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7101 - Project Manager-Unclassified (Construction Project Manager)

at Pima County

Posted: 2/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2272367

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is with the Pima County Facilities Management Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary Grade: U2

A Resume is require and must be uploaded with completed application.

Manages a variety of complex tasks and activities related to the development and delivery of capital projects. This is appointed, unclassified and exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Preference given to current Pima County employees.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Develops, clarifies and manages complex capital projects;
Defines project scope and identifies contract deliverables required to achieve targeted outcomes;
Manages project aspects to ensure project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budget guidelines;
Identifies required resources, assembles project team, assigns responsibilities and develops timeframes to facilitate successful completion of project activities and deliverables;
Assists in contract development for professional services;
Monitors consultants and contractors to assure that all contracted deliverables are received and performance standards are met;
Develops project costs and monitors project expenditures to ensure project is completed on-time and within budgetary guidelines;
Ensures projects maintain compatibility and consistency with existing architectural and enterprise standards;
Performs cost/benefit analysis of actions and initiatives;
Escalates unresolved problems and issues to the management level, as necessary, to keep projects on schedule and on budget;
Assists in the evaluation and redesign, as necessary, to accelerate project completion;
Possesses and maintains a thorough understanding of project goals and contract terms;
May directly supervise technical and administrative staff.
Knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of contract management;
  • principles and practices of project management including phasing and lifecycles;
  • constructionphasing and techniques;
  • financial management including cash flow, expenditure projections and invoice analysis;
  • risk assessment and mitigation;
  • procurement codes and other administrative policies related to project delivery.
Skill in:           
  • conflict/issue resolution;
  • team development;
  • effective communication techniques both verbally and written;
  • supervising, training and evaluating support staff;
  • developing and administering project budgets;
  • planning and organizing tasks related to project delivery.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in design, construction or related field as defined by the appointing authority and a minimum of five years of experience working as a project manager, including three years of experience in construction. (Substitution of additional relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be considered.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:  (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in a design or construction field.
  2. Five (5) or more years of experience in construction management.
  3. Three (3) or more years of experience with public sector project delivery.
  4. Resume is required. 

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and CertificatesValid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Risk Management's review and approval of the candidate's driving record. Some positions require a valid Arizona commercial driver license (CDL) with appropriate endorsement(s) at the time of appointment, or prior to completion of an initial/promotional probation period. Positions requiring a CDL are also subject to applicable State of Arizona and federal standards, rules, and regulations on physical requirements including drug and alcohol testing.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination.

Special Notice Items:  This is an appointed, unclassified position exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules. 
Training Reimbursement: For employees who voluntarily terminate their employment or otherwise leave this classification: reimbursement for training provided will be required in accordance with Personnel Policy 8-123.A.

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