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 employment 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 benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Real Estate & Prop Development

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 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

$116,268.33/annually - $151,148.73/annually (AFSCME Band H)

Posted Date


March 8, 2019

This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next 12 months.

Closing Date

March 22, 2019

Reports To

Manager of Property 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 ideal candidate will

  • Coordinate solicitations and negotiations with developers, including working with BART’s General Counsel to advance legal real estate agreements (Exclusive Negotiating Agreements, Lease Options, Estoppels and others)

  • Collaborate with other BART departments impacted by BART’s TOD projects, including Planning, Customer Access, Maintenance and Engineering, Safety, and BART Police, among others

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local jurisdiction partners

  • Be part of the team implementing Assembly Bill 2923 (2018, Chiu/Grayson) and SB 35 (2017, Weiner)

  • Deepen BART’s knowledge and engagement with external funding and financing sources for TOD, including state housing and infrastructure funds, county and regional funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Opportunity Zones, and Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFDs)


Essential Job Functions


  • Assists in the management of the most complex real estate transactions undertaken by the Property Development Division including the sale and/or long-term lease of the District’s real property assets to the private sector and local land use jurisdictions in keeping with the District’s Transit-Oriented Development Policy.

  • Assists in the management of subordinate staff, consultants and contractors in assessing the viability of potential land use transactions, securing private sector entities to develop the District’s real property assets, assisting in securing entitlement from local land use jurisdictions, and negotiating real property transactions with the private sector.

  • Maintains control of implementation of Transit-Oriented Development projects throughout the BART organization to ensure TOD Policies and Board-adopted actions are fulfilled; interacts and works with various departments (e.g. Transportation, Maintenance and Engineering, Police, Customer Access, and Transit System Development).

  • Assists in the development of policy and procedures for handling District assets; administers programs; monitors legislative changes; makes changes as needed to policies and procedures; promotes application of public and private partnerships throughout all District activity.

  • Prepares contracts and agreements for requests for developer qualifications and/or development proposals; evaluates responses; makes recommendations and prepares information and memos for Management to submit to Board to accept/reject proposals, complete negotiations, and execute transactions.

  • Identifies modifications to existing BART policy to improve fulfillment of division goals and objectives; effectuates policy modifications as needed. Identifies Division needs in real property disposition activity; conducts research on tracking needs; coordinates market studies to determine rental and/or disposition values and cost analyses of property BART leases from others and of BART-owned property.

  • Conducts negotiations with the private sector, land owners adjacent to District assets and local land use jurisdictions to enlarge real property assets being considered for transit-oriented development; analyzes financial and physical impacts of combining real property assets in fulfilling BART TOD Policies and makes recommendations on disposition strategies.

  • Coordinates legal aspects of projects with District internal legal department and outside legal counsel, as appropriate; serves as expert witness in district litigation.

  • Assists in the management and coordination of the work of professional staff, consultants, and interns.

  • Represents the District in front of design review boards, planning commissions and city councils in support of development adjacent to the District’s rapid transit facilities; testifies in all land use forums in support of transit-oriented development.

  • May participate in the selection of assigned staff; coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; assists in the completion of performance appraisals; implements counseling and discipline procedures.

Minimum Qualifications


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


Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in the areas of acquisition, appraisal, disposal, or management of real property.

Other Requirements

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


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


Environmental Conditions

Office environment; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions

May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Skill in

  • Independently performing property disposition and acquisition duties.

  • Interpreting, explaining, and enforcing property development divisions policies and procedures.

  • Performing relocation analyses and preparing recommendations.

  • Developing and preparing relocation budget recommendations.

  • Assessing real property values.

  • Negotiating real property dispositions with private sector.

  • Negotiating real property dispositions with local land use jurisdictions.

  • Drafting real estate related documentation.

  • Reading basic engineering plans, maps and related materials.

  • Evaluating community services and transportation needs.

  • Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Working independently in the absence of supervision.

  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions.

  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.

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 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)

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 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, 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 .

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, veterans 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

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


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