Program Manager III Job at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California

Program Manager III

City of Stockton , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Municipal Utilities

Senior Level

Salary/Wage 

$87,592.19 - $112,470.05 Annually

Application Deadline 

Continuous

10/08/2020 05:30 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

AT-WILL OPPORTUNITY

SALARY RANGE:
Monthly: $7,299.35 - $7,673.93 - $8,067.64 - $8,480.47 - $8,914.68 - $9,372.50
Annual: $87,592.20 - $92,087.16 - $96,811.68 - $101,765.64 - $106,976.16 - $112,470.00
 

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

TENTATIVE INTERVIEW DATE: TBA

 

The City of Stockton is seeking to fill a Program Manager III position in the Municipal Utilities Department's (MUD) Water Division. Candidate will assist with oversight and management of Water Resource Division planning, conservation, operations and distribution systems. The selected candidate will work under the direction of the Deputy MUD Director/Water to support water utility activities including the Preparation of City Council and committee agenda items, project and program coordination with the engineering division, finance, and maintenance staff, other agencies, and support workforce development and training. Efforts will also be focused on division planning to update water distribution system infrastructure, maintenance, and other improvements. The work will be performed with a high degree of autonomy and decision making. The Program Manager III can act as a business manager responsible for purchasing, budget, and contract management. The incumbent may also supervise division support staff as assigned. 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, organized, solution-oriented professional with strong analytical and project management skills. The candidate should have a technical background, or demonstrate the ability to comprehend technical reports, proposals, and plans; and possess the interpersonal and outreach skills necessary to build relationships and communicate with all types of audiences. It is preferred the candidate have experience working water resources planning, operations and/or distribution, but is not required if the candidate demonstrates strong business management skills and the ability to expand their capabilities. 

The Program Manager III will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off. May be required to work additional hours and/or weekends to provide critical support to key initiatives.

 

This is an At-Will (Unclassified/Unrepresented) position assigned to the Water Division and reports directly to the Deputy MUD Director / Water. Only those applicants who best fit the needs of the City will be referred to the hiring department. (Applicants who fail to fully complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire or provide the required resume, cover letter, and proof of education by the final filing deadline will be subject to rejection.)

 

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.

 

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

 

Incumbents in this management level classification are responsible, in addition to the above, for directing and managing compliance by departments with the policies and procedures of the program(s) under the supervision of this class. Work is done under the direct authority of the City Manager or departmental senior management due to the critical nature of the policies and programs. Assignments allow for a high degree of autonomy and administrative decision making in their execution. This class is distinguished from the general administrative support classes in that the duties relate specifically to administration of specialized programs.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

 

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls programs and projects with Citywide implications; provides expert professional assistance to City management staff.  
  • Reviews and enforces administrative policies, procedures, and operations; ensures that internal and externally imposed program requirements are met. 
  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, and work standards. 
  • Supervises staff, planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work; participates in the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development. 
  • Provides staff leadership and technical assistance to task forces, citizen advisory committees, commissions, or boards; confers with and provides technical assistance to City departments in areas of responsibility. 
  • Prepares a variety of periodic progress and special reports related to programs and activities. 
  • Represents the City in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, professional, business and community organizations and the public. 
  • Prepares recommendations for annual grant and program budgets; and/or provides input for and prepares various grant applications or annual performance report of activities. 
  • May confer and negotiate with developers and property owners relative to the acquisition and disposition of property and improvements; may draft project contract language and performance specifications.  
  • Monitors legislation and developments related to areas of responsibility; evaluates their impact on City operations and programs; recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Education/Experience:
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field, or the field of the program to which assigned, and four (4) years of experience managing or supervising highly visible programs or projects with major departmental or citywide impact.

Other Requirements:

Specified positions may require possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.


Knowledge of:
  • Policies, principles, and resources related to the program(s) to which assigned; program monitoring and evaluation techniques;  
  • Public administration principles, practices, and methods of administrative and organizational analysis; 
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations; 
  • Business computer user applications, particularly as related to data analysis and management; 
  • Principles and practices of employee selection, supervision, training, and professional development; 
  • Principles of grant application, proposal preparation, and monitoring and reporting techniques; and
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.

Skill in:

  • Analyzing administrative, operational, or organizational problems and issues related to the program(s) to which assigned; evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions; 
  • Establishing, prioritizing, and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and work standards; 
  • Planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, and directing the work of assigned staff; 
  • Interpreting, explaining, and applying complex rules, regulations, policies, laws, and ordinances; 
  • Providing technical assistance and staff leadership to City departments, boards, and commissions; 
  • Preparing clear and concise management-level reports and correspondence; 
  • Making persuasive oral presentations of ideas and recommendations; 
  • Negotiating favorable contract terms for the City in assigned areas of responsibility; 
  • Effectively representing the interests of the City in meetings with public agencies, the business community, or others outside the City; 
  • Preparing, administering, and monitoring grant or program budgets; 
  • Exercising sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; and 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

The Process:

Only those applicants who best fit the needs of the City will be considered for this career opportunity.  Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and only the most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with MUD.  

A resume, cover letter, and evidence of bachelor's Degree (unofficial transcripts/grade report/copy of diploma) are required as part of the application process and must be submitted by the final filing date.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE AND/OR FALSIFIED APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OR THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

NOTES:

  • After online submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received.  Please print this notice as proof of filing.
  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.
  • NeoGov.com:  You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you placed on your application.  Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file.  Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. 

This position is Exempt from FLSA (Fair Labor and Standards Act) and does not qualify for overtime compensation and is subject to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FCCP website, www.fccp.ca.gov, for more information.

 

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