MARICOPA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Scheduler
An Equal Opportunity Employer
03/31/17 11:59 PM
$59,488.00 - $86,632.00 Annually
Provides guidance to Project Managers and teams on schedules with emphasis on resource needs, critical path analysis, establishment of processes, methodologies, development of reports to assist project teams and management achieve the overall goals of project delivery.
Minimum education and/or experience Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline such as, but not limited to, Civil, Structural, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical Engineering; Mathematics, Business or Public Administration; or closely related field and three (3) years' engineering experience. An equivalent combination of related post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire a valid Arizona driver's license for the purpose of operating a county vehicle when traveling to various geographic locations throughout Maricopa County.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of the principles and techniques of general engineering and construction. Knowledge of project, budget and contract management principles and techniques. Skill in using computers and complex engineering software applications. Skill in establishing effective working relationships with others. Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Skill in effective communication, including presentations, customer service and public relations methods and practices. Knowledge of programming, development/design, and construction processes for Capital Improvement projects. Knowledge of Critical Path Methodology and skill in applying to a project and program schedule. Skill in providing quality assurance to review project schedules. Knowledge on applying baseline, targeting, durations, and float methodology to a project and program schedule. Knowledge of civil engineering, planning, construction management, project management and program management. Knowledge of budgeting and project tracking for federal and state statutes, agency standards, policies and procedures that is applicable to the area of assignment. Verbal and written communication skills are required. Ability to learn software as new technology becomes available
Preferred education and/or experience: Five (5) years' experience in the technical area of scheduler, project controls or program management.
Preferred training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Registration as a Civil Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, or Project Management Professional (PMP), Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), or Certified Construction Manager (CCM). Training in the use of project management software/tools such as MS Project, Oracle/P6, and/or Asta Powerproject.
Working conditions: Must be able to work in an office environment and occasionally outdoors in a roadway project environment. Position requires ability to be seated nearly 100% of the time performing work at a desk utilizing a computer and telephone. This office environment requires the ability to focus on work with activity (such as conversation, copier noise, and office environment noise) surrounding the workspace. Must have manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment Ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds, carrying for a short distance for physical transfer of documents and information to and from meetings, speaking, hearing seeing, reading and precise dexterity. Ability to climb, stand, walk, and drive to offsite meetings. This position includes high volume of work, frequent interruptions, and time pressures in order to meet deadlines. Must be able to concentrate, make decisions and be a team player, due to the professional nature of this position must have the ability to work, function, foster teamwork, and work in close proximity with others.
ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
Reviews project schedules and facilitate development of resource driven schedules based on input received from the project managers. Utilizes technology to analyze and monitor progress of assigned projects; updates the activities within the schedule to assist project managers in delivery of the project as scheduled. Evaluates project schedule; analyses findings and prepares and presents reports. Conducts and analyzes difficult complex, visible, and specialized applications, systems, processes, and programs. Communicates with management, TIP Program Manager and Project Managers. Monitors project schedules to identify critical path tasks and inter dependencies, and advise Project Managers of potential impact. Assists Functional Areas with development of milestone driven schedules. Develops reports for Functional Area Managers, Division Managers and Director to manage projects and monitor project schedules within the TIP program. Provides input to processes and methodologies to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Identifies and monitors resource allocation for functional areas for compliance with project milestones, and communicates with Branch Manager and Functional Area Managers. Reviews project schedules monthly with Project Management Branch Manager, Project Managers and teams, identifying resource issues and activities that affecting the completion date and insuring that the project team is attempting to solve the problem causing the delay, reducing project delays and cost. Coordinate with the PM's to suggest courses of action to resolve project issues affecting scheduled completion. Identifies project schedule errors and omissions that must be corrected to ensure that accurate schedules are maintained, reducing timely and costly errors. Provides schedule input to the annual TIP budget and notify management of actions that can be taken to improve results when it becomes apparent that a project will not be completed as scheduled. Reviews project budget updates with the project Managers and the Project Management Branch Manager to insure that the schedule changes are accurate, complete and within project scope. Attends staff meetings and help resolve or bring issues to the attention of the appropriate project manager. Identifies process improvements to reduce the cost and time to complete projects. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 301 W Jefferson Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays) email@example.com
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It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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This transportation system supports Maricopa ...County's population of more than four million residents across 9,224 square miles. Maricopa County is the fourth most populous county in the United States and is larger than Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Maricopa County is administered by a County Manager who reports to the five member Board of Supervisors elected by the public. MCDOT's Director is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and leads the Department's Leadership Team. MCDOT's funding is primarily derived from Highway User Revenue Funds, as well as other federal and state sources.