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Position: Project Manager
Municipality:City of Hartford
Close Date:6/27/2022
Description:

CITY OF 

HARTFORD - 

HUMAN 

RESOURCES 

DEPARTMENT

invites applications for the position of:

 

Project Manager





SALARY:                            $70,826.08 - $91,062.14 Annually

DEPARTMENT:                   Multiple Departments

OPENING DATE:                06/06/22

CLOSING DATE:                 06/27/22 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:

 

Currently, there are five (5) Vacancies for this position, Two (2) in the Development Services Department, Two (2) Vacancy in the Department of Finance. One (1) in the Department of  Health and Human Services. This posting can be used for future vacancies within multiple departments. Under general direction, manages and coordinates projects as assigned by the Division and/or Department Head. Plans, develops, evaluates, and participates in projects, including developing and monitoring budgets, conducting cost/benefit analysis, establishing timelines; and supervising other individuals assigned to such projects. Attends meetings before boards, commissions, City Council, and its committees. Performs related work as required.

 

FFinance- Procurement (Compliance) Division: Under general direction responsible for compliance process throughout the City. Duties include ensuring compliance with defined goals, requirements, and targets. Coordinate compliance with statutory and federal agencies. Review project files for compliance with AA/EEO contract provisions. Advise and train customers on compliance requirements. Monitor programs and report on contractor performance. Manage systems to track compliance. Research and investigate employee complaints. Attend site visits with Field Representative, as necessary. Project management reporting – Final status reports, performance measures, etc. Supervision of subordinate staff positions. Perform related tasks as assigned.

 

This is a HMEA position. The hours of work are 40 per week and the above salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime.

 

FFinance- Procurement (Lean) Division: Under general direction, responsible for the administrative management and direct program support of cost reduction, Lean process efficiency and customer experience improvement activities throughout the city. Duties include developing strategies and plans, as well as executing and directly supporting Lean and cost reduction initiatives in collaboration with departments throughout the City. Provides information and data to other City departments and individuals in spend patterns, cost reduction, and process improvement options; acts on behalf of Procurement Manager at her direction in attending conferences or meetings. Develops data analysis techniques/approaches that will inform executive-level dashboard reports to improve budget forecasting and to better inform decision-making capabilities. Represents the Budget and Finance Departments at City leadership and Council Committee meetings, makes recommendations on process improvement and cost reduction strategies and opportunities. Supervision of subordinate staff positions. Perform related tasks as assigned.

 

This is a HMEA position. The hours of work are 40 per week and the above salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime.


D evelopment Services Department - Economic Development Division: Develops policies

and procedures pertinent to the management of City owned properties. Indexes City properties acquired through tax foreclosure, quick claim and gift; coordinates and monitors the maintenance of occupied and vacant City owned properties; Develops disposition recommendations relative to properties. Interviews individuals interested in acquiring City owned properties and participates in the development of contractual agreements governing the sales of such properties; Compiles and presents written and graphic information in the preparation of applications to State and Federal agencies for financial assistance. Reviews redevelopers’ plans for conformance with the Agency’s approved redevelopment plan, reviews and assists in scheduling and coordinating the construction of property improvements. Represents the Redevelopment Agency at City Council Committee meetings, makes recommendations concerning property disposition, prepares reports and serves on various other committees; Provides information and data to other City departments and individuals in matters of City owned properties; acts for the Divisional Director at his/her direction in attending conferences or meetings.

 

This is a HMEA position. The hours of work are 40 per week and the above salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime.

