Project Manager I (Quality Assurance)

Recruitment #1710-PM1EPCQ-002


Hillsborough County (County seat of Tampa, FL) is a great place to work! Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, this region boasts an enviable quality of life with year round sunshine, a unique cultural heritage and a diverse business climate. For both individuals and companies alike, Tampa offers accessibility, affordability and opportunity.

Hillsborough County Government is a great employer looking for new members to join its team who are aligned with the core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and provide competitive and reasonable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including port operations, childrens' education, arts and culture, courts, planning and zoning, public transportation, environmental protection, and employment-related services.

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor's degree in a technical field with three years of experience in either a laboratory or environmental program involved in quality assurance of data and/or experience writing standard operating procedures.


A Bachelor's degree with a major in the natural sciences or engineering; and
Three or more years of program/project management experience that includes at least two years of experience in a laboratory or environmental program with data quality assurance responsibilities and/or responsibility for developing and implementing standard operating procedures.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Knowledge and understanding of data quality statistics and acceptance testing.
  • Knowledge of statistical software and word processing program.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of the processes, activities, requirements and objectives of the functional area to which assigned.
  • Mathematical skills in performance and quality assurance statistics and evaluating performance audits.
  • Technical writing skills in preparing quality assurance reports, technical evaluations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, and explain technical guidance documents and federal regulations.
  • Ability to plan and implement data quality controls and enhancements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and solve problems involving several variables or unique situations.
  • Ability to manage the details of projects , track activities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data and make logical decisions.


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 assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Generates air monitoring instrument performance statistics and quality assurance reports needed to review and validate air monitoring data.  This includes identifying and tracking the corrective actions necessary when performance criteria are not met.
  • Reviews and updates Air Monitoring Section Standard Operating Procedures for data quality assurance and quality control and provided comments to federal or state Quality Assurance Project Plans, technical assistance documents, and statewide SOPs.
  • Performs internal audits of field technician engaged in air pollutant sampling, instrument maintenance, and data management.
  • Designing project plans for special purpose air monitoring studies, developing presentations and public information materials for the air monitoring program.
  • Reviews and evaluates new and revised air monitoring regulations and reporting requirements which includes participation on USEPA Region 4 and statewide workgroups of committees. 
  • Performs project management work by managing, coordinating and implementing small projects or parts of larger complex projects.
  • Directs and coordinates activities concerned with the implementation of a project.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of contract drafts, requests for proposal, and other related documents for review.
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to plan, schedule and scope.
  • Identifies, tracks, monitors and communicates project-related tasks, issues, scope changes, variances and contingencies that may arise during the project implementation.
  • Monitors project budget, monitors status of allocated funds and controls expenses.
  • Prepares and maintains project documentation.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE: The Civil Service Board and its client agencies value the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Therefore, special consideration and priority in appointment will be given to veteran preference-eligible applicants (as described in Section 295.07, F.S.) throughout each step of the selection process.

The applicant claiming veterans' preference is responsible for providing required 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 CAN be provided at the time of application submission. Documentation can easily be provided to us electronically through this online application system (preferred), but can also be provided to us by email, fax, or USPS. However, in ALL cases, required documentation must be provided to us prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans’ Preference who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that s/he was not selected.  Prior to filing a complaint, however, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the employer at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Civil Service Board website by clicking here.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from 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.

APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS:  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster;  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.