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- Position Overview
The Project Manager performs professional planning/engineering work of considerable complexity related to project management of Public Works planning and projects. This is characterized by the overall responsibility and accountability for the total project and budget of major engineering and construction projects or programs.
First review of applications will be 2/25/2019.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in a work related Engineering discipline or physical or biological science and three (3) years of professional civil engineering, planning or related work experience.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration within six months of employment. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- The principles and practices of planning, and/or civil engineering, as well as oversight of public involvement activities.
- Negotiation, project management, administration, and contracts.
- The principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, and strategic planning.
- Planning principles and/or civil engineering, practices, terminology, and procedures.
- Supervising a diverse work group, and delegating tasks and authority.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
- Working under pressure of deadlines, and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with department staff and other County departments.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing specialized software.
- Deal with diverse stakeholders and special interests groups.
- Interface with technical and non-technical public and private sectors
- Coordinate, direct, and provide expertise on complex flood control projects or functions.
- Facilitate and manage effective working relationships and teamwork among staff and between organizations.
- Communicate effectively both verbal and written.
Preferred education and/or experience:
A Masters' degree. Professional civil engineering, planning or public administration experience. Public works or planning department experience.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Registration.
Must be able to work in a normal, indoor office environment and occasionally outdoors; must have manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment; must be able to manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, team-oriented activities, prompt decision-making and interaction with government officials and the public; must constantly maintain concentration, accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor.
- Essential Job Tasks
- Provides leadership, direction and guidance in planning and management of project management processes and procedures.
- Manages consulting engineers, planners, contractors, and other staff to assure proper execution of all phases of the program and projects.
- Plans the work and directs the development of drainage studies, flood hazard mitigation alternatives, public involvement process, and scope of work, criteria, standards and specifications.
- Resolves complex problems, and assures conformance to project plans, and to county, state, and Federal regulations.
- Assures projects meet scope, schedule, cost and quality requirements.
- Provides technical direction in the planning, and review of flood hazard identification and flood hazard mitigation concepts.
- Evaluates and analyzes issues, stakeholder concerns, and recommends and implements solutions.
- Assures effective communication of issues and strategies.
- Reviews project documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
- Coordinates and facilitates development of studies, project design concepts, and estimates for public works projects, which may include; work scheduling, project scope, and budgets.
- Prepares and presents reports on project performance and financial status.
- Participates on various technical and advisory teams, providing advice and information on project status and safety issues.
- Advises, coordinates and serves on planning and negotiation teams.
- Provides guidance and assistance to Department staff, consultants, and technical advisors on planning or construction and engineering contract issues.
- Provides technical assistance on contract development and requirements, contract objectives, and scope of work.
- Prepares, negotiates, and maintains project authorizations including MOU's, Resolutions, and IGA's and other associated project documents.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.