Pay ranges include 3% general increase effective July 1, 2017
With the passage of Measure AA, the District is ramping up project delivery to fulfill the commitments made to the public regarding greater outdoor recreational access and environmental education, protected open space lands, and natural resource restoration. The District is seeking a Senior Capital Project Manager (CPM) or CPM III with an Architecture, Engineering, or Building Construction Management background to manage large capital improvement projects relating to outdoor recreation and staff facilities. More specifically, this position will manage the District’s new Administrative Office (AO) Project through the phases of programming, design, permitting, and construction. The candidate will also advise on various construction projects located in open space areas in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties. Typical project work includes designing, permitting, and contracting for facility improvements and recreational amenities such as trails, staging areas, bridges, visitor amenities, structures, culvert repairs, and other similar District infrastructure. The ideal candidate is an organized, creative, and collaborative self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills, who enjoys working in a group dynamic. Based upon the experience and qualifications of the candidate, the District will determine whether the selected candidate qualifies for the Senior CPM or CPM III level.
The District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 64,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves, protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, we invite you to apply for this position.
The ideal candidate will have relevant and solid experience to manage projects through programming, design, permitting, and construction and oversee the work of different consultants (Architects, Engineers, Cost Estimators, and Construction Managers). In addition, the candidate will provide frequent verbal and written reports to staff, including Department Managers and the General Manager’s Office, as well as the Board of Directors at public meetings. The candidate will serve as an in-house Architect or Construction Management Expert and provide technical expertise during project development, design, review, permitting, construction and maintenance of a variety of structures, infrastructure, and facilities projects. The candidate must also have the skills to foster communication and collaboration with other District departments to coordinate project requirements; work effectively with local jurisdictional agencies to meet permitting requirements and keep permitting review on schedule; manage and direct design consultants; oversee the work of and negotiate with contractors; and maintain detailed and current project documentation.
Work Environment: This position will operate in the Engineering and Construction Department at the District’s office in Los Altos, California. In addition to working in an office setting to complete project tasks and at various venues across the San Francisco Peninsula to present information at public meetings, the CPM will often work in the field and hike steep terrain and wildland areas with poison oak and wildlife. Fieldwork will require driving District vehicles in remote areas on dirt roads, working in temperatures ranging from cold and blustery to hot and dry, and hiking in steep, mountainous terrain.
Education and Experience:Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in architecture, civil or structural engineering, construction project management, or a related field, and five years of increasingly responsible experience in project management, preferably in building structures. The Senior level requires independent experience conducting more complex projects exercising greater judgement and initiative, and three years of progressive supervisory or managerial experience. Professional work experience with parks and open space is a bonus. Master’s in Engineering or Architecture, and/or a professional license (PE, SE, Architect) is highly desirable.
Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Benefits: The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.
HOW TO APPLY: Final filing date – June 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Apply online via Openspace.org, or at CalOpps.org. The following three application items are required:
You may paste your resume in the application (Step 5) or upload a single PDF of your resume and/or an optional letter of interest as one of the final steps of your application. Supplemental questions may be previewed at the beginning of the application; we recommend completing your responses on a separate saved document and pasting them in the application. The CalOpps system will close to submission of applications promptly at 5:00 pm on June 26th (CalOpps will not accept submissions after 5pm of applications begun before 5pm). Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.
Recruitment Timeline: Initial interviews may be conducted July 11, 2017; Final Interviews may be conducted July 17, 2017; Estimated Start Date: mid-August 2017. We recommend applicant’s schedules be open during this time frame for panel interviews.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department.
Additional Salary Information: Capital Project Manager III- Annual Pay Range: $93,510 - $116,775Senior Capital Project Manager – Annual Pay Range: $103,105 - $128,765Position will be filled at the level appropriate to qualifications.
Put Your Passion for Open Space to Work!The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a regional greenbelt system in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is comprised of over 60,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves protected for public enjoyment, making a preserve system of diverse and unparalleled beauty in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Our preserves include redwood, ...oak, and fir forests, chaparral-covered hillsides, riparian corridors, grasslands, and wetlands along the San Francisco Bay. Ranging from 55 to over 18,000 acres, 24 preserves are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year. Visitors will find over 225 miles of trails, ranging from easy to challenging terrain.Mission Statement: To acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity, protect and restore the natural environment, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.