Parks Capital Projects Manager


City of Maple Valley

Job Description:

The Parks Capital Projects Manager, under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Deputy Director, will manage plan development, design, funding, park property acquisition, and construction of capital improvements and/or major projects for the City of Maple Valley. The Capital Projects Manager will coordinate the plan development, design, advertising, and award of contracts related to assigned capital projects. This position can significantly influence quality, schedule, costs, and public confidence therefore has oversight responsibility for all aspects of the budgets and schedules for assigned projects. This is a full-time, term-limited temporary FLSA exempt position that reports to the Parks and Recreation Deputy Director.


The Parks Capital Projects Manager:
• Assists the Parks and Recreation Director and Deputy Director in determining necessary capital projects, including the Parks Improvement Plan (PIP)
• Exercises independent judgment and flexibility in developing methods, techniques, and process for evaluating and/or obtaining project results
• Defines scope, schedule, cost estimates, and budget for implementing assigned projects including capital project design, plan specifications and
engineering and resource planning
• Performs essential project management activities, including management of scope, quality, schedule, costs, risk, personnel, consultants/contractors,
contracts and communications
• Develops grant applications for proposed capital projects
• Is responsible for contract development, advertising, public bidding, and contract award process required to implement assigned capital projects;
assuring contract compliance after award
• Serves as the City’s project manager for hired consultant teams performing preliminary engineering, environmental documentation, and final design
process of City capital projects
• Reviews, determines the legitimacy, and approves design consultant project schedule, invoices, and tracks monthly progress and budget
• Manages the development of plans and schedules for the timely acquisition of parks property
• Reviews progress payments of construction management consultants and contractors
• Reviews design documents for design and construction issues at all stages of development (30%, 60% 90%, bid documents). Facilitates and secures
the timely review by others, including utility and regulatory agencies, during the design process
• Prepares reports and other documents as necessary concerning assigned projects for the City Council, City Manager, staff, funding, and regulatory
• Selects or recommends design consultants and general contractors using City of Maple Valley processes and negotiates planning, design, and
construction contracts and associated change orders for assigned projects
• Communicates effectively with professionals, co-workers, elected officials and contractors both orally and in writing

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, project management, and problem-solving skills are required
• Ability to make decisions under pressure and in the field in order to implement contract provisions and/or change orders
• Demonstrated working knowledge of current design standards and specifications, the review of engineering documents, and public works construction
procedures is required
• Experience in reviewing plans and resolving conflicts
• Commitment to the public sector performance and accountability standards

Education and experience:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field is required; and, at least four years of Parks and Recreation experience with demonstrated
project management experience in a governmental setting; construction and capital project management experience preferred; or any other combined
education and/or experience to adequately meet the needs of the position

Special requirements:
• Valid Washington Drivers License or the ability to obtain one by start of employment
• Must be First Aid/CPR/AED certified or be able to obtain within 6 months of start of employment
• Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier
• All staff positions at the City are required to be available to report to work during off hours in case of emergency and perform duties as assigned

Physical requirements:
• This position will work primarily in an office environment with some trips to construction sites, parks, or other public and private property to collect data or
perform minor inspections
• Office environment-walking standing, and lifting records, boxes and objects up to 40 pounds; fine motor skills; auditory, verbal and visual ability.
• Outdoors environment-ability to negotiate safely in a traffic environment or the rough terrain of a construction site.


Rebecca Munson




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