Bay Area Rapid Transit is Hiring a Chief Maintenance Officer

Written by Leia Sills
Oakland, CA








#9599 Chief Maintenance Officer



Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2023 current employee cost $160.96 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

Non-Represented - Pay Band 13

(Min) $175,298 – (Mid) $ 220,438 – (Max) $265,577

Salary to commensurate with experience

Posted Date

February 21, 2023

Closing Date

March 24, 2023

Reports To

Assistant General Manager, Operations – S. Edwards

Days Off


Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

The Maintenance and Engineering department is recruiting to fill a vacant Chief Maintenance Officer position.  This position directs various maintenance activities through subordinate groups and division managers.  Maintenance responsibilities include all District infrastructure, including facilities, track and structures, automatic fare collection, non-revenue vehicles, power and mechanical equipment, and system maintenance relating to train control.  The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives and furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.  This class is distinguished from the Assistant General Manager, Operations in that the latter has overall responsibility for all District operations functions in maintenance.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Assumes full management responsibility for all departmental maintenance services and activities including track and structures, non-revenue vehicles, power and mechanical maintenance, and systems maintenance; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  2. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly.
  3. Develops, plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff and division managers, the Maintenance Department's work plan, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  4. Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.
  5. Represents the Maintenance Department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Seven (7) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in management and administration of a major maintenance program which must include at least two (2) years of managerial experience.

Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlines above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements: Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations of a comprehensive multi-disciplined maintenance program
  • Principles and practices of policy development and administration
  • Principles and practices of construction contract administration
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
  • Principles and practices of transit system maintenance
  • Principles of project scheduling and management
  • Principles of preventive maintenance planning
  • Principles relating to safety of fleet and maintenance activities
  • Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
  • Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations

Skill in:

  • Managing a comprehensive multi-disciplined maintenance program
  • Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives, and procedures
  • Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments
  • Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs
  • Delegating authority and responsibility
  • Selecting, supervising, training, and evaluating staff
  • Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques
  • Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports
  • Preparing and administering large and complex budgets
  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations
  • 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  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.



About Company

Bay Area Rapid Transit

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 07 Mar 2023 Expire in: 2 weeks

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