Fire Protection Worker (Pool Posting), SEIU

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • May 21, 2019
Full Time Fire and EMS Parks and Recreation Public Safety

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.


Maintenance & Engineering

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

Step 76: $33.75/hour - Step 99: $44.12/hour
External candidates will start at Step 76

Posted Date

May 20, 2019

Closing Date

June 21, 2019
This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months.

Reports To

Section Manager, Power & Mechanical Maintenance

Days Off

Variable (as assigned)

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

This is a capital position and is subject to time and funding limitations.
Under general supervision, performs skilled fire protection equipment inspections and post maintenance follow-up repairs on wet/dry standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, back flow preventors and Halon systems or equivalent in accordance with California Administrative Code 19; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

1. Following a pre-established schedule, inspects and diagnoses operational problems related to sprinkler systems, wet standpipe systems and associated fire protection equipment.
2. Performs scheduled wet standpipe and Halon systems preventive maintenance; performs follow-up repairs.
3. Tests fire pumps, motorized control valves and related controls, pressure reducing valves, fire hose cabinets integrity and fire department connections and control valves.
4. Reads and interprets engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, schematics and work orders.
5. Maintains accurate records of work performed and materials used.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent and completion of an apprenticeship or training program in a recognized fire protection organization as specified by the California Administrative Code (CAC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Experience: Three years of journey level experience in the inspection and repair of varied industrial and commercial fire protection equipment.
Knowledge of:
  • Methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the installation, inspection and repair of varied industrial and commercial fire protection equipment.
  • Basic electrical and electronic principles as related to control devices for such equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.
  • Use and operation of measuring and testing devices.
  • Use and care of power and hand tools.
  • Shop arithmetic as required by the electro-mechanical trade.
  • Safe working practices.
Skill in:
  • Inspecting and diagnosing operational problems associated with industrial and commercial fire protection equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance and follow-up repair work to ensure compliance under the California Administrative Code guidelines.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, manuals and work orders.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Working effectively both independently and with a crew.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of the work.
Other Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be physically able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be physically able to lift to waist level up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to wear a negative pressure respirator during the performance of assigned duties in accordance with the District Respirator Program and applicable Cal-OSHA requirements.
  • Must be able to understand, read and communicate in English.
  • Must be willing to work off-shifts and occasional emergency overtime.
  • Must be physically able to walk long distances.

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 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 .

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

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 may also includes a background check.
Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


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