County of Alameda

Project Manager, GSA (#9700)

Bargaining Unit: CEMU - Civil Engineer Mgmt (R30)
$52.82-$65.40 Hourly / $4,225.60-$5,232.00 BiWeekly /
$9,155.47-$11,336.00 Monthly / $109,865.60-$136,032.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to provide project management, liaison, inspection and contract administration for the design, construction and modification of County buildings and structures. Serves as the primary point of contact for customers, contractors, and stakeholders while managing all phases of a project including budget, scheduling, controls and client relations, and to perform related work as required.


This is a professional level position where incumbents direct and orchestrate a team of service providers related to a particular project. They have an understanding of how to structure a team, schedule the work, establish the budget, negotiate the project requirements and scope with the end user, and oversee and report project progress. Incumbents receive direction negotiating professional services contracts while overseeing the County procurement process. The Project Manager GSA is responsible for one or more smaller and/or moderate sized projects in terms of both dollar amount and complexity or may be responsible for some part of a single larger project under direction. GSA Project Managers are assigned to construction projects and architectural projects. This class differs from the next higher classification of GSA Senior Project Manager in that the latter typically manages larger and more complex projects and operates with considerable independence in decision-making. The Senior Project Manager also provides guidance or assistance to other project management staff.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in the 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. Confers with County departments to establish building and space requirements; advises on feasibility of projects; makes recommendations based on findings. Maintains ongoing communications with customers.

2. Defines project goals and objectives; with direction, develops project scope, budget, funding and schedule; finalizes cost estimates.

3. Manages projects from programming through construction phase and warranty period.

4. Manages consultant and contractor selection process and is responsible for fee negotiations and approval of contracts.

5. Assures that project program and conceptual design meet the County’s needs and are compatible with master plans.

6. Tracks and monitors all project activities; inspects or reviews work under construction to make sure that new construction and alteration work being performed by contractors complies with plans, specifications and codes.

7. Prepares budget reports and cost control analyses; responsible for keeping projects within approved budgets and on their approved schedule; analyzes claims and recommends approval of consultant/contractor payment.

8. Regularly reports project status to Senior Management and customers regarding status and issues; manage customer satisfaction.

9. Oversees project staff/contractors and attends meetings at various sites.

10. Participates in public hearings; prepares and presents project reports to clients, the Board of Supervisors, the public and others.


The equivalent of five years’ full-time, progressively responsible experience in project management in the areas of construction management, design management, architecture or related fields. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical), Architecture, or a closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience.


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

Special Requirement:

Must be able to travel to locations throughout the County.

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 codes, statutes, and regulations pertaining to public building projects.
· Federal, state and local codes, statutes, and regulations pertaining to contract and labor compliance.
· Principles and practices of project management.
· Cost estimating and cost control techniques.
· Budget preparation.
· Government purchasing and bidding policies, practices and procedures.
· Professional services contracting.
· Computer technology, including project management systems and software.

Ability to:

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people.
· Communicate effectively in writing.
· Orally communicate in an effective manner.
· Prepare and deliver effective presentations to governing boards, the public and a variety of audiences.
· Plan and organize.
· Analyze and solve problems.
· Organize and coordinate the various elements of a major project.
· Manage the work of project consultants and staff working on a project.
· Adapt to changing priorities.

TB:ys 11/5/03
Newspecs: 9700.doc
CSC Date: 12/10/03


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

  • 11 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.