Metro - Construction Property Management Specialist (Parks and Nature)

Position Title: Construction Property Management Specialist (Parks and Nature)

Company Name: Metro

Position Location: 600 NE Grand Ave,, Portland, OR 97232 United States

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Position Description: Position summary
Metro's Parks and Nature Department manages over 17,000 acres of voter-protected land across the greater Portland region, from expansive forests and sensitive wetlands to beloved nature parks. Our real estate team plays a key role in the conservation of these special places and we are looking for a Construction Property Management Specialist who can use their construction project management experience to help us protect and improve newly purchased lands. 

In this role you'll assess infrastructure and make recommendations, manage renovations and deconstructions of small buildings, and be our trusted resource to answer questions about property infrastructure. Our ideal candidate wants to use their experience in construction to improve the natural world around us and knows at least a little bit about a lot of different construction topics with an ongoing desire to learn more.

You will be an integral part of the real estate team by visiting new properties and assessing existing structures (barns, sheds, houses, etc.) and associated infrastructure (roads, fencing, utilities including well and septic systems, etc.). You'll also participate in ongoing structure assessments for asset management purposes, and we'd expect you to take a lead role in managing our preventative maintenance program for these structures. Using your expertise, we want you to provide existing condition reports, project cost estimates, and recommendations about renovation or deconstruction of infrastructure. You'd then take the lead on implementation of these recommendations by hiring and managing contractors, delegating to other members of the team, or in some cases, taking on the project yourself. You will work closely with a talented property management technician who will help you brainstorm and execute these projects. 

You will be part of a talented real estate and property management team that has varied roles for each member, so you'll often be working independently. You'll need to have good judgment and be self-motivated with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects at once. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is able to help us improve our processes and procedures as our program grows.

The next Construction Property Management Specialist should share Metro's commitment to shaping a better future for everyone in greater Portland, including communities of color and others who have not benefited equally from public investments. You should be prepared to live these values through the way you show up and participate each day.

Application Requirements: 1.) Complete entire application and work history 2.) Supplemental Questions

Essential Job Duties
Infrastructure stabilization lead
Participates in all environmental due diligence site walks as an in-house subject matter expert. 
Inspects and assesses existing infrastructure and provides recommendations to due diligence team. Anticipates potential problems and advises team on resolutions.
Conducts building/structure inspections as part of acquisitions support and ongoing asset management and provides renovation/deconstruction recommendations and cost estimates
Performs well inspections, management and decommissioning when applicable.
Performs septic inspections, management and decommissioning when applicable.
Familiar with and can provide guidance regarding building systems (e.g., electrical, plumbing, HVAC) and well and septic systems.
Stays up to date on construction industry regulations and best practices.
Navigates the varied permit regulations and processes required by the different local cities and counties in which Metro operates (throughout Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties).
Creates, shares, manages and records structure review reports and memos, documents in land management database.

Construction project manager for small renovation or demolition projects
Ability to analyze project scope along with other priorities to determine whether the project is best handled by staff in-house or through hiring a contractor.
Follows Metro contracting policies and procedures for construction contract development and management – both project specific and on call services. 
Develops, prepares and reviews bid specifications, scope of work, schedule, contracts and other various requirements for each project.
Identifies and develops scope and budget for on call services contracts (for example, electrical, plumbing, general contractor services, etc.) for Parks and Nature
Coordinates, monitors and evaluates project progress. Inspects work and ensures compliance with specifications and timeliness of work completion.
Analyzes suggestions for modification and recommends appropriate action to department administration and contractors. Coordinates contract change approval.
Manages and documents building and project files in existing Terramet database system

This position is represented by AFSCME 3580 and is classified as Property Management Specialist (click to read the full classification).

Position Requirements: Minimum Requirements
Two years of property management or construction experience.
Bachelor's degree with major course work in property management; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in public sector contracting or project management.

Bonus Certificates or Licenses (not required): AHERA Asbestos Inspector Certificate, Lead Based Paint Renovation License.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
Broad, current knowledge of construction methods and building systems such as structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc.
Ability to conduct property inspections, document results, estimate costs and recommend a course of action.
Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects and individuals to ensure timely, successful and efficient completion
Knowledge of construction code requirements and industry specific regulations and the ability to apply these to Metro projects in the various cities and counties in which Metro works.
Familiar with (or willing to learn) maintenance and decommissioning of well and septic systems
Construction experience both managing contractors as well as working on projects yourself. Ability to travel to the job site quite frequently and work outdoors on varied terrain in all types of weather
Knowledge of public contract administration policies and practices and ability to accurately read, analyze and interpret construction and contract documents
Ability and willingness to use frequently software and business applications used in department, including Microsoft Office and Terramet land management database in order to maintain computerized records, reports and budgets
Knowledge of project management administration and management principles and techniques
Use a variety of hand and small power tools safely and efficiently
Use discretion with confidential and sensitive matters

Salary Range: $66,809.60 - $89,564.80

Benefits: Metro provides generous health care benefits that vary depending on the plan the employee chooses, bargaining unit affiliation and employment status. Metro participates in the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

How to Apply:

Contact Name: Amanda Lopez

Contact Phone: (503) 797-1737

Additional Info: Additional Information
Online applications: Metro now accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources (503) 797-1570.

Representation: This position is represented by AFSCME 3580 and is classified as Property Management Specialist (click to read the full classification). 

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.

Representation/classification: This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3580 and falls under the Property Management Specialist classification.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Criminal background check: In order to protect the well being of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro will conduct criminal background checks on all internal and external final applicants selected for Metro positions, including volunteers and interns. Employment at Metro is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check. By signing this application for employment, you are consenting to a background check, which includes a criminal history and a driving records check. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources and provided a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act prior to initiation of a background check.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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