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Design and Construction Project Manager at State of Colorado

Design and Construction Project Manager

State of Colorado Denver, CO (Onsite) Full-Time
Department Information

The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has four major operational divisions: Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Veterans Affairs. These divisions utilize state and federal resources to provide our communities, state, and nation with a ready military force for national defense and state emergency response as well as providing assistance to our Colorado veterans.

DMVA offers a comprehensive benefit program to its classified work force that includes paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, medical, dental, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, and public retirement options. DMVA also strives to assist employees in achieving a healthy work/life balance by offering compressed work weeks, on-site fitness facilities, free parking, and a variety of training opportunities!

Description of Job

This position is part of our Army National Guard Division, Construction and Facilities Management branch and will function at our Joint Force Headquarters in Centennial. This position works four, ten-hour days, Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this position is to assist the office and project management lead on several Sustainment Restoration Modernization (SRM) and management lead on several military construction projects by providing technical and professional design and project management services within the codes, standards, and specifications of both the design and construction industry. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

* providing project oversight to ensure specification and code requirements are adhered;
* preparing and maintaining daily construction activity logs;
* facilitating weekly construction progress meetings;
* reviewing change requests, proposals, and orders to make recommendations;
* negotiating prices and technical conditions with contractors and engineering firms;
* reviewing payment requests;
* reviewing technical shop drawings and submittals;
* monitoring project schedules and budget, making changes as necessary;
* ensuring fiscal and procedural rules are adhered;
* overseeing the engagement of contractor safety practices;
* monitoring erosion control, storm water permits;
* assisting Project Managers in the development of budgets, project books, and project forms;
* overseeing the performance of site surveys and investigations to determine project feasibility;
* identifying most economical and efficient procedures for design;
* meet or contact local municipalities, organizations, and related groups to assure proper design consideration for new construction;
* ensuring programming and funding documentation is in order;
* overseeing the preparation of architectural/engineering drawings, specifications, and comprehensive cost estimates for complex facilities and utility systems; and
* performing review and comment milestones of design submittals.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED).

Six years of professional experience in construction project management of which included

* two years reviewing drawings, schematics, and blue prints;
* two years serving as management presence on construction sites that included site structures, building foundations, site paving, storm water detention, sanitary sewer, water distribution, erosion control, site layout, parking, and security.

Conditions of Employment

* Must be able to gain and maintain a security clearance within six months of employment.
* Employment is conditional based upon ability to maintain security clearance for duration of employment.
* Must be able to pass a Criminal History background check prior to employment commencing.
* Must be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing as required.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax:
. Phone:
. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected states in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resource Office at

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