County of Alameda

Construction Program Manager (#9693)

Bargaining Unit: CEMU - Civil Engineer Mgmt (R30)
$59.41-$83.35 Hourly / $4,752.80-$6,668.00 BiWeekly /
$10,297.73-$14,447.33 Monthly / $123,572.80-$173,368.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, direct, and manage the major maintenance, refurbishing, remodeling and structural modification of County buildings from initial planning stages through completion; and to perform other related duties.


This single position class manages the construction services program of the General Services Agency. It is responsible for managing and controlling major construction projects, a variety of smaller renovation projects and support activities using subcontractors, engineering, architectural and other skilled and semi-skilled personnel. This position is distinguished from the Facilities Manager classification in that the latter is responsible for managing, through subordinate supervisory staff, the maintenance and operation of 24-hour facilities such as the hospitals and jails that are subject to specialized government regulations and standards.

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. Reviews and monitors projects including inspections, construction management, contract administration, construction technology, cost estimating and the development of projects within limits of available financing.

2. Reviews and approves projects for the preparation of construction contracts, issuance of change orders compliance with warranty standards and project schedule changes.

3. Processes and manages contracts for professional engineering and architectural consulting services, equipment and supplies.

4. Coordinates and develops projects, procedures and guidelines with other County departments and with outside agencies such as contract cities in Alameda County, Federal Agencies, nonprofit organizations, Oakland Housing Authority, etc.

5. Ensures that energy conservation measures are included in the design of projects; estimates project costs and payback periods, and return on investment.

6. Develops, monitors and reviews budgets, reports workload summaries.

7. Develops, revises and implements guidelines and work standards in conjunction with other managers and lead staff.

8. Reviews impact of changes in codes, laws, regulations, guidelines and contract terms that affect projects.

9. Coordinates and acts to resolve problems that may arise in handling complex projects.

10. Prepares and delivers presentations before the Board of Supervisors; meets and confers with Agency heads regarding projects in their venues; represents the Agency on project matters in discussions/meetings with Federal, State, regional, local entities and the public; may make recommendations on bills to be brought before the State Legislature.

11. Conducts hiring interviews; oversees training of new staff; evaluates performance and actively promotes staff development.


The equivalent of six years’ full-time experience in building/facility management with primary responsibility for renovation and construction management. Experience must include a minimum of two years of managing construction contractors and/or skilled craft workers of various crafts. Highly desired is experience with medium to large projects in the fields of real estate development, property development, project management, contract administration, project financing and project cost estimation, and construction cost control.


A four-year degree in engineering, finance, or business, or in a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the requisite experience.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.

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 analysis, cost estimating and scheduling.
• Principles and techniques of building construction and renovation/modification
• Building, electrical, and mechanical laws, codes, and standards.
• Basic budgeting principles and practices.
• Construction project management and contract administration principles, methods, tools and techniques.


• Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and para-professional staff.
• Develop and implement a variety of projects to meet County goals and objectives.
• Analyze, interpret and apply laws, rules, codes and regulations related to building construction projects.
• Research various proposals, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations within agreed upon guidelines.
• Preparation, negotiation and implementation of construction contracts.
• Written and oral communication.
• Supervision of professionals and para-professionals.
• Coordinate with personnel at all organizational levels and make public presentations.
• Prepare clear and effective correspondence, reports and informational materials.

Old document: 1275h.wpf
New document: Jobspecs/9693
CSC Date: 3/8/95


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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