Project Manager I

  • Job Code: W1380
  • Pay Grade:WQ
  • Pay Scale:$26.68-$48.46 Hourly; $55,494.40-$100,796.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform mid-level project management duties of moderate complexity in any of a large variety of agencies, divisions, or departments with responsibility for planning, budgeting, organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling personnel, material, and physical resources to achieve project objectives. Specifically, Project Managers manage discreet projects or multiple projects rather than fixed teams of personnel.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Establish administrative procedures and guidelines to ensure effective project/program outcomes.
  • Review and act on administrative and operational problems of considerable complexity.
  • Coordinate with other areas within the Sheriff’s Office and external agencies and/or departments to ensure efficient flow of communications and services; interprets, explains and ensures compliance with project requirements, regulations and procedures.
  • Prepare and/or monitors project/program budgets, monitor status of allocated funds and control expenses.
  • Assess project staffing needs and acts to ensure appropriate staffing to complete project objectives.
  • Coordinate functions; assign, monitor and review work; and initiate corrective action, as needed.
  • Monitor project schedules and control resources to ensure timely completions of scheduled projects/programs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, activities, requirements and objectives of the specific project to which assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate resources and manage these resources to a successful project outcome.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization.
  • Ability to use initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data and make logical decisions.
  • May require specialized technical knowledge of a specific operational area.
  • Ability to coordinate specialized work in a specialized area.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Six years of program/project management experience directly related to the position duties.
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Five years of program/project management experience directly related to the position duties.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Three years of program/project management experience directly related to the position duties.
  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Two years of program/project management experience directly related to the position duties.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training