Saturday, July 11, 2020

Project Manager, GSA

Recruitment #18-9700-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day of Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


Alameda County's General Services Agency delivers a host of support services to County departments and agencies. These services fall into several major categories: Technical — architectural, engineering, energy and hazardous materials management; Building Maintenance — building maintenance and repairs, janitorial services and minor remodeling and alterations; Construction — new facilities and major remodeling; Procurement — purchasing and contract administration; Fleet Services; Childcare Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration.


For more information about the agency, visit:  Alameda County General Services Agency


Under general direction, to provide project management, liaison, inspection and contract administration for the design, construction and modification of County buildings and structures. Serves as the primary point of contact for customers, contractors, and stakeholders while managing all phases of a project including budget, scheduling, controls and client relations, and to perform related work as required.

For more information about the position, visit:  Project Manager, GSA (#9700)



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the successful candidate for the position of Project Manager, GSA must possess strong written and oral communication skills and possess the following critical attributes:


·       Possesses significant successful experience in design and construction methodology and practices.  Experience with Job Order Contracting (JOC) is desirable. 

·       Skilled in project management requiring coordination and collaboration across departmental lines resulting in on-time, within budget delivery.

·       Leads in a supportive role to facilitate effective meetings of varied stakeholders.

·       Delegates tasks appropriately and monitors progress.

·       Estimates and develops accurate project budgets and meticulously tracks funding. 

·       Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects simultaneously while being able to provide project status updates at a moment’s notice.

·       Provides guidance and expertise to project stakeholders. 

·       Engages in tactful communication to elicit information, listens and analyzes collected information resulting in customer satisfaction.



The equivalent of five years’ full-time, progressively responsible experience in project management in the areas of construction management, design management, architecture or related fields. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical), Architecture, or a closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirement:

Must be able to travel to locations throughout the County.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

· Federal, state and local codes, statutes, and regulations pertaining to public building projects.
· Federal, state and local codes, statutes, and regulations pertaining to contract and labor compliance.
· Principles and practices of project management.
· Cost estimating and cost control techniques.
· Budget preparation.
· Government purchasing and bidding policies, practices and procedures.
· Professional services contracting.
· Computer technology, including project management systems and software.

Ability to:

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people.
· Communicate effectively in writing.
· Orally communicate in an effective manner.
· Prepare and deliver effective presentations to governing boards, the public and a variety of audiences.
· Plan and organize.
· Analyze and solve problems.
· Organize and coordinate the various elements of a major project.
· Manage the work of project consultants and staff working on a project.
· Adapt to changing priorities.


Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing:

Friday, October 12, 2018, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

*Thursday, November 15, 2018

Oral Interviews*:

 *Monday, November 26, 2018

*Updated October 26, 2018


*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.   Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.



For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,

Selection Plan


1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process;

2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process;

3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. 

Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer