Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Senior Project Manager, GSA

Recruitment #18-9701-01



THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION.  If you have previously applied or started an application for the Senior Project Manager, GSA, Examination, #18-9701-01, please contact the examination analyst, Elaine Lemi at to reapply.  In order to reapply you must contact the analyst to have your previous application released back to you.

The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants.  If you have previously submitted an application and choose to reapply, you new score/disposition will replace your current disposition.

Application and 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 for Filing. Failure to submit the supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.  Applications and supplemental questionnaire will only be accepted on-line.



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; Early Care and Education Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration.


Under general direction, to supervise and 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 special project requests with County departments, contractors, and stakeholders; review the work of GSA Project Managers; and to perform related work as required.

For more information detailed information about the position, visit: 

Senior Project Manager, GSA (#9701)

Senior Project Manager, GSA, Recruitment Brochure 

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

• Proven background, technical knowledge and experience in senior level project management for the design, construction and modification of County buildings and structures.
• Ability to develop and manage project budgets of significant complexity and which may have multiple funding sources; expertise in developing and managing project budget.
• Ability to manage and lead multiple and diverse stakeholders, and resolve potentially conflicting interests to a common goal.
• Possesses the skills necessary for navigating and facilitating agreement within the dynamics of various stakeholders while maintaining sensitivity to competing needs.
• Demonstrates personal organization and time management skills adequate for control of multiple tasks and conflicting demands of stakeholders and team members.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to the nuances of executing projects in the public sector, including relevant County policies, process, procedures and management reporting relationships.
• Strong project management skills including the ability to develop and manage a team of multiple stakeholders for multiple projects, including consultants and other County and agency representatives, and the ability to develop and manage multi-year project schedules that include a diverse range of activities.




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. A Master’s degree in the fields noted may substitute for one year of experience. Additional experience as described below may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis. Certification in the field or a professional license is desirable.



The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience in the class of GSA Project Manager or in an equivalent or higher-level class in the Alameda County classified service that included construction project management, contract administration, and budget control. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of six years’ full-time, progressively responsible experience in project management in the areas of construction management, design management, architecture or related fields. Experience must have included program responsibility, preparation of cost estimates, contract compliance.


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 candidates 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 public and personnel administration.
· Principles and practices of project management and evaluation.
· Principles and practices of supervision and training.
· 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:

· Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and para-professional staff.
· Develop and implement a variety of projects to meet County goals and objectives.
· 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.
· 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:

*Monday, July 29, 2019, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

*Friday, August 7, 2019

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:


Oral Interviews*:


*Updated 7/15/2019


*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) 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