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Construction Services Project Manager- EXTENDED
State Center Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2023
Title Construction Services Project Manager- EXTENDED
University State Center Community College District
Fresno, CA, United States
Department DO Operations
Application Deadline 10/03/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Other

Construction Services Project Manager- EXTENDED

Salary: $98,595.00 - $121,260.00 Annually
Location: Districtwide, CA
Job Type: Permanent
Division: DO Operations
Job Number: 2023074
Closing: 10/3/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Classified Staff
Contact: Personnel Commission
Phone number: 559-243-7100

General Purpose

Under direction, manages and directs capital construction and scheduled maintenance projects and coordinates and supervises the construction process from the conceptual development stage through post occupancy and warranty period in a timely and cost-effective manner; oversees the organization, planning, bidding, scheduling, and implementation of projects and manages budgets, schedules, contracts, on-site workers, materials and equipment; ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws, codes and regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  1. Plans, organizes, manages, integrates and evaluates work of the assigned area; supervises and participates in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards; contributes to the development of and monitors performance against the annual department budget; approves purchases and other expenditures in accordance with District policies and procedures; makes presentations; prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
  2. Manages the performance of assigned staff; interviews and selects new staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; makes compensation recommendations; responds to grievances; approves overtime/compensatory time; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Personnel Commission Rules, Board policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements; performs other activities relevant to supervision of assigned staff.
  3. Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the department's and District's mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environment.
  4. Manages multiple construction projects concurrently by meeting regularly with College faculty staff, contractors, architects, and others to monitor and coordinate all phases of the construction project and represents the District's interest on construction projects.
  5. Communicates with District administration, staff, project architects, engineers and general contractors related to the initial program development, final program development, and planning.
  6. Assists in the development of Final Project Proposals, design, Division of the State Architect (DSA) submission, bidding and construction of capital projects, schedule maintenance projects, hazardous materials projects and special projects.
  7. Works with each campus' facility planning and maintenance department and District facility planning and compliance departments on programming, planning, construction documents, bidding, construction, equipment bid package, acquisition, installation and post construction issue management.
  8. Participates in the development of contract specifications, as well as managing construction contracts and other professional service contracts as directed by the District Director of Construction Services.
  9. Acts as the primary District contact on construction projects and orchestrates processes and procedures on all job sites, ensures that project budget expenditures remain, within budget allocation, phase and schedule requirements, and provides the project team with the necessary resources to complete the project.
  10. Assists in the development of project programs; evaluates and recommends various construction and delivery methods in the construction and/or renovation of existing buildings; assists in the development of the planning and scheduling of construction projects; prepares detailed construction budget estimates and schedules; implements District policy and procedures; oversees the performance of all contractors; ensures that all work is completed according to construction plans, specifications and schedule; and establishes and maintains project files.
  11. Directs and monitors the progress of construction projects; participates in all construction meetings; provides direction in the implementation of the construction contract; and directs and monitors compliance with building and safety codes and all other regulations.
  12. Reviews engineering and architectural drawings and specifications for accuracy and completeness; monitors progress and ensures compliance with plans, specifications, and schedules; tracks and control construction costs against the project budget; processes Requests for Information and Change Orders; maintains meeting notes; participates in claims reviews; and may prepare periodic reports of progress and project status.
  13. Assists in walking and preparing District space inventory and in inputting data in Fusion or other design software programs.
  14. Assists in the assessment of College scheduled maintenance and hazardous abatement material needs and development of initial scheduled maintenance programs that may be developed into submissions for State funding applications.
  15. Implements, oversees, and participates in the development of the programs work plans; implements work activities, projects and programs; monitors project work flow; reviews and evaluates project status, compliance with document, methods and procedures.
  16. Tracks, analyzes, audits and report construction project change orders, RFP's, CCD's, SI's, IB's RFI's, pay requests for all projects assigned.
  17. Participates, attends and serves on a variety of committees; represents the District at College level meetings; and participates with outside agencies in various activities including the Division of the State Architect (DSA), Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC), and California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO).
  18. Prepares a variety of reports, including program activity reports and financial reports for College and District construction activities.
  19. Assists in the development of the District's Five-Year State Capital Outlay Program, Annual Space Inventory, Scheduled Maintenance reports and the District's non-state funded capital program, including remodel, renovation and new construction.
  20. Ensures construction project compliance with all applicable building codes and regulations such as CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and compliance with the oversight/review of the Division of the State Architect; creates and implements special traffic plans and revises pedestrian access to accommodate construction activities.
  21. Adheres to and remains current with federal, state and local laws and regulations, trends and changes in the field of public sector capital construction; represents the District in meetings with outside organizations.


  1. Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  2. Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  1. Principles, practices and methods of construction program management, project planning, management and analyses applicable to capital construction for the District.
  2. Construction project cost analyses, estimating, specification development, public agency contracting and contract administration.
  3. California building codes, California Education Code, ADA requirements, Division of the State Architect oversight requirements, State Chancellor's Office Fusion Program, CEQA, stormwater pollution prevention regulations and other codes/rules applicable to the Department's operations.
  4. Principles, standard practices and methods used in architectural and engineering design and commercial building construction.
  5. Principles and practices of public agency purchasing.
  6. Safety regulations, safe work practices and safety equipment related to capital construction projects.
  7. District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
  8. Principles and practices of sound business communication.
  9. Research methods and analysis techniques.
  10. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
  11. Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  12. Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement and culture change.
  13. Personnel Commission Rules, Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Skills and Abilities to:

  1. Supervise and direct activities of capital construction and scheduled maintenance projects.
  2. Read, interpret, explain and apply pertinent laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and accounting principles, including District and Board of Trustees policies.
  3. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
  4. Work collaboratively with other District directors and managers and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.
  5. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  6. Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.
  7. Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
  8. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive construction project budgets, timelines, RFPs, change directives, correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
  9. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  10. Represent the District effectively in dealings with vendors, contractors, other colleges and public agencies.
  11. Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  12. Operate a computer and use standard business software and special construction project software.
  13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, building science, building construction, or a related field, and at least four years of extensive experience in the building design and construction industry and two years of project management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Project management experience in institutional construction preferred.


A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee periodically performs moderate physical activities with periodic standing and walking for extended periods; walks over rough or uneven surfaces; pushes, pulls, lifts and carries objects weighing up to and sometimes more than 50 pounds; bends, stoops, climbs and kneels; operates a vehicle.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve difficult problems; use algebra, geometry and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with District staff, other organizations and the public.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee periodically works near moving mechanical parts and construction equipment, near heavy traffic, on ladders or scaffolding, in confined spaces, and on uneven/slippery surfaces and is exposed to extreme weather and wet or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is periodically loud. The employee frequently travels to various campuses and locations on campus.

Assessment Process
To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at Please attach to your application a copy of your degree or unofficial transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.

When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

The assessment process will include a written assessment (25% weight) and an oral interview assessment (75%). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each testing section.


The assessment process/assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on a districtwide Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. The eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification for at least six months. The current vacancy is at the District Office.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

State Center Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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