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Capital Improvement Coordinator


Under general supervision, the Capital Improvement Coordinator will perform a variety of specialized complex administrative analysis work to support the Development Services Department. Responsibilities will include training, report writing; preparation of staff reports for City council, commissions, and committees; to coordinate a variety of programs and special projects; funding and project coordination with various state and federal agencies, to perform pre-development activities for capital projects; and to do related work as assigned.

This position is assigned to the Miscellaneous Bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime assignments.


This is a specialized classification for positions that provide a variety of technical and professional staff assistance for City capital improvement programs and projects. This class is distinguished from other positions within the department by the greater scope of responsibility for the project coordination and pre-development activities for individual projects, as opposed to one area of responsibility internal to the department. The incumbent is experienced in performing the range of responsibilities, including development, coordination, and completion of major projects, studies, and programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCITONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates the annual capital improvement budget.
  • Coordinates the five-year Capital Improvement Program.
  • Participates in local and regional transportation planning and studies.
  • Assists in the preparation of various master plans including, but not limited to transportation plan, capital improvement plan, or other growth plans.
  • Maintains and improves, with appropriate interdepartmental participation, the capital improvements database for the annual budget and five-year CIP.
  • Has oversight responsibility for the Pavement Management System.
  • Performs and coordinates pre-development activities for assigned capital projects, including direct work on CEQA reviews for smaller-scale projects.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFP) for engineering, architectural, and environmental consultants and evaluates proposals for recommendations to City Council.
  • Coordinates pre-development work on capital improvement projects with consultants, including environmental, engineering, and architectural consultants.
  • Prepares grant applications and administers grants.
  • Coordinates with other departments, including others in the Development Services Department, on the Cityís maintenance districts and annual Engineerís Reports.
  • Develops and recommends adoption of codes and ordinances, as well as revisions to existing codes and ordinances.
  • Prepares, develops, and presents a variety of complex reports and recommendations for assigned council, commissions, and committees.
  • Make public presentations to the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
  • Represents the engineering functions with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
  • Applies applicable laws, rules, codes, and regulations.
  • Design or review of traffic control plans for permanent traffic control measures, temporary or permanent road closures, or detours.
  • Analysis of traffic study data for use in speed studies or signal control plans.
  • Responds to public inquiries relates to traffic issues.
  • Performs office and field related activities for the completion of traffic studies, including physical data collection as well as installation, monitoring and data processing of automated counting devices.
  • Perform engineering surveying or other field related tasks or duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

General theory, principles, and practices of public administration, including:

  • Administrative analysis and fiscal planning, transportation/traffic planning, environmental analysis, land use planning and development.
  • Property acquisition and relocation.
  • Public relations principles and practices.
  • Laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes controlling municipal government services, operations, engineering and planning.
  • Budget development, administration, and expenditure control.
  • Contract and grant development and administration.
  • Personal and mainframe computers and computer software applications related to administrative, fiscal, program and management analysis.
  • Principles of project planning, development, coordination and direction.

Ability to:

  • Assist with the planning, development, and administration of City capital improvement projects and overall capital improvement planning.
  • Perform sensitive negotiations with property owners, business owners, residents and tenants.
  • Effectively coordinate and manage consultants in pre-development stages of capital projects.
  • Develop and administer grants.
  • Review plans, designs, and specifications for public works and City facility development, construction, and maintenance.
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical engineering and statistical data.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate records and reports for oral or written presentation.
  • Evaluate, formulate, and develop recommendations on improvements to City operations, programs, services and procedures.
  • Effectively represent the City and the Development Services Department in contacts with public and private agencies as well as local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Deal with difficult and complex issues, and resolve conflicts.
  • Perform various field activities in association with traffic surveys, review of traffic control systems, signals or temporary detour signage.



Three years of professional progressively responsible experience in public engineering, planning, development, construction, or administration with demonstrated proficiency.


Possession of a Bachelorís degree in business administration, engineering or a related field.



Possession of an appropriate, valid California driverís license at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions; sufficient dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate drafting and field surveying equipment; read fine print and view computer screens; hear well enough to converse on the telephone and in person; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, filing, writing and answering telephone; capable of clear speech; able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds; climb stairs and ladders; stamina to work long hours and attend night meetings.

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          156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
          Turlock, CA 95380-5454
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