5338FT jobs - Oakland - BART - senior planners
- Mar 14, 2013[Details also at www.bart.gov/jobs]
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Job Title: Senior Planner, Office of Planning and Development
Job ID: 3797
Location: Lakeside - 21st Floor
A job at BART offers the satisfaction of providing an invaluable
public service, while accomplishing your own career goals, earning
competitive pay, and enjoying an unparalleled benefits program. BART
, a wonderful career opportunity.
Pay and Benefits
BART offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits
programs you will find anywhere. We pay at rates that are strongly
the labor market, and complement our pay program with an outstanding
benefits package. Benefits include the renowned CalPERS pension,
excellent medical, vision, and dental coverage, supplemental
insurances, excellent paid holidays and vacation, as well as two
investment programs, one of which is entirely
funded by BART on your behalf. BART also saves you money in your
paycheck because no deductions are made for Social Security.
Effective January 1, 2013, all newly hired or rehired District
employees are subject to the terms and conditions of the new Public
Employees Pension Reform
Act of 2013 (AB340) affecting pension and pension contributions.
$70,352- $ 109,048/ Annual Salary
(AFSCME Pay Band 5)
March 4, 2013
This posting was udated on March 11, 2013.
March 22, 2013
Reports To Assigned Manager within the Office of Planning and Development
Days Off Saturday and Sunday
Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals
who are not yet BART employees.
The Office of Planning and Development is recruiting two Senior
Planners to support various District initiatives. Each position will
for a combination of planning duties in support of station area
planning, access and system expansion projects as well as developing
and coordinating the
acquisition of funding for projects and programs with other
transportation agencies; and performs related duties as assigned.
The selection for each position will be based on the candidate’s
qualifications and needs of the Department; each candidate will
demonstrate a combination
of the following criteria beyond the minimum qualifications:
*Station Area Planning, including consideration of station access and capacity.
* Understanding of local land use decision making processes, and
experience coordinating with local governments.
* Experience with place making, to better connect BART fare gates to
surrounding communities and enhance the transit customer experience.
*Travel markets, and regional growth policies to be used in
transportation modeling and analysis assignments.
*Formulating policies and strategies for implementing station area,
access, or system expansion plans.
*Relationship between land use, transit and travel demand.
* Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to transit system
(i.e. California Environmental Quality Act, Federal Title VI, Americans
Disabilities Act, California Title 24).
*Project management, including scope, schedule and budget, and organizing
directing staff and consultant resources.
*Establishing and maintaining working relationship with District staff,
departments, internal and external agencies, the public, and other key
* Proven ability to engage the public and key stakeholders with effective
communication techniques, particularly as it relates to emerging social
Essential Job Functions
1) Performs all planning duties necessary to advance transit-oriented
development planning, service extensions, service capacity, as well as
feasibility analyses and technical reports as required.
2) Applies understanding of travel markets, and regional growth policies
transportation modeling and analysis assignments.
3) Conducts environmental impact assessments; researches, assembles,
and presents data; coordinates inter-departmental, outside agency and
review of plans; presents recommendations to District management.
4) Develops, recommends or assists in formulating policy and strategies for
implementing plans and planning services, and secures capital funds from
5) Develops scopes of work for feasibility studies, policy research, and
6) Develops and maintains effective, collaborative relationships with
and external partners in order to advance the District’s objectives.
7) As assigned, serves as District's representative to coordinate on joint
agency planning projects; reviews plans, reports, and studies from other
agencies which reference District plans; comments on plans, reports, and
8) Prepares and monitors project budgets to ensure project is completed
budget guidelines and pursues funding opportunities.
A Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, economics,
business administration, public administration, or a closely related field
accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional
transportation planning and analysis.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for
education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.
Current and complex principles and practices of transportation planning and
Statistical techniques, methods and formulas.
Methods and techniques of financial cost/benefits analysis.
Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
Related Federal, State, and Local codes, laws, and regulations.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
Independently performing the most difficult short- and long-term District
planning duties. in support of agreed goals.
Coordinating the inter-departmental activities and inter-organizational
Identifying and responding to community transportation needs.
Understanding and following oral and written instructions, and
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
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
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
The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating
reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or
documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to
in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a
and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions
requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background
(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.
External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.
needing assistance with the online application process may receive
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
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
of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of
duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume
application form to provide supplemental information, but should not
the resume a substitute for the application form itself.
Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the
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,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin,
disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition
(cancer-related), genetic information or any protected category prohibited
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
reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs
advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112.
Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in
selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain
credit, veteran's must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document
proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference
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
When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an
reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this
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'
the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to
list of applications you have submitted (including application date and
If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at
464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.