The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.
This position of the Project Coordinator position is to coordinate the implementation of PARD’s American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Project Coordinator will ensure that recreational programs offered to the public have locations that are ADA compliant, or that there is an alternate site offering the same program in a manner that meets ADA standards. For those sites that are not ADA compliant, the Project Coordinator will identify non-compliant elements and design appropriate corrective solutions.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Communicates project and/or program information to internal and external customers
Assists in the development and monitoring of project and/or program budgets by completing assignments that may include processing a pay application or monitoring and updating the assigned project budget.
Assists in the development of short/long range plans on projects or work on routine projects whereby techniques used are well known and present no unusual engineering problems.
Assists in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures by providing input as a team member of an established process improvement team.
Ensures compliance with City and other regulatory agency requirements and policies by verifying that regulatory/permitting processes have been identified and permits or approvals acquired for assigned project.
Coordinates development/reviews construction or engineering related contracts, contract documents and Developer Agreements by reviewing preparing and processing project change orders to projects if change orders are appropriate and in compliance or applying technical quality control review.
Coordinates and evaluates plans, criteria, schedules, etc. for a variety of projects, Programs, and plans or a division and/or section activities.
Assists in the resolution of conflicts and difficult situations by providing supporting documentation, policies and procedures.
Develops, maintains, and improves City of Austin design and construction standards.
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others
Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, planning, architecture or related field plus three (3) years of experience in construction, engineering, architecture or related work.
Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
May require a valid Texas drivers license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of major policy issues and trends affecting persons with disabilities.
Knowledge of statistical data and policy research and analysis.
Knowledge of disability related local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Knowledge of design standards such as the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
Knowledge of the 2010 Standard for Accessible Design.
Skill in planning and designing processes.
Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with customers.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
Ability to schedule and coordinate multiple activities.
Ability to plan aspects of a program standards, methods, policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations to various audiences.
Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
Skill in the use of drafting and designing equipment and software.
Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
Knowledge of design and construction methods and principles.
Knowledge of methods and practices of project management.
Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associated with project management.
Ability to provide professional technical assistance to citizens by phone and email.
Additional Salary Information: Working with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more!
Internal Number: 117104
About City of Austin, Texas Parks and Recreation Department
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has been the trusted steward of the city's parkland since 1928 when the population was approximately 50,000. More than 85 years later with a community of almost one million, the Department continues to serve the public by providing, protecting and preserving a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences. The Department is recognized for excellence in operation and service by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and aligns itself with the industry values defined by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Adhering to best practices, we offer an essential public service and demonstrate our economic value, health and environmental benefits, and social importance by improving the overall quality of life for Austin residents and visitors.