BART Oakland, California, United States
Jun 12, 2019Full 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 Customer Access 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 $98,864.14 - $128,523.06 annually (AFSCME Pay Band E) Effective July 1, 2019 *Starting salary will be in the midpoint range depending on qualifications* Posted Date June 11, 2019 Closing Date June 30, 2019 Reports To R. Greene-Roesel Days Off Saturday and Sunday Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Under the supervision of the Parking Program Manager, this position will provide analytic and administrative support to ensure BART's 49,000 vehicle parking spaces are managed strategically and effectively. Responsibilities may include: • Parking demand and revenue analysis: Analyze parking demand and revenue for 6 parking programs at 36 stations, including fill times and utilization rates of different parking products and payment channels, and including for shared parking arrangements such as the BART / South Hayward Join Powers Authority. Calculate demand-based parking fees based upon utilization rates. • Revenue forecasting: Develop revenue forecasting models to project parking revenue under different scenarios, considering potential changes in BART parking policies, parking supply, ridership, and external trends affecting demand for parking. Proactively identify potential new parking revenue opportunities. • Parking citation and compliance analysis: Track parking citations, compliance rates, and overall enforcement efficiency by parking program and station, and coordinate with the BART Police Department to recommend strategic changes to enforcement strategy. • Benefit/cost analysis: Calculate the potential return on investment of potential new parking programs or technologies. Track the operating, maintenance, and capital costs of providing parking. • Program evaluation and performance reporting: Conduct analysis to evaluate the success of parking programs and initiatives and develop summary statistics and reports communicating program performance results to internal and external stakeholders, including BART Executive Management, the Board of Directors, and the public. • Contract and invoice management: Coordinate with BART's Procurement Department to advance vendor contracts. Review contractor invoices for accuracy and monitor contracts for budget adherence. • Internal coordination and customer service: Coordinate with other BART Departments and provide analysis of the parking revenue implications of new projects and policies such as construction of additional parking areas or conversion of existing areas to other uses. • Other duties in support of the parking program development: Assist with other duties as assigned, such as supporting development of new parking policies, identifying new parking revenue opportunities, and advancing projects to improve the efficient management of parking resources. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications: • Understanding of the complex issues facing BART and the Bay Area transportation sector • Understanding of the business and policy issues relevant to the management of customer access • Advanced data analytics skills including managing and querying large databases and manipulating data using business intelligence software • Training or background in economics and experience conducting financial analysis and developing strategic recommendations Essential Job Functions 1. Participates in the more difficult work of staff responsible for complex financial, statistical, and program management analysis in assigned division area. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Monitors and administers construction or funding agreement contracts in accordance with District and mandated guidelines; compiles actual costs by project; performs financial, statistical and comparative analysis of actual and budget costs. 5. Identifies funding sources for proposed projects; projects cash flow requirements; maintains budgetary records for proposed projects. 6. 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. 7. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. May train assigned employees in their areas of work including budgeting and financial analysis methods, procedures and techniques. 11. Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, and special analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities for management, regulatory and outside agencies. 12. Reviews invoices; determines budget conformity; reports discrepancies and billing adjustments. 13. 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. 14.Participates in special projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Education: A 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. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time. 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 department policies 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. 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. 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