DEFINITION:   Under the direction,performs project management work  of considerable difficulty in managing and providing professionalproject management services from inception and design to completion;manages,plans,coordinates,and directs building or facility,infrastructure and capital improvement projects requiring initiative,independent judgment and decision making;serves as lead coordinator on assigned projects;performs related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.


Manages,coordinates and directs building or facility,infrastructure and capital improvement projects, including project coordination with other departments,chapters,businesses and/or stakeholders;works with Kayenta Township Administrators to achieve project  objectives;implements scope of work and project work plans;develops  and implements project specific procedures,directives and work instructions;develops and defines scope of work and schedules;ensures projects are properly planned, performance measures are in accordance with scope of work,schedule and budget,reporting requirements,project deliverable’s and scheduled resources;ensures statement of work specifies that contractors complete required information; executes closeout activities are in conformance with standards, specifications,and contract;coordinates with appropriate authorities and Office of Environmental Health to ensure appropriate documents are completed prior to closure of the project.

Develops budget contingency plans considering risks associated with specific type of project;monitors and manages construction costs and risk factors;tracks all funds and ensure that funds are drawn down from appropriate accounts;tracks project  costs and schedules;monitors and maintains schedule of values and ensures that all elements are incorporated prior to initiation of construction; coordinates schedules and any changes with appropriate authorities;disseminates project  charge codes to authorized personnel;reviews and approves expense reports,pay applications,and invoices;reviews consultant/contractor monthly progress payment requests and schedules of values;monitors payment receipts and disbursements;ensures that project deliverable’s are completed on time,within budget and of the specified quality.

Participates in public meetings  and processes on project-related issues; resolves problems and project obstacles by identifying appropriate strategies and approaches;provides technical advice and recommendations;conducts research when necessary;performs project-related reviews,assessments and inspections to ensure compliance with project scope,regulatory requirements and sound professional practices;coordinates plan reviews and project management activities;monitors projects for compliance with approved plans and contract specifications;coordinates work of consultants and related personnel;maintains quality assurance of assigned projects.


Knowledge of principles and practices of landscaping,architecture,mechanical,electrical,water and civil engineering.

Knowledge of the methods and practices used in the design and construction of capital projects.

Knowledge of project planning,scheduling and budgeting. Knowledge of project management practices and procedures.

Knowledge of principles and practices of contract negotiations,contract administration and construction management.

Knowledge of federal,state,Navajo Nation Laws,rules,regulations and guidelines related to construction,maintenance,and repair of infrastructure and Township facility construction projects. Knowledge of occupational and environmental safety and health laws,rules,regulations,practices and guidelines.

Knowledge of construction material specifications and qualities.

Knowledge of management and administrative principles and practices.

Skill in responding to requests for construction and technical assistance of infrastructure projects. Skill in using effective verbal and written communication skills in the development of reports, presentations,training and information.

Skill in designing,developing,implementing and overseeing multiple construction projects.

Skill in ensuring compliance with safety,health and environmental protection rules and regulations. Skill in safely inspecting construction site for compliance with construction specifications.

Skill in overseeing and managing construction costs.

Skill in the use of computers,processing of costs and schedule information. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Ability to determine appropriate methodology for successful completion of major projects;including research,planning, contract management and compliance.

Ability to review and interpret construction plans for compliance with standard engineering practices. Ability to initiate and conduct effective meeting for construction projects.

Ability to monitor project  status,schedules and budgets.

Ability to determine adherence to specifications on a variety of construction jobs.

Ability to compute quantities, make cost estimates and evaluate bids and change orders. Ability to use logical and creative thought  processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or  oral instructions.

PHYSICAl REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:      Work requires attention to detail with potential exposure to loud noises, dust,toxic chemicals and fumes when working on project site requiring protective equipment. There is considerable need to stand,stoop,climb,walk,carry and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.



•       A Bachelor’s  degree in Project Management, Construction Management, or closely related field; and  two  (2)  years of  project  management   work  experience  coordinating,  administering  and monitoring a variety of community development and infrastructure projects.



•       Two (2) years of supervisory project management or community development experience.

•       Proficient in Microsoft Office software or other computer applications.


•       Possess  a  valid  state  driver’s  license.

Application available at: www.kayentatownship-nsn.gov

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About The Kayenta Township

Kayenta serves as the first municipally structured government established on the great Navajo Nation as a permanent political sub-division. A local government that has been established by local visionaries who understand the need to harness local empowerment, in its truest form, for the stability and well-being of Kayenta's economic future.