Project Manager - Construction

City of Ontario | Ontario, CA

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Posted Date 1/03/2023

Salary: $8,242.00 - $10,013.46 Monthly

Looking to join a progressive and thriving city? The City of Ontario, known as the economic heart of the region, has an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in the position of a Construction and Design Project Manager. The Construction and Design Project Manager performs professional-level assignments in research, analysis, planning, and implementation of activities and projects within assigned areas, including budget preparation and monitoring, contract administration, and project management. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of planning and managing complex programs and projects, research and report preparation, contract negotiation and administration, and have the ability to foster and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, outside agencies, and the general public. Additionally successful candidates will embody the values of the City's Approach to Public Service Commitment to the Community, Achieving Excellence Through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the Right Way – and emulate the qualities of a 5 Tool Player – Leader, Thinker, Operator, Communicator, and Public Servant.


The Public Works Agency


The Public Works agency strives to meet the Ontario City Council goal of focusing resources in Ontario's Commercial and Residential Neighborhoods. The agency does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, and services completed by Parks and Maintenance, Municipal Services, Integrated Waste, and Design and Construction Departments. These divisions work together to provide essential construction, maintenance and repair services to the citizens and businesses of Ontario. The Public Works agency is committed to providing quality work and exceptional customer services to the residents and businesses of Ontario as well as maximizing all resources to develop and maintain value for the City.

Please Note This recruitment will result in an eligibility list to meet the current and future staffing needs of department. The current vacancy is with the Public Works Agency. Additionally, the following procedure will apply:

The City of Ontario 

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Management Services, Community Life & Culture, Community Development, Public Works, Financial Services and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed with approximately 1,100 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.
We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City's website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (Download PDF reader) (Core Values for City of Ontario employees) (Information about City of Ontario employee benefit plans)
The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)


Examples of Essential Functions


The essential functions typically performed by the Project Manager include the following:

  • Assists in managing assigned projects including prioritizing and scheduling project activities. 
  • Establishes and maintains communication with organizations, community members, consultants, public agencies and the general public to promote and facilitate planning and successful execution of programs and activities for City projects.
  • Evaluates and recommends professional consulting services for assigned project areas; prepares scopes-of-work, participates in the selection of and monitors the work of professional consultants retained for project related studies, reports, and programs. 
  • Assists in preparing presentations and agenda reports; may attend City Council and/or committee meetings; presents and explains information to the public.
  • Assists in developing the agency's annual budget; forecasts the funds needed for equipment, materials and supplies; establishes individual project budgets; monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Conducts ongoing research and analysis and assists in preparing comprehensive reports on all aspects of assigned projects and programs.
  • Research public policy, legislation and benchmarking of business practices which affect City projects and programs.

     Will perform the following functions when assigned to the Public Works Agency:

  • Serve as project manager for Tenant Improvement and development projects from Planning review and design through construction administration and delivery to operation staff. 
  • Prepare and review scopes-of-work, site plans, specifications, studies, and various working drawings to ensure compliance with development standards, City policies, ordinances, and environmental laws.
  • Consult and coordinate with City Planning, Public Works, contractors, project architects, engineers, other consultants, public agencies, property owners and the public to encourage collaborations and promote development/redevelopment activities.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals (RFPs), staff reports, written correspondence, construction estimates, schedules, presentation graphics and other project related documents.
  • Review work of assigned staff and consultants; establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Make public presentations to legislative bodies, business organizations, community groups, development associations and others regarding development projects; and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in the selection of and monitors the work of professional consultants retained for project related studies, reports, and programs.
  • Assists in developing the agency's annual budget; forecasts the funds needed for equipment, materials, and supplies; establishes individual project budgets; monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Research public policy, legislation and benchmarking of business practices which affect City projects and programs.
  • Overseas the development review and planning process of private, commercial, industrial and/or public facilities.
  • Under direction, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the planning and execution of all construction activities within assigned projects.


Qualification Guidelines

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field to the area of assignment. Additional related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
Proof of successful completion of a bachelor’s degree must be provided by way of attachment to your online application or as an email attachment sent to the Hiring Agency Representative at, or before, time of the reference check process. Acceptable forms of proof include Unofficial Transcripts, Official Transcripts, Photos and/or Photocopies of Institutional Degree/Certifications.
NOTE: Failure to provide the required documentation at, or before, time of the reference check process will result in disqualification.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible analytical, technical, or administrative experience in construction design or a related field which includes project management.
A valid Class C California driver's license and an acceptable driving record at time of appointment.

Proficient experience in project management in construction and design, working collaboratively with large groups. Experience with data analytics and technology implementation using Procore,

Ability to:

  • Have robust communication skills including a strong ability to create partnerships externally and internally.
  • Exceptional written, organizational, and verbal skills. 
  • Proficient with the software Procore, Bluebeam, word, excel.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; direct the work of others involved in a related activity.


Supplemental Information


How to Apply
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your username and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

  • List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.
  • List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
  • Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.
NOTE: Transcripts from colleges, universities or technical schools outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.
 Supplemental Questions
To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. This information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position.

Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application.
Please provide succinct, concise, descriptive, and detailed information for each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
 Email Notices
Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the city of Ontario will come from "" or "" If you change your email address after submitting your application, please visit and update your profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

All applications received by the filing deadline will be screened. Those candidates determined to be the best qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to continue in the selection process.


  • Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list. Current and future vacancies will be filled from this list. Lists typically last for 12 months but may be extended or abolished based upon the needs of the City.
  • The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the selection process must make such a request during the application process. Applicants with disabilities that affect sensory, manual, or speaking skills may be provided with a test in a format that does not require the use of the impaired skill. Persons requesting reasonable accommodation will be required to provide documentation of such a need.
  • All potential employees are required to pass a fingerprint review and a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.
  • The City supports a Drug-Free Workplace. The pre-employment physical may include a drug screen.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to complete a verification form designated by the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that certifies eligibility for employment in the United States of America.
  • All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath in accordance with California Government Code Section 3100.
  • The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
  • If applicable, official college transcripts may be required prior to receiving an offer of   employment.

 Close: 1/17/2023

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