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$67.63-$90.62 hourly / $11,722.00-$15,707.00 monthly / $140,670.40-$188,489.60 yearly


Under general direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the administration of the County’s Capital Improvement Projects Division; this position is subject to administrative determination of policy; and does other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is responsible for supervising and coordinating all functions of the County’s Capital Improvement Projects Division within the Department of Public Works. The incumbent is responsible for administration, planning, budgeting and project coordination. The incumbent is required to possess skills in managing teams, coordinating interdepartmental projects, setting up and maintaining communications systems, and in managing a rapidly growing complex redevelopment program. This position receives direction from the Director of Public Works.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and directs the administration of the Capital Improvement Projects Division including administration of contracts for the construction of major public buildings projects and to ensure contract compliance with plans, specifications, and applicable code related to those projects; coordinating redevelopment and capital improvement projects and programs with other County departments and community agencies; establishes objectives and time tables for major capital improvement/development projects; resolves problems; prepares division budget; plans and directs the preparation of applications for grants; recommends means of financing programs, acquisition and development represents the County in complex contract negotiations and oversees the development and administration of contracts; confers with the Board of Supervisors and other officials concerning capital improvement/development and other related projects; oversees and coordinates long-range planning for economic and capital improvement/development programs; represents the County before community groups and to the business community on matters relating to capital improvement/development; oversees community outreach for the capital improvement/development programs; assures that the capital improvement/development projects are fast tracked, that required resources are secured, and that interdisciplinary cooperation is maintained; selects and evaluates the work of staff; directs and coordinates the activities of subordinate staff; establishes policies and procedures including work agreements or protocols which delineate interdepartmental expectations and responsibilities; reviews, maintains and updates interdepartmental work agreements and protocols as required; reviews and evaluates operations and programs to assure adherence to legal requirements including reporting requirements; keeps abreast of pending legislation concerning capital improvement/development; maintains a positive public image for the department; attends meetings and conferences

Employment Standards


Thorough knowledge of: 

  • Principles and effective practices of organization and management;
  • Local government organization and operations and interrelationships between County government and the community;
  • Principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, implement, direct and evaluate complex and interdisciplinary programs;

Working knowledge of: ·

  • Techniques of development and implementation of interdisciplinary public projects;
  • Principles of personnel management including selection, supervision, evaluation and training of subordinate staff;
  • Governmental finance and budgeting procedures as they effect an operating department;
  • Federal, state and local laws relating to development and capital projects;

Some knowledge of: 

  •  The application of data processing to departmental operations.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct, coordinate and administer a division responsible for interdisciplinary projects and activities;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departments and governmental agencies, boards, commissions, public officials and community groups;
  • Define problem areas, plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement policy decisions;
  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving complex and difficult administrative, managerial and technical problems in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Develop and implement short- and long-range departmental goals and objectives;
  • Establish policies and procedures including interdisciplinary protocols and work agreements;
  •  Maintain interdepartmental cooperation, serve as a team leader, and maintain open communication between various groups;
  • Comprehend and interpret complex regulations, laws and guidelines; Prepare and present concise, logical, oral and written reports;
  • Speak effectively before large groups;
  • Negotiate complex contracts and agreements;
  • Maintain a positive public image

Training and Experience:

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

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, civil or structural engineering, design management, architecture, business, economics, planning or a related field AND four years of full-time, high-level administrative or management experience in project management in the areas of construction management, engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical), architecture, commercial real estate development, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license, or the incumbent must provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the classification’s essential functions as summarized in the Typical Tasks section of this specification.


Unit: 08

EEOC Job Category: 01

Occupational Grouping: 85

Workers’ Comp Code: 0053

CLASS: US9; EST: 7/1/2014;