Project Coordinator

City of AustinAustin Texas3M ago

Position Information

  • Position InformationPosting TitleProject CoordinatorJob Requisition NumberCOA079911Position Number117104Job TypeFull-TimeDivision NamePark DevelopmentMinimum QualificationsGraduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, planning, architecture or related field plus three (3) years of experience in construction, engineering, architecture or related work.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • May require a valid Texas drivers license.




Notes to ApplicantsThe City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

This position will coordinate the implementation of PARD’s American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Project Coordinator will ensure that recreational programs offered to the public have locations that are ADA compliant, or that there is an alternate site offering the same program in a manner that meets ADA standards. For those sites that are not ADA compliant, the Project Coordinator will identify non-compliant elements and design appropriate corrective solutions.


Application Instructions:

  • Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications – minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.
  • Detailed, complete Employment Application (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 years or more.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application – Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

Skills Assessments:

  • A skills assessment may be required for this position.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:

  • This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.

Physical Requirements:

  • Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant’s needs and safety issues.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:

  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Work/Location Schedule Notes: 

  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Drivers License and Certifications:

  • This position requires operating a vehicle (requires traveling to multiple sites throughout the workday) and therefore requires a Texas Class C Driver’s License or the ability to acquire one by the date of hire.

Multiple Work Sites:

This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.

Pay Range$27.61 – $35.83 per hour

HoursMonday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Evenings, weekends as required for business needs.

Job Close Date 

04/20/2019Type of PostingExternalDepartmentParks & RecreationRegular/TemporaryRegularGrant Funded or Pooled PositionNot ApplicableCategoryProfessionalLocation919 W 28 1/2 Street, Austin, TX 78705Preferred QualificationsPreferred Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in design or construction management of capital improvement projects.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing large programs.

Preferred Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, or engineering.
  • Registered design professional (Architect, Landscape Architect, Interior Designer, Engineer).
  • Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, or Certified ADA Coordinator (ADAC) through ACTCP, or have the ability to become RAS within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of major policy issues and trends affecting persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of statistical data and policy research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of disability related local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of design standards such as the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
  • Knowledge of the 2010 Standard for Accessible Design.
  • Skill in planning and designing processes.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with customers.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate multiple activities.
  • Ability to plan aspects of a program standards, methods, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to various audiences.
  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
  • Skill in the use of drafting and designing equipment and software.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of design and construction methods and principles.
  • Knowledge of methods and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associated with project management.
  • Ability to provide professional technical assistance to citizens by phone and email.

Duties, Functions and ResponsibilitiesEssential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Communicates project and/or program information to internal and external customers
  2. Assists in the development and monitoring of project and/or program budgets by completing assignments that may include processing a pay application or monitoring and updating the assigned project budget.
  3. Assists in the development of short/long range plans on projects or work on routine projects whereby techniques used are well known and present no unusual engineering problems.
  4. Assists in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures by providing input as a team member of an established process improvement team.
  5. Ensures compliance with City and other regulatory agency requirements and policies by verifying that regulatory/permitting processes have been identified and permits or approvals acquired for assigned project.
  6. Coordinates development/reviews construction or engineering related contracts, contract documents and Developer Agreements by reviewing preparing and processing project change orders to projects if change orders are appropriate and in compliance or applying technical quality control review.
  7. Coordinates and evaluates plans, criteria, schedules, etc. for a variety of projects, Programs, and plans or a division and/or section activities.
  8. Assists in the resolution of conflicts and difficult situations by providing supporting documentation, policies and procedures.
  9. Develops, maintains, and improves City of Austin design and construction standards.
  10. Provides technical advice and assistance


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMust possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of basic engineering and architectural design principles, practices, procedures, and estimating techniques
  • Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associated with project assignment
  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles
  • Knowledge of contract management principles, methods, and practices
  • Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Skill in using available software packages.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate activities between various parties and planning specific aspects of a project.
  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences

Criminal Background InvestigationThis position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.EEO/ADACity of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIVinfection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee withinthe department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Position requires a graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, planning, architecture or related field plus three (3) years of experience in construction, engineering, architecture or related work. Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Please describe, in detail, how you meet the minimum qualifications referenced above. Please explain how you meet the educational requirements, account for the years of related experience, and explain any substitutions of experience for education.
  2. (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, or engineering?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Are you a registered design professional?
  • Registered Architect
  • Professional Landscape Architect
  • Registered Interior Designer
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • None of the above
  1. * Are you a certified Accessibility Specialist?
  • Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) by Texas Dept of Licensing Registration (TDLR)
  • Certified Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP)
  • None of the above
  1. * Please list your certifications / registrations as an Accessibility Specialist and the year acquired. If not certified, please describe how you would meet the requirements to become a Registered Accessibility Specialist within six months of hire.
  2. (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please describe your experience, including number of years, in the design or construction management of capital improvement projects. If you do not have this experience, please list N/A.
  4. (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Please describe your experience, including number of years, in construction projects related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and standards, and enforcement. If you do not have this experience, please list N/A.
  6. (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Please describe your experience, including number of years, in program management, strategic planning and performance measurement. If you do not have this experience, please list N/A.
  8. (Open Ended Question)
  9. * Do you have a current valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to obtain by hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Optional Documents