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.

 

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

BART Oakland, California, United States
Jul 02, 2020
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, 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 Academy Graduate (Field Training) Starting Monthly Rate * Effective July 1, 2019 $6,458.29 Lateral Police Officer Starting Monthly Rate* Effective July 1, 2019 $9,117.16 *The BART Police Department (BART PD) is now offering a $15,000 hiring bonus for Laterals and Academy Graduates ($5,000 upon hire and $10,000 upon completion of the Field Training Program). Restrictions May Apply. Posted Date January 1, 2020 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To Chief of Police Days Off As Assigned Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. *THIS POSTING IS FOR LATERAL (and Academy Graduate) POLICE OFFICER ONLY. Current Assignment This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months. Under general supervision, performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation and crime prevention and suppression; performs related work as assigned. Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the State of California. Academy graduates must have a valid certificate of completion from a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. Essential Job Functions 1) Patrol a designated area by motor vehicle, on foot/bicycle or aboard trains and enforce applicable federal, state, local laws and District ordinances. 2) Respond to and take appropriate action on observed or reported violations of criminal laws or complaints. 3) Conduct complete investigations and prepare reports on all assigned case work; gather and preserve evidence; interview witnesses and complainants; apprehend or transport suspects which may require the use of physical restraint; interrogate suspects; serve warrants; make arrests; testify in court. 4) Inspect, report, or correct conditions that may lead to crime, delinquency, accidents or other hazards. 5) Provide the public with information and direction 6) Direct traffic, provide police services during civil disturbances, disaster scenes or crowd control. 7) Administer first aid, which may require lifting or moving persons or other heavy objects. 8) Carry and utilize firearms, oleoresin capsicum and baton. 9) Operate patrol or emergency vehicle and communications equipment . 10) Operate equipment for blood, breath, or urine tests, as necessary. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, college credits, military or customer service experience highly desirable. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds. Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification. Must remain firearm qualified. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Selection Process This position is represented by BART Police Officers Association Employees (BPOA). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the Police Department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process will include 3 phases. Candidates must pass each phase to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: Minimum Qualifications Screening Phase 2: Oral Boards and a writing demonstration review Phase 3: Background Investigation ** PLEASE NOTE the entire selection process may take up to 6 months to one year. ** 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. **Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply online for police officer 6 months from the date of your interview by visiting our website at www.bart.gov/jobs for a listing of open positions** 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 bpdemployment@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 Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays. 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
Jun 24, 2020
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, 2020 current employee cost $150.93 monthly), 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 1) $58.79/Hour to (Step 5) $69.75/Hour (SGT BPMA) Effective July 1, 2020 Posted Date June 22, 2020 Closing Date July 10, 2020 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 Police Lieutenant or other Chief of Police designee Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Essential Job Functions 1.Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates staff and activities during an assigned shift or in an assigned function. 2. Assists in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards. 3. Assists in implementation of ordinances, rules and regulations to further departmental goals. 4. Performs duties and responsibilities consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics 5. Maintains discipline and communicates and interprets policies and procedures to subordinates. 6. Is responsible for morale and productivity of assigned staff and monitors their training and professional development. 7. Ensures that subordinates respond to calls for service. 8. Personally performs varied police duties relating to the enforcement of law, investigation and prevention of crime, patrol, traffic control and community information. 9. Presents evidence in court. 10. Confers with and provides assistance to District staff and Police command staff. 11. Prepares and reviews a variety of reports, records, correspondence and other written materials. 12. Represents the District in meetings with other law enforcement agencies, professional, business and community organizations and the public. 13. Handles patron inquiries and community complaints. 14. Monitors developments related to police service procedures, techniques and equipment; recommends policy, procedural and equipment improvements. Minimum Qualifications Education: Sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units with major course work in administration of justice, business or public administration or a closely related field from an accredited college. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable non-probationary sworn Police Officer experience by the filing deadline. License or Certificate: Must possess a valid P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate and to remain firearm qualified. Substitution: A valid P.O.S.T Advanced certificate and twelve years of experience may be substituted for the education. A Bachelors degree is preferred. Other Requirements: Must possess a valid, California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. Knowledge of: Principles, practices, techniques and equipment for law enforcement services and activities. Supervisory principles and practices, including work assignment, review, training and motivation. Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, ordinances and regulations and case law. Skill in: Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff. Training and motivating personnel. Implementing and interpreting policies, procedures, goals, objectives and work standards. Analyzing problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Directing emergency operations efficiently and effectively. Exercising initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Preparing clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials. Selection Process This position is represented by the BART Police Management Association. 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. District employees will be given first priority of positions over any external candidates in accordance with the governing MOU. