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City of San Antonio Special Projects Manager in United States

Special Projects Manager

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Special Projects Manager


$77,910.30 - $116,865.58 Annually


78205, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Job Number



Public Works

Opening Date


Closing Date

12/6/2023 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


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Job Summary

Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing and coordinating complex administrative projects or activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Conducts research, provides data, makes recommendations, and implements solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location

100 W Houston (City Tower), San Antonio, Texas 78205

Work Hours

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; May require some nights and weekends

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.

  • Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.

  • Oversees coordination between divisions/departments throughout duration of projects.

  • Prepares and delivers presentations.

  • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; may also prepare City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.

  • Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing problems within department or division.

  • May assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.

  • Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.

  • May supervise, train, and evaluate staff, with continuous conversations, listening and communicating through various methods.

  • Projects assigned may include occasionally lifting/carrying up to 15 pounds and visiting different departments or work sites.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.

  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, or a related field.

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fiscal/budget.

  • Experience in real estate acquisitions/disposition.

  • Experience in project management & scheduling and contract compliance.

Applicant Information

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative and management practices.

  • Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.

  • Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.

  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

  • Ability to operate a computer and other basic office equipment.

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

  • Ability to implement policies and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.

  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.

  • Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.

Benefits Information

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information

The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.

If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department ( so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.