Project Manager II (Selective Certification – Police Oversight)

Website City of Oakland

Salary Range:  150,701.52 to 185,039.76

Closes:  August 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (PST)

The City of Oakland is recruiting to fill one Project Manager II (Selective Certification – Police Oversight) vacancy within the Police Commission Department.  The Project Manager II uses a full range of professional and supervisory level skills to organize, manage and direct the work of a medium sized City project requiring input from at least one department or the community; consult with the user department’s executive management staff; prepare short and long-range plans; train and supervise assigned staff; and perform related duties as assigned. The current vacancy will require specialized experience in Police Oversight.

The City of Oakland is at the forefront of pioneering community-focused, independent, transparent oversight of policing. The ideal candidate will share a dedication to the City’s commitment and have enthusiasm for developing new practices that may serve as best practices for other jurisdictions in the future. We are looking for a candidate with strong organizational and communication skills and who is able to form effective collaborative teams across diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Selective Certification (Police Oversight)
This recruitment is being announced in accordance with Section 5.03 of the Civil Service Rules. The eligible list generated from this announcement will only be used to fill Project Manager II positions specialized in Police Oversight, including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable, and may be used to fill future vacancies with the same Selective Certification.
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Examples of Duties
For General Project Manager II Positions:

Plan, organize, manage, participate in and direct the work of a project including the development, successful implementation, and quality control aspects of each project.
Prepare long-range plans in coordination with city departments, other divisions and other public agencies; develop policies and procedures for establishing costs, schedule controls and coordinating activities.
Negotiate and administer contracts with project participants and service providers; resolve conflicts in a timely manner satisfying the clients needs, the designer’s concepts and in keeping with the budgetary constraints and established schedule.
Analyze proposed and current project management regulations and develop recommendations for implementation compliance.
Prepare or review staff reports and resolutions for the City Administrator, City Council or commissions.
Work closely with the City Council, public and private groups, professional groups and citizens to explain or coordinate plans for proposed projects and solicit their support.
Direct the preparation and administration of project budgets; prepare cost forecasts, variances and critical paths including project closeout procedures.
Maintain master schedule and inform management of potential conflicts.
Manage, assign, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; provide training and staff development.
For Selectively Certified Positions in Police Oversight:
Prepare long-range plans in coordination with the Police Department, Office of the City Attorney, Police Commission, and other divisions and other public agencies with respect to the City’s strategy to successfully resolve the Delphine Allen Negotiated Settlement Agreement.
Negotiate and administer contracts with project participants and service providers; resolve conflicts in a timely manner satisfying the client’s needs, the designer’s concepts and in keeping with the budgetary constraints and established schedule. These would include, in particular, contracts issued by the Police Commission.
Prepare or review staff reports and resolutions for City Council or commissions.
Work closely with the City Council, Police Commission, public and private groups, professional groups and citizens to explain or coordinate plans for reforms to the Oakland Police Department.
Direct the preparation and administration of project budgets; prepare cost forecasts, variances and critical paths including project closeout procedures. In particular, manage the budget, including annual budget proposals.
Prepare long range plans in coordination with other agencies and stakeholders re NSA and reforms.
Guide the Commission’s strategic planning on an annual and longer term basis, especially the annual strategic plan.
Assist the Commission in managing public outreach, publicity, social media presence, media.
Assist the Commission Chair and Vice Chair in managing Commission committees and ad hocs.
Coordinate the Commission’s Charter mandated annual review of the Police Department budget.
Create documents and comprehensive reports on behalf of the Commission.
Communication among Commission, IG, and CPRA; and Commission, OPD, City Administrator, other City stakeholders.
Bi-monthly Commission meeting agendas.
Facilitation of Commission sessions.

Minimum Requirements for Application
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or other relevant degree for particular project assignment. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in area(s) related to the particular project assignment. Supervisory experience is desirable.
For this selectively certified vacancy the following special experience requirements include: One (1) year of experience in police oversight. Two (2) years experience managing a board or commission, criminal or employment law, strategic planning/corporate consulting, or public policy.

License or Certificate / Other Requirements:
Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.

Additional licensing or certification may be required based upon project needs or requirements, as applicable.


For General Program Analyst II Positions:
Knowledge of:
The area(s) of interest of the particular project.
Principles and practices of project management.
Administrative organization principles.
Principles and practices of management and staff supervision.
English punctuation, syntax, language mechanics and spelling.
Contract negotiation and administration; conflict resolution techniques.
Principles of budget development and monitoring including development of control measures to remain within budget.
Computer systems and applications.
Principles and techniques for persuasive presentation of ideas and concepts in both oral and written formats.
Municipal government and organization.
Ability to:Plan and coordinate project work, timelines, roles and responsibilities; establish, evaluate and implement administrative/operational policies, practices and procedures; assess, develop and administer appropriate organizational and staffing structures.
Supervise and direct multiple and diverse functions.
Prepare, develop and administer a large and complex budget system; negotiate and administer a variety of contracts; employ cost containment strategies.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders, organizations, businesses and staff; coordinate a variety of projects and activities inter-departmentally and with outside agencies; plan, organize, direct and coordinate a variety of functional specialties and activities with overlapping work areas.
Provide leadership and direction to staff; supervise and direct subordinate professional and support staff; interpret and enforce administrative/operational polices, practices and procedures; analyze and solve problems of a complex nature; maintain departmental and state safety standards.
Analyze complex technical, administrative information and/or telecommunications systems problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend or adopt effective courses of action.
Communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written format; speak in large and small group settings; prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; conduct staff meetings.
Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
For Selective Certified Positions in Police Oversight:
Knowledge of:Police oversight and accountability.
Criminal or employment law.
Contract administration.
Public policy.
Ability to:Prioritize competing demands of an all volunteer Commission.
Negotiate and administer contracts.
Effectively build, support, and sustain multi-stakeholder relationships.
Assist the Commission in managing public outreach, publicity, and social media presence.
Guide public conversations around police oversight.

Supplemental Information
The Selection Process

Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant’s employment application and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail).  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration.

Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires.  Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.  The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant’s score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and will determine rank on the eligible list.  The ranked eligible list will be developed directly from the results of the supplemental questionnaire screening. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.

Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list.

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.  The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

How to Apply
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  Due to current events and pandemic-related safety concerns, City facilities may be closed to the public.

Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov’s Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.

You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.
The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.
The City complies with all Federal, State and local laws mandating Equal Employment Opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
City of Oakland
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza – 2nd Floor

Oakland, California, 94612
(510) 238-3112


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