The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Assistant Capital Improvement Project Coordinator vacancy within Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Department. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, eager to learn, supportive of organizational objectives, able to take responsibility and work independently, and participate as an active member of the team. The selected incumbent will bring program support skills, project implementation, and oversight experience to the position; possess the political awareness and well-rounded communication skills needed to work with client departments, the public/community, and intra-department staff in the planning, design and construction of capital projects.
Under general direction in the Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development Department, the incumbent assists in the coordination and management of the planning, community meetings, design, and construction processes for the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects; assists in managing all phases of a CIP project including budget, scheduling, controls and client satisfaction; researches and identifies potential funding sources for projects; and performs other related duties as required.
This is a journey-level classification that is responsible for supporting projects that are part of the City's Capital Improvement Program, including renovation and capital improvements to City-owned buildings, facilities, fields, parks and other capital infrastructure. This classification is also responsible for supporting and assisting with integrating all phases of the work from the initial planning stages to the completion of construction. This classification is distinguished from the Capital Improvement Project Coordinator classification in that the latter works with a high level of independence and autonomy required in the project leadership position and is responsible for larger projects that are more complex in scope, such as facility and/or complete park/site renovation projects.
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, architecture or a related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project management, construction management, design, architecture or related field.
License or Certificate / Other Requirements: Successful incumbents in this job are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of the assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
Possession of a related professional license or program certification is desirable.
About City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development
The City of Oakland Human Resources Management (HRM) Department hires skilled people. They find, train and support all employees. They deliver labor agreements, employee benefits, and more for all City of Oakland jobs. HRM reflects the diversity and strength of the city.
With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) and its partner provide best in class, relevant and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. OPRYD has over 100 full time employees and over 300 seasonal employees to serve the people at its many assets.
OPRYD assets include 140 Parks; 66 Ball Fields; 44 Tennis Courts; 38 Recreation Facilities (comprised of 24 Recreation Centers, 5 Pools, 2 Boating Centers, 2 Discover Science Centers, 1 Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) Center, 1 Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts with 74-single room occupancy apartments available for rent to local artists, 1 Studio One Art Center, 1 Sports Complex with Indoor Water Park, 1 Inclusion Center with 3 Extension Programs); 14 Rental Venues; 17 community ...gardens; 5 Dog Play Areas, 22 Dog Friendly Parks; 3 Golf Courses; 2 Skate Parks and a host of other public facilities and programs which are designed for tiny tots to seniors, collectively serving over 95,000 enrolled participants and over a million drop-in users annually.