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 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.
Conditions of Employment
All San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at [email protected]
Pay and Benefits
BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2022 current employee cost $157.35 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.
Attorney I: $98,442.00 (min), $123,053.00 (mid), $149,140.00 (max)
Attorney II: $120,596.00 (min), $150,745.00 (mid), $182,703.00 (max)
Attorney III: $138,071.00 (min), $172,588.00 (mid), $209,177.00 (max)
Salary commensurate with experience and depending on position level which will be filled
June 6, 2022
June 15, 2022
Please note that job announcement may be extended, closed, or canceled at any time.
Associate General Counsel and General Counsel
Variable, but typically Saturday and Sunday
Who May Apply
All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.
This position will be responsible for a variety of assignments within the scope of the Attorney I, Attorney II, or Attorney III classification. The work for the Attorney I/II/III position will primarily focus on, but not be limited to, representing the District in labor arbitrations and providing advice to labor relations professionals; providing advice on public contracting and procurements; reviewing and advising on California Public Records Act requests; and appearing in court hearings on matters such as Pitchess motions and restraining orders. Additional areas of work may include real estate, land use, energy and utilities, environmental law, intellectual property, constitutional law, litigation, inter-agency agreements, and other matters handled by in-house public agency counsel.
You need not complete three applications in order to be considered for all classifications. Your application will be carefully screened for consideration towards all positions.
Essential Job Functions
Advises management on a wide variety of labor law matters; represents the District in labor arbitrations and disciplinary hearings; provides legal support and advice for collective bargaining including drafting, reviewing, and interpreting contract language.
Reviews, prepares, and assists in the negotiation of contracts and agreements, including competitively bid construction and procurement contracts, professional services agreements, joint powers, and other public agency agreements.
Prepares and drafts various types of legal correspondence including letters, legal memos, briefs, pleadings, and opinions regarding settlements and negotiations.
Conducts legal research; reviews claims and lawsuits filed against the District; coordinates investigations; facilitates negotiation of claims; drafts settlement agreements.
Confers with and advises officers and employees of the District on legal questions pertaining to their respective duties, powers, functions, and obligations, including compliance with the California Public Records Act, open meeting laws, and federal and state ethic laws.
Represents the District in hearings on matters such as Pitchess motions and restraining orders.
Advises staff and performs appropriate review and drafting in connection with real estate, operational, planning, funding and administrative matters.
Reviews new and existing statutes and regulations that may affect the District; advises staff on the impact of new or existing legislation; drafts proposed legislation.
Education : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required.
Experience : See below.
Attorney I: No prior legal experience required.
Attorney II: Three (3) years of (full-time) professional verifiable experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of civil law or closely related experience. Public sector experience preferred.
Attorney III: The equivalent of seven (7) years of full-time professional verifiable experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of civil law or a closely related experience. Public sector experience preferred.
License or Certificate : Current active membership in the California State Bar
(PLEASE DOCUMENT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR ON YOUR RESUME)
Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
California and federal statutory, case, administrative and constitutional law
California Public Records Act
California Public Contract Code
Court and administrative hearing procedures and rules of evidence
Methods and techniques of legal research
Current office procedures, methods and equipment including use of computers
Preparing clear, concise and competent briefs, pleadings, opinions, reports, and other written documents
Presenting statements of fact, law and arguments clearly and logically in oral form
Preparing a variety of legal documents, including agreements and contracts
Performing legal research
Representing the District’s position effectively and persuasively in labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and court hearings
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
Coordinating with outside counsel
Assisting in the operation of a public entity legal department
Evaluating and presenting options to District staff
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).
PLEASE DOCUMENT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR ON YOUR RESUME
Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on EmployeeConnect.
External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.
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. Attachment of updated resume is strongly preferred.
Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.
Note: You need not complete three applications in order to be considered for all classifications. Your application will be carefully screened for consideration towards all positions.
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 email Employment Help at [email protected] 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 email the Employment Help at [email protected], between the hours of 8:15am – 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.
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, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and 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 emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at [email protected]
Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens
Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Jeana Zelan Peterson
Associate General Counsel
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
2150 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612