Capital Programs Manager

  • Alameda County
  • Oakland, California
  • Jul 08, 2020
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $67.37 - $85.98/hour; $140,129.60 - $178,838.40/year USD

Job Description

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.
Applications will only be accepted on-line.

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.

The position is located in the General Services Agency and reports to the Deputy Director, General Services Agency Capital Programs. The Capital Programs Manager is responsible for managing and directing staff in the Design and Construction Division of Capital Programs; coordinating and directing their work in the programming, planning, design and construction of building projects or modifications of County buildings and facilities.
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In addition to the stated minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record of:
• Developing working relationships and partnerships; establishing credibility and trust with staff and stakeholders;
• Building a strong culture of service and accountability within the GSA and to the departments it serves;
• Creative leadership with a proven track record of successfully developing and executing complex capital programs;
• Communicating clearly and concisely in an influential and persuasive manner; and
• Collaborating with a diverse population and promoting diversity and inclusion in a multicultural environment.

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Possession of a bachelor's degree in architecture, or an engineering discipline closely related to the design and construction of capital projects, including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering, from a four or five-year accredited college or university degree program.

The equivalent of seven years of increasingly responsible full-time professional experience
in the field of building design and/or construction management, including five years of supervisory or project management experience and staff management/team leadership experience on major high-cost building projects. Public agency experience is preferred.

Possession of a bachelor's degree in architecture or architectural engineering or an engineering discipline closely related to the design and construction of capital projects, including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering from a four or five-year accredited college or university degree program.

The equivalent of five years experience as an Architect, Senior Project Manager, GSA, Project Manager, GSA or comparable position in the Alameda County service, including experience in program administration, staff/team leadership and supervision, budget and cost control.
Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy "Management and Supervision Certificate Program" may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

Certification/Professional License:

Possession of a valid license as an architect issued by the State of California Architects Board or as an engineer (including but not limited to civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering) issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is desirable.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

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 building codes, laws and standards pertaining to public building projects.
  • Design and construction project management and contract administration principles, methods, tools and techniques.
  • General principles and practices of modern architectural methods.
  • Methods and principles of solving architectural design and construction problems.
  • General principles and practices employed in the professional engineering disciplines.
  • Hazardous materials issues.
  • Principles and practices of project analysis, cost estimating, value engineering and scheduling.
  • Management techniques, including contract administration and compliance, necessary to completely implement capital building projects.
  • Budgeting principles and practices and cost control techniques.
  • Principles and practices of personnel supervision, leadership and staff management.
  • Computer technology and management information systems, including Computer- Assisted Design (CAD).
Ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Make decisions.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Perform budget analysis.
  • Exhibit interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Be a team player
  • Remain flexible and has adaptability.
  • Persuade, influence and negotiate in order to build consensus across groups within and outside department.
  • Effectively and simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects.

1) A review of candidates' 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 interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.



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.

For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the "What You Need to Know" section of our website, .

Selection Plan
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:
5:00 PM, Friday, July 31 , 2020
5:00 PM, Friday, August 21 , 2020
Review for Minimum Qualifications:
Friday , August 7, 2020
Oral Interviews*:
Week of September 8, 2020
*Updated on 7/29/2020 (IL)

*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,

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
  • 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
  • 1 st 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.

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Irene Lu | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6469 |

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.Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

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