Marketing Statement 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 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 Office of the District Architect Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 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 $120,596 - $182,703 / Annual Rate (Non-Rep Pay band 9) Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $175,000 (commensurate with experience) Posted Date June 7, 2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled. Note: The first review of applications will be on June 21, 2021. Reports To T. Feng, District Architect 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 candidate will be responsible for multiple duties including managing Accessibility Improvement Program (AIP), providing District s accessibility regulatory and inclusive design guidance, and communicating/interacting with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal accommodations for all users. The primary responsibility is to manage AIP which includes design, procurement, and construction phases. Tasks include defining scope and budget, managing design teams and resolving stakeholder concerns, procurement assistance, and manage construction management teams through project close out to complete the 10-year program. The position will be the District s accessibility resource and will provide review and resolutions of District s projects, policies and procedures to ensure consistency with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Provide input and assistance to resolve planning, design, construction and broad accessibility and related concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas beyond the minimum qualifications: A licensed professional civil engineer or licensed architect in California is preferred. 10 years of engineering and/or architectural project experience is preferred. Project management experience in an operating transportation environment is desirable. Extensive knowledge in regulatory requirements of accessibility and inclusive design principles. Good communication skill and effective public speaking ability are highly desirable. 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. Principles and practices of strategic planning. 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/Ability 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. **This is a capital position subject to time and funding limitations. Essential Job Functions Manages BART s Accessibility Improvement Program s 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. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned project areas. Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned District and contract staff; manages and directs the work of contract consultants. 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. 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. 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. Manages design and construction management teams. 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. Serves as the project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves project issues. Provides responsible staff assistance for higher level management staff on projects and related matters. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction. Facilitates training workshops for District staff and consultants. Oversees and directs maintenance of District wide Braille Station Signage Accessibility Policy Committee, Platform Edge Warning Tile Standards. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited college or university. Experience: The equivalent of five (5) of professional verifiable experience in transit accessibility, project management or related experience. Other Requirements: Professional Engineering (PE) license is required. Note: A licensed architect in California is preferred. 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; travel from site to site. Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects. 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) ###-####. 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 ...@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. 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 ...@bart.gov. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Note: A job posting 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 ...@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 ...@bart.gov, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.