• Riverside, California
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $73,212.00 - $127,584.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of PARK PROJECT MANAGER* to fill one (1) vacancy in the ADMINISTRATION - PLAN & DESIGN DIVISION of the PARKS, RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT . The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department is looking for a highly motivated professional to join its team to manage the City of Riverside Park projects! This is a fantastic opportunity to have a hand in how our City's parks take shape!

Under general direction, Park Project Managers manage both Consultant and Capital Construction contracts for the implementation of capital projects, as assigned, consistent with both City and Departmental standards, policies and procedures, as well as all regulatory and legal requirements; prepare bid documents for award and RFPs for consultant services; work closely with the Planning, Public Works, other City Departments, and outside agencies to coordinate timely and seamless service delivery of projects; provide professional and technical staff assistance; and do related work as required.

Park Project Manager Employment Brochure

*Actual classification title: Project Manager. Please refer to the Project Manager job description for more information.

Work Performed
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist the department Director, General Manager or designee in establishing goals, objectives, priorities, schedules and budgets for individual programs, projects and events.
  • Serve as a liaison to local organizations, businesses, developers, real estate brokers, public agencies, property owners, legislative representatives, and the general public to educate, encourage collaboration and promote City programs, projects and activities.
  • Make public presentations at City events and other venues to legislative bodies, business organizations, community groups, development associations and other constituents.
  • Conduct, evaluate and/or coordinate complex studies, and prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain electronic database and contract management programs or capital improvement project tracking system(s).
  • Coordinate with other departments, utility companies, non-profit organizations and affected parties, and 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 projects, programs and activities.
Additionally, when assigned to Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department:
  • Perform professional park planning duties including acquisition, design, & development projects in connection with City parks, open space, trails & recreation facilities;
  • Serve as project manager for park development projects from Planning, environmental review and design through construction administration and delivery to operation staff;
  • Prepare and review site plans, specifications, studies and various working drawings to insure compliance with park development standards, City policies, ordinances, and environmental laws;
  • Consult and coordinate with City Planning, Public Works, contractors, project architects, engineers, other consultants, public agencies, property owners and the general public to encourage collaborations and promote Park development/redevelopment activities.
  • Prepare RFPs, staff reports, written correspondence, construction estimates, schedules, presentation graphics and other project related documents;
  • Review work of assigned staff and consultants; establishes and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Make public presentations to legislative bodies, business organizations, community groups; and performs related duties as assigned.

Recruitment Guidelines:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related field. A Master's Degree or graduate-level course work is desirable.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or Architecture, including three years in the development or redevelopment of Parks projects. A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Necessary Special Requirement :
Possession of an appropriate, valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Highly Desirable Qualification:
  • Possession of a CA License to practice Landscape Architecture, Architect license, or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in CA.
  • Three or more years of AutoCAD experience in landscape architecture, architecture, or other closely related field.
  • Experience using GIS, Sketch up and Photoshop to prepare presentation graphics for park projects.

Selection Process
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE : The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
  1. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at
  2. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Job Address

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