Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGER II-III*
CPM II Annual Pay Range: $84,079 – $104,980
CPM III Annual Pay Range: $102,187 – $127,600
* Midpen determines hiring level depending on qualifications
OPEN UNTIL FILLED - First application review on September 27, 2020
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply early
The application window may close at any time after September 27th without further notice
Do you have a passion for outdoor recreation and open space? With the passage of Measure AA, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has ramped up project delivery to fulfill commitments made to the public regarding greater access and outdoor education, protected open space lands, and resource restoration. Midpen has an excellent opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic, and experienced individual for Capital Project Manager II-III who will manage key public access projects in open space areas in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties.
Capital Project Manager III project work includes designing, permitting, and contracting for recreational amenities such as bridges, roads, staging areas, site amenities, structures, water systems, and District infrastructure.
Capital Project Manager II project work includes assisting with design, permitting, and contracting.
About Midpen: Midpen is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of nearly 65,000 acres of land in 26 extraordinary open space preserves, permanently protected for public enjoyment and recreation. Midpen is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact. If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position! View the interactive story map, Top 25 Future Open Space Project Portfolios, and view our Working for Midpen video.
About the Position: The focus is on the development and implementation of a wide variety of capital improvement projects to increase public access and enjoyment of Midpen lands. Ideal applicants will be an organized, creative, energetic, self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills, who enjoy working in an outdoor open space setting within a collaborative group dynamic. The applicant is also expected to foster communication and collaboration with other Midpen departments to coordinate project requirements, work with local jurisdictional agencies to fulfill project permitting requirements, interact with project design consultants and contractors, and maintain project documentation.
Midpen will look for applicants who have demonstrated expertise in the following areas:
The Capital Project Manager II supports a project from final design development through construction. This position focuses on construction project management – evaluating the constructability of a project during design, assisting with bidding, award of contract and managing construction oversight to completion. Applicants with construction inspection, civil engineering, and/or construction management backgrounds are highly desired. For additional information, see the Capital Project Manager II job description on Midpen’s website.
The Capital Project Manager III supports a project from planning and conceptual design and takes a lead role from design development through construction. This position requires strong project management – evaluating the constructability of a project during planning and conceptual design, and leading the design development and engineering, permitting, CEQA mitigation compliance, bidding, contracting and construction oversight to completion. The Capital Project Manager III uses their strong communication skills to present projects to the Board of Directors, Board Committees, and at public meetings. For additional information, see the Capital Project Manager III job description on Midpen’s website. Applicants with engineering, landscape architecture, construction inspection, and/or construction management backgrounds are highly desired.
Work Environment: During this time of COVID-19 restrictions and care for our employees’ health, Midpen employees are working remotely. However, once restrictions are lifted this position will operate in the Engineering and Construction Department at Midpen’s office in Los Altos, California. Capital Project Managers will often work in the field, and hike steep terrain and wildland areas with poison oak and wildlife. Fieldwork will require driving in remote areas on dirt roads, working in temperatures ranging from cold and blustery to hot and dry. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in these types of field conditions, as well as in an office environment.
Education and Experience: We realize your time is valuable, so please apply only if you have at least the required minimum qualifications outlined here: any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or structural engineering, construction management, landscape architecture, or a related field, and:
Capital Project Manager II: three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction design, construction, and inspection preferably in parks, open space, or related field.
Capital Project Manager III: five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in project management preferably in parks, open space, or related field. A Master’s Degree in an Engineering, Architecture, or Geology discipline and/or a professional license (PE, PG, Landscape Architect, Architect) is highly desirable.
Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Benefits: The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.
How to Apply: Open until filled. First application review will be on September 27, 2020. The application window may close at any time without further notice after September 27th. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply early.
A note to applicants who currently live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area: before committing to the application process, and if you haven’t done so already, we suggest evaluating the feasibility of relocation. We recommend researching the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cost to relocate, and typical commute times to Los Altos from outlying areas.
Ready to apply? Great! We welcome your application online via CalOpps.org
The following application items are required in order to be considered*:
*Incomplete CalOpps employment applications, or applications without the required application items, will not be considered for the position.
Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation
by contacting the Human Resources department at (650) 691-1200.
Put your passion for Open Space to work!