Placer County

Project Manager - I (#14791)

$31.16-$38.92 Hourly / $5,401.07-$6,746.13 Monthly / $64,812.80-$80,953.60 Yearly

Project Manager - II (#14793)

$34.36-$42.91 Hourly / $5,955.73-$7,437.73 Monthly / $71,468.80-$89,252.80 Yearly


DEFINITION

To develop and manage capital improvement projects from inception to completion; to perform space assessment and financial and administrative studies related to capital improvement projects including capital park, trail and open space development projects; to negotiate and administer consultant agreements and leases; and to provide support services to departments on facility-related issues.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Project Manager I
This is the entry-level class in the Project Manager series.  This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this is an entry-level class, employees may have limited related work experience.  Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

Project Manager II
This is the full journey-level class within the Project Manager series.  This class is distinguished from the Project Manager I by the assignment of the full range of duties.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.
This class is distinguished from the Senior Project Manager in that the latter performs difficult and complex project management assignments and exercises technical and functional supervision over professional and technical personnel.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Project Manager I
Receives general supervision from management or other professional staff, and may receive technical and functional supervision from supervisory or management staff.

Project Manager II
Receives direction from management or other professional staff may receive technical and functional supervision from supervisory or management staff.
May exercise direct supervision over technical and clerical staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Confer with department managers regarding budget requests for facility maintenance and improvements, space needs and leases or prospective lease space or when assigned to parks/capital open space, requests for capital park, trail and open space development projects.
  • Gather and analyze data and information affecting departmental space and facility needs; and conduct studies concerning suitability of existing and proposed buildings.
  • Determine feasibility and costs of requests for services and proposed projects; prepare budgets, cost estimates and project schedules for capital projects.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor facility improvement and maintenance projects; develop scope of work; confer with departments and consultants; prepare construction plans and documents, budget reports, and authorization-related recommendations.
  • Manage bid process, including pre-bid conferences and walk-throughs; provide technical information in response to bidder inquiries; and administer construction contracts, including managing project budgets, conducting field inspections and assisting in the regulatory permitting process.
  • Assist in the planning, monitoring and determination of the acquisition, development and market potential of real property; and assist in disposing real property.
  • Assist in property management related issues such as response to tenant requests; and negotiate and administer property leases and consultant agreements.
  • Conduct administrative and financial studies and analyses.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement various facility safety, energy management, building systems and hazardous materials programs.
  • Review life safety system plans and accept on behalf of the County, inspect life safety systems during construction, and accept on life safety systems on behalf of the County after installation.
  • Perform diagnostics, prepare reports, correspondence, agreements, graphs and tables; and make presentations at public meetings as required.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Provide ongoing field support for building systems.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Project Manager I

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of responsible experience performing property or facility-related analysis, real property management, or capital improvement project management.

Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, facility management, property management, construction management or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • When assigned to asbestos management program, possession of an Environmental Protection Agency Asbestos Inspector/Manager/ Planner Certification is required.
  • When assigned to life safety or building maintenance:
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by end of probationary period, an electronic life/fire systems certificate issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by end of probationary period, a fire alarm servicing certificate issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by end of probationary period, life safety system factory certificates or other professional certifications as related to area of assignment, as determined by the Department. 

Project Manager II

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Two years of responsible property or facility-related project management experience performing duties similar to a Project Manager I with Placer County.

Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, facility management, property management, construction management or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • When assigned to asbestos management program, possession of an Environmental Protection Agency Asbestos Inspector/ Manager/Planner Certification is required.
  • When assigned to life safety or building maintenance :
    • Possession of an electronic life/fire systems certificate issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
    • Possession of a fire alarm servicing certificate issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
    • Possession of life safety system factory certificates or other professional certifications as related to area of assignment, as determined by the Department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Project Manager I

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of project and contract administration, including budget management and basic accounting.
  • Principles and practices of building design, construction, facility operations and real property management, including leasing and marketing.
  • Principles and practices of administrative and financial analysis, including assessment of work-related space needs.
  • Learn policies and procedures of the assigned department and its respective divisions.
  • Statistical methods and analysis, and the use of statistics in reports.
  • Mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics applications.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including building codes, life safety codes, and contract law, as needed for area of assignment.
  • Business correspondence and report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; interpret drawings and plans; observe, implement and problem solve operational and technical issues; explain and implement policies, procedures, and contract requirements to consultants, contractors, vendors, and the public; and maintain an awareness of safety at all times.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while conducting field site inspections; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation, use telephone, write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and regularly lift moderate weight.
  • Understand and interpret complex rules and procedures.
  • Conduct administrative, financial, and space studies.
  • Plan, coordinate, and monitor facility and/or park improvement projects.
  • Negotiate and administer leases and contract agreements.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Obtain information through interview; handle multiple assignments and deal fairly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and implement corrective action as appropriate.
  • Use a computer, calculator, basic drafting tools, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopy machine.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Project Manager II

In addition to the qualifications for Project Manager I:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies and procedures of the assigned department and its respective divisions.
  • County government and services as they relate to facility needs and administrative requirements.
  • Principles and practices of real property management and land use, including property acquisition and real property development.
  • Principles and practices of life safety system design review and inspection.
  • Principles and practices of contract law and negotiations.
  • County procurement policies and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Independently conduct administrative, financial, and space studies.
  • Independently plan, coordinate, and monitor facility improvement projects including capital park, trail and open space development projects for the assigned department.
  • Independently prepare, negotiate and administer leases and contract agreements.
  • Evaluate and compare prospective lease space with regard to cost, location and amenities.

CLASS: 14791; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/1/2007;
CLASS: 14793; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/1/2007;