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Project Manager

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works

Listing Summary

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community.  Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure.  Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.


Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Posting Expires:  5/31/2023

Salary:  Commensurate with experience



General Description and Classification Standards

The Project Manager is responsible for a wide variety of highly responsible analytical, technical, and management support functions for various programs, special projects, and activities in the Public Works Department including preparation of studies and reports; planning and oversight of assigned programs and special projects; and citizen complaint and inquiry resolution.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

·Implement and monitor goals, objectives, needs, and deadlines for assigned programs and special projects. Provide updates and status reports to the direct line manager.

·Draft, review, and assist in preparation of staff reports, resolutions, ordinances, and presentations for City Council and other advisory board meetings.

·Answer questions, provide information, and resolve citizen complaints and inquiries in a timely and courteous manner.

·Prepare studies and reports and analyze various department operations, policies, procedures, programs, standards, finances, and activities

·Coordinates the work of subject matter experts responsible for needed materials, reports or services. Promotes team collaboration and adherence to quality, mission, and timelines. Develop reports that include statistical analysis and narrative information, describing the data and its relationship to the project.

·Review and evaluate fleet, solid waste and recycling programs including vendor performance, rate adjustments, contracts, and resolving customer complaints and problems.

·Participate in the development and implementation of departmental and program budgets; analyzes past and future revenue projections; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials, services and supplies; monitors and assists in the administration of the approved budget.

·Provide regular status updates to leadership on critical path initiatives supporting overall objectives; will utilize multiple information and service delivery systems, and interdepartmental resources to effectively execute assigned projects.

·Develop and store data in readily retrievable formats for use throughout the department and other involved agencies.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.

·Knowledge and understanding of the various functions of municipal government.

·Ability to compose, prepare, review, and present a variety of technical and non-technical memoranda, correspondence, reports, statistical analysis, public notices, newsletters and documents as assigned.

·Knowledge and understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with duties.

·Knowledge of principles and practices of budgetary systems, contracts, records management, and project management.

·Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a number of simultaneous, on-going projects requiring a variable number of resources and time.

·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal tactfully, in confidence, and effectively with all City personnel, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public, both in person and over the telephone





Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience:

·Bachelor’s degree with coursework in business, public administration, economics, management, or other area related to essential duties and responsibilities preferred; and

·Two years or more of experience performing increasing responsible administrative, analytical, and/or program management duties, preferably in a municipal government setting.

·Or an equivalent combination of education, background, knowledge and experience that would ensure the capability to perform the requirements of the position in full.


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