Human Resource Services
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Senior Project Manager, GSA

Recruitment #24-9701-01


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. 


Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. 



Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) delivers a host of logistical support services to County agencies and partners from maintenance of facilities and County fleet to energy and environmental management services, capital project management, procurement services, and clean commute and recycling programs. The GSA Community strives not only to provide these services but to also facilitate collaborative and innovative approaches in its efforts.   While the GSA Community largely focuses on support services for Alameda County departments and other public agencies, the work has a direct impact on the communities. GSA builds structures such as libraries and youth centers that transform communities, provides opportunities for local businesses, and works towards ensuring that County work practices minimize negative impacts to the environment. GSA employees take great pride in their work and strive to provide the highest-quality service.

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

Under general direction, 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; reviews the work of General Service Agency (GSA) Project Managers; and performs related work as required.

For more detailed information regarding the classification, please visit: Senior Project Manager, GSA (#9701).


Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical), Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field.  A master’s degree in the fields noted may substitute for one (1) 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 (2) years of full-time experience in the classification of GSA Project Manager, Energy Project Manager, Environmental Project Manager, Real Estate Projects Manager, or in an equivalent or higher-level classification in the Alameda County classified service that includes construction project management, contract administration, and budget control.   


The equivalent of five (5) years of 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, and contract compliance.

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

Special Requirement:
Must be able to travel to locations throughout the County. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

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.
  • Safety-related regulations and procedures.

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.


The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of the applicants’ application 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 examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate’s final examination score. The oral examination 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,


The County will inform applicants, via email and with reasonable notice in advance, of any examination process that will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on operational needs.

Deadline for Filing:  5:00 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2024
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:  By March 4, 2024
Civil Service Examination: Week of April 1, 2024
Notification of Results:  Week of April 8, 2024
Departmental Interviews: Week of April 22, 2024


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 statues. 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 statues.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit 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

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • 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.


All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add, and as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure 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 boxes and are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. 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.

Maria Tabora | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6463 |


All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.