• Project Management Specialist

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $28.17 - $33.80
    Closing Date
    Natural Resources
    Reporting Location : Location
  • Overview

             The Natural Resources Department manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including magnificent open spaces and water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices. Our mission is to establish, protect and manage significant regional parks and open spaces providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities and stewardship of natural resource values. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the natural and agricultural heritage of Larimer County for present and future generations.


             Project Management Specialist will lead the Departments capital construction planning and development projects within open spaces and reservoir parks and other facilities managed by the Department of Natural Resources. This includes coordinating and implementing planning, design, budgeting, construction and expenditure control of capital projects including facilities, parking areas, trails and trailheads, campgrounds, boating and aquatic recreation amenities and other infrastructure.


            Successful applicants will share a passion for the outdoors and nature-based recreation. They will also be highly collaborative in their approach to project management and be an effective communicator, both verbally and in writing. Other highly desired skills include the ability to be a creative and innovative problem solver and have a proven ability to manage a diversity of projects while meeting critical delivery dates and budgets.




    Project Management Specialist position professional and technical natural resource planning and management services related to acquisition development and stewardship of land for parks, open space, trail and capital projects. Responsible for the development of management plans, fund development, conservation easement,stewardship, design, budget management and construction of facilities and infrastructure, and resource management activities, including restoration, monitoring and inventory of open spaces and parks.


    The responsibilities of this position vary but generally include the following:

    • Lead capital improvement and construction projects outlined in the Department of Natural Resources Reservoir Parks Master Plan and Open Lands Master Plan and other associated plans.
    • Team lead for coordinating, permitting and managing all aspects of the Departments capital construction projects including project design, permitting, hiring contractors, monitoring project schedules and managing budgets.
    • Create and update procedures to improve project management and processes
    • Facilitates and maintains productive working relationships with project teams and task groups to garner input on projects
    • Ensures adherence to Department goals and legal requirements for natural and cultural resource protection including coordination of National Environmental Policy Act permitting.
    • Ability to manage and lead special projects that may be complex or controversial.

     Successful applicants will have strong knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:

    • Strong Project Mangement Skills
    • Knowledge and ability to decipher technical site plans, landscape designs and construction documents.
    • Good working knowledge of bid processes, change orders, contracts, etc.
    • Familiar with the construction, maintenance and management of facilities that support boating, camping and recreation amenities.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and members of the community.
    • General familiarity with principles and practices of natural resources/ecological protection and outdoor recreation management.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project management methodologies, principles, practices, techniques, and tools and the ability to employ that knowledge.
    • Basic understanding of contracting, pertinent Federal, State, and County laws and regulations as they relate to Larimer County.
    • Develop, analyze, and interpret complex technical documents including project requirements, work breakdown structures, design documentation, PERT charts, GANTT charts, project timelines, project schedules, and other related documentation.
    • Proficient with software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, GIS, CAD, and databases.



    • A minimum of four years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar dutie and responsibilities with little direct supervision
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Natural Resources
    • Management, Project Management, Outdoor Recreation Management, Construction Management and Architecture (Masters preferred)
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License
    • Basic practical knowledge of the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge

    Work schedules:

    40 hours per week


    To see a full job description for this position, please click here.


    An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background test. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.


    All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

    Employee Benefits

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