Frequently Asked Questions


I don't have a computer at home. Where can I apply for jobs at BART?
You can access jobs at BART anywhere you access the internet (including public libraries, community colleges, and internet cafés).

I can get to the internet, but I don't have an e-mail address. Why do I need one?
The application requires an e-mail address for all candidates. Your e-mail address is your login to the system, replacing the need for social security numbers. Having an e-mail address also allows the Employment Division to send you notification of potential exam(s) you'll need to take, new positions of interest to you, and hiring departments/managers to contact you quickly via the internet. Various organizations provide e-mail accounts. You may visit http://www.yahoo.com/, http://www.hotmail.com/, http://www.mail.com/, or your Internet Services Provider for more details.

Who can I contact with problems when I am applying?
Please contact the Employment Division at (510) 464-6112 if you have technical difficulty applying for a position. The Human Resources Department's normal business hours are 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays.

How do I view what jobs are available for me?
On the Recruiting Activities Home page, click the link “View Job Postings.” From there, you can search for open positions by various criteria or you may also leave all options blank, click the Search button, and see every open position. Depending on your screen size, you may have to scroll down to view the results of your search.

How do I apply for a job posting?
You must select jobs to add to your Job Basket. Your Job Basket collects all the positions for which you wish to apply and puts them into one streamlined list. After you have selected jobs for your Job Basket, click the “Apply for Jobs in my Job Basket” button. You will then be asked to log into the on-line application or create a new login.

Can I attach or paste my resume instead of filling the on-line application?
You may submit a resume. However, to ensure proper consideration for each position, an on-line application must be completed.

As a current BART employee, must I add in all my employment information, including my current job duties?
Yes, employees' applications are evaluated based on the information provided on their applications. Omission of your current position and/or duties may result in the rejection of your application. Once you provide current employment information, you will only need to update it with new information on subsequent applications. Other information such as your address or licenses will be brought over from your employee record. You may need to update this information via the Employee Self Service so that it will appear correct on your application.

Do you provide special arrangements for persons with disabilities?
BART Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation when applying for a position and/or for the testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Employment Division at (510) 464-6112 if you require assistance. The Human Resources Department's normal business hours are 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays.