City of Longmont
20180136 Project Manager II / Volunteer Coordinator
Closing Date: March 28, 2018
Apply online at www.longmontcolorado.gov
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
POSITION: 20180136 Project Manager II/Volunteer Coordinator
Division: Natural Resources
Hiring Range: $5,297-$5,885/month
M-F with occasional evening & weekend hours as required
DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Natural Resources Manager, Perform all project management functions in the administration, design, construction, and management of municipal public works and natural resource projects, primarily related to parks and trails. This position will also coordinate and administer volunteer programs associated with parks, trails, open space, forestry, natural resources and public works. Activities could include general clean-ups, plantings, weed pulls, wildlife monitoring, river protection, water quality and other volunteer opportunities. Coordinate the recruiting, training and oversight of volunteers for volunteer related activities. This individual will engage individuals and groups to develop a volunteer force that will support the mission, initiatives and programs of the City.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Serve as project manager on public works, park development or natural resources projects, such as storm drainage, transportation, trail and park development, capital improvement projects, natural resource restoration, development review, and long-range planning of public works and natural resources facilities. Assume responsibility for project quality, scheduling, and project finances. Provide updates and direction to project team members. Create and execute project and program work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Identify resources needed and make recommendations for project team assignments. Manage day to day operational aspects of a project and scope. Supervise the development of designs, plans, specifications, construction scheduling, and estimates for the construction of parks, trails and natural resources projects. As the incumbent’s development and analytical skills and knowledge advance, the degree of project complexity should increase. May supervise and direct fieldwork. Develop and review proposals; select and supervise professional consultants for the development of plans, specifications, studies, and reports. Review construction plans prepared by consultants and resolve related issues. Prepare and review specifications and plans, and calculate cost estimates for diverse public works, environmental and/or natural resource projects. May assist Sr. Project Managers in public processes and large scale projects as needed. Prepare periodic project status reports, including budgets. Provide performance and task analysis required to complete projects. Respond to and resolve citizen complaints and issues regarding park, trail or natural resource problems. Act as a representative of the City in resolution of issues. Coordinate and negotiate construction related activities with other City divisions and departments, private developers, and outside agencies. Perform field inspections on various projects. Resolve complex problems, interpret specifications, and act as expert on pertinent City code and policy. Administer and ensure compliance with City standards, codes, and specifications on capital and development projects. Assist in the development and modification of City codes, standards, and specifications. Check and review computations and specified materials for accuracy and compliance with regulations. Monitor performance and check plans to ensure contractor compliance with City specifications. Maintain Project Records and Documentation. Review and make recommendations on technical reports and studies. Act as technical resource expert in environmental and/or natural resources matters. May assist in the preparation of the capital improvement plan and budget and in the preparation of the operating budget. Perform cost management and tracking. Serve as City representative to a variety of City commissions, boards, committees, and neighborhood meetings related to assigned projects. Prepare various applications for state and federal grants. Attend professional group meetings; and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of project management and volunteer coordination. Build alliances, foster effective teamwork and build constructive relationships within and between individuals and other work groups. Coordinate activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, the public and contractors. Recruit, screen, coordinate, train and oversee volunteers for various volunteer activities and programs and management of said programs. Develop, plan, coordinate and schedule assigned volunteer opportunities/events or programs and work with volunteers to ensure adequate coverage at activities/events. Attend volunteer events. Contact volunteers for volunteer opportunities and activities. Coordinate and hold meetings with volunteers as needed. Work hours that will vary and will include weekends and evenings. Work with managers and appropriate staff to determine areas of work needed and identify needed resources and resources available. Provide and maintain all documentation (waivers, reports, evaluations, updates, database of volunteers and activities, etc.) and tracking required by the volunteer program. Evaluate volunteer activities and programs executed and provide recommendations on any changes or improvements for a successful program. Train volunteer leaders to help manage programs. Help generate publicity about volunteer opportunities and programs through press releases, newsletters, web information and other forms of communication. Responsible for volunteer recognition.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work occurs in a standard office environment, outdoors in the field, and both indoor and outdoor recreational type settings. Works involves reading, verbal and written communication, problem solving, performing multiple concurrent tasks, frequent customer contact, field work associated with volunteer activities. Requires walking on uneven surfaces standing, sitting and occasionally light lifting and carrying (under 20 pounds). Work activities may be conducted in remote outdoor locations, and potentially adverse weather conditions. Must be able to work varying hours, including those outside normal business hours (nights and weekends). Work may require occasional moderate (15-40 lbs.) lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, crawling and kneeling or squatting. Employees may be exposed to noise, dust, fumes, solvents, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, machinery and moving vehicles, working in and around water. The job requires working alone, as well as working closely with others.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in, project management, landscape architecture, volunteer management or a related field depending on the required areas of expertise. Three years of experience performing project management work on and natural resources related projects, and some experience recruiting, coordinating, and managing volunteers. Special Qualifications: Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing, strong interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, comfortable with public speaking, ability to work in teams. Ability to obtain basic first aid and CPR certification within first three months of employment. Current Colorado driver's license is required.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check, physical abilities test and substance screening.
DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than March 28, 2018. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.
The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.
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