City of Huntington Beach, CA Huntington Beach, California, United States
Oct 03, 2019Full Time
The Ideal Candidate will have three (3) years or more of professional experience in park development-related project coordination/management in a municipal setting. JOB SUMMARY Under general direction, coordinates, develops, and provides project administration and oversight for a wide variety of park, facility, and landscape projects and programs within the Community Services Department. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Reports to: Community Services Manager Examples of Essential Duties Oversees park and recreational facility development projects, including preparation of master plans, entitlements, plans and specifications Coordinates construction and alteration activities by conferring with project construction personnel and other stakeholders Assists with grant research and administration Meets with developers to explain development potential and limitations Assists in the preparation and administration of consultant contracts Conducts and coordinates special studies and analyses Coordinates project specific budgets; prepares estimates of needed materials, supplies and equipment Develops and assists in the preparation and evaluation of request for proposals/qualifications including selecting consultants and/or parks construction contractors Coordinates with and directs design consultants on the development of conceptual master plans and construction documents Assists in coordination of park projects with other City departments for plan checking, permits and construction clearance Monitors and facilitates the progress of projects through various review processes Oversees, schedules, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of contractors, vendors, and consultants Represents the Department at various in-house and public meetings Performs analyses of pro formas and development proposals Evaluates and maintains various records on the status of projects and programs; prepares reports and correspondence related to construction activities and environmental programs Prepares agendas, memoranda and reports for required meetings Makes presentations to community groups, boards, commissions, committees and/or City Council Reports to work as scheduled; may work a variety of schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays as required Maintains regular and consistent attendance record Travels to offsite locations within and outside the City Performs other related duties as assigned The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes: Knowledge of: - Principles, procedures and processes for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of park development and facility projects - Principles and practices of project management and evaluation, including goal setting, developing objectives, work planning and organization - Principles, materials and practices used in park construction, renovation and maintenance - Advanced and current park planning practices - Principles and practices of facility development and project administration - Theory, principles and practices of government land use planning Ability to: - Coordinate the implementation of approved recreational facility development projects - Research, design, prepare and evaluate plans, contracts, and specifications for accuracy and conformance with accepted standards, compliance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations, and community needs - Manage a variety of projects - Estimate costs and prepare park and landscape plans - Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively both orally and in writing; - Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; - Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including outside agency personnel, and the public - Prepare accurate reports and correspondence - Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Park Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or other related field. Emphasis in Recreation Studies and/or Urban Development is highly desired. Experience: Three (3) years' professional experience in park development planning and project management, urban open space or land use planning or architectural/landscape design and construction. License/Certification: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license and an acceptable driving record required by time of appointment and throughout employment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program. Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: An official City of Huntington Beach on-line job application must be completed in its entirety, including all Supplemental Questions. All applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education and training. Depending on the applicant pool, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will NOT necessarily be selected to participate in the hiring process. Applicants who BEST meet the City's needs will be invited to participate in a qualifications assessment, which will include an oral exam (weighted 100%) and a writing sample - tentatively scheduled for November 5, 2019. Candidates successful at obtaining a passing score on the oral exam will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The employment eligible list may be valid for one year, unless exhausted sooner. Department interviews are anticipated to be conducted the week of November 12, 2019. Upon a conditional offer of employment a pre-placement medical evaluation, drug screen (select positions), TB screening and California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results. Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification. Other background reports may be conducted, depending on the position. Please Note: Our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application . Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions The incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Work is primarily performed in an office environment and requires prolonged sitting and occasional prolonged standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, bending, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination to operate a personal computer in order to prepare statistical reports and data. Additionally, the position requires near vision in reading correspondence and statistical data on the computer. Reasonable accommodation(s) for an individual with a qualified disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.