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Job Type: Non-Union

Job Posting: COP-00144-21

Salary: $99,517 – $108,774

Department: Public Property

The City of Providence welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce at all levels of the organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit hiring discrimination of any type. All City hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Job Summary

The Deputy Director of Public Property acts as the Capital Program Manager for the City of Providence. As such, they perform all functions necessary to manage, maintain, and execute the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan and School Capital Plan concerning all public infrastructure improvements maintained by the City which includes 43 schools, 11 recreation centers, over 50 other facilities. This team member works to align planned work with City priorities and goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Works with the Chief Operating Officer to create, update, supervise, and review programs necessary for the design and execution of capital projects, including renovation and new construction.
  2. Develops and implements an organizational plan to accomplish program objectives.
  3. Reviews work presented by project managers to ensure compliance with plans, standards, costs, and deadlines.
  4. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the City’s capital programs and makes recommendations or adjustments to attain measurable objectives.
  5. Makes recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, verbally and in written reports, regarding policies and operating procedures necessary to ensure the success of short and long range goals, objectives, and strategic plans.
  6. Reviews and monitors budgets to advise the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer on the fiscal condition of various bonds and to make recommendations regarding funding and management.
  7. Confers with internal and external constituencies to gather and collate information pertinent to project execution.
  8. Develops and implements standard operating procedures and employs strategies to meet and exceed goals.
  9. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A combination of education and experience that is substantially equivalent to the following: Bachelor of Arts or Science from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, architecture, business management or a related field, a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in decision making positions responsible for supervising staff and facilities management or construction project management.
  2. Knowledge of the building trades to include plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry.
  3. Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations related to facilities and building systems.
  4. Knowledge of software commonly used in office and facilities management such as Microsoft ® Office Suite and Project, and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  5. Experience in budget forecasting and budget administration.
  6. Ability to minimize costs while maximizing service delivery.
  7. Ability to complete a variety of projects on time and on, or below budget.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively and collegially, verbally and in writing, with a diverse collection of internal and external constituencies.
  9. Ability to effectively plan, organize, supervise and review the work of staff.
  10. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.


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