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City of Stockton
STOCKTON, CA Full-time
Posted on November 20, 2019

Program Manager III

Class Title: Program Manager III
Class Code: 02160
Salary: $85,874.70 - $110,264.75 Annually

CLOSES 11/27/19 @ 5:30 PM



Under administrative direction, performs a variety of professional level duties and responsibilities for implementation of Citywide strategic programs, including operational and/or other complex analyses; performs related duties as assigned.



Incumbents in this management level classification are responsible, in addition to the above, for directing and managing compliance by departments with the policies and procedures of the program(s) under the supervision of this class. Work is done under the direct authority of the City Manager or departmental senior management due to the critical nature of the policies and programs. Assignments allow for a high degree of autonomy and administrative decision making in their execution. This class is distinguished from the general administrative support classes in that the duties relate specifically to administration of specialized programs.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and controls programs and projects with Citywide implications; provides expert professional assistance to City management staff.
  2. Reviews and enforces administrative policies, procedures, and operations; ensures that internal and externally imposed program requirements are met.
  3. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, and work standards.
  4. Supervises staff, planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work; participates in the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development.
  5. Provides staff leadership and technical assistance to task forces, citizen advisory committees, commissions, or boards; confers with and provides technical assistance to City departments in areas of responsibility.
  6. Prepares a variety of periodic progress and special reports related to programs and activities.
  7. Represents the City in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, professional, business and community organizations and the public.
  8. Prepares recommendations for annual grant and program budgets; and/or provides input for and prepares various grant applications or annual performance report of activities.
  9. May confer and negotiate with developers and property owners relative to the acquisition and disposition of property and improvements; may draft project contract language and performance specifications.
  10. Monitors legislation and developments related to areas of responsibility; evaluates their impact on City operations and programs; recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements.
  11. Performs related duties as assigned.





Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field, or the field of the program to which assigned, and four (4) years of experience managing or supervising highly visible programs or projects with major departmental or citywide impact.

Other Requirements:

Specified positions may require possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, principles, and resources related to the program(s) to which assigned; program monitoring and evaluation techniques;
  • Public administration principles, practices, and methods of administrative and organizational analysis;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations;
  • Business computer user applications, particularly as related to data analysis and management;
  • Principles and practices of employee selection, supervision, training, and professional development;
  • Principles of grant application, proposal preparation, and monitoring and reporting techniques;
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.

Skill in:
  • Analyzing administrative, operational, or organizational problems and issues related to the program(s) to which assigned; evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions;
  • Establishing, prioritizing, and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and work standards;
  • Planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, and directing the work of assigned staff;
  • Interpreting, explaining, and applying complex rules, regulations, policies, laws, and ordinances;
  • Providing technical assistance and staff leadership to City departments, boards, and commissions;
  • Preparing clear and concise management-level reports and correspondence;
  • Making persuasive oral presentations of ideas and recommendations;
  • Negotiating favorable contract terms for the City in assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Effectively representing the interests of the City in meetings with public agencies, the business community, or others outside the City;
  • Preparing, administering, and monitoring grant or program budgets;
  • Exercising sound, independent judgment within established guidelines;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.