County of Alameda

Capital Programs Manager (#2218)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$71.65-$91.43 Hourly / $5,732.00-$7,314.40 BiWeekly /
$12,419.33-$15,847.87 Monthly / $149,032.00-$190,174.40 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, coordinate, direct and manage the activities of the Design and Construction Division of the General Services Agency; and performing related work as required.


This single position classification is located in the General Services Agency and reports to the Deputy Director, General Services Agency Capital Programs. The position is responsible for managing and directing staff in the Design and Construction Division of Capital Programs; coordinating and directing their work in the programming, planning, design and construction of building projects or modifications of County buildings and facilities. The position is distinguished from the classification of Senior Project Manager, GSA as the former has supervisory responsibility.

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. Plans and coordinates the work of the Design and Construction Division. Assigns, directs and reviews the work of subordinate staff. Schedules design and/or construction projects. Supervises subordinate staff and advises on the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates. Instructs and advises subordinates on architectural and construction management techniques and construction problems. Coordinates the hiring of program personnel.

2. Develops and, in consultation with the Deputy Director, GSA - Capital Programs, sets departmental performance goals and related performance metrics, and reports performance status periodically to the Deputy Director. Prepares periodic employee evaluations based on those goals and objectives.

3. Develops and maintains procedures to ensure that staff’s work complies with applicable codes and ordinances, including County Green Building, energy conservation and hazardous materials measures. Maintains control over enforcement of County contracts and other financial obligations and monitors for compliance with federal, state and local codes, ordinances, and policies.

4. Monitors and manages staff implementation of project design and construction management standards, policies and procedures. Advises other County agencies and departments on issues of architectural, construction management and administrative significance.

5. Provides information for budgets and schedules. Manages preparation of program budgets and schedules. Maintains control over the program budgets and is responsible for keeping projects within budgetary limits.

6. Ensures that Division staff follows County procedures in preparing, reviewing and approving all program financial source documents for submittal to GSA Senior Management for approval. Monitors and manages staff handling of project invoices and financial documents, and assures that financial obligations are satisfied within contractual time limits.

7. Prepares and/or reviews and edits board letters according to established County form, procedures and timelines for submittal to the Deputy Director, GSA - Capital Programs for approval. Maintains appropriate program records. Prepares required reports on program activities and projects.

8. Represents the General Services Agency at a variety of meetings.

9. Enforces safety rules and regulations.

10. Participates in strategic planning efforts for Capital Programs under the direction of the Deputy Director, GSA – Capital Programs.




Possession of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, or an engineering discipline closely related to the design and construction of capital projects, including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering, from a four or five-year accredited college or university degree program.



The equivalent of seven years of increasingly responsible full-time professional experience
in the field of building design and/or construction management, including five years of supervisory or project management experience and staff management/team leadership experience on major high-cost building projects. Public agency experience is preferred.



Possession of a bachelor’s degree in architecture or architectural engineering or an engineering discipline closely related to the design and construction of capital projects, including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering from a four
or five-year accredited college or university degree program.



The equivalent of five years experience as an Architect, Senior Project Manager, GSA, Project Manager, GSA or comparable position in the Alameda County service, including experience in program administration, staff/team leadership and supervision, budget and cost control.

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.


Certification/Professional License:

Possession of a valid license as an architect issued by the State of California Architects Board or as an engineer (including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering) issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is desirable.



Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’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:

  • Federal, state and local building codes, laws and standards pertaining to public building projects.
  • Design and construction project management and contract administration principles, methods, tools and techniques.
  • General principles and practices of modern architectural methods.
  • Methods and principles of solving architectural design and construction problems.
  • General principles and practices employed in the professional engineering disciplines.
  • Hazardous materials issues.
  • Principles and practices of project analysis, cost estimating, value engineering and scheduling.
  • Management techniques, including contract administration and compliance, necessary to completely implement capital building projects.
  • Budgeting principles and practices and cost control techniques.
  • Principles and practices of personnel supervision, leadership and staff management.
  • Computer technology and management information systems, including Computer- Assisted Design (CAD).

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Make decisions.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Perform budget analysis.
  • Exhibit interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Be a team player
  • Remain flexible and has adaptability.
  • Persuade, influence and negotiate in order to build consensus across groups within and outside department.
  • Effectively and simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects.

Typed: 2/97
Old document: 1345h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/2218
CSC Date: 2/20/97
CH:cs Revised/Retitled 3/12/10
Old Title: Supervising Architect
CSC Date: 3/24/10
SG:cs 11/30/12
CSC Date: 12/12/12
RE:cs Revised 8/1/13
CSC Date: 8/21/13
EL:ac Revised/Retitled 3/7/19
Old Title: Design and Construction Manager
CSC Date: 3/27/19