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Assistant Program Manager-Capital Improvement

County of San Diego
San Diego, California
$148,000 to $158,000 Annually plus benefits
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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The County of San Diego invites applications for the position of:

Assistant Program Manager - Capital Improvement
Department of Public Works
(Actual Job Class: Group Program Manager)

The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and innovative leader to fill an immediate opening for Assistant Program Manager (Official Title: Group Program Manager). This unclassified management level position is assigned to the Department of Public Works, Engineering Services.

The Assistant Program Manager will report directly to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Program Manager. The Assistant Program Manager will facilitate and assist the CIP Program Manager with the development and implementation of the Department of Public Works’ short and long-term capital improvement programming documents and annual Operational Plan. The CIP projects consist of infrastructure improvements and maintenance, including roads and road related drainage, new and refurbished bridges, flood control facilities, underground utilities for potable water and wastewater systems, and airport projects. The selected candidate will lead and support the project managers and their technical teams in working with a variety of stakeholders; attaining County and departmental objectives for the delivery of the CIP projects; while maintaining budget, schedule, scope, and operational goals. Other responsibilities include coordinating and communicating with executive management, local community planning groups, and others and present at public meeting, develop official correspondence, etc.


Click here to review the job brochure which includes the duties and requirements for this position 


Applicants must possess the following:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university in engineering (structural, civil, environmental, traffic), project management, public administration, or related fields or a certified foreign studies equivalency AND five (5) years of experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification, OR a combination of education and/or experience as stated above.

Note:  A master's degree or higher may substitute for a total of one (1) year. In order for education to substitute for work experience as stated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Experience leading teams in civil engineering or multi-disciplinary Public Works projects in a governmental or non-profit or relatable setting is highly desirable. Possession of relevant professional certification

How to apply:  

Applications may be submitted online at the County of San Diego website:; select Current Job Postings, Job Number 23031806U. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.


The Department of Public Works (DPW) preserves, enhances, and promotes quality of life and public safety through the responsible development and maintenance of reliable and sustainable infrastructure and services in the unincorporated region. DPW serves the unincorporated parts of the County of San Diego maintaining our roads, sidewalks, and bridges; providing wastewater services; keeping road drainage systems and flood control channels clear; operating traffic signals and streetlights; managing eight airports; providing professional project management, engineering, and construction contract services; and inspecting private developer construction sites and permit work performed in the County’s Right of Way. DPW consists of four divisions responsible for a variety of services and activities.

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