Group Manager Sustainability Program

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Apr 18, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Planning, Development & Construction

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$133,622.00 / Annually - $207,114.00 / Annually (Non-Represented Pay Band 12)

Posted Date

March 18, 2019

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Reports To

V. Menotti, Chief Planning, Development & Construction Officer

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

Responsible for guiding BART's Sustainability planning and implementation in order to advance BART's long-term vision for sustainability. Plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Energy Division and Environmental Management Systems, to implement BART's Sustainability Policy through sustainable and resilient provision of energy and other key resources supporting operation of the BART system; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant General Manager and Chief Planning and Development Officer(s); and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

1. Assumes full management responsibility for implementing, reviewing, and updating BART's Sustainability Plan/Policy and related programmatic guidance.
2. Manages the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Energy Division and Environmental Management System.
3. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of sustainability outcomes from Sustainability Group activities; allocates resources accordingly.
4. Plans, directs and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Energy Division and Environmental Management Systems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
5. Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.
6. Evaluates sustainability improvements for cost-effectiveness through life-cycle costing, cost-benefit analysis, or other appropriate techniques.
7. Analyzes the threat to the BART system based upon severe weather events and evaluates system for improvements to resilience to shocks such as extreme weather, sea level rise, earthquakes, energy security, and manmade threats; highlights techniques with resilience and sustainability co-benefits.
8. Analyzes the opportunities, constraints and recommends responses presented by federal, State, and local energy conservation, green building, green supply chain management, and other sustainability-related regulations and programs.
9. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
10. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the program budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
11. Explains, justifies and defends programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
12. Represents the Sustainability Group to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; works with other departments to identify opportunities to implement best practices in incorporating sustainability into appropriate projects and ongoing activities; coordinates with regional and national agencies to develop partnership opportunities for low-carbon power and related strategies.
13. Provides staff assistance to the Assistant General Managers and Chief Planning and Development Officer(s); participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.Group Manager, Sustainability Program
14. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends, innovations, and legislation at the federal, State, regional and local levels related to sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in public policy, business/public administration, environmental policy, environmental or mechanical engineering, planning or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Six (6) years of (full-time) equivalent verifiable sustainability project and program experience which must have included at least three (3) years of management and administrative experience.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of policy development and administration.
Advanced principles and practices of sustainability, resilience, energy conservation, carbon reduction, green building, and green supply chain management.
Practices and procedures of the energy industry.
Principles and practices of contract administration and negotiation.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of life-cycle and/or cost-benefit analysis of potential projects and policies.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skill in:
Developing and administering program goals, objectives and procedures.
Effective communication of sustainability to internal and external audiences.
Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
Delegating authority and responsibility.
Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Preparing and administering large and complex budgets.
Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations to support sustainability outcomes.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Performing complex data analyses; interpreting results and making presentations.
Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of 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 ideal candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

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

Other Information

Please 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.


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