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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Facilities Project Manager

Series: Facilities - Professional

Levels in series:  1









CLASS SUMMARY:  The Facility Project Manager is a stand-alone classification.  Incumbents perform professional level duties in managing new or renovation construction projects, negotiating contracts, interpreting and applying applicable laws, building codes and regulations and coordinating activities with internal and external departments or organizations.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES  These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Provides project management for construction and remodeling projects, ensures projects are within budget and on time; assess long-term facility value; approves and administers contracts; observes and inspects work.  Daily  20%
  2. Assists in develop College regulations and procedures for capital activities, implements and manages information systems; researches information. Daily 15%
  3. Coordinates activities with outside contractors and agencies; prepares reports on the status of contract projects.  Daily 10%
  4. Conducts project management meetings with staff and contractors to establish and    communicate timelines, discuss contractual obligations, and resolve problems.  Daily 10%&
  5. Assists in administering the selection, negotiation, evaluation and contracts of architects, engineers and other consultants.  Daily 10%
  6. Interprets and applies local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding building and fire codes, occupancy requirements, space utilization and ADA compliance.  Daily 10%
  7. Coordinates construction projects with other departments. Weekly 10% 
  8. Investigates complaints and ensures resolution of construction project; ensures compliance issues are resolved. Weekly 5%
  9. Provides facilities analysis of real estate and determine the costs and benefits of potential acquisitions.  Monthly 5%
  10. Participates in developing, administering, and monitoring project budgets.  Monthly 5%
  11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


  • Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Bachelor's degree in Construction Technology, Engineering, Architecture or a related field and three years of professional level project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Architect license

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Construction management methods
  • Construction  mapping and blueprints
  • Information systems principles
  • Research methods
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulation and compliance requirements
  • Contract language and document preparation techniques
  • Project management principles
  • Budgeting principles

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Managing construction projects
  • Reading, interpreting, and evaluating construction maps and blue prints
  • Inspecting and approving construction projects
  • Interpreting applicable laws and regulations
  • Interpreting contracts
  • Developing and implementing procedures
  • Conducting research
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Operating computers and applicable software and hardware
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation and travel.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources 03/05, 10/12