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview. The selection process will include 4 phases. Candidates must pass each phase of the process with a 70% to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: CPS Law Enforcement Sergeant Written Examination. Date: July 27th Phase 2: Panel Oral Board Interview. Dates: August 12th, August 13th, August 14th Phase 3: Police Chief's Interview if successful in Panel Oral Boards. Date: TBD Phase 4: Background Investigation * All selection process dates subject to change. ** PLEASE NOTE: The entire selection process may take 6mos up to (1) year from the date eligibility list was established. ** Vacancies are filled based on the needs of the Police Department and in accordance with the established collective bargaining agreement. Accordingly, the Police Department and Human Resources can cancel a hiring pool or extend the hiring pool at its discretion. The Police Chief will administer a rule of 5 process when selecting applicants for the open positions. As such order of placement in the pool does not establish the order of selection. 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. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the selection process will have the right to a debriefing of their final interview assesment with Human Resources and if applicable a right to a formal grievance process. 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. Candidates who are unsucessful in the selection process are able to reapply for future openings at a later date. 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. CPS Law Enforcement Sergeant Written Examination: Section Description 1. Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Planning 2. Supervision 3. Field Operations 4. Legal Principals 5. Written Communication 6. General Law Enforcement Principals- CA The references and source list for this examination include: 1. Iannone, N. (2013). Supervision of Police Personnel, 8th Edition. Prentice Hall. 2. Swanson, C. (2012) Criminal Investigation, 11th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 3. Hale, C. (2004) Police Patrol Operations and Management, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall 4. California Peace Officers Legal Sourcebook. California Department of Justice. 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. All test materials will be handled and stored by the examining agency in a manner that will prevent unauthorized persons from having access to materials. Testing materials are used only for the official purposes of the examining agency in testing candidates for employment.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Jun 24, 2020
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, 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 $5,698.48/ Month (Base Salary - While in Academy) $6,458.29/ Month (Base Salary - Upon Academy Completion) $7,597.99/ Month (Base Salary - Upon FTO Completion) Posted Date May 21, 2020 Closing Date July 24, 2020 Days Off Variable Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Scope Under general supervision, the entry-level police officer performs a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, enforcement of laws and ordinances, conducting criminal investigations and crime prevention and suppression activities; and performing related work as assigned. Entry-Level Police Officer: Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a CA POST-mandated Basic Police Academy, a Field Training Officer (FTO) Program and successfully complete a one-year probationary period (from the date of graduation from the Academy). Following the completion of the probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights, and holidays. Essential Job Functions Patrols a designated area in a radio vehicle or on foot to protect life and property and deter crime. Responds to suspicious activities and answers emergency calls for services. Enforces District, city, county or state and federal laws and ordinances. Assists in settling disputes, calming angry patrons and providing crowd direction and control. Makes presentations to community and employee groups regarding personal safety and criminal activities. Secures information from the parties at an incident scene and collects, documents and prepares evidence for court. Prepares affidavits for arrest and/or search warrants, files criminal complaints and coordinates investigative activities with other law enforcement agencies. Transports prisoners to booking facilities and processes them. Maintains accurate records and writes incident and crime reports. Works with investigative and legal personnel and presents testimony in court. Enforces traffic and parking regulations, investigates traffic accidents and directs traffic. Serves warrants and subpoenas. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. College credits, military or customer service experience are desirable. Knowledge of: •Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts. •Techniques for dealing with varied groups of people. •Standard record keeping and report writing procedures and techniques. Ability to: •Observe and accurately recall places, names, faces and incidents. •Understand and follow oral and written directions. •Interpret and apply complex laws, procedures and policies. •Analyze situations and make rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines. •Use two-way radio communication equipment effectively. •Drive a motor vehicle safely. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. •Maintain accurate records and prepare clear, concise and competent reports. Other Requirements: •Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. •Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds. •Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. •Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards. •Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification. •Must remain firearm qualified. •Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. ** Applicants applying for the Entry Level Police Officer position may also be eligible for consideration for the following positions (upon completion of the selection process; based on qualifications and District needs): Police Admin Specialist, Revenue Protection Guard or Community Services Officer. Selection Process This position is represented by the BART Police Officers Association (BPOA). All eligible applicants will be invited to the POST written examination and the physical agility examinations. Applicants must then successfully pass tests to move on to the next phases of the selection process. The selection process will include 4 phases. Candidates must pass each phase to move on to the next phase of the selection process. Phase 1: POST written exam and the WSTB physical agility test. Phase 2: Minimum Qualifications screening. Phase 3: Oral panel interview and a writing demonstration review. Phase 4: Background investigation (inclusive of medical, psychological, and polygraph exams). ** PLEASE NOTE the entire selection process may take up to 6 months to one year. ** The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as requested and/or 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). **Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply online for police officer 6 months from the date of your interview by visiting our website at www.bart.gov/jobs for a listing of open positions** IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND OUR POST Written Exam or the Physical Agility Test, you may register and take your tests with The Academy. Go to http://theacademy.ca.gov/tests to register. The Academy charges a non-refundable materials fee of $10 for the written test, $25 for the practice PAT, and $100 for the official PAT. Please Note: There is no cost to take your tests with BART. Active Duty and Reserve Military members are waived from the Physical Agility Test for police officer. POST will not authorize you to take the exam within 30 calendar days of having taken your last POST written exam (Note: POST will not issue a T-Score for the exam). Please refer to POST (http://www.post.ca.gov/) for any further questions or concerns you may have regarding this issue. Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. 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 bpdemployment@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. Note ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER: Candidates will be required to successfully complete a CA POST-mandated Basic Police Academy and successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of graduation from the Academy. Lateral Peace Officer (and Academy Graduates): All laterals and police academy graduates are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals must have a CA POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a full-time salaried Peace Officer in the state of California. Academy graduates must have successfully completed a CA POST-mandated Basic Academy within three years of appointment. All new hires will be required to successfully complete a Field Training Program. Following the completion of the Field Training Program and probationary period, patrol shift assignments are made on a seniority basis. Officers may be required to work weekends, nights and holidays.
BART Oakland, California, United States
Jun 24, 2020
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, 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 $115,426.00 / annually - $178,912.00 (Non-Represented Pay Band 09) Posted Date June 18, 2019 Closing Date Open Until Further Notice Reports To R. Powers, Deputy General Manager 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 seeking an Engineering Project Manager who has a passion for innovating safe and reliable solutions to complex Engineering problems and helping to enable over 430,000 daily riders get to work, school, and other places they need to go. Join the Engineering Revolution to Build a Better BART! The incumbent in this position will be responsible, in coordination with BART's project delivery departments, for the managing projects for the Districts' $3.5 billion Measure RR System Renewal program. The scope of the position includes serving in the following roles: · Serve as the lead staff liaison to the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee. · Support the Deputy General Manager's role as the chairperson of recurring District-wide Measure RR staff committee · Participate in the regular updates to the Board of Directors on the status of Measure RR project delivery · Review all monthly Measure RR project status reports · Engage the public within the BART District in community outreach activities related to Measure RR · Assist other departments in developing staffing, procurement, space planning strategies for Measure RR implementation · Reject assistance in the development of financial projections for Measure RR programs and projects Essential Job Functions 1. Manages capital program engineering design and construction projects or programs in assigned areas from conceptual design through comple­tion; project areas may include rail car procurement and rehabilita­tion, stations construction and rehabilitation, automated fare collection, and transit systems and structures design and construction; develops and directs project work standards from design through final program and equipment acceptance. 2. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned project areas. 3. Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned District and contract staff; manages and directs the work of contract consultants. 4. Directs or participates in the preparation and review of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates; ensures specifications and contract requirements comply with District standards and policies. 5. Identifies equipment or systems needs on assigned projects; evaluates functional requirements; reviews vendor and manufacturer design and specifications on project equipment and materials; coordinates equipment procurement and testing activities; oversees equipment installation. 6. As assigned, oversees contractor and consultant contracts; develops scope of work; prepares request for proposal; reviews proposals and makes recommendation on selection; assists in contract negotiation and preparation; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. 7. Performs construction project management duties; prepares cost estimates; prepares and monitors project schedules and budgets; conducts field inspections as required; monitors work in prog­ress; writes, approves, negotiates and executes contract changes; authorizes contract payments upon project completion. 8. Serves as the project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves project issues. 9. Provides responsible staff assistance for higher level management staff on projects and related matters. 10. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable project management and administration experience which must have included at least one (1) year of supervisory 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: Principles and practices of engineering disciplines in assigned project area. Principles and practices of engineering design and construction in assigned project area. Principles and practices of project management. Principles and practices of contract administration. Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work. Methods and techniques of contract negotiation. Principles and practices of procurement. Principles and practices of budget development and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Current office procedures, methods and equipment including comput­ers. Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations. Skill in: Managing, supervising and coordinating assigned projects. Developing and implementing project goals, objectives and procedures. Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants. Planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project work. Managing project design concepts and solutions. Managing and reviewing project budget analysis, calculations and cost estimates. Preparing designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. Directing or conducting contract negotiations. Conducting field inspections. Developing and administering project budgets. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting conse­quences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures for assigned District projects. Preparing clear and concise 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 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 be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. 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.