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IT Project Manager

Hiring Wage: $65,000 - $79,660/yr DOE
Status:  Full-time with benefits
Closing Date: September 20, 2021
Application Materials: Apply online at
About Us: Ada County is a rewarding place to work. As an Ada County employee, you will serve in your communities, contributing to making Ada County a great place to live. Ada County employees are given opportunities for advancement and career growth as well as a generous Benefits Package for benefit-eligible employees including paid parental leave, competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, PERSI retirement plan, and much more. 

General Summary
The role of the IT Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize IT based projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver IT based projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.
Distinguishing Features Of The Class
The IT Project Manager I assignments are well defined and of limited scope and technical complexity, using standard procedures and techniques. Guidance is readily available from other team members or management. Schedules, milestones, and priorities are usually provided by management.
The IT Project Manager II assignments are well defined and of moderate scope and technical complexity, where technical supervision provides an outline of the tasks to be performed and suggestions as to methods of approach and procedure to be followed. Guidance is readily available from other team members or management. Consults with team leader and/or management to develop schedules, milestones, and priorities.
The IT Project Manager III Assignments are of a complex nature and require technical sophistication, including the generation and use of new techniques. Guidance is given in the form of general instructions on new assignments. Ensures that schedules, milestones, and priorities are compatible with other department goals and projects. May act as a team or project leader on smaller projects.
Essential Functions
IT Project Manager I   
·       Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams, develops project charter, work plans, schedule, and budgets, provides support to project team members, and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
·       Manages personnel, assigns work, reviews and evaluates performance, counsels employees regarding programs, policies and procedures, resolves employee complaints, takes disciplinary action, interviews and hires employees, tracks time and coordinates schedules;
·       Projects may be managed and executed as Waterfall, Agile, Scrum or combinations and variations thereof or other approved methods;
·       An understanding of Project Management methodologies and practices;
·       Ability to use knowledge, experience, and skill set to facilitate and develop an effective project plan for implementation and operationalization of the project;
·       Understand basic project related calculations;
·       The ability to disseminate this information to others within the project;
·       Ability to analyze complex competing tasks and determine sequencing according to risk factors and priorities;
·       Ability to forecast risk based on early response to new processes/products/responsibilities;
·       Ability to produce and manage Gantt Chart tasks, timelines, project calendars, project resources;
·       Cross-business problem solving and ability to create resolution processes;
·       The ability to interact with executive leadership and convey technical options and opportunities;
·       Ability to dissect technical goals and turn them into milestones understandable to all affected parties;
·       Identify decision-making issues and key stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community awareness and support, and identify project partners;
·       Experience developing and monitoring contracts;
·       Experience working with government agencies would be advantageous, but is not required;
·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by building and influencing relationships with external stakeholders.
IT Project Manager II  
·       In addition to the above;
·       Directs all phases of projects from inception through completion and develops required project reports and management status meetings;
·       Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes;
·       Leads the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for project;
·       Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules;
·       Identifies project problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications;
·       Directs the work of assigned employees from technical and administrative areas;
·       Perform basic start up and operator training on group products, including basic process training.
IT Project Manager III  
·       In addition to the above;
·       Skilled at working in a complex and sometimes challenging environment where you must use finesse and stellar powers of persuasion to achieve successful outcomes;
·       Be a problem resolution expert; 
·       Understand change management and how to guide key stakeholders into adopting new process, tools and compliance programs; 
·       Lead large, complex projects to achieve strategic business objectives;  
·       Direct cross-functional and/or cross-segment teams; 
·       Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; 
·       Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences; 
·       Influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches; 
·       Strong program management experience with accountability for plan development, financial tracking, issue/ risk remediation, and program reporting;
·       Defines Project success criteria, communicating that throughout the Project team;
·       Reviews deliverables prepared by the Project Team.
Additional Functions
·       Performs related duties as required.
Job Requirements
IT Project Manager I   
·       Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in IT Management, Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
·       Two years Project Manager experience to include experience with the creation of measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes;
·       PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus;
·       Experience interpreting and explaining specialized or complex technical material into information usable by business stakeholders;
·       Experience leading teams to successful solution implementations, dealing with team and organizational impediments, and coaching others in project methodologies;
·       Skills and knowledge in the following areas; Programming languages, databases, operating systems, etc.;
·       Experience planning and implementing projects;
·       Development of project charter, scope, goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies;
·       Creation of measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes;
·       Solid aptitude across Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint with Access.
IT Project Manager II  
·       In addition to the above;
·       PMP / PRINCE II certification required;
·       Five years Project Manager experience to include experience with the creation of measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes;
·       Five years of IT Applications Project Management experience in a large-scale enterprise environment;
·       3-5 years' experience developing project scopes, maintaining schedules and overseeing project budgets;
·       Experienced in planning resources across multiple projects;
·       Experience identifying and communicating critical path and project deadlines;
·       Strong communication and conflict resolution skills;
·       Familiar with project life cycle.
IT Project manager III 
·       In addition to the above;
·       10 years overall IT Project Management experience in a large enterprise environment OR 10+ years technical experience in one or more aspects of Business / Information Systems or Infrastructure or Security/Compliance areas: 
·       5+ years of experience with budget tracking and complex cost benefit analysis;
·       5+ years' work experience and strong understanding of distributed infrastructure technologies & architecture;
·       3+ years overall experience and success building and managing relationships across a large enterprise & partners;
·       5+ years of experience working all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle;
·       5+ years of experience scheduling and resourcing planning systems; 
·       Proficiency with various system development lifecycles such as waterfall, RUP, and Agile methods;
·       Proficiency of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management including tools and techniques;
·       Proficiency with planning, scheduling, and resource management systems;
·       Familiarity with process engineering methodologies;
·       Familiarity working with test plans and test cases;
·       Knowledge of Client-Server Technologies and Network Operating Systems, Network architecture, configuration, and protocols.;
·       Knowledge of Network Communications technology- TCP/IP, DNS, and Internet concepts.
Other Requirements
·       Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license;
·       Must pass a criminal background investigation;
·       Must treat coworkers, users and the public with the utmost respect and regard for good public relations;
·       Working hours are generally from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may vary with the needs of the County and may include evening or weekend work in the event of serious systems problems.

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