Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments (PLACE) - Pedestrian Planning Project
Project Manager – Job Description
Monthly Salary: $6,434.00
Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Project Manager.
Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
The Project Manager will have primary responsibility for all management and administrative duties of the PLACE Pedestrian Planning Program under the direction of the PLACE Program Director.
The duties of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee the implementation of all aspects of the project scope of work;
- Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with the project team;
- Convene and facilitate regular check-ins with the planning contractor to track plan progress;
- Convene and facilitate the project technical advisory committee, recruit County department staff to participate;
- Coordinate the collection of County information, policies, plans, and procedures to provide the planning cntractor to inform the development of the pedestrian plans;
- Build consensus between County departments and with community stakeholders if there are opposing views on recommended improvements, policies, and/or programs;
- Coordinate and facilitate one-on- one meetings with the County departments, supervisorial staff and the planning sub-consultant as needed throughout the planning process;
- Coordinate outreach activities with County departments, the project contractors and outreach coordinator to collect community input;
- Participate and facilitate key community workshops and events with the project contractors to gather community input for the development of the plans;
- Participate and facilitate community advisory committees with the outreach coordinator and project contractors as needed, ensure County departments are able to attend key meetings to hear and address community concerns;
- Organize and implement tactical urbanism projects as a method of community engagement for input on traffic calming improvement ideas in coordination with the Outreach Coordinator and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works;
- Review and organize community input and data collected to inform the development of the plans in coordination with the outreach coordinator;
- Review the work of the team and the pedestrian plans for thoroughness, soundness of recommendations, and compliance with State and County policies and regulations;
- Present the pedestrian plans to key stakeholders and decision-making bodies for adoption in coordination with County
- Initiate a pedestrian safety awareness campaign using materials developed by the Southern California Association of Governments and other agencies as applicable; coordinate implementation of the campaign with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works;
- Perform detailed review of monthly contractor reports to evaluate compliance with the service requirement of the contracts and make adjustments as needed to improve the program and ensure timelines and deliverables are met;
- Perform detailed review of contractor budgets and the Caltrans project budget and prepare recommendations for adjustments as needed in coordination with the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention administrative staff;
- Prepare required progress reports on grant implementation to Caltrans; and
- Other duties as assigned by PLACE Program Director.
- A Bachelor's Degree in urban planning or related field from an accredited college or university – AND - Two years of experience developing and/or managing active transportation plans (e.g. bicycle and pedestrian master plans, Safe Routes to School plans), programs, and/or projects. A Master's Degree in urban planning or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience; and
- Valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Experience managing active transportation plans, projects, or programs;
- Experience working with culturally and economically diverse communities;
- Experience managing multiple sub-contracts and reporting;
- Experience managing staff and/or a project team;
- Experience using a variety of strategies to collect community input on pedestrian and/or bike initiatives;
- Experience planning and facilitating community workshops;
- Experience collaborating with a variety of stakeholders including jurisdictional staff, community members, and decision-makers;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Strong project management skills and follow-through;
- Solid understanding of the relationship between active transportation and public health;
- Ability to speak and write Spanish; and
- Skilled in use of MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite.