Post Date: 06/06/2019
Close Date: 06/23/2019
Information Technology Project Manager
This position has a proposed salary range from $8,620.26 to $10,475.29. Pending final Board approval, this salary will be effective July 1, 2019.
Do you possess a strong, professional background in IT project management, utilizing various e-Business systems, and providing end user training? Do you enjoy organizing, 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!
As an Information Technology Project Manager, 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 will include the 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 along with registry of user-initiated functional efforts.
The work environment is dynamic and challenging. You will find a career opportunity with appropriate compensation and potential for career development. Additionally, we offer a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future.
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
The Information Technology Project Manager will perform the following responsibilities:
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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.
This position requires that candidates successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment:
Camille Hughes, Talent Acquisition Business Partner
*Washington County is a drug-free workplace*