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Project Manager

  • Management (incl. project, product management & human resources)
  • Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Technical, Utilities Jobs


  • Develops, implements, and monitors short and long-term projects, plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the District’s mission, strategic plan, and Board priorities
  • Conducts special studies, coordinates and monitors projects concerning District or departmental procedures or policies, programs and grants
  • Provides direction to and manages the work of consultants and project teams to insure quality products or services are delivered on schedule and within budget
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of integrated water resource issues that affect the District including water supply distribution, long-range water planning, water conservation, supplemental water supply, environmental and safety concerns
  • Studies and analyzes the objectives, policies and needs of the agency to develop and implement strategies, in an effort to promote ideas, projects and services
  • Develops and implements a variety of District-wide and project-based strategic public relations/communications plans; develops and conducts surveys, analyzes results and makes recommendations and initiates action
  • Plans and directs the development and communication of informational programs to inform and educate customers and stakeholders on the District's goals, projects and accomplishments
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of the community, government agencies and public officials, customers and public interest groups
  • Identifies, applies for and administers grants to fund special projects and/or programs; directs the work of grant consultants and/or assigned staff
  • Represents the District in dealings with constituent agencies, and with other industry and local, state and federal governmental agencies, and professional organizations
  • Oversees and manages the preparation of requests for proposal and agreements for various specialized professional services contracts. Acts as the project manager
  • Conducts special studies involving research and analysis of complex and sensitive information; develops recommendations and alternative solutions and implements initiatives
  • Prepares and administers the annual budget for special projects and related activities
  • Formulates and interprets policies, goals, objectives and procedures in support of the District Manager while adhering to the District’s mission, strategic planning goals and Board governance policies
  • Acts as District representative before stakeholder and interest groups, and on various committees and projects

Specific Requirements

  • Project management methods and best practices
  • Principles and methods of research and statistical analyses
  • Methods and techniques used in developing communications for internal and external audiences
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations related to water management and supply
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation, and of government systems and processes
  • Design principles and practices including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work
  • Knowledge of principles of website development
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, conflict resolution and outreach strategies
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing to the District, media, community, stakeholders and elected officials
  • Ability to make successful oral presentations before a wide variety of groups and facilitate public meetings and workshops
  • Interpreting and communicating technical information to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Knowledge of the principles of document management, file conversion to digitize cloud base management
  • Applying organizational, creative, interpersonal and business skills to assigned tasks
  • Business and Engineering technology and applications
  • Working knowledge of office procedures and practices
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings and other meetings as directed English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation


    • Coordinate the development and administration of District-wide programs, projects, goals, objectives, and procedures
    • Interpret and apply District policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations
    • Communicate clearly, effectively and concisely orally and in writing.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
    • Serve as a District resource on public administration and public information
    • Proficiently use and adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems
    • Plan and organize work of self and others to meet changing priorities and deadlines
    • Work independently and as part of a team, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Complete assigned work in an efficient, timely and accurate manner
    • Operate a motor vehicle safely


      Any combination of training and experience, which demonstrates attainment of the required knowledge and ability to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed), typically: 

      EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, Science or a related field. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred. 

      EXPERIENCE: Four (4) to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in project management, planning, environmental programs, and analysis of technical issues or closely related field. 


      • Engineering background with water agency or water project experience
      • PMP or equivalent certification will be an advantage
      • Advanced use of technology applications 


      • A valid California class C driver’s license must be maintained at all times
      • Must obtain and continue to maintain a California Department of Public Health Grade D-2 Distribution Operator’s Certificate within eighteen (18) months of employment in the position

Hard Skills

  • Team management
  • Process improvement
  • Best practice development
  • Agile methodology
  • Waterfall methodology
  • Business analysis
  • Timelines
  • Deliverable management
  • Scheduling
  • Accountability
  • Ability to use project management software
  • Certifications such as PMP or PRINCE
  • Advanced writing skills

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Multitasker

We offer

This District provides a competitive benefit package, including but not limited to comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, CalPERS Pension, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and more.

SALARY: $8,746- $11,720 per month depending on qualifications.