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Capital Project Manager III - Simple X

Capital Project Manager III

  • @City of Portland
  • $73,694.00 - $133,349.00 Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Apply Before: September 29, 5328
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Job Description

Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking a Capital Project Manager III to join their team!

The City of Portland’s Parks & Recreation (PP&R) bureau is seeking a Capital Project Manager III to help implement the Parks & Recreation Capital Projects. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure that each project assigned is completed on time and on budget, and that the scope is managed accordingly.

To accomplish this, they will work closely with the Capital Projects Team Manager, project consultant teams, City staff and project stakeholders (including the public) to design and develop construction documents for public bid and construction. Areas of expertise suitable for this position include:

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • or related fields

Experience as a public Capital Projects / Construction Manager is also acceptable. 

As a Capital Project Manager III, you:

  • will be able to work independently on more complex projects both technical and political in nature;
  • must also be adept at equitably communicating with a diverse community, including the ability to explain complex issues in brief, to City senior management and commissioners;
  • must have strong technical design and project management skills;
  • have experience with public capital project practices;
  • must have demonstrated project budgeting and tracking experience;
  • must have successful involvement in working with the public;
  • have strong team collaboration skills;
  • must be able to manage consultant teams;
  • draft and issue requests for proposals

Although not required, you may have one or more of the following: 

  • Education/Training: Associate degree from an accredited college or university in project management, construction management, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, public administration, public planning, or field related to assigned position; AND
  • Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in construction, construction management, project management, or related field
  • Experience: Working for a public agency and/or publicly funded projects.

About the Bureau: 
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City’s core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID.  In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” will: 1) become a remote/onsite mix or 2) revert to full-time at a city work location.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment.  Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

The list of eligible candidates who meet the minimum qualifications listed below could be used to fill future Capital Project Manager II positions.

The link to the Capital Project Manager II position description can be found at:
https://www.portland.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/capital-project-manager-ii.pdf (Download PDF reader)

and wage range information can be found at:


To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required:
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:

• Knowledge and experience in applying project management principles, and techniques from design through construction including experience with construction management on a public funded project.
• Knowledge and experience with project funding and budgeting including demonstrated ability to administer and monitor a project budget and anticipate future budgetary needs.
• Experience establishing and maintain working relationships with diverse stakeholders such as experience hiring and managing consultant and/or construction teams, community members, varying levels of staff and other encountered in this work.
• Experience communicating, clearly, effectively, and engaging a diverse community with significant community involvement and scrutiny with a diverse range of community members and staff.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.


The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%.  Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 7/18/2022
  • Information Session: 7/12/2022 @ 1:00 PM PST (See details under “Additional Information” below)
  • Applications Reviewed: 7/11/22- 7/25/22
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of August 1st, 2022
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Mid – August
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Late August
  • Job Offer: Late August to Early September

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis:  Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application.   It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.  All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans’ Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City.  Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events

Contact Information
Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 7224 9877
Passcode: 321731
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcbABcKdSE

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