Project Manager - Consultant

Scope of the project: Position is assigned within the Division of Technology Operations IT Planning and Administration Project Management unit. Under limited supervision, manages and coordinates strategic and tactical assignments and project management activities associated with state-wide enterprise level and agency-level information technology initiatives directed from the Division of Technology Operations and/or the Department of Administration. Coordinates project activities, deliverables, and deadlines with the Department of Administration's Program Management Office, Division of Information Security, Enterprise Privacy Office, other state agencies, and with private sector professionals.

 

Daily Duties / Responsibilities:

Serves as DTO's project manager for assigned projects. Uses project management methodologies from inception through completion. Responsible for managing projects and for coordinating with private sector professional project managers of assigned projects. Is also responsible for internal tracking of state resources, project schedules, project deliverables, and for producing project documentation, regular status updates and reports to management. At project conclusion, closes out each project in a timely and orderly manner, with documentation of lessons learned and archiving of essential project documentation.

 

Required Skills (Rank in order of importance):

·         Strong knowledge of best practices for project management principals and

·         methodologies including knowledge of standard project management terminology, as defined in the PMI PMBOK

·         Strong verbal communication and written skills with the ability to compose clear, concise reports, documents and correspondence.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

·         Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals.

·         Strong knowledge of financial planning and budgeting

 

Preferred skills (rank in order of importance):

·         Ability to lead and influence

·         Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex projects

·         Considerable diplomacy and tact exhibited in stressful situations

·         Strong working knowledge of microsoft project software

·         Employee must develop and maintain knowledge of agency mission, goals and objectives

 

Required Education/Certifications:

A bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, business management, public administration, information

technology, or other related field of study. A minimum of three (3) years in project management experience is required. Five (5) or more years of project management experience is preferred.

 

Preferred Education/Certifications:

Certified Project Management, PMI training or PMP certification

 

Category

Name

Required

Importance

Level

Last Used

Experience

Administrative

Interpersonal Skills

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Administrative

Planning Skills

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Administrative

Problem Solving Skills

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Administrative

Verbal Communication Skills

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Administrative

Written Communication Skills

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Yes

1

 

 

 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business field

Yes

1

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Ability to deal effectively with the needs of technical peers, technical and user management, users, vendors, and staff members, and to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written form

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

ABILITY TO DEVELOP, COMMUNICATE AND PRESENT PROJECT DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTS

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

KNOWLEDGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FIELD, BEST PRACTICES, ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

Project Methodology

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

Project Planning

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

Time Management

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

Leadership skills

No

2

 

 

 

Packaged Applications

MS Project

No

2

 

 

 

Program Management

budget planning

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Program Management

PMBOK

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Program Management

Project Management experience

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

4 - 6 Years

Program Management

Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Program Management

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

No

2

 

 

 

Specialties

Project Management

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Specialties

Understanding of IT development and implementation projects

Yes

1

Lead

Currently Using

2 - 4 Years

Specialties

PMI-Certified Project Manager

No

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reach Out to a Recruiter


  • : Zaid Memon
  • : zaid.m@vtechsolution.us
  • : (202) 899-2867