Program Controls Specialist (Closed)

Aug 25 2023 admin Comments Off on Program Controls Specialist (Closed)
  • Full Time


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Program Support Services (PSS)
Salary Range:                     $90.0K to $106.8K annual base salary, depending upon experience.
Number of positions:      Two (2)


  • Assists in responsibilities related to cost control, budget control, data management, reporting and the project control system.
  • Identifies best practices and coordinate the development and implementation of project controls tools and procedures to support these best practices.
  • Interfaces with Senior Program Controls Specialist and Managers to support decision making.
  • Hands on, detailed analysis and validation of data to ensure accuracy and reasonableness.
  • Identifies and recommends policy changes to improve the effectiveness of the organization and delivery of projects.
  • Organizes program and project level data to enable timely and accurate reports.
  • Develops metrics and reports so that accurate and timely information can be provided to management and stakeholders.
  • Develops new program and project control processes and procedures related to budgets, estimates, schedules and roll up of program information.
  • Provides documentation support for program controls processes, policies and procedures.
  • Provides support for internal and external audits.
  • Reviews proposed project budget and scope changes for proper justification and documentation.
  • Troubleshoots project-specific budget, scope, schedule, funding or documentation issues working with other Divisions, Branches or Departments.


  • Six (6) years full time paid professional experience in Project Controls work, including planning, budgeting, estimating, forecasting, scheduling, cost control, schedule control, and project reporting.
  • Three (3) years of the above experience as a Program or Project Controls Specialist in a government agency or infrastructure engineering and construction projects, using state-of-the-art productivity and Project Control tools such as Oracle Primavera, Contract Manager, Unifier, Timberline Gold Job Cost & Accounting System, or similar program management software.


  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree Engineering, Construction Management, or Information Technology, Finance/Accounting or Business Administration.


Candidates who do not meet education requirement can compensate experience on a year-for-year basis.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Superior organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to build efficient working relationships with project teams and department staff.


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday September 20, 2023 @ 9:00am (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LAUSD Program Controls Specialist

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after deadline to submit resume.
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
Recruitment No.: CM-PCS-0923-22

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