Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
Chief of Development
LOCATION Arizona State Parks and Trails Central Office 23751 N. 23rd Ave. #190 Phoenix, AZ 85085
SUMMARY OF DUTIES The Chief of Development is responsible for managing the Development section, which includes Construction Services. This position will support and implement the agencies Strategic Plan and Arizona Management System (AMS) goals, through the collection and organization of related data to generate regular reports.
Development: Directs the agency’s capital development section, designs construction and contracts, manages staff, develops policies and procedures for this section. Updates project lists to coincide with approved allocated funding. Oversees construction projects including new, remodel, historic, water/wastewater, infrastructure, structural and maintenance. Reviews/approves construction documents, code compliance review, historic preservation review/approval of cost estimates and pay applications, on-site inspection for compliance with construction documents and codes.
Construction Services: Manages design and construction projects for the agency. Manages projects, planning, programming, and establishes goals and objectives. Creates budgets and schedules, prepares professional contracts, bid documents and communicates with park staff, consultants and other State or Federal agencies. Manages construction projects, review/approves construction documents, code compliance review, cost estimates, pay applications, and on-site inspections for compliance with construction documents and codes. Prepare building assessment reports and approves compliance with SHPO requirements for historic architecture. Current construction includes new cabins and deferred maintenance projects statewide.
Additional duties include:
Working with Procurement, establishes and reviews agency contracts including, IFBs, MOUs, IGAs, ISAs, RFPs and RFQs.
Working with the state agencies and various other agencies to construct, stabilize and repair State Parks' historic, cultural, recreational facilities along with Natural Areas.
Oversees the Development staff to insure that the agency meets the vast array of regulatory compliance issues.
All projects comply with Arizona Department of Administration Building Codes as well as Planning Guidelines, State Procurement Office, Office of Manufactured Housing, State and National Historic Preservation Acts, Americans with Disabilities Guidelines, the Corps of Engineers, the State Fire Marshall, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and Risk Management.
Develops policies on park facility design, construction, and repair.
Researches, plans, develops, implements, and manages the agency's capital improvement and section's fiscal plans, budget requests and respective budgets.
Coordinates with natural resources and operation sections on the development of policies on park carrying capacity, facility and resource use, and land acquisition for construction projects.
Provides technical assistance to other agency sections, state agencies, and communities, especially with regard to policy and procedure development issues such as grant submission and award guidelines, operation issues, etc
Works to support and implement the agencies Strategic Plan and Arizona Management System (AMS) goals, through the collection and organization of related data to generate regular reports.
Must have considerable knowledge of principles of structural, infrastructure, and recreational facility design and construction design, building codes, ADA, ADEQ and related regulations.
Experience in project management, supervisory and management principles and techniques.
Knowledge of structural and resource stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration and replication methods, State procurement code and applicable statutes, rules regulations and policies.
Strong background in the planning principles for environmental, cultural and natural resource protection and park development, as well as the knowledge of the technical requirements for design and construction of buildings, grounds and utilities is also required.
Master planning for land use and capital development experience.
Ability to assess information and make timely decisions/recommendations based on Federal/State law, agency policies and procedures and best practices.
Interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts and working relationships with agency leadership, management, first line supervisors, representatives of other governmental agencies, subordinate staff, employees and the public.
You must possess the ability to articulate and inspire support for the agencies vision of the future.
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
BENEFITS The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including: • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans; • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans; • Accrued vacation pay and sick days 10 paid holidays per year; • Deferred compensation plan; and • Wellness plans.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program. Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
About Arizona State Parks and Trails
Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement:
Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 35 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona. To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.