Under general direction, plans, coordinates, and manages a variety of complex, County-wide and/or interdepartmental projects through their entire project life cycle, including identifying users' needs, gathering detailed requirements and analyzing project feasibility.
Major Duties, Responsibilities
- Manage complex, County-wide and/or interdepartmental IT projects such as research, development, conversion, installation, upgrade, and maintenance projects.
- Provide coordination, guidance, and oversight for all phases of a project, including initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, and close-out.
- Plan and define project requirements, methods, and objectives in consultation with end users; perform risk assessments; develop concept documents, impact analyses, stakeholder analyses, and draft process documentation; coordinates project activities with all stakeholders.
- Evaluate and test vendor packages for conformance with user requirements and priorities.
- Develop project budgets, contracts, and schedules; monitor project progress and ensure project goals and contract requirements are met.
- Prepare feasibility studies, cost and benefits analyses, product evaluation, requirement specifications, designs, and other analyses and documentation.
- Develop consultant requests for proposals; evaluate proposals and make recommendations; develop and review contract terms and amendments; ensure vendor compliance with County and department standards and specifications and time and budget estimates; review design documents to ensure technical integrity; review and update deliverables.
- Track project expenditures, review invoices for accuracy and consistency with contractual obligations and recommend appropriate dispersals of allocated funds.
- Develop and recommend comprehensive standards, policies, procedures, and technical documentation.
- Conduct special research assignments, gather data, and prepare reports for consideration by management or special committees.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ progressively responsible experience in project management.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business or an IT-related field. An equivalent combination of directly related work experience and education may substitute for the degree requirement on a year per year basis.
- Must obtain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification within 12 months of hire date.
- Must possess valid Arizona driver’s license without restrictions.
Other Skills, Preferences
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Principles and practices of project management, identifying technology needs and issues, researching and evaluating technology, applications, the most effective courses of action, and implementing solutions.
- Advanced data management theory, principles, practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
- Contract administration principles and techniques.
- Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
- Advanced techniques and methods of system evaluation, implementation, and documentation.
- Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment and applications.
- Managing multiple projects at the same time.
- Researching, developing, and recommending cost-effective technical system improvements.
- Preparing clear and concise program documentation, system and user procedures, reports of work performed, and other written materials.
- Establishing and maintaining a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
- Oral and written communications
- Using tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment.
- Establishing, maintaining, and fostering positive and effective working relationships.
- Prioritize work, meet deadlines, and make independent decisions.
- Provide exceptional customer service, demonstrating tact and diplomacy.
- Protect confidential information and maintain discretion.
- Perform analyses of informational requirements and needs.
- Conduct complex research projects on a wide variety of software issues.
- Design and implement new or revised systems and procedures for the automation of information processing.
- Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
- Operate a motor vehicle.
- The work environment is associated with an office or County vehicle. The work area is adequately lighted, heated or cooled, and ventilated.
- Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Sufficient vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech ability to communicate effectively in person and telephonically. Capable of frequent repetitive movement of arms, fingers, and wrists. Capable of
occasional lifting up to 40 pounds.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (Or other PMI certification), experienced in managing complex IT projects.