SUMMARY: AC Transit is actively searching for a Project Manager II in the IT department. Under general direction serves as project manager for complex projects and activities. This is the advanced level within the Project Manager series. There are four (4) levels within the Project Manager series, which are distinguished from one another by the technical complexity of the assigned duties and the level of discretion and independent judgment exercised. Positions at this level are responsible for performing project management activities for highly complex planning projects. Incumbents at this level are expected to operate with a high degree of professional judgment and independence, providing technical and functional direction to professional, technical, and contract staff. This is an excellent opportunity to work for the largest bus agency in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and a 457 savings plan.
• Plans, organizes, and directs the daily functions, operations, and activities of professional, technical, and administrative staff responsible for a wide range of District projects. Performs project management functions and activities and is responsible for the full lifecycle of an assigned project overseeing scope, timeline, budget, and quality standards from the project's inception to completion. • Develops project timeline, schedule, and milestones, detailing the nature and level of staffing/labor/contracted services needed to meet the proposed timeline; monitors project progress and confers with stakeholders on matters that may impact timeline expectations and deliverables. • Develops project budget, detailing labor and materials costs; reviews invoices for accuracy and to affirm services/equipment have been delivered in accordance with project requirements; tracks project expenses; recommends payment of invoices; conducts regular and periodic reviews to discuss expense alignment with budget, anticipated adjustments, or significant variances from budget. Develops and monitors standards of quality and ensures that standards of quality are met and are delivered are delivered in conformity with contractual obligations; manages changes in project scope; identifies and provides timely communication of potential crises and/or deviations from project timeline, budget or quality standards; proposes and evaluates solutions; devises and implements contingency plans. • Evaluates and recommends professional consulting services for assigned projects; develops and disseminates Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and Invitation For Bids (IFBs) and develops proposal evaluation criteria; assists in the negotiation, preparation and administration of professional services and contracts; recommends and prepares amendments to professional services contracts. • Prepares, reviews, and maintains a variety of project-related information and documentation, including project schedules, Statements of Work (SOWs), status reports, detailing issues, risks, and deliverables; monitors agreements and projects for compliance with relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. • Reviews and recommends the approval of project proposals; coordinates design and planning services for assigned projects; and reviews design concepts for compliance with development plans. • Coordinates with grants management, grants accounting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable to resolve issues • Coordinates with grants management, grants accounting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable to resolve issues. • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and committees; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of project management and area to which assigned; stays abreast of federal, state, and local regulations and related to area of assignment to ensure the District's compliance. • Provides technical and functional direction to professional, technical, and contract staff and participates in the formation, planning, review, and management of assigned projects. • Performs related duties as required.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field directly related to the area to which assigned. For Innovation and Technology (IT) Projects: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field.
Experience: Six (6) years of experience in the professional field required by the assigned special projects or two (2) years that involved responsibilities at a level equivalent to the District's classification of Project Manager I. Years of experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a two for one basis; two (2) years of experience may be submitted for one (1) year of education).
Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a computer, keyboard, and other peripheral equipment; safely drive a District automobile; and walk, stand, and climb short distances in construction settings in order to inspect the progress of assigned projects.
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The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation.
Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.
As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.
Benefits: The transit professionals who call AC Transit home represent the rich cultural diversity of the Bay Area. For more than 60 years, we have been an equal opportunity employer honoring religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, gender expression, genetic information, disabilities, age, and veteran status. We are not only an inclusive employer but also offer a comprehensive benefits package rooted in choice, flexibility, and affordability. Most benefits are effective the first of the month following your hire date. Employees and eligible dependents have access to the following benefits*: • Medical - Choice of two Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs): Kaiser Permanente and Health Net. $10.00 office visit co-pays; $5.00 - $35.00 prescription co-pays. • Dental – MetLife Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) $50 annual deductible per person/$150 per family; $3,000 per person annual maximum; preventative care covered at 100%; basic and major care covered at 90%; $4,000 lifetime maximum orthodontia covered at 50%. • Vision - Vision Service Plan - $10.00 copay; eligible for an exam, lenses, frames or contact lenses every 12 months – based on the last date of service. $200 frame allowance or $120 allowance for contact lenses. • Employer paid Basic Life Insurance • Employee paid Voluntary Term Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Retirement – employees automatically participate in a lifetime defined benefit plan and have the option to contribute to a 457 deferred compensation plan via payroll deductions. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016 may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, employee may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of the pension. • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health Care, Dependent Care, Parking, Transit • AC Transit contributes up to $50.00/month towards an employee's FSA Transit costs • Free AC Transit Bus Pass • Federal Credit Union • Vacation and Sick Leave or Personal Time Off • Nine (9) paid holidays; 2 paid floating holidays; 1 paid birthday holiday • Tuition Reimbursement – up to $2500 per fiscal year on approved courses • Wellness Program
*AC Transit benefits are negotiated and subject to change based on collective bargaining agreements.
Pension: All AC Transit employees participate in a lifetime defined benefit pension. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.
In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants selected for appointments in a safety sensitive position are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP, Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position, pre-employment drug testing will be performed.
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