Public Works Construction Project Manager

City of Oxnard | Oxnard, CA

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Posted Date 4/16/2020

Salary: $73,043.36 - $121,553.95

Deadline: 6/10/2020 

The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking a Construction Project Manager with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the Public Works team.  This individual must be comfortable planning, directing, coordinating, and monitoring City infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience with construction, operation or maintenance of public water and wastewater.  This position will be responsible for providing supervision over professional, technical, and maintenance staff.

Under general direction of Public Works Director or City Engineer, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities and operations of the street maintenance functions including parking lots and inland waterways; coordinates activities with other Public Works programs, the City's Pavement Management System; Manages the Construction Inspection and Management of the City's Public Improvements such as streets, utilities, and other infrastructure development; City programs and outside agencies or organizations; provides professional, administrative and technical support to the Public Works Director; performs related duties as required.
The Public Works Construction Project Manager is the management level class responsible for overseeing maintenance, repair and construction of City infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, storm drains, alleys, curbs and gutters, inland waterways, water and recycled water facilities, and wastewater facilities. This classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Senior Street Maintenance Worker and the Inspector by the latter's performance of daily supervision of crews, inspectors and projects involved in infrastructure construction and development.
General direction is provided by the Public Works Director or City Engineer.  Exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional, technical and maintenance staff.

WORK SCHEDULE:   The normal work week is Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and alternating Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm.   This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.

Essential Functions

(Include but are not limited to the following)

  • Accepts management responsibility for activities, operations and services of assigned programs including Capital Improvement Projects, repair and maintenance and budget, schedule and contract compliance monitoring.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors City infrastructure, Capital Improvement Projects and maintenance of storm drains, streets and adjacent abutments,buildings, inland waterways, water, recycled water and wastewater related infrastructure. 
  • Oversees and monitors the development, implementation and maintenance of the activity goals, objectives, policies and procedures; ensures that divisional goals are achieved.
  • Plans, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities which includes administrative and technical direction to consultants, supervisory staff, contractors and maintenance crews.
  • Coordinates the selection, orientation, training and evaluation programs for street maintenance personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; fulfills discipline procedures.
  • Prepares statistical and/or analytical reports; prepares and administers budget for assigned programs; prepares requisitions for materials and supplies; assists in the preparation of equipment specifications.
  • Oversees and participates in the development of the program's budget; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff; implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Proposes, presents, and justifies programs, projects, operations and services; develops a strategy and work plan for the successful achievement of program and project goals.
  • Serves as a resource for the street maintenance functions; coordinates activities with other City programs and organizations; provides information and resources to City officials, programs and other organizations as is appropriate.
  • Provides staff assistance and technical support to the street maintenance functions, water and wastewater divisions and other programs; conducts financial, organizational and operational service delivery studies; makes recommendations to address and resolve identified maintenance and construction issues
  • Attends and participates in organizational and community meetings as necessary; stays current on issues relative to the field of City infrastructure; responds to and resolves community and organizational inquiries and complaints.
  • Prepares and presents staff reports, council agenda items and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups and/or committees.
  • Analyzes complex engineering and maintenance issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action.
  • Presents proposals and recommendations clearly and logically in public meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the City Council, City officials, other governmental and regulatory officials, staff and community organizations, developers, and others encountered in the course of work.




The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Public Works Construction Project Manager.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to:
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering and ;
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional civil engineering, public works or construction management, at least three (3) of which were at an upper management and supervisory level with program responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Experience in a governmental agency is preferred.
  • Knowledge of or proven experience with the construction, operation or maintenance of public water and wastewater utilities.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, California Registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering is preferred, but not required.
  • A valid Class C California driver's license is required.


Employment Information

The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by Oxnard Mid Managers Association.


  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.

  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.

  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or responses to Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise. There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy in the Public Works department. 

For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

This position requires a 12 month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.  If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date.  Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781

For questions, please contact: Jackie Ramos at 805-385-7451 or at
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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