Position Description: 
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.  A project is a temporary business activity with a clearly defined beginning and end, and undertaken to meet the specified goals and objectives of a Client Agency.  Often, projects require the same management skills as ongoing operations, such as human resource and financial management, the need for clear and effective communications, strong team building, as well as the ability to effectively analyze, synthesize, estimate, and sequence the required work activities.  However, project managers are expected to perform similar activities, but under a fixed and often aggressive timeframe.  The project manager relies on their managerial experience and skills coupled with a competency in project management principles, best practices, methods and tools to achieve success.

Consulting candidates for assignment as a project manager on a State project shall have demonstrated competency in the fundamentals and practice of project management.  Therefore, candidates shall have achieved their PMP certification and/or possess an equivalent level of experience.  Project Managers shall possess strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, sound situational awareness, as well as effective administration and problem-solving skills.  At more advanced levels, they shall be able to handle projects of increased risk and complexity and have experience in managing vendor or multiple sub-projects.  At the highest level, candidates will have experience on exceptionally large, complex, and often multi-year projects that involve frequent interaction with the highest levels of State government.  They have experience and skills in project portfolio management and/or the activities of a project management office.  IT Professionals assigned to manage software development projects shall have the necessary skills and experience in the use of the commonly used methods and tools for software project management. 

An Individual with the knowledge, skills, education and demonstrated experience in performing Independent Verification and Validation activities in the context of State technology projects.  An individual familiar with IV&V tasks and activities of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard 1012-2004 and/or other applicable, lifecycle-appropriate IEEE Standards (e.g., 12207 Software Life Cycle).  The individual is familiar with the federal IV&V standards found at 45 CFR 307.15(b)(10).
This position is for DAS/BEST use and is not for individual Client Agency use.


8+ years

Position Category: 
Project Management Activities
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