Information technology project manager

Employer
washington county, oregon
Location
Avenue, MD
Posted
Oct 20, 2019
Closes
Oct 22, 2019
Ref
424535131
Hours
Full Time
JOB JOB# 2019-305Do you possess a strong, professional background in IT project management? Do you enjoy planning, organizing, and implementing multi-year projects across various business units while working with a diverse group of people? Then Come Lead with Us in a culture that fosters a safe and healthy environment as an Information Technology Project Manager! There are currently two opportunities in which to showcase your experience for the IT Division of Washington County. Continue reading to discover the position that best meets your needs and skill set. As the IT Financial/HR Systems Projects Manager, you will join our organization as a regular status, full time team member. This position will organize and ensure the successful completion of IT projects related to the County's Oracle e-Business Suite system in accordance with the established project methodology and standards. Your responsibilities will include project management for minor and major financial and HR system projects and implementations as well as leveraging technical experience to organize IT technical project activities that impact various Business Units. You will be a resource for the broad range of financial and HR system projects, both technical and functional. Specific objectives may include development of multi-year project roadmap, stakeholder engaged governance model, standardized project management practices emphasizing performance metrics, documentation and reporting, and dashboard of ITS initiatives. As the IT Projects Manager for the Land Use and Transportation (LUT) Department, you will join our organization as a limited duration, full time team member. This position will organize and ensure the successful completion of all assigned LUT projects in accordance with the established project methodology and standards. Your responsibilities will include all assigned department-wide projects. Specific objectives may include development of multi-year project roadmap, stakeholder engaged governance model, standardized project management practices emphasizing performance metrics, documentation and reporting, and dashboard of LUT initiatives. This position is 2-yr limited duration, that may be extended based on need.To learn more about the Information Technology Services Division click here: Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The IT Project Manager performs a broad range of project management duties directly related to these projects including customer requirements definition, systems analysis, facilitating business process re-engineering activities, development of project plan and approach, project communications, change and risk management, vendor management, task execution, and other duties as required.Duties may include: In consultation with County staff, develops and implements project plans to meet goals and service objectives; develops, recommends, and manages project budgets and metrics; and identifies and recommends solutions to project resource needs and requirements. Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates work activities to meet established project goals and objectives and analyzes alternative methods and processes to meet project and service delivery goals. Documents all aspects of the project. Works with end-users and project stakeholders to define requirements, delivery dates, project integration points, and other applications and business processes and collaborates with project sponsors to resolve issues, address changes and escalation of decisions regarding project risks. Documents, manages, and tracks vendor or contractor milestones and deliverables. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of project activities; makes or recommends project modifications; and conducts management reviews of progress and conformance with time lines, budgets, and project requirements. Develops project reports, narratives, and statistical program performance reports and recommendations. Coordinates and integrates project activities with other department divisions and/or work groups and external stakeholders, develops project partnerships, and ensures effective communication of goals, progress, and decisions. Functionally supervises staff assigned to the project by overseeing direct work, coaches and mentors assigned staff, deals with project disputes, contributes to the employee evaluation process, and provides input to the employee's supervisor as needed or requested. Regularly monitors staff performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; coordinates with County staff contributing to but not directly assigned to project; and communicates performance concerns for County staff resources to appropriate supervisors or managers. Oversees and follows County contracting guidelines to develop contractor statements of work during the development of RFPs; participates in the vendor/consultant selection process; administers awarded contracts; and monitors and evaluates performance of selected vendor/contractors. Communicates with vendors and contractors about milestone acceptance failures and remedies to manage resolution. Convenes appropriate work groups and committees and assists the department director in organizing agendas, issues, and presentations for the County Administrative Office, County Board of Commissioners, and other senior managers and stakeholders. Develops appropriate testing and acceptance criteria, documents completion, and certifies project milestone achievement and ultimately project completion. Manages the orderly closure of project processes and completion of relevant project documents and effectively transitions project to a maintenance mode for ongoing operations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in information systems, computer science, business administration, or a related field AND two (2) years of practical experience in the management of complex information technology projects; OR Associate's Degree in information systems, computer science, business administration, or a related field AND four (4) years of practical experience in the management of complex information technology projects; OR Six (6) years of practical experience in the management of complex information technology projects.Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements: Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is highly preferred. Oregon Project Management Associate (OPMA) Certificate is preferred. Significant prior experience with Finance and/or HR systems is highly preferred. Must have the ability to arrange for timely transportation in order to attend appointments and meetings at locations throughout the State of Oregon.If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review the required knowledge, skills and abilities for these classifications (positions), please use these links: IT Project ManagerPlease be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.Background Investigation:This position requires that you successfully pass an extensive criminal background and personal history check, post job offer. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities. Selection Process: 1. An evaluation of training and experience of submitted applications will begin after October 28, 2019. This will be performed by Human Resources.2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after November 4, 2019.3. Applicants that pass the SME Panel Review will be placed on a list of candidates eligible to be scheduled for interview(s) by the department.Please note: candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family. Veterans' Preference: If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veteran's preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by clicking here. Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.Status of Your Application:You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.Questions (??s) Regarding This RecruitmentCamille Hughes, Talent Acquisition Business PartnerCamille_Hughes@co.washington.or.us * Washington County is a drug-free workplace *