Job: Project Manager

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Pay: $32 to $35/hour

$32 - $35

Posted: 04/06/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2037008

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Starting Pay for this position will range between $65,560 - 72,800 annually.

City of Aurora, Colorado

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates and develops and variety of special projects, contract management, and grant implementation, under the direction of the Parks and Forestry Manager. 

  • Incumbent efficiently and effectively executes designated projects
  • Project scope will range from $5,000 to $250,000
  • May be responsible for planning, administering and completing assigned projects, which may cross several functional areas, such as facilities, operations, water resources, construction, engineering, marketing or administrations. 
  • Assignments may vary in length and complexity but are generally not permanent.  May provide direction to a project team including assignment of individual responsibilities, tasks and technical functions
  • Identifies needs and allocates the appropriate resources to meet the timely completion of specific project tasks
  • Assists in the development of the project scope and objectives
  • Assists in creating work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plants and status reports. 

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, or a directly related field.
  • At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in parks and open space project management, preferably in a public sector organization.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices project management; planning and contract coordination; resource development; personal computers and related software, including office 365; working and communicating with contractors for project needs and schedules; standard office practices and procedures.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and contractors; handles sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; conduct research and analysis; establish and fulfill goals and objectives; plan, organize and direct projects and special reports; maintain accurate records; and understand, interpret and apply policies and procedures.

Skills: Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communications skills.

Licenses or Certificates Required:
  • Colorado driver's license with an excellent driving record
  • Project Management Institute Certification (Preferred)

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate a computer system and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors with some exposure to varying weather conditions with exposure to sun, dust and noise.
  • Must be available for after-hour and weekend work activities as assigned.
Equipment Used:
  • Personal computer and related software and peripheral equipment; motor vehicle.

For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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