Project Manager

JOB TITLE: Maintenance/Construction Project Manager I
VACANCY #:  60035964
SALARY GRD/RANGE:  GN15/$56,046 - $100,814
HIRING RANGE:   $56,046 - $64,187
APPT TYPE: Perm Full Time
CLOSING DATE:  10/14/2019
LOCATION: Wake County


Recruitment Range: $56,046 - $64,187

Department Information:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

Division Information:

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats. 


This position serves as the Aquarium Division Project Manager and is responsible for planning and implementing capital projects, repair and renovation projects, expansion projects, contracts and construction management for Jennette’s Pier and the three North Carolina Aquariums located on Roanoke Island, at Pine Knoll Shores and at Fort Fisher. The position is responsible for working with Aquarium staff to identify construction needs, prepare requests, coordinate bids and serve as liaison with the Office of State Construction, architects, designers, and contractors. The position manages construction budgets and processes requests for payments. The position will draft and provide engineering stamp on small construction/exhibit/renovation projects. This position works closely with the State Property Office and State Construction Office in preparing cost estimates (OC-25 forms) within the State system. The position serves as the Division’s fixed asset manager, overseeing inventory and surplus equipment for all facilities. The position is in charge of obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage for all facilities, including vehicles, boats, and exhibits. Through this capacity, the position serves as the liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for storm damage claims. The position oversees and is in charge of the Division’s fleet of motor vehicles; this includes procurement, maintenance and record keeping. The position also serves as the Safety Officer for the Division, ensuring OSHA compliance, ADA compliance and the maintenance of safety records. Individual must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds and climb up and down ladders at construction sites. 

Work Schedule:

Normal working hours are 40 hours per week, but position does require frequent scheduled and unanticipated travel for site visits and meetings involving additional work and travel hours with occasional overnight stays. Office hours are typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, five days a week, but additional work hours are required at irregular intervals to maintain work requirements.

Safety Training:

It is the responsibility of this position to adhere to appropriate safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees, visitors, and construction contractors.  Responsibilities include attending safety training and safety review sessions with construction project managers who are responsible for communicating with construction contractors regarding unsafe work sites or unsafe work practices.

Record Keeping:

It is the responsibility of this position to ensure complete, organized and up-to-date project files, including project expenditures.  Workload distribution must be reviewed and revised as needed to make equitable for all circumstances.

A skills assessment may be conducted during the interviewing process for this position.

Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.


**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit**

In order to qualify for this position you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:

1. Experience in construction management and risk management.

2. Experience with engineering design methodologies, construction methodologies, construction management as well as general construction. 

3. Knowledge of NC General Statutes and NC Building Codes relating to engineering planning, design, consulting, contract administration, construction, renovation and major maintenance and repair. 

4. Experience in preparing plans, specifications, technical computations and cost estimates. 

5. Proven ability to plan and direct the work of architects, engineers and construction personnel. 

6. Proven ability to coordinate the work of multiple design teams in varied disciplines. 


Bachelor s degree in Facilities or Construction Management or related Engineering field from an appropriately accredited institution and two (2) years of related experience in construction project management,

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualification May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.


To apply for this position, please click the following link:

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources' (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full.  Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following:

Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses.  It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that application contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application.  To receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts and degree evaluation may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the Human Resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.  To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants.  The hiring process may take an average of 6 - 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

For additional information, please contact:

Georgia MacBride
NC Aquariums Division
(919) 877-5500, ext. 230
[email protected]

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line 855-524-5627.

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