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Project Manager 1 (Engineering Capital Improvements) 2005775

Job Title: 
Project Manager 1 (Engineering Capital Improvements) 2005775
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Perry County

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for the Project Manager 1, within the Division of Engineering, headquartered in Perry County. The address is 6665 Cutler Lake Road, Blue Rock, Ohio 43720. To learn more about the Division of Engineering, please visit

What you will do…

Serve as a project manager for the planning, design & construction of assigned projects for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on state-funded projects throughout all phases.
Conduct meetings with various personnel/stakeholders (e.g., owners, architects/engineers, DNR staff, consultants, construction managers, design-builders, contractors, subcontractors, state & local officials) to provide direction for assigned projects.
Identifies owner’s or client division’s needs/wants, verifies feasibility & develops scope, budget & schedule for specific projects; evaluates existing conditions when post-construction issues are suspected; identifies any specific additional forensic testing & analysis when warranted; develops value engineering suggestions for consideration by owners.
Manages the procurement of services through qualification based selection (i.e., QBS), best value selection (i.e., BVS), letter-head bidding & prequalification processes; organizes & participates in development of requests for qualifications (i.e., RFQ) & request for proposals (i.e., RFP), assists in responding to questions during selection process, evaluates RFQ & RFPs, schedules and conducts pre-bid meetings and bid openings; leads pre-proposal meetings & participates in interviews; negotiates professional design & construction services agreements & amendments; negotiates guaranteed maximum price (i.e., GMP) proposals; coordinates review of subcontractor prequalification criteria & prequalification list for owner approval; reviews subcontractor bid tabs for recommendation of award by construction manager at risk & design-builder.
Reviews & recommends approval of fiscal drawdown schedules; monitors progress of work by consultants/contractors (i.e., architect/engineer, criteria architect/engineer, owner agent, consultants, construction manager as advisor, construction manager at risk, design builder, general contractor, prime contractors) for the purposes of reviewing & approving consultant’s/contractor’s monthly payment applications or invoices; coordinates review & accounting of contractor’s stored materials and retainage; reviews and approves work requests and change order requests or amendments to determine if a change is warranted & verify the availability of funds, accuracy of the proposed costs & impacts to the budget & schedule..
What’s in it for you…

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after complete eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.
Employee Development Funds

The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!


Successful completion of 2 years post-secondary education majoring in business administration, public administration, computer science/information technology, social science, or health, with major being commensurate with project to be assigned; 12 months experience in budgeting and calculating cost projections of program/projects.

-Or 3 years experience in project management (i.e., management and development of project/program requirements, design, development, testing/pilot, training and full scale implementation), with experience to be commensurate with project/program and/or position description on file (e.g., specific human service program area, management information sciences, fiscal); 12 months experience in budgeting and calculating cost projections of program/projects.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Knowledge of Public Policy/Administration; Project Management (construction); Budgeting/Public Finance; Lead Work*; Public Relations; Agency Policies and Procedures (ODNR/ Division Safety Policies)*; Government Structure and Process (federal, state, local)*; Interviewing; Engineering; Law (ORC and OAC)* .Skilled in Word Processing (Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook, Project Management software, OAKS-CI*); Equipment Operations (personal computer and general office equipment), Ability to solve problems involving several variables in unique situations; deal with many variables & determine specific action; manage multiple demands or tasks on projects or programs, review and evaluate project progress, communicate effectively on project information in a team setting; resolve complaints from angry citizens and government officials; use proper research methods in gathering data (e.g., review & evaluate project changes); define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepar meaningful, concise & accurate reports; cooperate with co-workers on group projects;

* Developed after employment

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Office of Human Resources at 614-265-6981 or

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".


Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicants may attach the following document types:

•Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), PDF (.pdf), Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf)

Please do not upload attachments that have an anomaly or are password protected.


All information pertaining to education, training and/or experience must be verifiable on your State of Ohio Civil Service Employment Application and/or attached resume, transcript or licensure(s) for the information to be considered.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Application Instructions: 
go to, and keyword search ODNR
Tanya Allen
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