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Project Manager

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

Description

  • 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

    ABILITY TO:

    • 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


      TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

      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. 

      DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  

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

      CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS

      • 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.