Position Summary: The Senior Project Manager – Project Management Office (PMO) will oversee the planning, organizing, development, and implementation of Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT) managed initiatives related to management information processing systems, programs, and projects. This position works with the Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) office to ensure adherence to governance guidelines, as well as overseeing and prioritizing the delivery and implementation of IT initiatives. The Senior Project Manager will be accountable for IT projects involving multifunctional local and regional teams and will be responsible for defining project scope and project requirements, building business cases, and overseeing and prioritizing the delivery and implementation of technology solutions. Performs related work.
Reports to: Director, Project Management Office (PMO)
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Interacts with all levels of business, information technology, and project teams to facilitate problem resolution and the resolution of competing priorities.
- Directs and oversees the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), which encompasses the planning, organizing, and managing of resources required for the successful completion of specific projects goals and objectives. This includes developing detailed project plans, establishing milestones, defining the resources required, and coordinating all project activities with business owners/stakeholders and technical teams.
- Evaluates the scope and complexity of Management Information Systems (MIS) projects and programs, and implements the necessary resources to ensure adherence to policies and procedures. Conducts scoping sessions and assists in the creation of work and proposal statements. This may include providing technical approaches, tasks, deliverables, work estimates, assumptions, and dependencies.
- Oversees the development and review of estimates and estimating assumptions for the project’s schedule, which includes conducting complex research and analysis to determine the effort it will take to achieve a desired result and the cost to produce it using established estimating models and best practices.
- Makes recommendations to senior-level management on procedures aimed at improving and streamlining processes and establishing best practices.
- Develops and monitors schedules to ensure that projects are completed within established deadlines. Leads progress meetings, tracks and maintains detailed issues and risks lists, and prepares appropriate status reports. Meets regularly with other related areas to ensure that integration issues are identified and resolved.
- Provides complex technical IT support for identifying project risks and mitigation strategies and communicates project level status, risks, and issues to stakeholders.
- Interfaces with all levels of business and technical management staff and project teams to facilitate problem resolution and the resolution of competing priorities. Monitors and manages team progress to ensure that project objectives are met.
- Manages changes to the project requirements through a formally defined scope change process.
- Defines team member roles and expectations and ensure that teams receive the necessary training and project resources to achieve projected goals.
- Performs day-to-day management of projects, including requirements gathering and design.
- Develops business cases and technology sections of RFIs and RFPs, and performs discovery and feasibility studies on new projects under evaluation.
- A master's degree in computer science from an accredited college and three years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using information technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, database administration, planning of data/information processing, user services, or area networks; at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications, programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience as described in “1” above; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and six years of experience as described in "1" above; or
- A satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and must possess at least three years of experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.
NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.
- Experience in project management, risk analysis, earned value management, critical chain planning, and buffer management.
- Knowledge of agency standards and procedures and security and control methods and systems.
- Ability to direct the work of others in a complex environment, coordinate activities and resources within or between units, and assess and evaluate the performance of projects already in process.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, and sound business judgment.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
- A clear vision of current and emerging trends in technology.
- Strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skills; effective planning and problem-solving abilities and strong technical expertise.
- Knowledge of instructional design and project management concepts as well as experience in the actual development and implementation of systems.
Tracking Code 12419.