Transit Systems 2023-05-18 2023-06-22

Chief Maintenance Officer

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Oakland, California

Job ID: 149561
Job Status: Full-time

Ride San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Develops, plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff and division managers, the Maintenance Department's work plan, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.

  • Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.

  • 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.

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.

Learn More/Apply:
To obtain more information or to submit a resume and cover letter, please contact Gregg Moser, Principal at K&A, at

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