U.S. Storage Centers

Assistant Project Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 11:53 AM)
Postal Code
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Job Title:                 Assistant Project Manager
Reports To:             IT Manager
Direct Reports:       None

Department:           Information Technology (IT)

Location:                 Home Office - Irvine, CA

FLSA Status:            Exempt

Position Status:      Permanent, Regular Full Time              

Work Schedule:      Monday – Friday (Subject to change based on project assignments/deadlines)

Base Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience (salary range $50k - $60k)

Travel:                     Up to 25% of the time in state; may include occasional out of state travel


About US Storage Centers

Westport Properties manages US Storage Centers (“USSC”) which is a top 10 Self Storage Management company in the country with over 120 properties and operating in multi-states under management.  Founded in 1985, we have built a premier management platform in the industry. Since its inception, USSC has helped thousands of its customers organize their lives by delivering convenient and affordable self-storage solutions.


Summary Role: Assistant Project Manager

The role of the Assistant Project Manager is one with a background in a Project Management in a functional technical role with a proficient knowledge in Microsoft Project or Project Management software. The qualified person for this position will have a proven successful track record in a supportive role handling the day-to-day IT Project management functions and are responsible for maintaining good communication and reporting relationships with multiple departments, field management, and Company Personnel at all levels.


Key Essential Functions & Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and follow up with vendors, Management teams and Field Operations about specific projects and business objective goals
  • Prepare written estimates for each project based on labor, materials, equipment and other expenses
  • Visit project sites to evaluate progress and to respond to Management Teams’ concerns and/or questions
  • Coordinate with suppliers and vendors to ensure our Field Operation teams have the IT services they need
  • Must have excellent communication skills to clearly communicate between IT Team, Field Operations, and Management about project development, deadline delays and/or any other issues that must be addressed
  • Create, draft, and revise Company Digital SOPs, IT related manuals or Operational How-to-Guides
  • Regular worksite attendance in accordance with Company’s Attendance Policy is required for this position
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Periodic special projects and duties may be assigned based on Company need and requirements
    • Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another, with frequent interruptions or distractions and within tight deadlines


Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in assistant project management role
  • Proficient knowledge of Project Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook with advanced skills in Excel highly preferred
  • Relevant experience in matters related to IT and Telecommunications.
  • Ability to understand and convey Company Policies and relevant industry standards
  • Ability to handle all telecommunications with confidentiality and in timely matter
  • Ability to analyze and configure data for reporting purposes
  • Ability to effectively communicate while exercising diplomacy, sound judgment and tact
  • Ability to deal effectively with co-workers, department supervisors and managers, insurance brokers, insurance company representatives, attorneys, and other consultants and/or vendors
  • Ability to work flexible hours depending on various departmental project deadlines and/or Company


Core Competencies:

  • General office and telephone skills are required
  • Basic Computer Skills are required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Collaborative Team Work
  • Proactive, self-starter, goal oriented and ability to work independently
  • Maintain a positive attitude and composure in a support role
  • Ability and willingness to work remotely
  • Must maintain and hold a valid State Driver’s License (when driving for Company business for the role)
  • Uphold Company’s Vision, Mission Statement and Core Values



  • High School Diploma required
  • Some college required
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Information Systems, Project Management or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (“CAPM”) or Project Management Professional (“PM”) preferred
  • Relevant years of work experience and/or a Project Management license/certification may substitute for the degree requirement


Physical Demands

  • Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
  • Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
  • Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far


Work Environment

  • Regular professional, office business setting
  • Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
  • Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)


Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Eligibility
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Supplemental (Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability, Cancer/Critical Care, Hospitalization, Accident)
  • Recognition of Hard Work and Exemplary Performance
  • Clean, Air Conditioned, Friendly Working Environment 
  • Discretionary Bonus Based on Several Factors


About Us 

Westport Properties, Inc. is a parent company of US Storage Centers (USSC) which provides at-will, equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetics. Furthermore, Westport Properties, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment and discrimination based on age, disability, color, genetics, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in compliance with federal, state and applicable local laws governing employment and labor law in every location in which the company conducts business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



All Employees must pass a post-offer, pre-hire background screening which includes a multi-state criminal check and DMV Records in accordance with federal protected FCRA/FACTA Requirements for Investigative Consumer Reports, CA ICRA and other state mandated requirements for employment purposes. Furthermore, this job description is subject to change at any time. Nothing in this job description is meant to guarantee employment status and/or position. This job description neither restricts nor prevents management’s right to assign and/or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time of the essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be subsequently assigned.


Essential Job Function for Reasonable Work Accommodation

According to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. The Company will provide reasonable work accommodations to allow the employee to perform their essential job functions and duties as detailed above.




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