County of Alameda

Capital Improvement Project Coordinator (#2210)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$54.43-$66.13 Hourly / $4,354.40-$5,290.40 BiWeekly /
$9,434.53-$11,462.53 Monthly / $113,214.40-$137,550.40 Yearly

Under general direction, serves as the primary point-of-contact for the client, citizens and other Public Works divisions regarding capital improvement construction projects; manages all phases of a project including budget, scheduling, controls and client satisfaction; performs other related duties as required.


This professional level position is responsible for the overall management of major capital improvement projects in the Public Works Agency; integrating all phases of the work from the initial planning stages to the completion of construction. Duties include ensuring the timely delivery of cost effective, high quality projects in compliance with budgetary constraints that meet the needs of the Agency. The incumbent is involved in the exercise of considerable discretion and latitude of judgement within established policies and procedures.

This position receives direction from the Deputy Director of the Public Works Agency for Engineering and Construction.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Defines project goals and objectives; establishes schedules and finalizes cost estimates; monitors and tracks project progress and expenditures.

2. Coordinates the work performed by contractors and vendors to meet defined goals and objectives on schedule, within budget and to the Agency’s satisfaction.

3. Serves as primary point-of-contact for all communications for the client, Public Works Agency, contractors, vendors and community groups; establishes communications protocol; makes presentations; provides guidance to consultant on project criteria, regulations, codes, standards and schedules.

4. Assists in the preparation of a variety of complex reports of a general or technical nature regarding projects for the Public Works Agency Director; maintains project records including contracts, specifications, reports, studies.

5. Assists in the review and approval of technical reports, designs, and contract documents to assure compliance with project plan; reviews and recommends payment requests, changes in plan including schedule, budget or construction changes.

6. Tracks and monitors all project activities; prepares budget reports and cost control analysis.

7. Oversees projects, meets with project staff or attends meetings at various sites.

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Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture or a related field.



The equivalent of three years of progressively responsible full-time experience in project management, construction management, design management, architecture or related field.

License: Possession of a valid California Driver’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of project management.
• Various funding sources and legal requirements for County projects.
• Negotiation and conflict resolution techniques.
• Principles of budget development and monitoring including project budget development and schedule controls.
• Personal computer systems and applications.
• Principles and techniques for persuasive presentation of ideas and concepts in both oral and written formats.

Ability to:

• Establish professional working relationships with staff, elected officials, representatives of other organizations and the general public.
• Schedule and prepare budget for capital improvement projects; monitor costs.
• Coordinate functions and activities between the department and outside agencies.

AM:pf 12/7/01
Newspecs: 2210.doc
CSC Date: 3/27/02


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.