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  • Full-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Work Location: Papago Park Military Reservation (PPMR), Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $19.4691 - $27.1410 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 20

This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

The Construction Project Manager will supervise and participate in the planning, preparation, review and examination of plans and specifications for AZ ARNG buildings and facilities construction and design. This position is responsible for maintaining projects within time and budgetary restraints, preparing preliminary architectural, engineering, construction contracts, assisting in budget preparation and will provide project reports as required.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
• Writes specifications for Scopes of Work to define the project using a word processing program. Conducts research for specific systems, equipment, and products.
• Conducts project inspections for compliance with plans and specifications. Manages project progress with selected contractors. Conduct inspections of existing facilities to determine their structural soundness and life-cycle analysis.
• Estimates project costs using estimates guides and computer programs. Manage several projects at one time. Prepares documents for Procurement and Contracting Office for both Federal and State requirements.
• Meet with contractors, architects, and engineers to discuss project matters. The position also requires that all projects comply with all National Guard regulations regarding planning, programming, construction, contracting and fiscal and environmental considerations.
• Serves as lead liaison between National Guard Bureau and the Construction and Facilities Management Office. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, local and National Guard regulations relating to facilities and provides technical assistance.
• Actively participates in pre-bid and bid meetings with contractors and state and federal procurement and contracting offices.
• Prepares documents for National Guard Bureau for planning, progress and closing out of managed projects. Recommend changes where required to correct defects and provide efficient operations. Recommend cost beneficial and energy efficient/alternative materials and methods of construction.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Phases of building construction
• Building codes and how to find answers regarding them
• Where to find laws and ordinances regulating building construction
• State contracting procedures
• Project Management Principles
• The role Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owner Representative's play in the Construction Process

Skilled in:
• Read and interpret plans and specifications, - Managing risk between budget and scope while construction is in progress.
• Construction inspection
• Establish effective working relationships
• Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel

Ability to:
• Manage large/complicated projects
• Estimate construction costs
• Analyze construction problems and determine the appropriate next steps
• Read blueprints/plans
• Use computer applications/programs for tracking progress and reporting
• Multi-task and manage multiple projects concurrently
• Communicate effectively, verbal and in writing

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and experience in reviewing building plans and specifications, inspecting work in progress for plan compliance and/or building cost estimating. Additional experience as described may substitute for the Bachelor's degree on a month-for-month basis.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In and out of State travel required.
• Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background investigation as well as possess the ability to achieve a favorable Tier 1 investigation for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC) within one year of hire


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.