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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    [Details also at www.bart.gov/jobs] ... Job Title: Senior Planner, Office of Planning and Development Job ID: 3797 Location: Lakeside - 21st Floor
    Message 1 of 1 , 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
      Regular/Temporary: Regular

      Marketing Statement
      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
      competitive in
      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.

      Pay Rate
      $70,352- $ 109,048/ Annual Salary
      (AFSCME Pay Band 5)
      Posted Date
      March 4, 2013

      This posting was udated on March 11, 2013.

      Closing Date
      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.

      Current Assignment

      The Office of Planning and Development is recruiting two Senior
      Planners to support various District initiatives. Each position will
      be responsible
      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.

      Minimum Qualifications
      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
      experience in
      transportation planning and analysis.

      Other Requirements:
      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.

      Knowledge of:
      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.

      Skill in:
      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.

      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
      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.

      Application Process
      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
      to the
      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
      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


      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'
      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
      If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at
      464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
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