Placer Employment Opportunities

Project Manager - I

Building Maintenance

Recruitment #2023-14791-01


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit

This classification is scheduled to receive general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024.


The Department of Facilities Management, Building Maintenance Division is seeking a Project Manager. This position may be filled at the I or II level and will be responsible for implementation of contracts and project orders and ensuring jobs are completed to the required specifications. This position will also work closely with County contractors in support of various projects in the Building Maintenance division. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills and the ability to successfully assist in the management multiple large scale and complex building system renewal projects.

Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in the recruitment at Level I, Level II or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications for each recruitment.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill Temporary/Extra-Help* positions and permanent vacancies in various departments as they arise.

*Temporary/Extra-help assignments are limited to 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Temporary/Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:

  • Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
  • Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
  • Sick leave: 12 days/year*
  • Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee’s salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
  • CalPERS retirement plans
  • Retiree medical insurance
  • Deferred compensation
  • Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
  • Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.

*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.

The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


To develop and manage capital improvement, construction, or real estate services projects from inception to completion; to perform space assessment and financial and administrative studies related to capital improvement, construction, or real estate services projects  and/or capital park, trail, and open space development projects; negotiate and administer consultant  and lease agreements, and assist in real estate acquisition and disposition; and to provide support services to departments on facility-related issues.


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.


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


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Confer with department staff regarding budget requests for facility maintenance and improvements, space needs, and leases or prospective lease space; when assigned to support parks and open space, confer with department staff regarding budget 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, including administrative and fiscal analysis.
• 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 plans, 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.
• Assist in the administration of project contracts. 
• Manage project budgets, conduct field inspections, and assist in the regulatory permitting process.
• Assist in the planning, monitoring, and determination of the acquisition, development, and market potential of real property; assist in disposing real property.
• Assist in property management related issues such as response to tenant requests; and in the negotiation and administration of property leases and consultant agreements.
• Plan, coordinate, and implement various facility safety, energy management, building systems, and hazardous materials projects.
• Review building maintenance  system plans and accept on behalf of the County, inspect building maintenance  systems during construction and accept  building maintenance  systems on behalf of the County after installation.
• Perform diagnostics, prepare reports, correspondence, agreements, graphs, and tables; 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.


Work is performed in both an indoor office environment and in the field requiring travel to various locations throughout the County in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. 


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

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: No experience required. 

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, architecture, civil engineering, project management, communications, land use and urban development, finance, real estate, or a related field.

Required 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 manage fire life safety systems:
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain by end of probationary period, an electronic fire life 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.
  • Possession of professional certifications as related to area of assignment, as determined by the department. 
  • Possession of a project management certificate is desirable.

Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.

Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of project and contract administration, including project budget management and basic accounting.
  • Principles and practices of building design, construction, facility operations, real property management, and real estate services including leasing and marketing.
  • Principles and practices of administrative and fiscal 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, county policies, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including building codes, life safety codes, real estate law 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, reach, push, pull, bend, squat, crouch, climb, stoop, 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; see with sufficient acuity to read characters and decipher colors on a computer screen, in the field, and on the work site; see, hear, and speak with sufficient acuity to examine, assess, and communicate safety conditions in the field; and regularly lift moderate weight.
  • Understand and interpret complex rules and procedures.
  • Conduct administrative, fiscal, 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 determine proper course of action. 
  • Use a computer, calculator, basic drafting tools, 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.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Length of Probation: 
All permanent appointments to this classification shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. 

Bargaining Unit: 


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Tucker, Administrative Technician, at or (530) 886-4667.

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