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Project Coordinator

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Project Coordinator
Job Requisition Number COA077872
Position Number 116787
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Community Services Division
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation 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 Applicants
  • The Community Services Division Project Coordinator implements projects ranging from Neighborhood Partnering Program projects to Safe Routes to School projects and Urban Trails projects. The Project Coordinator will be assisting the Program Managers responsible for the above programs with the implementation of their projects. This would include great understanding of projects, coordination with multiple departments within the City of Austin as well as external stake holders, working closely with Project Managers, Design Consultants, Field Engineers, and Inspectors.
  • A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
  • Driving is considered an essential function of this position, and a valid Texas driver license and current driving record that meets the requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program are required.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
Pay Range

$27.34 – $35.41


Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Public Works
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd., Suite 800, Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications are preferred, but are not required to apply.

  • Experience coordinating with a variety of stakeholders, including other departments, for successful implementation of projects.
  • Experience with municipal processes for project implementation.
  • Extensive experience with GIS data analysis and mapping.
  • Experience conducting field investigations.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential 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 Abilities

Must 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

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation

City 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 HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the 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. * This position requires 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 requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience coordinating with a variety of stakeholders, including other departments, for successful implementation of projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience with municipal processes for project implementation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience with GIS analysis and mapping.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience conducting field investigations.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents