Project Manager (Fire Rescue)

Recruitment #2001-PRJMGRCPR6-004



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Supports Hillsborough County Fire Rescue by performing project management duties on medium sized new construction, repair, remediation, and maintenance projects on all the Department’s facilities and training grounds. Supervises field personnel to ensure successful project outcomes while meeting departmental goals, needs, and schedules.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university


Four years of program/project management experience directly related to the position duties.


An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • This job is performed in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on the nature of their assignments, individual employees may perform some or all of the duties described below.

  • Under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, the Project Manager II is responsible for developing scopes of work and budgets for the maintenance, upkeep and repair of fire facilities, the review of contractor submitted proposals, negotiation of fair and reasonable pricing, preparation of work orders, and reviewing, approving and, if necessary, paying invoices.  The PM II prepares, coordinates, and monitors project budgets, funding, and schedules.
  • Supervises field personnel. Reviews and approves subordinate(s) work orders and pay requests. Conducts performance management meetings with staff at specified intervals for identifying employee strengths and objectives needing improvement.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and tracks the progress of work orders as well as maintenance requests in support of fire facilities. Provides recommendations and guidance to Section Manager on projects’ priorities and potential operational and logistical impacts.  Develops, implements, and maintain fire facilities management database that includes tracking of necessary preventative maintenance, inspections, and life-cycle requirements.
  • Prepares and submit for approval contract documents and technical specifications, and coordinates and manage work with outside Departments and Agencies. Attends maintenance, planning, design, permitting, pre-construction, and construction meetings.
  • Works with other divisions within the Department to identify needs, and aid in the development and renewal of purchasing agreements in support of Fire Rescue’s mission.
  • Utilizes and coordinates the use of various existing County contracts and maintenance agreements for performing necessary preventative maintenance, maintenance, repair, and construction work to structures, supporting systems, grounds, infrastructure, and assets within all fire facilities.
  • Conducts progress inspections of contractor performed work to ensure compliance with scope, specifications, schedules, and applicable codes and guidelines. Identifies potential issues and initiates corrective action when necessary.
  • Coordinates with and inform stations’ captains of project updates, schedules and changes to scope, and other related issues as necessary to minimize disruption to the station’s personnel and field operations.
  • Participates in the planning, preparation, and coordination efforts prior, during, and after emergency disasters in support of the Department’s mission and the Fire Chief’s direction.  Conduct damage assessment and recovery as instructed to ensure fire facilities are operational and able to serve the citizens of the County..
  • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Knowledge of project management theory, techniques and tools.
    • Knowledge of the processes, activities, requirements and objectives of the functional area to which assigned.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of project management for construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Florida Building Codes, Florida Fire Prevention Code, and Hillsborough County Design Standards.
    • Skill in developing tracking systems to monitor work progress.
    • Skilled in assessing existing conditions of various systems, equipment, components and/or assets.
    • Skilled in the use of RS Means, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Ability to effectively coordinate resources and manage these resources to a successful project outcome.
    • Ability to analyze the risks and future impact of decisions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization.
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data and develop logical conclusions.
    • Customer/Client Focus.



      We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

      • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
      • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
      • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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      Veteran’s Preference:

      Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:

      Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

      Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

      Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

      Response/Recovery Activities:

      Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*