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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Project Management
Project Management Assistant
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City of Yuma, AZ | Yuma, AZ
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Job Description

Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

Position is open until filled. The first review date is December 13, 2017

Under general supervision, provides technical, coordination and project controls support to Project Managers and Engineering staff involved in the development and implementation of the various capital improvement projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Assists project teams to ensure completion of projects within budget, schedule and in conformance with specifications.
* Monitors contractual obligations and performance benchmarks.
* Assists in tracking project budgets and expenditures, earned value reporting, and provides cash flow projections.
* Assists in tracking project schedules and progress, program schedule performance, and provides program progress reports.
* Assists in tracking progress of right-of-way acquisition, environmental clearances, permits, and other related items.
* Serve as the City's main point of contact for coordinating with outside utility companies, irrigation districts and railroads regarding the City's capital improvement projects, including receiving utility as-built plans, coordinating locating requests, and requesting licenses and prior rights documentation.
* Provides technical assistance to City staff and contractors.
* Researches and responds to questions and concerns from City departments, Citizens, contractors, and developers.
* Evaluates and analyzes technical issues, and recommends solutions.
* Assists with writing analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with construction projects.
* Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
* Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; AND one year of experience with design and construction project controls, coordination or related; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:

* City policies and procedures.
* Federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and regional ordinances governing civil engineering.
* Civil engineering and administration practices and principles as applied to the design and construction of public works, utilities projects, and private development.
* Principles and practices of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, project expenditure tracking, earned value reporting, and other related project controls.
* Materials, methods and techniques utilized in the construction, maintenance and operation of public works and utilities projects.

Skill in:

* Reviewing, organizing and tracking technical data and construction documentation.
* Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of construction projects.
* Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, contractors and the public.
* Operating personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software, including Critical Path Method scheduling, budget/project expenditure tracking, and other specialized engineering software applications.
* Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration is preferred; additional technical training and certifications may be required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment, and at construction work sites. May be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous equipment.