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[ Superintendent of Train Control ] Job Information
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Category Administration
Job Type Full-Time Job Status Interviewing
Salary Range Per Year Shift Regular Work Day
Minimum Education University Degree Title
Minimum Exerience No of Jobs 1
Duration Start Publishing 10/11/2017
Stop Publishing 11/13/2017 Country United States
State CA County
City Oakland

Job Description
Job Title: Superintendent of Train Control

Job ID: 7429

Location: Metro Center Ground

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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 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 and medical benefits, paid time off, plus CAlPERS retirement in the future.

Train Control

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
$127,256 (Minimum) - $197,252 (Maximum)
(Pay Band 11)

Posted Date
September 13, 2017

Closing Date
October 13,2017

Reports To
Assistant Chief Maintenance and Engineering Officer

Days Off
Saturday and Sunday

* Note review current assignment for additional schedule information

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The Superintendent of Train Control Maintenance will be responsible for directly managing the activities of a complex multidiscipline maintenance organization. The selected candidate must demonstrate broad practical experience and skills in supporting maintenance and asset life cycle management programs in a complex safety sensitive operational environment. The position requires a sound managerial background with skills in program and project administration, budget, union labor management, staff development, leadership, and organizational change management. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the utilization of modern maintenance practices which include the use of computerized maintenance management systems, key performance indicators, reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling, materials management, and a risk based approach to life cycle management.
The candidate selected will demonstrate strong management skills, communication skills, technical skills in the operation of complex and safety sensitive electronic systems including train control signaling and SCADA. The successful candidate will also be familiar with and ensure compliance with maintenance, safety and regulatory standards. Knowledge of train control signaling systems is highly desirable.
The position also requires interaction between internal partners and customers, vendors and contractors, regulatory agencies, professional technical organizations, and the public. The Superintendent of Train Control will report to the Assistant Chief Engineer of Right of Way. The engineering disciplines that support each program report to the respective Assistant Chief Engineer to ensure that the resources to support asset management for assigned equipment are properly allocated. The Superintendents must be able to operate in a team environment with these partners to support cohesive enterprise solutions.
Work outside normally scheduled hours will be expected and will include accessing operational environments to provide managerial oversight of work, perform inspections and investigations, and expedite return to service for critical equipment.
Supervisory experience in Train Control or Railroad Operations preferred.

Essential Job Functions

1. Assumes management responsibility for the installation, maintenance, repair and modification of the District’s electronic systems; ensures compliance with District standards and specifications.

2. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for maintenance and repair staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.

3. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

4. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

5. Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of preventive maintenance programs, inspection, repair, installation and modification programs.

6. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

7. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree in electronics or computer technology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable train control, communications or computer systems maintenance program experience which must have included at least two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience.

Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

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/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)

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at 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, 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, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related), genetic 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 calling (510) 464-6112.
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, veteran's 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

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.


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Posted 10/11/2017 15:34:42