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#87585 Project Specialist

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/11/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/24/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego career employees who have passed their trial period will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.


Under direction, responsible for the administrative process of design and construction projects on campus and at the UCSD Medical Centers.

Responsible for analysis and recommendation to assigned Project Managers and/or Project Specialist Supervisor on project management issues. Provide short and long-term analysis, projections and solutions in procedural and process areas for the division. Make recommendations for developing internal control processes and practices. Provide analysis for complex problem research.

Act as the State Agency Liaison with the Office of Statewide Health & Planning Department (OSHPD). Act as a liaison between the Project Manager and all entities both within the UC system and outside. Interpret and advise project team (i.e., project managers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and clients) on UC Facilities Management Policies and Procedures.

On behalf of Project Managers, responsible for determining appropriate actions regarding major and minor Capital Improvement Projects utilizing a high degree of independence, ingenuity, and analytical skills to resolve complex, unusual and non-routine problems or issues.


  • Excellent knowledge of construction industry including methodology and terminology with extended skills and knowledge of administrative work flow/paper flow to facilitate design and construction activities as well as demonstrated knowledge of contract documents, specifications, and Division 1 requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of alternate project delivery methods, including but not limited to Design-Bid-Build, CM/Contractor or CM at Risk, CM/Multiple Prime, and Design Build.

  • Skill in reading and understanding building blueprints, drawings, and specifications (contract documents).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project administration and project cost control/management.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and the ability to compose correspondence and reports.

  • Advanced experience with computerized systems, database management and spreadsheet and word-processing programs to manipulate data and create reports; including, but not limited to, MS Office and Outlook.

  • Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization, including administrators, managers and staff.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks.


DOJ/FBI background clearance are required prior to hire.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$39,700 - $53,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday