/implementing improvements to improve on incident response. Experience with process automation for remote data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis. Experience working with a mixture of legacy and modern systems to facilitate system updates, and maintain system compatibility. Experience with design and operation of systems handling vital safety sensitive data. Experience with devising software testing procedures and perform software testing. Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices. Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices and familiarity with human-machine interface principles; Excellent problem-solving ability, either individually or in a team environment; Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Experience working with and managing contractors and vendors in the execution of contracts and agreements, including implementation planning, deployment coordination, and quality evaluation of work product. Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation. Keep up to date with emerging technology such as CBTC and developments and trends in the computer, software and transit and railroad industry, while maintaining membership of appropriate professional institutions, such as AREMA. Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, drive resolution of complex program including risk registers. Engineering projects in close cooperation with Maintenance, which may include engineering standards/drawings, reviews, and updates. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and troubleshoot and resolve complex challenges in all aspects of project closeout. Track and evaluate future project technical needs, and coordinate capital funding challenges and improvements. Development of required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements. Ensure resource availability and allocation, and track and optimize funding streams including multiple grant sources. Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex control and technical problems around scope, schedules, and/or budget, using analytics for early detection of control issues in large portfolios. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets. GroupBox1 Day-to-day support of, and coordination with, maintenance personnel, including trouble-shooting, system repair and upgrades, asset management (operating and maintenance procedures, spare part inventory planning). Incorporates safety in all aspects of job performance and is a role model for others in driving a culture of safety first and continuous improvement. Positions require coordination with Train Control Maintenance and the Operations Control Center personnel to provide engineering support in troubleshooting operational problems. Procurement of train control equipment, including development of technical specifications, drawings, test tools, quality control and training for Engineering and Maintenance staff. Management of capital projects including preparation of Quarterly FTA Reports, Quarterly Performance Review Reports, status reports, review and approve invoices. Provide engineering and systems integration support to other department projects including, review of contact specifications, attend project meetings and act as the TC Engineering liaison to the project. Provide TC Engineering support to "Top Ten List" of high priority items as identified by TC Maintenance which may include working off-shift hours. Provide TC Engineering support to RS&S which may include working on board revenue vehicles to troubleshoot VATC problems. Develop SOPs, Maintenance Directives and Maintenance Bulletins as required to support TC Maintenance activities. Recommend revisions to the BART Facilities Standards (BFS) to reflect the latest industry best practices. NOTE: Because some projects are based on capital work, some of the positions are capital positions and are subject to time and funding limitations. Minimum Qualifications Education : A Bachelor's degree in electronics, computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience : Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable train control systems engineering experience. Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions : Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, heat and cold. Physical Conditions : Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive train control engineering and computer equipment program. Principles and practices of train control and signaling systems. Materials, tools, methods, and equipment used in the maintenance, modification and installation of train control equipment. Computer software and programming languages used in train control engineering. Electronic engineering circuitry equipment and practices. Concepts of reliability and fault analysis. Software development and configuration. Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing train control equipment failures. Operational characteristics of analog and digital electronics, electrical circuitry, electro-mechanical mechanisms and mini- and micro-computers. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in train control engineering project design. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Performing a variety of train control engineering duties. Applying principles and practices of train control engineering in assigned projects. Preparing and interpreting engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports. Conducting field tests and investigations. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Other Requirements : Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department Drafting and Configuration Control, 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 $71,956.08 Annual Salary (Minimum) to $94,060.20/Annual Salary (Maximum) This is an SEIU Union Represented position under PG-09 External candidates: Starting salary will be based on (Minimum) Annual Salary Posted Date May 2, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled Initial screening to begin May 24, 2018 Note: This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for current and future vacancies. Position can be closed at any time after initial screening date should qualified applicants be identified. Reports To N. Wilson, Administrative Support 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 Technical Publications Analyst will focus on intermediate to high-level publications for the Documentation Division. Under general supervision, creates, edits and coordinates the preparation and publishing of the District's hard copy and electronic publications; coordinates and provides standards for the publication of technical documents; performs the more difficult technical writing; and performs related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate acute attention to detail; advance-level expereince in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat; effective oral and written communication skills; skill at planning work and coordinating deliverables to meet customer and contract requirements; ability to manage competing priorities; experience creating, editing, scanning and maintaining manuals, standards, specifications, procedures and bulletins; ability to interface with customers at varying levels within and outside the organization; effective analysis and report writing skills; experience using industry standard software and systems; and proficiency operating office equipment such as copy machines, computers, and scanning/printing devices. Essential Job Functions Provides lead direction to office support and technical writing staff at documentation facilities; assigns and reviews work on a project basis. Reviews new manuals to ensure adherence to District contract specifications; reviews all District and extension contracts for assigned departments; drafts and revises contract language for sections that apply to technical publications; researches contracts to provide information and specifications to contractors. Establishes and updates standards for developing of new maintenance manuals; establishes styles and guidelines for text, graphic layouts, and electronic formats; discusses. Discusses materials and formats with originators and users to clarify technical information and requirements; provides working direction and technical guidance to writers, editors, contractors and consultants. Creates and revises District standards, specifications, technical bulletins, maintenance procedures, reports and other related technical documents; publishes and distributes various technical documents. Coordinates input from various departments and documentation division services required for publishing technical documents. Performs complex technical writing of maintenance procedures and related technical documents. Orders materials and supplies required for technical publishing; maintains records of work performed and technical publications activities; acts as liaison with printing contractors; prepares printing and type specifications. Attends project design and review meetings; provides consultants, contractors and staff with contract requirements; reviews and evaluates vendor-submitted maintenance manuals and specifications for compliance to standards, guidelines and completion schedules; recommends approval or denial of payment for completed documentation submitted by contractors. Creates a variety of internal and external publications for the department; writes copy for articles, reports and slide presentations; provides direction to printers, graphic artists, writers and other staff; established schedules, determines budgets and obtains cost estimates; coordinates services required to produce such publications. Operates computers, photocopiers, scanners, plotters, and printers in the preparation, distribution and maintenance of technical documents; utilizes department computer systems and software programs to maintain records and files of publication distribution lists to ensure configuration control. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, journalism, computer science, english or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in planning, coordinating, creating, maintaining, and reviewing technical publication projects. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Systems and methods for cataloging and indexing technical documents Equipment, media, formats and materials used in preparing, publishing, storing and accessing electronic documentation and graphic illustrations from the Drafting Division's Electronic Document Management System. Procedures, standards and guidelines for acceptance and control of technical documents. Principles and practices of technical writing, editing and publishing. Technical engineering terminology and schematic symbols. Techniques for planning, coordinating and reviewing work. Skill in: Reviewing and analyzing documentation for adherence to standards, codes and guidelines. Planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of publications staff. Scheduling and coordinating publishing and microfilming with other departments. Writing and editing clear, concise, readily understandable technical instructions, procedures, reports and related documentation. Using various software applications such as Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and CoreIDraw to create and publish illustrated documents. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Other requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. 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. 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 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. Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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 $25.69/Hourly (Step 1) - $33.58/Hourly (Step 5) Posted Date April 25, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice This annoucement will be used to establish a pool of elgible candidates for vacancies occuring within the next twelve (12) months. Elgible candidates from this pool will be considered only afte the evaluation of interested BART employees has been completed. Reports To Bruce Grimes Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Under general supervision; assembles and disassembles, repairs, modifies and fabricates electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical components, assemblies and harnesses; performs testing and inspection under prescribed routines; maintains records of work performed; performs related work as assigned. Essential Job Functions Repairs or assembles printed circuit boards, installing or replacing soldered capacitors, resistors, diodes, ICs, terminals, sockets and similar parts. Rewires, reconfigures and repairs cradles, wiring harnesses and assemblies. Installs or replaces switches, connectors, pins and plugs. Maintains logs and records of work performed, parts installed and serial numbers; may pick up and deliver parts using District vehicles. Secures required parts and materials per specification, including grades of solder and gauges of wire; cleans, scrapes and prepares surfaces for work. Measures and cuts wires to length; cleans and removes flux, sealants and protective coatings, and excess solder; applies sealants or protective coatings, and lubricates equipment, as needed. Minimum Qualifications Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Experience: Two years of experience in Electronic and/or Electro-Mechanical Assembly. Surface Mount Technique (SMT) certification required. Appropriate trade or technical school course work is desirable. Knowledge of: Basic principles and repair of electrical and electronic circuitry, parts and components. Basic principles and repair of electro-mechanical and mechanical parts and components. Techniques of soldering, trace plating and surface preparation. Use and care of hand and power tools common to the trade. Basic testing and measuring tools and equipment. Grades of solder and wire and their application. Skill in: Repairing and assembling printed circuit boards. Electrical wiring assemblies and harnesses, and/or electro-mechanical parts and components. Operating and taking care of hand and power tools common to the trade. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Reading and understanding blueprints, diagrams, procedures, manuals, schematics and parts lists. Keeping records of work performed. 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 Employment Office will screen bids/applications/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 and/or Bid Form 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 Bid or application form. 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. 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 emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov . Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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 $140.82 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 (AFSCME Payband G) $106,501.07 (Minimum) - $138,451.39 ( Maximum) Annual Rate Posted Date March 12, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled *Initial screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2018 Reports To Maintenance and Engineering Department Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The selected incumbents will be responsible for working with managers and various District staff to develop and track the Maintenance and Engineering department's annual capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures; identify, analyze, and quantify issues with fiscal impacts and propose and collaborate to identify alternatives; and perform ad-hoc projects as required. Key responsibilities for these positions include identifying and resolving complex financial and analytical issues, which require strong execution and analytical abilities, such as: Working independently and defining workload Project planning and project management Taking initiative, including the introduction and support of changes to processes and procedures; identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; and devising appropriate solutions; Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external customers. Understanding capital and/or operational needs and translating them into financial realities. The successful candidates will demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications depending on placement in the areas outlined below: Capital Projects: Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates, tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff to ensure project compliance. Provision of independent oversight and control of project budgets and internal/external spending within approved limits and eligibility constraints; ability to take corrective action when budget/funding limits are reached. Ability to support capital project efforts, including preparation of procurement documents, project schedules & funding data to facilitate the appropriate project tracking of expenditures; coordinates project activity with project team; validating financials are aligned with all project phase/activities/tasks. Perform complex financial analysis on project performance including the ability to forecast projects from initiation through closure. Keen understanding to aligning prioritization of funds within activities based on funding expiration dates with estimates project expenditures. Operating Budgets: Substantial experience budgeting annual operating uses, tracking and analyzing financial performance, developing fiscal projections, and preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports. Substantial experience with public agency budgeting and governmental budgeting and accounting; Problem solving, research, and presentation skills including ability to identify and frame issues and collect, manipulate, and structure large quantities of diverse data appropriately for analysis (MS Office Suite a must, PeopleSoft preferred). Essential Job Functions Establishes schedules and methods for providing financial analysis services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Conducts complex financial and management studies to evaluate District system performance and operating efficiency; prepares and presents study findings and recommendations; implements recommendations and provides assistance to District departments in assessing performance against stated objectives. Performs the most technical and complex tasks of the work unit including specialized analyses and studies related to the District's budgeting, financial control and management analysis functions. Provides financial oversight on assigned projects; identifies funding sources; projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for proposed projects; compiles actual project costs; performs financial, statistical and comparative analysis of actual and budgeted costs. Participates in the preparation and administration of District-wide budgets; compiles and analyzes budget data; coordinates activities within other divisions and departments. Analyzes contract provisions and change orders related to approved cost of work and budget allocations; analyzes and reports cost variances; ensures that cost control methods are implemented and applied to program objectives. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system. Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of financial analysis and program management. May plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for complex financial, statistical and project control analysis in assigned area. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial or management analysis experience. Substitution: 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: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive budget and financial control program. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles of financial and operational analysis. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of project budget development, administration and control. Advanced principles and practices of accounting. Principles and practices of financial project management and scheduling. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable computer software applications. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in: Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Performing complex financial, statistical, comparative and management analyses. Establishing and implementing procedures for budget and project control. Identifying funding sources for proposed and current projects. Performing accurate complex financial calculations. Developing, organizing and maintaining accurate financial records. Interpreting complex computerized records and reports. Interpreting complex contract provisions and change orders. