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Arizona State Parks protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.

Arizona State Parks Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks, visit our web site at

Project Manager - Development


Arizona State Parks Phoenix Office

23751 N. 23rd Avenue #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085  


The Project Manager position manages design and construction projects for the Agency. Management of projects includes: Master planning, programming, establishing goals and objectives, establishing budgets and schedules, preparing Professional contracts, bid documents and communicating with Park staff, consultants and other State or Federal agencies. Management of construction projects includes: review and approval of construction documents, Code compliance review, Historic Preservation review, review/approval of cost estimates and pay applications, on-site inspection for compliance with construction documents and Codes. Architectural tasks include: preparing and sealing Auto-Cad drawings, preparing building assessment reports, historic building preservation plans, preparing graphic master plans and approving compliance with SHPO requirements for historic architecture. Attendance, including arriving to work as scheduled, is an essential function of this position.


Employee must have: Knowledge of planning principles for environmental, cultural and natural resource protection and Park development Knowledge of technical requirements for design and construction of buildings, grounds and utilities Knowledge of State, Federal and Agency requirements (architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and energy) relative to Building Codes, laws, statutes and associated regulations Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management (budgeting, procurement, communication and time management) Knowledge of commercial construction practices, techniques and cost estimating Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Act

Employee must have the skill to: Prioritize the critical needs of Agency wide buildings and grounds for necessary upgrades and improvements Analyze regulations in alternate delivery methods and best practices to recommend, Implement and complete projects on time and within budget Maintain multiple complex budgets and schedules Analyze and compile technical data to present the best option to Executive staff Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in both written and verbal presentations Use AutoCad and other presentation and business software

Employee must have the ability to: Multi-task Work Independently and as a member of a team Read and comprehend technical reports, construction documents, test results, complex budgets and schedules Prepare technical reports, drawings, specifications, budgets, schedules on a computer with various software Seal Architectural drawings and/or specifications Ability to meat the Secretary of Interiors Professional Standards for Historic Architecture Inspect construction on-site and be able to resolve difficult situations with Architects, Engineers and/or Contractors Travel throughout the State and stay overnight Obtain and maintain Arizona State Driver License Climb ladders, crawl in basements and walk 1/4 mile to remote sites Attendance, including arriving to work as scheduled, is an essential function of this position


  • A minimum of 5 years in Project Management of Capital Projects
  • 2 years Park and Recreation Experience

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans Accrued vacation pay and sick days 10 paid holidays per year Deferred compensation plan Wellness plans

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