Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department – Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week (Monday – Friday) - This is highly skilled professional level work that oversees Parks, Recreation and Facilities projects, from developing the scope of work to the completion of projects. Typical projects include, but are not limited to: playground installation, athletic field installation, irrigation and drainage systems, historical preservation, athletic court construction, plazas, sidewalks, monuments, parking lots, restroom facilities, trails, and waterfront infrastructure. The Project Manager will also oversee projects being run by other Department personnel ensuring process and completion of the projects. This position develops the initial scope of work for Department construction projects and prepares cost estimates for potential and actual projects and monitors assigned project budget from initial appropriation to final payment. This position also attends all pre-bid meetings with the ability to clearly define the scope of work, prepares the necessary bid and contract documents, including obtaining the necessary signatures for approval and reviews bids to assure qualified bidders. In addition to the above, the Project Manager also goes to job sites to monitor progress and to evaluate the method used to accomplish the work, makes sure the proper materials and tools are being used and that the finished results exceed the expectation of the customer; ensures that all work is performed in a timely, cost effective and professional manner; works with selected outside contractors and monitors their performance; follows all purchasing requirements set forth by the City. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in management or a related field and 3 years of supervisory / project management experience or a combination of experience and training that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position; broad working knowledge of Parks, Recreation and Facilities management, including playgrounds, trails, athletic facilities, plumbing and electrical systems, fencing parks roads and sidewalks; working knowledge of applicable building, fire, electrical and plumbing codes, as well as, knowledge of HVAC systems and designs; extensive knowledge of local, state and federal safety rules and regulations; ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, contractors, City employees, Friends Groups, Boards and Commissions; ability to work a flexible schedule that includes working long hours, nights and weekends; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to read design and construction plans; experience in developing accurate project costs. Training and Experience Desired: Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Landscape Architect in the State of Maine. Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Class C driver's license and must have and maintain a good driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card, or ability to acquire. Starting pay rate $1,006.13/week.
Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. For more information or to apply online visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at www.portlandmaine.gov/jobs. - And / Or - Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the City of Portland, Maine Human Resources Office 389 Congress St., Room 115 Portland, ME 04101 Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax to (207) 874-8937 Deadline for applications: Friday, December 13, 2019
About City of Portland, Parks, Recreation & Facilities
“Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city. With a metro population of 230,000, the Greater Portland area is home to almost one quarter of Maine's total population. The population of the city is 64,000. The economy is strong. Bumper-to-bumper traffic and gridlock are unheard of. Portland is an easygoing city with friendly, hardworking people. Ranked nationally as one of the ten safest, culturally most fascinating US Cities and one of the top cities for doing business, housing is affordable, the schools and healthcare are outstanding. Recreation, entertainment, scenery, culture -we've got the market cornered. Just ask the 3.6 million tourists who visit each year. And, the same th...ings that attract vacationers make Portland a wonderful place to live, to work and to do business”. (Excerpt from Portlandmaine.gov website)