 

D evelopment Services Department - Small Business Division: Oversees and/or manages a

variety of different projects, up-to-and including, a citywide façade program, a small business Investment program, and a small business revolving loan fund under the direction of the Division Director. May assist in developing, managing and implementing programs and projects for the small business community as assigned. Must have the ability to form solid professional relationships with all types of small business owners and prospective business owners, and knowledge of small business development. Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods (data analysis, expert interviews) to develop hypotheses and build recommendations. Uses these research methods to develop new areas of subject matter expertise and effectively communicate information to other members of the team. Manages projects to agreed-upon timelines and prioritize effectively on an ongoing basis, proactively keeping senior leadership informed of changes to project timelines, project risks, and other key project developments. Confidently leads project team meetings and eventually, meetings with senior stakeholders. Effectively and independently leads research interviews.

This is a grant-funded position renewable on an annual basis. The City of Harford is not

obligated to fund this position upon termination of funding.

 

H ealth and Human Services Department - Maternal and Child Health Division, Racial and

E thnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): Leads the current REACH Grant through September 2023 (This grant is subject for renewal). Under direction, plans, develops, and implements strategies for this Federally Funded Program. Supervises staff, and reviews performance. Prepares and oversees all reporting functions. Develops and implements all assigned programs in accordance with protocols. Oversee interface between all programs under their supervision and with other programs at Health and Human Services, The City of Hartford and State of Connecticut. Provides training to all staff in relevant matters. Coordinates scope of services for all sub-contractors. Works closely with Project Officer and Health and Human Services Leadership to make informed decisions related to the REACH project.

 

This is a grant-funded position renewable on an annual basis. The City of Hartford is not obligated to fund this position upon termination of funding.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experience as contained on your application and may include a written test, an oral test, a performance test or a combination thereof. All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of the position. The examination is designed to measure the knowledge of Principles and practices of modern urban renewal or area development; Laws and ordinances as they pertain to development and to urban renewal and objectives of the urban renewal program; Principles and practices of real estate acquisition and management; Municipal administration;


Management principles and practices; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of City officials, representatives and businesses and the general public; Plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate professional personnel; Coordinate diverse program activities with other departments, private organizations, and agencies; Collect, compile and analyze data, and to present conclusions and recommendations in oral, written or graphic form.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications:

 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Urban planning, Business, Public administration, Public Health or a closely related field and five (5) years of

responsible   a nd   varied   professional   experience   in   real   estate   development,  economic

development, small business projects/organizations, urban planning, or procurement, and public health management.

 

A                      COPY   OF   YOUR   DEGREE   OR   TRANSCRIPT   MUST   BE   ATTACHED  TO  YOUR

A PPLICATION.   A                DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE

H UMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

 

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

 

H ARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED: Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of

Hartford at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT may be submitted.

 

APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

If selected, you will be required to pass a physical examination administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening, and a background check. If appointed, you will be required to serve three (3) to twelve (12) months of probation. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state and municipal laws, rules and regulations.

 

NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR VIA EMAIL.

 

IN     ADDITION     TO     CHECKING      YOUR     EMAIL     INBOX     FOR     RECRUITMENT CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK AND SPAM FOLDERS.

 

V ETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form, along with a DD214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.

 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


 

 

 


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

h ttp://www.hartford.gov

 

Human Resources Department 550 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

860-757-9800


Position #00963 PROJECT MANAGER

VM


 

h umanresources@hartford.gov


 

Project Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

 

*  1. I have attached a copy of my degree/transcript. (I understand this is required to be considered for this position and not attaching my degree/transcript will deem me not qualified).

  Yes      No

 

*  2. Do you have five (5) years of responsible and varied professional experience in real estate, economic development, small business projects/organizations, urban planning, or procurement?

  Yes      No

 

*  3. Based on your qualifications, which vacancy best aligns with your career goals?

  Development Services Department - Economic Development Division   Development Services Department- Small Business Division

  Finance- Procurement Division   Finance-Lean Division

  Health and Human Services

*  4. What experience do you have in projects relating to economic development, small business, or procurement? Please provide an example of a project you have worked on.

 

 

5.  If the project is not adhering to schedule, how do you get it back on track?

 

 

6.  What's the most important thing for a project manager to do?

 

 

*  Required Question




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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