Yuba County is currently recruiting for the position of Project Manager in the Community Development and Services Agency (CDSA). The incumbent, under general direction, plans, oversees and coordinates teams and activities related to CDSA projects. Responsibilities include working for various departments within CDSA (Building, Environmental Health, Planning, and Public Works) to assist in identifying future department needs and to create project proposals for consideration. Incumbent will conduct extensive research for project proposals, work with various County Departments, outside agencies, and consultants to build and manage project teams for approved projects, implement project solutions, create technical documents, processes and procedures, and conduct project closing activities including evaluation and reporting. This is a broad classification managing mid- to large-scale projects that are largely of an analytical, programmatic and/or financial nature.
Example of Duties:
Participate in and supervise the design, implementation, integration and/or installation required for the project assigned; schedule the project timeline in logical steps and budget the appropriate amount of time required to meet deadlines. Coordinate, conduct and review a variety of complex analytical and support activities, including policy and procedure development and implementation; assist in the development and implementation of project goals, objectives, procedures and work standards. Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors. Ensure effective coordination of project activities with other departments, contractors and outside agencies; represents the department head in committee meetings; respond to the more sensitive and difficult complaints and requests for information.
About the Community & Development Services Agency:
The Community Development and Services Agency (CDSA) strives to improve the overall quality of life for our residents and fiscal health of our businesses by coordinating the orderly growth and development of the County. We accomplish this by providing proper implementation of related regulations, providing community services, and by providing operation, maintenance, and expansion of Public Works infrastructure.
About Yuba County:
Yuba County is situated in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately 40 miles north of the State Capitol in Sacramento and two hours away from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The boundaries stretch from the farms and orchards of the valley to the timberlands of the Sierras. Yuba County offers its residents the many advantages of a rural lifestyle away from the pressures of the urban areas. The County’s rivers, lakes and outdoor recreation areas provide excellent hunting, fishing, boating and skiing opportunities. Our County vision is to create a “golden” future for Yuba County by inspiring a community of participation, embracing our unique history, and discovering the wealth of our untapped potential.
This will be a very dynamic position, responsible for; initiating, managing, implementing and measuring the success of projects that span across different divisions within the Community Development and Services Agency. The department is looking for someone who is a self-starter and can work independently. The candidate must be motivated and driven to initiate positive change. The successful incumbent is an analytical thinker and has the ability to see “big picture.” Experience in process improvement is preferred.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in accounting, business administration, economics, project management, public administration or a field closely related to the project and two years of program or project management. Qualifying experience will include performing research studies and analysis, contract development and administration, financial and budgetary analysis, capital improvement and facilities planning and/or other progressively related experience directly related to the project. Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), experience developing and managing a project or program in public agency setting and four years of project management. Additional certifications may be desirable based on area of assignment.
Special Requirements: Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Possess and maintain a valid CA Class C driver’s license within ten days of employment.
Drive a motor vehicle to attend meetings and job sites. May require work with exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites. Work in a typical office setting.
MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years.
RETIREMENT: For CalPERS pension reform details please visit http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/Benefits.aspx. Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program.
Miscellaneous Classic = 2% @ 55
Safety Classic = 2% @ 50
Miscellaneous New = 2% @ 62
Safety New = 2.7% @ 57
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 years.
HOLIDAYS: An average of 12 paid holidays per year.
FLOATING HOLIDAYS: Employees receive up to 16 hours per year.
SICK LEAVE: Accrued each payroll period, up to 12 days per year.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: Employees receive 56 hours of management leave annually. This leave is pro-rated based on start date and must be utilized by the end of the fiscal year.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.
DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.
LIFE INSURANCE: The County provides $50,000 in life insurance for employee only. An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employees contribution to the STD program. Total coverage is $100,000. Employee may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and/or eligible dependents.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: The County provides a self-funded plan in-lieu State Disability Insurance. The employee withholding rate is 1% of taxable wages (maximum of $1,183.71/annually for 2019). This benefit provides up to 75% of salary up to the current weekly maximum established by the SDI program for up to 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.
MANAGEMENT ANNUAL ALLOWANCE: Unrepresented Department Heads, Assistants and Deputy Department Heads will receive an annual allowance of $500 and Mid Managers will receive $400 annually.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
UNION AFFILIATION: None
Final Filing Deadline: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
***There is a proctored, written exercise tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th. Please check your email (that you listed on your application) regularly for communication regarding the selection process and plan accordingly***
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
Qualified applicants may be required to complete a written exercise. The skills test is utilized to evaluate the applicant’s technical knowledge and ability to perform some of the essential job functions. This test may be weighted in establishing the employment list.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
FINAL DEPARTMENTAL INTERVIEW(S):
The Community Development and Services Agency will notify applicants from the employment list with any dates and times of his/her department interview(s) as relevant to the selection process. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.