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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 $140.82 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 (AFSCME Payband E) $93,590.59 ( Minimum) - $121,667.45 (Maximum) Posted Date March 5, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled *Initial screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2017 Reports To Maintenance and Engineering Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The selected incumbents will be responsible for working with managers and various District staff to develop and track the Maintenance and Engineering department's annual capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures; identify, analyze, and quantify issues with fiscal impacts and propose and collaborate to identify alternatives; and perform ad-hoc projects as required. Key responsibilities for these positions include identifying and resolving complex financial and analytical issues, which require strong execution and analytical abilities, such as: Working independently and defining workload Project planning and project management Taking initiative, including the introduction and support of changes to processes and procedures; identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; and devising appropriate solutions; Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external customers. Understanding capital and/or operational needs and translating them into financial realities. The successful candidates will demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications depending on placement in the areas outlined below: Capital Projects: Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates, tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff to ensure project compliance. Provision of independent oversight and control of project budgets and internal/external spending within approved limits and eligibility constraints; ability to take corrective action when budget/funding limits are reached. Ability to support capital project efforts, including preparation of procurement documents, project schedules & funding data to facilitate the appropriate project tracking of expenditures; coordinates project activity with project team; validating financials are aligned with all project phase/activities/tasks. Perform complex financial analysis on project performance including the ability to forecast projects from initiation through closure. Keen understanding to aligning prioritization of funds within activities based on funding expiration dates with estimates project expenditures. Operating Budgets: Substantial experience budgeting annual operating uses, tracking and analyzing financial performance, developing fiscal projections, and preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports. Substantial experience with public agency budgeting and governmental budgeting and accounting; Problem solving, research, and presentation skills including ability to identify and frame issues and collect, manipulate, and structure large quantities of diverse data appropriately for analysis (MS Office Suite a must, PeopleSoft preferred). Essential Job Functions Participates in the more difficult work of staff responsible for complex financial, statistical, and program management analysis in assigned division area. Participates in the preparation, administration, and monitoring of District-wide budgets; compiles and analyzes budget data; monitors funding agreements and maintains budget schedules to assure conformance with funding agencies; ensures maintenance of expenditure records which conform to funding agency and District reporting requirements. Analyzes contract provisions and change orders related to approved cost of work and budget allocations; analyzes and reports cost variances, ensures that cost control methods are implemented and applied to program objectives; analyzes funding and cost data for management inquiries regarding work plans, consultants, and contract authority. Monitors and administers construction or funding agreement contracts in accordance with District and mandated guidelines; compiles actual costs by project; performs financial, statistical and caomparative analysis of actual and budget costs. Identifies funding sources for proposed projects; projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for proposed projects. Provides support to project managers in setting budgets, schedules and estimates; tracks progress on projects versus original budgets and schedules; works closely with project staff and consultants to ensure project compliance. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system. Coordinates project activities with other departments, divisions and external agencies; works closely with other divisions to apply for and monitor the use of fund grants from city, county, state, and federal sources; monitors work in progress and authorizes contract payments. Conducts financial and management studies to evaluate system performance and operating efficiencies; presents studies to communicate findings and recommendations to senior management and the Board of Directors. May train assigned employees in their areas of work including budgeting and financial analysis methods, procedures and techniques. Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, and special analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities for management, regulatory and outside agencies. Reviews invoices; determines budget conformity; reports discrepancies and billing adjustments. Prepares the Annual Budget and the 5-Year forecast for each capital project and program assigned; involves budgeting for staffing requirements and coordinating with various departments who support the projects; includes budgeting for non-labor expenses for the budget year and for the out years. Participates in special projects as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial, or management analysis experience. Substitution: 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: Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive budget and financial control program. Principles of lead supervision and training. Principles of financial and operational analysis. Federal, State and local funding programs, associated guidelines and processes. Principles and practices of project management. Principles and practices of engineering and construction management. Advanced principles, practices, and procedures of accounting. Financial, statistical and comparative analysis principles, techniques and formulas. Principles and practices of project budget development, administration and control. Principles and practices of procurement. Methods and techniques for assessing performance against established objectives. Principles and practices of project scheduling. Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Applicable financial computer software applications. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Independently performing the most difficult financial and statistical analyses. Interpreting and explaining departmentpolicies and procedures. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of assigned staff. Monitoring and reporting budget variances. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and implementing recommendations. Identifying funding sources for proposed and current projects. Creating timely purchase requisitions and disbursements of purchase orders. Performing accurate complex financial calculations. Utilizing, maintaining and updating computerized financial/project management Systems and reports. Developing, organizing, reviewing and analyzing technical documents, proposals, contracts, and reports. Exercising a high degree of individual initiative, discretion, diplomacy, accuracy, and judgment. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including internal departments, vendors, and consultants. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E's Capital Project Support division provides financial support to over one hundred design & capital construction projects totaling over $2B. We focus on project manager interaction, project financial oversight, and report preparation, so projects can move on time and on budget. We are looking for financial-friendly talent who brings a high level of capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement 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 $123, 674.45 Minimum to $160,776.54 Maximum (AFSCME Payband I) Posted Date July 17, 2018 Closing Date Open until filled Reports To Group Manager, M&E Financial Analysis & Administration Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Manages, supervises and coordinates the capital project control and financial administration activities for engineering projects in the Maintenance & Engineering Department. This includes: manages the development, administration and expenditures of capital funds, and ensures compliance with budgets and schedules; reports capital project financial and budgetary information to Project Managers and senior management; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions and departments; supervises the work of professional level financial staff responsible for financial analysis and project control work. Essential Job Functions Manages capital project control and financial administration activities for engineering projects, including monitoring capital funding sources, capital program financial administration, and authorized capital budget controls. Analyzes and monitors the execution of approved capital project scopes of work and related activities for compliance with associated funding approvals, grant agreements and federal, state and local regulations for Maintenance & Engineering department; verifies and certifies that use of funds is in accordance with prevailing agency guidelines. Monitors and reviews status of department capital funding sources; reviews and takes corrective action on funding issues; coordinates and provides funding information to senior management to support capital project funding actions; oversees distribution of reports to project support staff. Oversees the approval of capital procurement expenditures within scope of authority, including invoices, purchase requisitions, and contract actions. Participates in the development and administration of the department's annual capital budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to capital development programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; prepares ad hoc queries and reports to support business unit decision-making. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of capital development and funding. Responds to, negotiates and resolves controversial, difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Provides staff assistance to senior management. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, economics, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable capital program and grant development or financial management experience which must have included at least two (2) years of supervisory experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a capital project control program, including grant agreement development and compliance, and capital project control analysis. Principles and practices of financial systems management and business processes. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of general, fund, and government accounting. Methods and techniques of capital procurement and acquisition activities. Methods and techniques of financial analysis. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Specialized financial computer applications. Principles and practices of District accounting. Principles and practices of project materials and equipment procurement. Skill in: Overseeing and participating in the financial management of a comprehensive capital project control program. Overseeing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures. Performing project/program financial analysis on cash flows, forecasts, and audits. Preparing financial reports, studies, and documents. Preparing and administering large program budgets. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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. Department The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement. 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 $94,961 Minimum / $127,129 Midpoint / $147,191 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay Band 06) Please note that the starting salary will be in the mid-range. Posted Date June 5, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To G. Fleming Days Off Typically, Saturday and Sunday, but working variable shifts, including nights and weekends will be required. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment The scope of the Mechanical Engineering Division includes planning, design, procurement, and engineering support during construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of assets such as: Fire protection including wet standpipe, fire water sprinklers, under car deluge, and chemical fire suppression. Vertical circulation equipment (escalators, hydraulic and traction elevators, wheel chair lifts). Facilities (HVAC, plumbing, pumps). Emergency tunnel ventilation. Shop equipment including cranes, hydraulic lifts, hydraulic presses, lathes. Train washers. Water treatment plants. Education and experience preferred in the Mechanical discipline of Engineering. Desirable skills, capabilities, and experience are, as follows: A minimum of 5 years design experience, be familiar with current code requirements, and industry practices. Are expected to work independently, and develop drawings and specifications for construction contracts. Assignments include working in supervisory capacity over BART and/or contracted staff, leading project teams, coordinating with other engineering disciplines to ensure high quality designs. Senior Mechanical Engineers provide leadership in multi-discipline project teams; are responsible for design integration, QA/QC, and coordinating the development of project scopes, schedules, and cost estimates. Provide specialized technical expertise, information, and training, as appropriate, in the assigned specialized area. Sign and stamp design drawings after appropriate reviews. Lead/supervise Mechanical Engineers, review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. Ideal incumbents will possess the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: Strong Mechanical Engineering skills and experience. Excellent problem-solving ability. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. Understanding of critical path method scheduling. Understanding of the different approaches to mechanical equipment maintenance. Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains. An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas. Essential Job Functions Day-to-day support of, and coordination with, maintenance personnel, including trouble-shooting, system repair and upgrades, asset management (operating and maintenance procedures, spare part inventory planning). Develop detailed designs, specifications, and testing and commissioning plans suitable for execution by contractors. Recommend and implement new technology to enhance functionality, simplify designs, and reduce lifecycle costs with the objective of improving system performance and reliability. Use appropriate test and evaluation methods to evaluate alternatives and present case for recommendations, including sustainable design principals when applicable. Perform failure analysis and provide corrective actions. Conduct design reviews, incorporate lessons learned, and update documentation, including BART design criteria and standards. Gather and analyze data on operating equipment and systems. Pursue proactive solutions to avoid service interruptions. Prepare preventive maintenance procedures for new equipment and systems. Reverse engineering of obsolete parts and design replacements for continued operation. Perform risk and alternatives analyses, including cost estimating and scheduling. Evaluate existing engineering processes and recommend improvements. Collaborate with multiple functional groups, including Electrical Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering, Systems Engineering, as well as Operations and Maintenance personnel. Must have the ability to work and interact in a maintenance shop environment. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional mechanical engineering experience. License or Certificate: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive mechanical engineering program. Principles and practices of mechanical engineering design and construction. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing equipment. Methods and techniques of conducting construction site inspection and investigation. Principles and practices of contract administration and management. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation. Advanced mathematical principles. Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating. Materials and construction methods related to mechanical engineering. Principles of lead supervision and training. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in mechanical engineering design and construction including CADD. Related building codes, regulations and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Developing, reviewing, and modifying complex mechanical engineering plans, designs and specifications. Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level engineering staff. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Preparing clear and concise reports. Managing and administering mechanical engineering construction contracts. Managing assigned mechanical engineering construction projects. Performing field inspections and taking measurements. Analyzing complex mechanical engineering problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending solutions. Developing engineering project work scopes, criteria, budgets and schedules. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, measurements, and testing. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including District officials and the general public. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 09, 2018
Full Time
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 $123,674.45/annually - $160,776.54/annually (AFSCME Pay Band I) Posted Date November 7, 2018 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To J. McCormick Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment This Position will report to the Operations Planning Department Manager (or his designee) with the primary responsibility for advancing the Strategic Asset Management Program's Asset Data Program. To date, the Data Program has focused on transit asset data but the expectation is the position will need to think outside the box and take the initiative to expand the Program's strategy to include other assets such as human resources and technological assets. Ideal candidates should have an acute attention to detail and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholder departments within BART and possess a general knowledge of: -The BART District (or similar organization) and the purpose of Agency-wide operating departments including Maintenance & Engineering, Rolling Stock & Shops and Transportation Operations to use data to identify and communicate risks to the BART Strategic Plan Framework. -Industry best practices in the field of Strategic Asset Management, the Institute of Asset Management, ISO 55000 or similar. -Harvesting data from relational databases and translating the output into a visual story that is tailored to reach all levels of the Agency including the General Manager and the Board of Directors. Duties will include collaboration with Districtwide stakeholders on the: -Establishment of governance and standards on asset data as well as the training and support for asset custodians so they understand and succeed at achieving the standards. -Coordination of asset on-boarding, commissioning, and other asset lifecycle activities/reporting with BART stakeholders, other transit agencies, the MTC and FTA. -Implementation of Districtwide training programs to advance the mission and vision of the Asset Management Steering Committee. The candidate could also participate in the acquisition and managing the efforts of: -Third party consultants who provide supplemental services to the Strategic Asset Management Program. Essential Job Functions Provides actionable and insightful information and knowledge from advanced statistical modeling, data mining, segmentation and quantitative analyses in support of the District's Strategic Asset Management program. Leads the development and implementation of various data models and other advanced analytics solutions to foster data-driven decision making regarding asset management, maintaining a state of good repair, and related regional and/or federal reporting requirements. Develops strategies for enabling end-to-end, scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analysis, model development, model validation and model implementation. Partners with departments throughout the District to identify, guide, and advise on advanced analytics application opportunities and identification of key performance indicators related to asset management. Collaborates with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to drive innovative analytics and data science solutions, including data, tools, methods, and infrastructure. Stays abreast of industry trends, techniques, tools and use cases to steer internal improvement and innovation of advanced analytics and data science. May direct, coordinate and review the work of staff and outside contractors; serves as liaison between departments and departments and/or executive offices to ensure program and project implementation. Directs, coordinates and reviews the planning, development and implementation of contracts and administration of management procedures and internal control mechanisms; ensures the cost effective and efficient use of staff and resources in accomplishing goals and objectives. Plans, prepares and coordinates the preparation of reports including recommendations to the Board of Directors, committees and other management staff. Independently composes, compiles and prepares correspondence, reports and documents; reviews finished materials for completeness, accuracy and compliance with District policies and procedures; may oversee the maintenance of accurate records and files. Provides support within various areas of the Department including Operations Scheduling, Infrastructure and Capacity Planning, Asset Management - Risk Analysis, and Performance Management. