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December 2, 2019
City Of Stockton, California
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FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: Week of January 20, 2020 (Candidates must appear in person for the examination).

The City of Stockton's Public Works Department and Economic Development Department is looking to fill the position of Project Manager I. A current vacancy exists within the Fleet division of the Public Works department. The incumbent in this position will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off.
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association.
This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list, or a combination of both.

These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.

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


This is a deep class in which incumbents may be assigned to any level, provided that they possess the required education and experience and successfully demonstrate proficiency which meets the qualifications for the class to which they are to be assigned.In addition, incumbents may be assigned to a comparable level in the Junior/Assistant/Associate Engineer Class, provided that they possess the required education, license, and experience and successfully demonstrate proficiency that meets the qualifications for the class to which they are to be assigned.This class is distinguished from the Program Manager class in that the latter relates to the administration of specialized programs or groups of related projects.
Project Manager I is the entry level class of the series, in which incumbents perform the more routine day to day administration duties while learning specific City and departmental procedures and techniques related to project management. As experience is gained, assignments become more diversified and complex and are performed under more general supervision.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

  • Plans, organizes, administers, and coordinates the implementation of Public Works, Municipal Utilities, or other City projects.
  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of technical and professional team members; participates in the selection of staff for participation on project teams.
  • Facilitates project team meetings.
  • Prepares a variety of periodic progress and special reports related to projects and activities.
  • Confers and negotiates with developers and property owners relative to the acquisition and disposition of property and improvements; may draft contract language and performance specifications.
  • Represents the City in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, professional, business, and community organizations and the public.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets for Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Reviews cost estimates, interprets plans and specifications for contractors, and determines contractual compliance.
  • Interprets and administers applicable ordinances relating to project requirements.
  • Responds personally or in writing to questions or complaints related to project activities or policy.
  • Conducts contract bid openings for Public Works projects, including review and approval of bid documentation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field andone (1) year of project leadership experience in government or engineering-related projects.
Possession of an Associate's degree or completion of sixty (60) semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited college or university with major course work in pre-engineering, business or public administration, or closely related field and three (3) years of project leadership experience in government or engineering-related projects.
Other Requirements:
Specified positions may require possession of a valid California Class C Driver License.
Knowledge of:
  • Developing project administration, monitoring, and evaluation techniques;
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of project administration, including monitoring and evaluation;
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goals and objectives development, work planning, and employee supervision;
  • Business and engineering computer use applications;
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices;
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices;
  • Team leadership and facilitation principles and techniques;
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation;
  • Applicable codes, regulations, and standards relating to City contract administration;
  • Safety practices pertaining to the work; and
  • Construction materials, methods, and equipment.
Skill in:
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing, and directing the work of project team members;
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, establishing goals and objectives, and exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines;
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials;
  • Effectively representing the City in meetings with public agencies and others outside the City;
  • Interpreting and applying complex rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances; and
  • Making persuasive oral presentations of ideas and recommendations.
This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirement of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.
The Examination:

Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include an written exam, practical exam, oral exam, or combination of both weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.

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 of the City's employment application will not be accepted. Resumes are welcomed but should be submitted as additional information only.

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.


  • After on-line 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 received.
  • 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
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.

NOTE:This position is subject toFair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FPPC website,, for more information.


NOTE: Employee Benefits are subject to change through the collective bargaining process and are not guaranteed. For a detailed explanation of benefits currently in effect, click here to view a link to the "Stockton City Employees' Association (SCEA)"contract.

The Supplemental Questionnaire is part of the examination process; accordingly, it should be completed carefully. It must be submitted with your official employment application. Do not indicate "see resume" as an answer to any of these questions.

  • I certify that the information provided is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification may cancel any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
Education & Experience:
Please indicate below how you qualify for the position of Project Manager I:
This must be detailed on the education and work history sections of the application or your application may be rejected. I possess a(n):

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field and one (1) year of project leadership experience in government or engineering-related projects.
  • Associate's degree or completion of sixty (60) semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited college or university with major course work in pre-engineering, business or public administration, or closely related field and three (3) years of project leadership experience in government or engineering-related projects.
Proof of Education:
To verify that you meet the educational requirement, you must submit a copy of your degree or unofficial transcripts by the final deadline by one of the following methods:
1) Scan/attach to the online application;
2) Email to [email protected] (Include: Project Manager I Recruitment" in the subject line of your email.) ;
3) Mail/hand delivery to 400 E. Main Street, 3rd Floor-HR, Stockton, CA 95202 Attn: Sunny Pannu, Human Resources.

  • I understand I must submit the required proof of education before the final filing deadline. I further understand that failure to provide this documentation will result in the rejection of my application.
Verification of Education:
The minimum qualifications for this position include education from an accredited college or university. If offered this position, you will be required to submit an "official transcript" from an accredited college or university validating your level of college education.

  • I understand the above and will submit an "official transcript" upon request.
Accredited colleges or universities are those that have been examined by a third-party accrediting agency to ensure acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation ensures that a degree obtained outside of the United States is equivalent to a degree obtained within the United States.
The City of Stockton requires degrees from educational institutions that have been accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency in the United States that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or U.S. Department of Education as a "reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education."
If you have received your postsecondary education from an institution that may not be accredited in the United States, it is your responsibility to provide proof of U.S. accreditation by the closing date and time of this recruitment.
You may contact the City of Stockton Human Resources office for an illustrative list of organizations that evaluate foreign colleges.

  • I understand this requirement and will provide the necessary documentation if applicable.
Do you possess or can you obtain after appointment, a valid California driver's license?

  • Yes
  • No
Describe your experience with project management pertaining to vehicle, equipment, and tracking. Include the types of projects and project scope. If none, please state 'N/A' in the box below.

    Based on a project from your past experience, briefly explain the project, your role, and include communication methods used, and any challenges you encountered. If none, please state 'N/A' in the box below.

      Describe your experience writing policies and procedures. Describe your approach to a policy or procedure you have written that you were not familiar with. If none, please state 'N/A' in the box below.

        Describe the types of documents, reports, and recommendations you have been responsible for completing as they pertain to project management (e.g. budget analysis, completion reports, inspection reports, requests for information, regulatory letters, contract enforcement). Include the following: 1. Recipient of reports/documents;
        2. Type of information included;
        3. How often you were required to submit the items;
        If none, please state "N/A" in the box below.

          Briefly describe your experience using a CMMS or GIS system. What was your level of involvement in entering or researching data? If none, please state 'N/A' in the box below.

            Describe your experience with digital/computerized project management tracking systems. Include the following: 1.Name and application(s) you have used;
            2.Types of projects tracked;
            3.Length of time you have used the application(s);
            4.Level of proficiency:
            If none, please state 'N/A' in the box below.

              Please indicate which department you are interested in if offered a position.

              • Public Works Department
              • Economic Development Department
              • Both

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