Job: Capital Projects Manager - Parks Department (Open and Promotional)

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Pay: $104,041.60 to $130,083.20/year

Salary : $50.02 - $62.54 Hourly $8,670.13 - $10,840.27 Monthly $104,041.60 - $130,083.20 Annually

Posted: 04/10/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2021501

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Capital Projects Manager - Parks Department (Open and Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 04/25/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$50.02 - $62.54 Hourly
$8,670.13 - $10,840.27 Monthly
$104,041.60 - $130,083.20 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
The Parks Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Capital Projects Manager. This position will be receiving general direction from the Park Director and may receive project direction from the Assistant Parks Director. The Capital Projects Manager exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional and technical staff, including consultants and contractors.
The Parks Department manages historic sites, urban parks, beaches, and forests and strives to provide the highest quality experience for our visitors.  This job includes building, renovating, and enhancing facilities in some of the most beautiful locations in San Mateo County.  The Capital Projects Manager will be an integral member of the team providing recreational opportunities that will stand the test of time.  This position provides an opportunity to work on the projects that are fun, challenging, and directly serve the community including campgrounds, trails, historic structures, roadways, and utility systems.  The County of San Mateo is looking for someone who is team-oriented, loves the outdoors, and wants to serve the community

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or a closely related field and five years of experience as a project/construction manager of medium to large capital projects for a local, state, or federal agency, general contractor, or developer.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of landscape architectural planning and design practices and landscape architectural detailing and standards.
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills to formulate and write comprehensive technical reports, specifications, and business correspondence.
  • Strong organization and coordination skills to manage a large number of projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the contracting process in today's highly regulated environment, including DIR and payroll requirements.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for complex spreadsheets, word-processing, cost-tracking, scheduling, and project management programs.
  • Certification equivalent to LEED AP or commitment to achieve within a six-month period after hire.
  • Experience in various project delivery systems, e.g. Design-Build, GMP, CM at Risk, Lease-Lease-Back, IPD, etc.
  • Familiarity with current technological resources for project development and monitoring, e.g., BIM, Revit, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and co-workers.
  • Superior communication skills, both orally and in writing.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacanciesThis job classification is part of a collective bargaining unit and represented by a union.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manage major and/or complex capital projects from program planning through final acceptance of construction and warranty period.
  • Initiate the preparation of and present feasibility studies, complex cost estimates, schedules and programs for the development of new county facilities and the alteration of existing facilities.
  • Research and plan the various mechanisms used to finance projects such as state and federal grants, county funding, lease purchase agreements, certificates of participation, and joint powers agreements.
  • Prepare and manage requests for proposals for various consultants and participate in their selection.
  • Manage the budgetary aspects of capital projects including analyzing, projecting and recommending fiscal expenditures; obtaining fiscal approval when required; and verifying, monitoring and processing fiscal/budgetary matters at various phases.
  • Manage the preparation and approval of pre-architectural work to include programming and conceptual decision by consultants and county staff for large and/or complex construction projects.
  • Manage schematic design, design development and contract documents to meet users' needs, budgets and schedules.
  • Conduct on-site visits to observe and approve work.
  • Prepare and process Board of Supervisors transmittals.
  • Manage the bid and award process, including solicitation and evaluation of bids, and Board of Supervisors approvals.
  • Administer construction contracts, including inspection work, contract revisions, submittals, payments, schedules, budgets and project closeouts.
  • Manage contractors effectively including both for both design and construction.
  • Manage permit applications, resolve claims and disputes, and file notices.
  • Act as coordinating liaison with county officials, consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, outside agencies and the public regarding capital improvement projects.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field and five years as a project manager of medium to large capital projects which resulted in the completion of buildings or structures.
Knowledge of:
  • Architectural planning and design practices.
  • Architectural detailing and standards.
  • Building construction materials and methods.
  • Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering principles as related to capital projects.
  • Project development and management.
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Building cost estimates.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Finance mechanisms.
  • Codes, ordinances, and laws concerning building design and construction
  • State codes and County ordinances relating to the management of construction projects.
  • Construction administration and monitoring.
  • Project scheduling.
  • Computer technology and management information systems.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Analyze departmental and others' needs for new facilities and make recommendations to meet those needs.
  • Prepare contract agreements for construction projects.
  • Manage large and/or complex construction projects from inception to completion.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Anticipate problems and resolve disputes.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Apply architectural and/or engineering techniques and methods.
  • Review and recommend designs and contract documents for program compliance.
  • Prepare, maintain, and monitor accurate project budgets, schedules, and records.
  • Prepare and present a variety of reports.
  • Use a personal computer for complex spreadsheet, word processing, and project management programs.
  • Perform physical tasks such as climbing ladders and walking on uneven surfaces to observe and approve work.
  • Operate a vehicle.

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five (5) points added to their final passing score on this examination.
The examination process will consist of an Application Screening (weight:pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a Panel Interview (weight:100%).
Depending on the number of applicants an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualifications. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below.  If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.
Application Deadline(tentative): April 25, 2018

Application Screening (tentative): April 26, 2018
Panel Interviews (tentative): May 8, 2018 and/or May 9, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Arlene Cahill (041018) (Capital Projects Manager - N108)

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