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Senior Capital Facilities Project Manager

Contra Costa County
Martinez, California
$111,998.04 - $136,134.36 Annually
Closing date
Sep 8, 2022

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The Public Work Department is excited to announce a recruitment for the position of Senior Capital Facilities Project Manager. The Department is seeking candidates with an extensive project management background who will play a key role in managing high-profile projects through completion, assisting in daily operations, and training and developing other project managers within the Division.


The Public Works Department provides for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of infrastructure within the unincorporated area of Contra Costa County and the Flood Control District, as well as county buildings and grounds. Capital Projects, a division of Public Works, manages complex and intriguing architectural & engineering projects for County departments, including planning, designing, bidding, and construction management.


We are looking for someone who is:

  • Proficient with their management skills, and has a clear understanding of the design and construction process;
  • An effective communicator, will come to work with a positive attitude, and is a team player;
  • Customer-focused, with strong attention to detail;
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of ethics, integrity, and credibility;
  • Able to manage multiple projects and communicate with key stakeholders;
  • A strategic thinker that values input and contributions by team members.

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Developing, planning, scheduling, and executing Capital Projects throughout the County
  • Supervising subordinate staff, offering opportunities to train and evaluate their performance
  • Ensuring change orders and payments follow county policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Informing various parties about project statuses, including frequent communication with the Capital Projects Division Manager
  • Managing project budgets and schedules through completion, ensuring work is completed timely and within budget
  • Ensuring projects are properly closed out at the completion

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • You will have a flexible work schedule with a great work/life balance
  • You will have a role that is both creative and analytical 
  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your work impacts your community and the well-being of the county.
  • You will be working for a Division/Department that is known for employee satisfaction and camaraderie

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • You will be expected to balance multiple projects, priorities, and demands
  • User departments can change scope, schedule, and budgets, etc. such demands require flexibility and critical thinking
  • Local government procurement processes and procedures could present challenges
  • Balancing constraints from code enforcement officials and utility companies

Competencies Required:

  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data
  • Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact
  • Design Sense: Creating work products that are functional, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing
  • Legal and Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Professional and Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Presentation Skill: Formally delivering information to groups
  • Involving Others: Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
  • Coaching and Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
  • Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal

The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for six (6) months. To read the full class spec, please click here:  

License Required: 1) Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application period.
2) Possession of a valid State of California certificate of registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in architecture, engineering, construction management or a closely related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of full-time (or its equivalent of full-time) professional architectural or engineering experience in the design and construction of architectural/engineering building construction, renovation, upgrading, remodeling, and tenant improvement projects.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Previous sustained experience in positions that required advanced project management and problem-solving skills;
  • previous experience working for a public agency;
  • previous experience supervising staff and evaluating performance

1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

 2. Virtual Interview Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Candidates must achieve an average passing score of 70% or higher on each of the competencies assessed, as well as an overall passing score of 70% or higher. The assessment will measure candidates' competencies relating to the Senior Capital Facilities Project Manager classification. These may include but are not limited to: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Professional and Technical Expertise, Attention to Detail, Displaying Ownership and Accountability, and Leadership. (Weighted 100%)

  • The Virtual Interview will take place via computer (remotely) on an as-needed basis.
  • The interview will be administered remotely using a computer or mobile device such as a tablet. You will need access to a reliable internet connection to take the assessment, as well as a computer or mobile device with a camera.   

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Brighton Bohnenkamp at  For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.    

COVID-2019 Vaccine Requirements

Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.



All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.


Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing public services which improve the quality of life of our residents and the economic viability of our businesses.Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life.Contra Costa County serves people, businesses and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value:• Clients and communities • Accountability• Partnerships • Fiscal prudence• Quality Services • Organizational excellence
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