Sr. Project Manager - Law Enforcement

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • May 21, 2022
Full Time Legal Services Project Management
  • Salary: $93,995.20 - $126,588.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Senior Project Manager-Law Enforcement

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the Department are met.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Position Information This recruitment is being conducted to establish an Open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment. The current vacancies are with the Orange County Sheriff's Department. This list may also be used to fill other County of Orange vacancies in this class until the next recruitment. This list may be utilized to fill position of lower level classifications within the same occupational series.

The Opportunity
The Orange County Sheriff Department has an exciting opportunity working as a Senior Project Manager in the Facilities Planning Section of their Research and Development Division.

The Research & Development Division is made up of three units comprised of Facilities Operations, Facilities Planning and Resource Management. Facilities Planning is responsible for management of all capital projects and major tenant improvement projects for the Sheriff. The annual construction budget for the unit can exceed $100 million dollars in any given year. The Facilities Planning team hires the design team and oversees the entire design. We are then responsible for bidding, awarding and managing the construction phase of the project. We are also responsible for all major alteration and expansions of existing Sheriff's facilities and grounds.

A Senior Project Manager independently manages one or more of the largest and most technically, legally and politically complex construction projects managed by the County. Projects assigned to this level involve significant resources, complex technical execution requirements and complicated relationship management issues. Positions at this level may provide full supervision to staff and/or manage the most complex and diverse project teams.

Senior Project Managers also serve as technical consultants to Senior Management on technical and strategic issues and manage internal issues to resolution.

Special Qualifications

The majority of the projects managed by the Senior Project Manager occur in jails or other secured facilities and experience pertaining to this is desirable.

Applicant must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

In addition to education and experience, Senior Project Managers must possess the following core competencies:

Contract Administration
Negotiate and manage competitive bidding processes for complex contracts for diverse construction and maintenance projects.

Proficiently uses common office and technical computer software programs to complete assignments.

Planning and Organization
Plans and organizes work effectively to ensure that assignments are on schedule.

Results Orientation
Completes assignments on time and within budget and policy.

Analysis and Problem Solving
Researches, evaluates, estimates and accurately interprets and applies technical data and policy information to solve problems and/or make recommendations for resolution to management.

Effectively present, both orally and in writing, proposals, progress reports and recommendations to the highest levels in the organization including the Board of Supervisors, County executive management, private sector executives and external.

Technical Construction and Related Principles
Works independently to provide planning, administrative and technical review for design and construction of capital projects; apply fundamental engineering, architectural, construction and/or trades practices and principles to specific projects involving structural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning hardware and systems.

Legal Compliance
Must have current knowledge of Federal, State and local codes and regulations to ensure the compliance of County projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Option I: Two (2) years of experience as a Project Manager with the County of Orange .


Option II: (7) years experience demonstrating possession of the core competencies for the series.

Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree or higher in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, construction technology, construction management, design, or construction of civil/public works, or related field, can be substituted up to one (1) year of experience for Option 1 or up to two (2) years of experience for Option 2.

Licenses Required
By date of appointment, possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, which must be maintained throughout employment. Note: Employees in this series may be required to use County approved means of transportation which may include employee's personal vehicle.

One of the following licenses may be required for future assignments but are not required for this recruitment.
For some assignments, a valid license, certificate, or credential may be required from one of the following:
  • Architect's license issued by the California Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Project Manager certificate from an accredited university/school with curriculum derived from the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute
  • Civil Engineering license issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers
  • Contractor's license issued by the California State Contractors' Licensing Board for the type of work specialty required by the County
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

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The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Recruiter for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.

Physical Requirements
Possess vision sufficient to read standard text, blueprints and a computer monitor and to drive a vehicle; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person to individuals and groups and over the telephone; possess body mobility sufficient to frequently walk over uneven terrain and to stand, sit, bend, stoop, twist at the waist and frequently turn the neck up and down and side to side; possess manual dexterity to operate keyboards and write. Some assignments require ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb stairs and ladders.

Mental Requirements
Possess the ability to independently reason logically to analyze data, reach conclusions and make recommendations and decisions; possess the ability to remain calm and appropriately focused in difficult interpersonal situations involving diverse interests, conflict and firm deadlines.

Environmental Conditions
Positions may be assigned to office setting and/or construction sites with dust, dirt, uneven terrain, loud noises, mud and inclement weather. May be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Some assignments may require position to conduct field visits and/or site assessments in wilderness areas or undeveloped sites requiring strenuous walking. May travel to locations within the County on a frequent basis, including correctional facilities.

Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications
The Orange County Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Application Appraisal Panel |Application Rating (Refer/Non-Refer): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen all application materials and rate for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. (The information you provide will be used as a scoring device, so please be descriptive in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.)

Oral Interview Panel (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidates' qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates.

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here(Download PDF reader) to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Shannon Ginther at (714) 834-5811 or email

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Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in your application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Your on-line application should highlight all of the experience, education and training you possess, matching this with the specific qualifications and competencies listed on the job announcement. All required information submitted will be evaluated in order to identify the most qualified candidates. Application and supplemental information must be current, clear, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.

You are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The information you provide may be used as a rating device, so please be detailed in your response. Failure to do somay result in a lower rating for "disqualification". Remember, this is a competitived recruitment and only the most qualified, will be referred further in the competition.

Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and your ability to follow instructions may also be considered in the evaluation process.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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