Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Manage the programming, design, construction and post-construction of County Capital projects.
- Establish goals, objectives, priorities, schedules and budgets for programs or projects.
- Establish and manage performance measurement systems related to capital improvement projects.
- Maintain liaisons with public agencies and the general public to encourage collaborations and promote Public Works activities.
- Conduct and /or coordinate complex studies and prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations.
- Establish and maintain electronic database and contract management programs for capital improvement project tracking system(s).
- Coordinate with other departments, utility companies and other agencies to facilitate timely completion of projects or the review and processing of specific private development projects.
- Facilitate interdepartmental coordination related to the timely completion of capital improvement projects.
- Plan and coordinate all aspects of definition, design and implementation of capital improvement projects, establish schedule and monitor performance.
- Solicit bids, conduct pre-bid walks, conferences, analyze and qualify bids, proposals and vendor selection.
- Coordinate and monitor contract performance, acceptance of work and other related activities associated with completion of projects.
- Inspect materials and workmanship for safety hazards and construction problems
- Participate in identifying new, capital, maintenance, repair or renovation projects for the annual budget, prepare scopes of work, cost estimates, work description, and justifications for projects submitted by departments.
- Prepare requests for proposals, consultant agreements, public notices and other project documents.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Four years of professional experience related to public works construction management, project management or the administration of capital improvement projects. Education:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university with major in construction management, engineering, architecture, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Additional related experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs including project management, construction scheduling and permit tracking.
- Develop and monitor all capital project schedules and budget compliance and take or recommend corrective action as needed.
- Understand, interpret and enforce compliance with project plans, specifications, bid documents, contract provisions and safety standards.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, consultants, contractors, engineers, architects, and representatives of other agencies or departments.
- Effectively present solutions and options to significant construction problems.
- Write and review complex reports including change orders, board agenda items, claims, specification and contract documents.
- Respond appropriately to situations and perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Communicate effectively with others in person, writing and over the telephone.
- Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
- Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors and other groups.
- Train and evaluate assigned project team members.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
- Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
- Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Operation, services, and activities involved in Public Works capital improvement projects.
- Public Works construction inspection techniques and practices.
- Principles and practices of local government organization, administration, budget and personnel management.
- Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations.
- Principles of supervision and performance evaluations.
- Construction and project management techniques and project management systems.
- Engineering and/or architectural principles, practices and methods.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Supervise, organize, and review the work of professional staff.
- Interpret and explain County inspection policies and procedures.
- Prepare clear and concise technical, financial and administrative reports.
- Administer a budget.
- Review and interpret engineering plans, specifications, and estimates of Public Works projects.
- Administer and monitor complex Public Works and capital improvement construction project contracts.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary