These are limited term positions: one position has an end date of 12/31/2023 and two positions have an end date of 12/31/2024.
These Parks Project Manager I positions will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and monitoring projects from inception to completion for Denver Parks & Recreation’s Parks Planning, Design & Construction Team.
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $72,414 - $115,862, our target hiring salary for these positions is between $72,414 - $94,138depending on education, experience and qualifications.
Project Management: Assumes a leadership role in the development, coordination and implementation of a wide variety of planning and design projects. Work will include both large and small, complex and simple projects. The Project manager’s role includes developing individual project and citywide programs and policies that meet DPR goals consistent with The Game Plan. Responsibilities include management of scope, schedule, and budget, facilitating public and stakeholder engagement, and providing technical design guidance to consultants while coordinating inter-departmental review, bidding and construction contracting and implementation. The position is responsible for ongoing collaboration with DPR leadership and staff, reporting on project progress, and identifying and addressing project opportunities and challenges.
Planning and Design: Advances the mission, vision, and values of the Parks and Recreation Department and coordinates ongoing planning and design efforts for a variety of urban, suburban, natural open space and mountain parks, including recreation amenities, natural areas, facilities, infrastructure, and park access and trail projects throughout the Denver Parks system.
Design Standards and Best Practices: Participates and advocates for application and updating of Denver park Planning Design and Construction standards, and refinement of best practices driven by innovation and the input of expert inside and outside the Department. DPR’s goal is for Denver to become a highly resilient City through the application of DPR and city-wide policies. Identifies and cultivates potential partnerships between DPR and other internal and external interest groups. Applies rigorous quality control procedures to all projects to enable high quality design, construction, operations and maintenance.
Communication & Production: While the Project Manager is not assigned responsibilities for project design, opportunities are encouraged to participate in the design process and help the project team select the best design solution.Successfully collaborates in the exchange of information between city staff, consultants, the public and stakeholders through clear and effective written, graphic and verbal communication. Builds consensus and support for DPR efforts and participates in outreach with neighborhood residents, stakeholders, and city leadership, balancing a variety of interests in order to successfully complete projects. Cultivates and contributes to positive public relations for the Department. Utilizes a systematic and responsive methodology in managing projects and collaboration to accomplish goals. Initiates and supports efforts to secure and apply project funding.
We are looking for seasoned professionals with a passion for parks and recreation projects that positively impact communities. Our ideal candidates will have superior verbal communication and presentation skills and a proven ability to manage high pressure situations and conflicts. We are looking for someone with strong writing skills, particularly in specifications, scope of work documents, contracts and official correspondence. Additionally, our ideal candidates will possess a combination of or all the following:
Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Project Management or related field
Licensed professional, with training and certification in related field(s)
Experience with Parks and Recreation facility design
Experience with capital project management
Experience with site design and multidisciplinary consultant team leadership
Experience with construction management and administration
Strong knowledge of horticulture and irrigation systems
Working knowledge of or accreditation in LEED, SITES or other measurements systems
We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:
Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field.
Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of professional project management experience in the related occupational group including coordinating, administering, and monitoring projects.
Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
Additional Salary Information:
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $72,414 - $115,862, our target hiring salary for these positions is between $72,414 - $94,138 depending on education, experience and qualifications.
About City and County of Denver
Denver's Parks and Recreation Department boasts one of the most expansive and diverse park systems in the Rocky Mountain West offering: more than 350 urban parks and parkways, 7 golf courses, one of the largest skate parks in the region, 14,000 acres of mountain parks, the Buffalo Bill Museum and bison herd, and a Ropes Challenge Course. We also provide and manage 27 neighborhood recreation centers with 13 indoor and 16 outdoor pools that offer hundreds of affordable programs throughout the year to our community.