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Senior Special Projects Manager 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
 
About the Organization Diversity Statement
Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  
Description

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the Landscaping/Fee-for-Service (FFS), YouthBuild Construction, Public Lands, and Solar/Weatherization components of the LCC program. Supervises the Public Lands Specialist and the construction and landscaping field supervisors.

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the LCC Director, the Senior Special Projects Manager is responsible for bidding for new jobs/contracts, assisting the Office Manager with project billing, and supervising staff who oversee LCC corpsmembers in those training programs. Works with other program managers for the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps, as directed.

Assist in the fulfillment of the agency's vision, 'For Those We Serve,' by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Regularly researches, reviews and pursues projects the LCC is capable of managing. Bids for contracts with agencies, programs and/or businesses to provide a requested service with the approval of the LCC Director. Prepares responses to RFPs and RFQs with the support and assistance of staff and management.

Works closely with the LCC Director to prepare the Fee-for-Service Program to qualify and bid for new business. Obtains and secures all permits, bonds, insurances, liens, licenses, certifications and any other regulatory provisions required of project sponsors. Purchases and performs maintenance of all needed equipment, supplies and materials (within limits of authority).

Ensures all existing landscaping and construction certifications are up-to date for project work. Works with the Public Lands Specialist to ensure all public lands related certifications (Chainsaw (S-212), Waders in the Water, etc) are up to date, depending on the project work.

Works with the Public Lands Specialist by providing guidance on public lands project work and management counseling on issues involving public lands staff and corpsmembers.

Responsible for the planning of Landscaping/FFS, Construction, and Solar/Weatherization projects including, but not limited to: recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of all assigned staff.

Maintains all records associated with the LCC Construction and Landscaping/FFS Program, including, but not limited to: RFPs and RFQs, contracts, insurance and license documents, permits, bonds, liens, certifications, invoices, collections, reports, records, budgets, incident reports, change orders, and general correspondence with the assistance of staff.

Ensures projects are operated to meet contract specifications including quality, project timelines and within budget.

Manages Construction and Landscaping/FFS crews and personnel and serves as a resource to the Public Lands Specialist for disciplinary purposes to ensure responsible behavior is demonstrated at all times.

Encourages, supports, and requires the proper and cost-effective use of agency vehicles, equipment, tools, supplies, materials, and facilities.

Cooperates with other agency and program personnel, providing both financial and technical support of agency initiatives that may require matching funds or services.

Conducts all business and services on behalf of the Program and Agency with the highest of professional standards including honesty and integrity.

Provides regular updates of activities to the LCC Director.

Works strictly within the parameters, guidance, and mission set forth by the Agency and LCC Director.

Responsible for the professional development of staff and corpsmembers with the goal of providing professional, upwardly mobile career opportunities (particularly for corpsmembers) through industry-based training, and placement opportunities.

Ensures safety guidelines are followed at all times. Encourages and supports all efforts to minimize accidents, injuries, and lost time. Promotes safety and security of assets.

Assists with public relations efforts to promote the work of the LCC FFS Program and its contributions within the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission.

Supports the educational efforts of the LCC and its YouthBuild Charter High School partner.

Travels for agency business using agency vehicle.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, or Business Administration required. Relevant work experience may substitute required education on a year-by-year basis.

EXPERIENCE:

Seven (7) years’ experience demonstrating the ability to effectively manage operations in a business environment.

Five (5) years’ experience with the range of construction trades and landscaping industry, including licenses/certifications, permits, insurances, and other regulatory instruments and requirements often associated with project management. In addition, one to two years’ experience managing in a public lands environment is preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Familiar with industry and governmental bid advertisement sources. Able to effectively prepare winning bid documents.

Familiar with the use, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of industrial equipment, tools, supplies, and materials regularly needed to fulfill projects within the Construction, Landscaping/FFS Program

Must possess or obtain Qualified Applicators License (QAL) within one hundred and twenty (120) days of employment and maintain current thereafter. QAL includes passing exams for (1) Laws, Regulations, and Basic Principles of Safe and Effective Pesticide Use (Category - Core) and, (2) Landscape Maintenance (Category B).

Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate auto insurance as required by State law, and insurability by agency carrier.

Ability to satisfactory pass criminal background checks including but limited to California Department of Justice and FBI.

CPR and First Aid Certified preferred. Required within six months of hire.

Safety conscious and the ability to maintain safe operations on all projects.

Highly motivated.

Ability to identify new revenue opportunities.

Strong organizational and customer service skills.

Excellent communication skills. Able to develop and maintain extensive industry relationships fostering long term contracts along with the credibility and integrity of the Agency and LCC.

Effective presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated experience in developing, leading and maintaining a positive and productive work environment.

Demonstrated experience in leading and effectively supervising an ethnically diverse population of unskilled young adults with multiple barriers to employment.

Ability to be a leader and a positive role model for corpsmembers; be actively involved and supportive of their vocational training and educational goals.

Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching corpsmembers to resolve behavioral issues and other barriers to their vocational field training and other corps requirements; implement disciplinary measures when needed within the guidelines of the Corpsmember Handbook.

Demonstrated interest in and dedication to serving the community; a basic understanding of poverty, its causes and conditions and impact on individuals and communities is essential.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related business software.

Willing to work non-traditional hours and days to meet the needs of this position.

Ability to work well with youth/teens and diverse population, and with contracted service providers and representatives of partnering agencies.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Program/Dept. Local Conservation Corps (LCC)  
Salary $5000.00/per month  
Benefits Generous benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending, retirement, and pension plan.  
Keywords  
Division Local Conservation Corps  
Close Date 12/31/2019  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number MAN-18-00006  
Location Fresno- Local Conservation Corps  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

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