The City of Irvine seeks an experienced professional to work in the City Manager's Office as the Great Park Project Administrator. This position will plan, organize, coordinate, administer and lead the implementation of critical activities, initiatives and projects of the Orange County Great Park. The Great Park Project Administrator will provide comprehensive support to the Director and Manager of the Orange County Great Park in the areas of project management, urban planning, public-private partnerships and capital investment planning.
The ideal candidate will possess a high level of knowledge related to site planning, property development and disposition and project leadership. The incumbent will work collaborativelyand function as a resource to City staff, public interest groups, and private third party partners, while acting as a liaison to other governmental entities. This ideal candidate will have experience leading municipal construction projects, public private partnerships, or leasing and public property transactions, and the ability to lead and supervise a team to complete assigned tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, directs and coordinates solutions and work plans for complex and/or critical programs or projects. Provides constructive feedback and formulates innovative strategiesto successfully and effectively meet City and department goals and objectives, and identifies opportunities for improvements in efficiency.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers, including: City staff, Board and Council members, commissioners, special interest groups, community leaders and residents, developers, contractors, consultants, partners and liaisons to receive input and concerns related to project and service delivery.
Writes comprehensive staff reports and presents oral presentations before the Orange County Great Park Board and City Council on high-priority issues related to planning and development, capital projects and property transactions. Also prepares written reports, contracts, memos, agreements as necessary.
Oversees complex section administrative functions such as planning and developing work programs, projects and budgets; monitors expenditures/revenues. Also preparesconsultant project solicitations, authorizes consultant selection and consultant/contract oversight.
Develops and implements policies and procedures consistent with departmental directives and maintains current knowledge of best practices in public administration, construction development, applicable laws and regulations, and community needs and trends.
Monitors work in progress, work product, and providing technical assistance and guidance. Directs and participates in analysis and evolution of construction and capital projects and proposals, scopes of work, objectives, budgets, timelines and development plan feasibility.
Reviews and provides feedback and direction on various City and third party project design plans, permit submittals, building plans and revisions.
Conducts research; compiles and analyzes data; identifies potential organizational and operational impacts and recommends modifications to processes, practices and reporting in the areas of assignment. Identifies opportunities for improvements in efficiency and utilization of resources in all areas of the department.
Researches codes, state and federal mandates, grant requirements, City policy, and City Council, commission, advisory group and Brown Act actions.
Uses various computer software programs to perform job-related tasks.
Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration, Construction Management, Municipal Planning or a related field and five (5) years of highly responsible project management or development administration experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Master's Degree in a related field.
Experience in municipal construction projects, public private partnerships, or leasing and public property transactions.
City Manager's Office
The City Manager's Office is responsible for the implementation of decisions established by the Irvine City Council and the coordination of those efforts through the various City departments. The City Manager's office includes legislative support, policy implementation, budget development, strategic planning, economic development, elections, communication services and the legal service functions of the City. The City Manager's Office assists the City Council in the development and formulation of policies, goals and objectives, and keeps them informed of important community issues. It provides administrative direction to the City's executive directors and is responsible for managing the activities and operations of the City, ensuring the provision of quality services.
The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, online examination, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.
The successful candidate may be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 267,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterp...rising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.
The City employs more than 800 full-time and more than 500 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $191.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.