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Construction Project Manager


The Jacksonville Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer. It is the policy and the intent of the Jacksonville Housing Authority to provide equality of opportunity in employment for all persons and in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices, operations, and in all its working conditions and relationships with employees and applicants for employment. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected class status applicable under local, State of Florida or federal law.


Job Title: Construction Project Manager
FLSA Classification: Exempt
EEO Classification: Craft Worker
Salary/Pay Grade:  $60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Reports to: Deputy Director of Modernization & Development

Job Description

Job Summary

Planned, develop, and manage construction projects from start to finish.  Prepare specifications, and proposals, solicit and review bids for projects.  Conduct field inspections, manage budgets, and coordinate work with existing programs.  Ensure compliance with specifications, and federal, state, and local housing codes and guidelines. 

Essential Job Functions

Manage modernization and construction projects

  • Perform field inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with plans and specifications
  • Develop specifications for use in proposal solicitation and contract documents
  • Prepare estimates to determine project feasibility and for budget recommendations
  • Assist in reviewing bids, evaluating proposals, and selecting contractor
  • Review construction plans and drawings by reading and interpreting plans, specifications, codes, and ordinances
  • Prepare schedules for the implementation and completion of construction projects
  • Develop and write detailed scope of work descriptions for specific construction projects
  • Coordinate the approval process for materials and supplies
  • Interview workers for earned wages determination
  • Monitor contractor payrolls to ensure wage rate compliance, and issue wage decisions from the Department of Labor, as needed
  • Review is written and graphic materials such as architectural drawings, building codes, zoning maps, project specifications, utility plans, lead and asbestos reports, topographic maps, electrical drawings, and field reports
  • Prepare inspection reports, estimates, the scope of work descriptions, and field reports
  • Review, evaluate and approve all requests for payment
  • Assist in solving problems at properties by determining causes and designing solutions
  • Inspect elevators to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and codes
  • Act as liaison between Authority and HUD regarding labor standard compliance
  • Prepare reports as needed


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction science, or related field, plus five years of responsible experience in construction work involving local codes, writing specifications, drafting, and interpretation of plans and specifications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Familiarity with AIA and HUD standards and formats preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HUD's Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS)
  • Knowledge of housing and construction inspection procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of HUD's Modernization Standards
  • knowledge of HUD's and JHA's Contracting and Procurement Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge of Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos regulations
  • Knowledge of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS)
  • Knowledge of local and state building codes including construction, plumbing, electrical, fire, and safety codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of the meaning and use of words and terms related to construction and contracts
  • Knowledge of architectural design
  • Ability to plan, administer and coordinate rehabilitation, modernization, and construction projects
  • Ability to use a computer to generate statistical and other reports
  • Ability to communicate with residents, contractors, vendors, and other employees
  • Ability to prepare statistical, maintenance, and technical inspection reports
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and all inspection procedures and requirements
  • Ability to prepare construction cost estimates
  • Ability to analyze bid forms, prepare costs estimates and cost analyses

 Core Competencies

Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and successfully conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure and persists despite obstacles and opposition.

Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands monitors, and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; and recognizes working colleagues as customers.

Effective Communication: Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys the necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys an understanding of, the comments and questions of others; and listens effectively.

Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's work and does a fair share of work.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; attends, supports, and participates in all team building exercises and events.

Adaptable/Flexible Skills: Ability to work additional hours if required and work with pressing deadlines and is task oriented. Proactively seeks work assignments when current assignments are completed-takes initiative.

Physical Demands

Work is principally active. Special physical demands are required, including the ability to repeatedly lift and pull up to 50 lbs., bend, kneel, climb ladders, and do other strenuous activities. Must have the ability to operate a pickup truck and van safely and legally.  Must be able to work in adverse Florida weather conditions which include extreme heat and humidity in the summer and cold in the winter. Much of the work will be done in environments that do not have air conditioning or heating.  The work involves normal risks or discomforts associated with a skilled trade position. 

Other: Must be insurable by JHA's insurance and possess a valid driver's license.

Position Reports to Deputy Director of Modernization & Development
Leadership Accountability No
Supervisory Accountability No
Organizational Accountability No
Financial Accountability No
Customer Accountability Interfaces with customers internally and externally

We anticipate hiring at the minimum of the respective pay grade per contractual obligations. 

We are an EOE & DFWP. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background check including but not limited to employment history, criminal record, and driving record, and may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

Section 3 candidates preferred. 

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all the job duties listed, some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.

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