Capital Project Manager

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $122,660.04 - $149,103.85 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

Expand your career with SoCoPi. Bring your experience in construction management and long-range facility planning to the County of Sonoma!

Starting salary up to $67.99/hour ($141,903/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*
What We Offer

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits* including:
  • A hybrid telework schedule that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serve may be available depending on the assignment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $2,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Join Our Team

The Sonoma County Public Infrastructure (SoCoPi) Department leads the way to a safe and sustainable community by planning, building, managing, and maintaining Sonoma County's investment in quality services and infrastructure. Their Planning Group is committed to identifying and aligning capital projects with the County's Resilient Infrastructure Strategic Plan Pillar . They work hard to enhance services to the community by investing in the County's facilities and infrastructure which includes buildings, communications, flood protection, and roads.

As an integral member of the management team, the Capital Project Manager reports directly to the Senior Capital Project Manager and oversees the planning, design, and construction of major or specialized projects that span several years and result in a new building, a major addition, or renovation of a complete complex of facilities. This position is also responsible for long-range facility planning studies and supervises a team of project specialists and administrative staff. Additionally, day-to-day operations require that the Capital Project Manager collaborates and coordinates with other County divisions/departments such as Accounting, Facilities & Operations, Purchasing, Real Estate, etc.

In order to continuously evaluate and improve the quality of our service, SoCoPi's ideal Capital Project Manager candidate possesses significant experience in planning, design, bid, and construction phase management and knowledge of the related environmental review processes. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Bluebeam is desired. Additionally, the ideal candidate has:
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to effectively oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience developing and managing budgets and schedules and a passion for getting things done, on time, and on budget
  • Demonstrated experience using earned value methodologies to maintain cost and schedule performance perimeters
  • Multiple years of experience ensuring task orders, Board Items, contract agreements, etc. are compliant with California Public Contract Code and the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Act
  • The ability to analyze performance and workload data to develop and implement efficient and cost-effective procedural changes, methods, and systems
  • Excellent communication skills, and can effectively interact with contractors, staff, department heads, and County officials
  • Strong analytical skills, expert judgment, and a commonsense approach to addressing daily challenges
  • A high level of integrity, a positive attitude, and the ability to lead without ego
While the position’s hours are normally Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm PST in an office environment, depending upon operational needs, the Capital Project Manager must be willing to work at project sites.

Bring Your Commitment to Public Service to the County of Sonoma

The County of Sonoma is the place to live, grow, and build your career legacy. When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award-winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For additional information about the beauty of our community and the valuable services and support that the County provides our communities, please visit and .

This recruitment is being conducted to fill the Capital Project Manager position in SoCoPi, formerly the General Services Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits Directory .


Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management and four years of experience as a professional architect, engineer, or certified construction manager with increasingly responsible experience managing major commercial, institutional, or industrial design and construction projects which included the supervision of staff. Experience with project management for a mid-size public agency is also desirable.

Certificate: Possession of a current, valid certificate of registration as an Architect or Engineer issued by the State of California, or possession of a Certified Construction Manager credential accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certification and issued by Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Construction Management Institute.

License: Possession of a valid driver’s license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: the principles related to major building and major facility design, construction, and long term maintenance; laws, ordinances, and codes, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, related to design and construction of major buildings and facilities; major buildings and facilities construction methods and materials and their application to design.

Working knowledge of: Public Contracts Code and other laws and regulations relative to major public sector construction; contract administration pertaining to major buildings and facilities; and preparation of cost estimates, budget, and schedule management.

Ability to: read and correctly interpret complex plans and specifications; work with people in groups and individually; coordinate the work of engineers, architects, contractors, and others engaged in the programming, planning, design, and construction of large, complex, or specialized projects; plan and organize major work projects and make assignments of work in order to meet deadlines on large and complex projects; use computers and software including word processing, spreadsheet, and project management applications; manage consultants’ preparation of construction and contract documents; communicate both orally and in writing at a level commensurate with successful job performance; evaluate and communicate to direct reports regarding behavior and performance achievements and areas needing improvement; make mathematical calculations; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of actions.
Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying
  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.


Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses that state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as the number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

For positions that are required to have access to Sheriff’s Office or Probation Department facilities, a more extensive “Security Clearance” will be performed after hire. Successful completion of the probationary period may be contingent upon passing the security clearance, which may include completion and review of a Personal History Statement packet, Live Scan fingerprint-based criminal history checks, warrant checks, written reference checks, etc.* If you are offered a position which requires a security clearance, the job offer letter will clearly specify this as a condition of the probationary period.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted online at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.


These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:

Paid Time Off :Competitive vacation accrual and sick leave accruals; additional management leave annually; 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.

Health Plan :Choice of five health plans (a PPO, EPO, HMO, and two deductible HMOs) with a County paid premium contribution.

Retirement :Fully integrated with Social Security.For more information regarding eligibility, retirement contributions, and reciprocity with prior public service, please visit .

IRS 457 Plan :Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical :County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

Plus excellent dental, vision, disability, life insurance, professional development, and more.

For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process and more details about benefits or retirement, please contact Human Resources at (707) 565-2331.Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located at . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options, coverage, and premium amounts go to or, contact the Human Resources' Risk Management-Benefits Office at or (707) 565-2900.

*IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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Job Address

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