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Project Manager II - deadline extended
Post Date: 06/11/2019
Close Date: 07/28/2019
Company:
Information Technology Department
Bismarck, ND
701-328-1004

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http://www.nd.gov/itd/working-itd

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https://www.nd.gov/itd/working-itd

Salary:
$50,000 - $69,999

Location:
Bismarck, ND

Job Description:
ob ID: 3013282

Location: Bismarck, ND

Salary Range From 4667.00 To 7778.00 Monthly

Full/Part Time - Full-Time

Regular/Temporary - Regular

Closing Date: 07/07/2019

Salary Range: $4,667 - $7,778 per month

The State of North Dakota is looking for a dynamic individual to play a leadership role in managing the implementation of statewide information technology projects for the State of North Dakota, Higher Education and/or political subdivision entities. The person in this position works with governmental agency directors, boards, executive committees (representing city, county, state or federal agencies), legislators, consultants and project teams to directly manage projects, and/or provide oversight and mentoring to ensure project success. The ideal candidate will be a leader who enjoys working with people in a collaborative environment, who can learn quickly in a rapidly changing technology landscape, and who embodies the core values that we follow as public servants for the State of ND: Gratitude, Humility, Curiosity, and Courage.

Summary of Work

As a part of the State of ND’s project management office (PMO), work for this position involves the application of project management principles, methodologies, standards, and best practices in leading and managing all phases of information technology projects. Position is responsible for performing project management duties on large, complex portfolios, programs, and projects for State of ND customers using established best practices, tools and guidelines. Duties include project planning, executing, monitoring, reporting; and, the coordination of people, processes and technologies as needed to deliver on-time and on-budget project results. Duties may also include oversight of projects managed by others who are from outside of the PMO, and mentoring others involved in project management. Projects may range in structure from traditional/waterfall, to various agile/hybrid frameworks. Effective communication skills and ability to build and maintain solid working relationships with staff, agency executives, legislators, consultants, and other stakeholders is essential for project success. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Providing leadership to project teams
•Facilitating meetings (e.g., status update, planning, brainstorming, requirements gathering)
•Developing, updating, and publishing project plans (e.g., communication plan, risk plan, project governance plan)
•Developing, updating, and publishing project schedules (primarily using MS Project)
•Maintaining and utilizing team and document collaboration tools (e.g., SharePoint, Skype, MS Teams)
•Assisting in the development of project goals, objectives, milestones, and functional/feature requirements of technology solutions
•Creating cost and time estimates with the help of the project team members
•Managing project procurements
•Contract negotiations
•Identifying and obtaining resources for the project
•Team mentoring and development
•Identifying and resolving project conflicts
•Conducting project risk analysis activities
•Identifying and managing project issues
•Owning the project change management process
•Assuring appropriate project documentation is utilized
•Ensuring project deliverables are defined, and delivered
•Monitoring deadlines and costs of projects
•Communicating status of the project to stakeholders and immediate supervisors
•Arranging meetings for the project team
•Coordinating the efforts of internal project staff, customers and vendors
•Participating in initiatives to improve PMO processes

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

Project Manager II - Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, computer or management information systems, project management, business administration, or a closely related field, and four years of current and progressive related work experience that involved business process analysis, project plan development, group facilitation, and management of staff/resources; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in another field and five years of related work experience as described above.

Preference will be given to candidates that hold the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential.

Note: The Department will attempt to fill this position at the Project Manager II level, if unable to find candidates who meet the above outlined minimum qualifications; the hiring authority reserves the right to under fill this position at a Project Manager I level.

Project Manager I - Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, computer or management information systems, project management, business administration, or a closely related field, and three years of current and progressive related work experience that involved business process analysis, project plan development, group facilitation, and management of staff/resources; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in another field and four years of related work experience as described above.


Contact Information:
Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Information Technology Department does not provide Sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.

Documents to be submitted:
•Resume
•Cover Letter

The Application for Employment, Resume, and/or Cover letter submitted MUST demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job opening by providing an explanation of the following:
1.The number and size of projects the applicant managed or otherwise worked on (i.e., dollars, scope and time to complete the project).
2.The type of project management methodologies used.
3.Leadership experience.
4.Facilitation experience.
5.Budgeting experience.
6.Scheduling experience.
7.Resource management experience.
8.Process improvement experience.

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Darla, Information Technology Department: E-mail: itdjobs@nd.gov phone: (701) 328-1004, fax: (701) 328-3000 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888 or local at (701) 328-3190.
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As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
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