Are you interested in supporting the great City of Oakland by providing your expertise and hard work towards improvements to public buildings, facilities, structures, parks, open spaces, and various other projects? The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill three Capital Improvement Project Coordinator vacancies within the Public Works Department. The department is looking for an experienced project manager who is adept at overseeing and implementing capital improvement projects from project planning through construction completion to meet project budgets and schedules. This person will have a strong technical background in the design and construction of a variety of city structures. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, eager to learn, supportive of organizational objectives, able to take responsibility, and participates as an active member of the team. The selected incumbent will bring program support skills, project implementation, and oversight experience to the position; possesses the political acumen and well-rounded communication skills to work with client departments, the public/community, and intra-department staff in the development of Capital Improvement Program Budgets.
Under general direction in the Oakland Public Works Department (OPW), the Capital Improvement Project Coordinator serves as the primary point-of-contact for the client departments, citizens and other Public Works divisions regarding the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) construction projects; manages all phases of a CIP project from initiation to closure, including budget, scheduling, controls and client satisfaction; and performs other related duties as required.
This management level position is responsible for the overall management of major projects in the Capital Improvement Program and integrates all phases of the work from the initial planning stages to the completion of construction and project closure. The Capital Improvement Project Coordinator ensures the timely delivery of cost effective, high quality projects in compliance with budgetary constraints that meet the needs of the client department. The duties performed involve the exercise of considerable discretion and latitude of judgment within established policies and procedures. A high level of independence and autonomy is required for this project leadership position. This classification is distinguished from the higher level Capital Improvement Program Manager, which is a division head classification with responsibility for the overall administration of the Project Management Division.