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, finance, computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) asset management, financial or data analysis and modeling, or database development experience which included strategic planning. One (1) year must have included supervisory/managerial experience. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics of enterprise grade relational databases Operational characteristics of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems Principles and practices of Weibull distributions Principles and practices of R programming language for statistical computing Methods and techniques of advanced statistical data analysis Methods and techniques of contract development Methods and techniques of program development Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration Principles and practices of financial analysis Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Skill in: Designing, documenting and implementing data driven processes and data collection tools Assessing asset reliability statistics and deviations Analyzing complex and difficult inventory control problems, evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions (provide supporting evidence) Advanced use and manipulation of spreadsheets and database information Interpreting and explaining District's policies and procedures Root cause failure analysis Directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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 note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
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 $115,920.57 - $150,696.64 Annual Salary (AFSCME Payband H) Posted Date August 21, 2018 Closing Date September 12, 2018 or until filled. Reports To Department Manager of Customer Access Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment BART is looking to hire a parking or transit professional for its newly created Parking Manager position. This manager will oversee all elements of the management and operations for BART's 49,000 systemwide parking spaces. The position will develop policies and procedures for BART's parking programs and interact with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the success in maintaining a main form of access to and from BART stations. Essential Job Functions Responsible for administering the implementation of one or more of the District's Customer Access programs. The work is accomplished through the supervision of subordinate staff and consultants. This position is distinguished from the Department Manager, Customer Access and Accessibility in that the latter has overall responsibility for all the activities and operations of the Customer Access Department within the Office of Administration and Budget. Assumes supervisory responsibility for assigned access services and activities including the development of services, long and short term planning, procurement, negotiation and management of the contracts; monitors program results. Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities for one or more access programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures in assigned program areas; receives input from customers, staff, and Board regarding ongoing corrections or adjustments to access program plans. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of access programs. Responsible for the design and construction of new capital projects including project concept, financing, design, approvals, construction, and management. Works with staff and Board to implement and revise access policies as needed; design and implement research to determine effectiveness of current policies; initiate customer communications to convey and enforce access policy. Prepares reports and recommendations for presentation to the Board of Directors and presents these reports to the Board and other agencies. Directs and reviews assigned aspects of the preparation, publication and distribution of passenger publications and promotional materials; manages relevant sections of the BART website, paper publications, video communications, Board memos and presentations, and acts as the media subject matter expert for access issues. Serves as a liaison for the Customer Access Department with other divisions, departments, outside agencies; negotiates, and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Attends and participates in professional group meetings, stays abreast of new trends, innovations and legislation in assigned areas. Responds to and resolves difficult sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of an access programs for a mass transit district. Principles and procedures of maintaining and constructing projects for mass transit. Principles and practices of mass transit. Principles and practices of transportation planning. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of joint program administration. Principles of contractual administration and compliance. (specific for this position) Shuttle programs serving BART stations. Intermodal facilities and bus operations. Contracting relationships with public agencies. Skill in: Directing the planning, design and implementation of an access program. Interpreting, analyzing and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Presenting reports and recommendations to the BART Board of Directors and other decision-making bodies. Administering contracts and managing contracted staff. Preparing and administering large program budgets. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in transportation, planning, engineering, public administration, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional transportation planning experience which must have included procuring and managing contracts and at least one (1) year of administrative or supervisory experience. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to travel to meetings in a variety of locations and facilities. Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. Bachelor's degree is preferred. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs.  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 www.bart.gov/jobs, 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 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. Note 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 email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov 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 email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.