City of Fort Wayne

Project Management Technician

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Job Code: 2022241
Posted On: Monday, 15th August 2022
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., may vary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $55,000.00 - $59,000.00 Annually

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Manager of Project Administration, the incumbent assists in the planning, design, engineering, construction, and management of Parks and Recreation Department Capital Improvement and Maintenance Repair Projects. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Manages multiple Capital Improvement projects simultaneously including a variety of architectural and engineering activities related to the scheduling, designing, construction plan review, inspection, and operation of park infrastructure such as streets, playgrounds, sidewalks, athletic fields, athletic courts, aquatic recreation, pathways, levees, multi-use trails, and demolition projects.
  • Assists in design of park related facilities and prepares clear, complete, and accurate written plans and detailed drawings for various park and facility construction projects;
  • Prepares detailed cost estimates for park buildings, sports facilities, recreation areas, and related support projects;
  • Researches and collects information for departmental projects.


  • Coordinates and attends bid/quote openings with relevant information.
  • Coordinates schedules, and attends pre-construction meetings and maintains records of such;
  • Maintains effective working liaisons with the Project Administration, other departmental supervisors and personnel, public and private agencies, utility companies, private developers, contractors, and the general public;
  • Maintains consistently good public relations with neighborhood associations, committees, and all park patrons;
  • Assists in the preparation of graphics for marketing and other divisions of the department;
  • Answers and investigates citizen questions, reports, and complaints;
  • Assists other employees with work and training;


Document Management, processing & analysis

  • Prepares and processes change orders as required for park related projects;
  • Prepares invoices, reviews pay applications, and recommends payments;
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports relative to project development and construction activities;
  • Maintains filing system for all maps, drawings, specifications, survey records, and reference materials;


  • Writes reports, specifications, and contracts for park related projects;
  • Obtains estimates, proposals, and/or bids from various consultants, contractors, and vendors for work of the Department;
  • Coordinates schedules, and attends pre-bid/quote meetings and maintains records of such;
  • Requests the issuing of purchase orders and work orders for new and existing park related projects;
  • Supervises and inspects construction projects at all phases to insure compliance with contract documents and keeps accurate diaries and budget spreadsheets;
  • Operates surveying equipment and determines exact lines, distances, angles, and elevations of all park property and construction projects and makes necessary mathematical calculations related to surveying;
  • Prepares detailed computer aided (CAD) drawings of park site plans and utility locations;
  • Utilizes AutoCAD for project development, project design and development of quantity calculations;
  • Competently and efficiently utilizes the latest AutoCAD software including Revit™ or other similar programs, to produce high quality and detailed project documents for civil and architectural projects.
  • Locates department owned underground utilities and coordinates locations of other utilities as required for all park related projects;
  • Provides technical assistance to department crews on layout of athletic fields, diamonds, courts, and other sports and other support projects;
  • Monitors and directs the work of assigned assistants;
  • Performs duties within the guidelines of the work rules and safety policies of the City of Fort Wayne and the Park Department.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


Incumbent assists in supervising the work of one intern employee. Incumbent may also be required to assist in supervising maintenance employees on a project to project basis.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Construction Engineering Technology or similar field; and two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and ability to use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, emails, Internet, etc. Proficient knowledge and ability to use computer aided drafting (CAD) software and equipment with specific knowledge in Auto CAD and Revit™ preferred. Ability to proficiently operate field measuring devices (surveying) and utility location equipment.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Valid Indiana Driver's License, if City vehicle is used;
  • Must be able to be certified by the National Playground Safety Institute as a Playground Safety Inspector (Provided by Employer).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, as job site inspections would produce a loud to very loud environment. Frequent contacts occur throughout the work with co-workers, managers, superintendents, contractors, other city departments, government agencies, consultants, and the general public. Incumbent must be able to work independently and in groups, effectively communicate and receive information, and maintain effective working relationships.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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