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Thank you for your interest in working for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an independent special district created by the voters of northwestern Santa Clara County in 1972, joined in 1976 by southern San Mateo County, and recently expanded to the San Mateo coast side in 2004. The District’s purpose is "To acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity; protect and restore the natural environment; and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education."

The District owns and manages over 62,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves. Activities on the preserves include hiking, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, jogging and nature study.

Join our passionate, talented and dynamic team as we work collaboratively towards our vision.

We currently are accepting applications for the following positions.

Capital Project Manager - Two New Positions
Salary: $7,132 - $8,906 per month
About the Position: Open until filled - first review of applications May 11, 2015. The application window may close at any time after May 11, 2015.

Do you have a passion for outdoor recreation and open space? With voter passage of Measure AA, a $300 million general obligation bond to fund capital projects, the District is ramping up its project delivery to fulfill the commitments made to the public to expand public access, increase the acreage of protected open space lands, and restore the natural resources. The District is seeking two Capital Project Managers who will manage key capital improvement projects in open space areas in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Project work includes budgeting, scheduling, designing, permitting, bidding and contracting for various capital projects such as new trails, staging areas, bridges, structure and infrastructure improvements, demolition of dilapidated structures, site restoration, road repairs, site clean-up, culvert replacements, and other major site improvements on open space lands. The candidate should be an organized, creative, energetic, and collaborative self-starter with excellent communication skills, who enjoys working in a in an outdoor open space setting within a collaborative group dynamic.

The District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 62,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves, protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection, we invite you to apply.

The Capital Project Managers focus on the development and implementation of a wide variety of capital improvement projects, which include: (1) public access projects, such as new trails, parking areas, visitor centers, etc., and (2) capital projects to address immediate issues associated with newly acquired lands, such as public health and safety improvements and repairs, site remediation/cleanups, and restoration of new lands. The Capital Project Managers will take on projects that have reached conceptual design/approval to proceed with the design development process to develop construction plans, and conduct permitting, bidding, contracting, and construction management, through to project completion and closeout. The ideal candidates are expected to communicate and collaborate closely with other departments to complete project requirements, work with local jurisdictional agencies to meet permitting conditions, manage multidisciplinary teams of consultants and contractors, prepare and present clear and concise oral and written communications to senior management, the Board of Directors and public, keep projects on schedule and on budget while remaining flexible to adjust priorities as needed, maintain well-organized and complete project documentation, and build trust with peers, the community, stakeholders, and District leadership. The position is based upon the Planner III job description, focused on Capital Improvement functions (see the Job Description page of the District website).
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