Job Details

Position: Project Manager (Ref: 9033)
Location: Salem, OR 97311 USA
Duration: 5 Months 13 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 07/27/2021
Pay Rate:Login


We are seeking a Project Manager with successful project management experience limited to projects of small scope, limited risk and complexity and/or of short duration

Duties & Responsibilities
• Develops and maintains project plans and processes.
• Develops work breakdown and project schedules.
• Directs project staff on execution of scheduled tasks.
• Coordinates, directs, and monitors project activities.
• Identifies project risks and works with project team to evaluate probability and impact and develop mitigation strategies.
• Facilitates project meetings, develops minutes, and tracks action items.
• Develops and distributes regular project status reports.
• Applies project management methodology and enforces project standards.
• Develops communications to stakeholders.
• Provides coaching and guidance to staff on how to effectively manage projects.
• Applies team management skills, negotiating skills, and leadership skills.
• Encourages a strong sense of teamwork and creates a supportive work environment.
• Exhibits a positive approach towards team members, program staff, management, vendors, and others.
• Maintains knowledge of current and emerging technologies and innovations through training, professional journals, and publications, contact with other IT and project management professionals, and self-initiated study.
• Interfaces with other state agencies and external organizations in order to share information and enhance organizations image.
• Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other departments, divisions, and personnel with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced.

Desired Background and Skills
• Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with frequently changing priorities.
• Solid experience leading projects based on PMBOK and agile methodologies.
• Comfortable in fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
• Extensive experience working with departments besides IT.
• Experienced verbal and written communicator providing clear and concise narrative and project reports.
• Experience reporting directly to executives, such as Director, CIO, CFO, etc., frequently with little notification to prepare.
• Certified by a(n) (inter)nationally recognized body, e.g., PMP or Prince 2 certification.
• Familiarity with project artifacts. Has more than 4 years of experience as a PM practitioner.
• Familiarity with project lifecycles and has led a project through complete lifecycles.
• Clearly stated ability to manage major projects through a full lifecycle. Candidate gives several examples of substantial projects they led from initiation through to completion.
• Regularly facilitates meetings around critical project issues, facilitates decision-making, follows up with minutes.
• Experience facilitating project meetings with high-stakes clients such as C-level employees, incl. setting of agenda, defining expected outcomes, dealing with difficult groups, facilitation of public meetings, and follow up with mtg. minutes.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate meetings and communicate verbally and in writing.
• Experience communicating in writing and verbally in the context of a project, e.g. reporting of project progress to a steering committee, governing body, oversight body, executive team, etc., incl. meeting facilitation.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Microsoft .NET Framework (Required 7 Years)
  • Data Analysis (Required 7 Years)
  • DB2 (Required 7 Years)
  • DBA (Required 7 Years)
  • COBOL (Required 4 Years)
  • Agile Development Methodology (Required 4 Years)
  • CISSP (security) (Required 4 Years)
  • Enterprise Data Architect (Required 4 Years)
  • IT Communication Specialist (Required 4 Years)
  • Process Flow Analysis (Required 4 Years)
  • Communication skills both verbal and written (Required 10 Years)
  • Contract negotiation (Required 7 Years)
  • Learning ability (Required 7 Years)
  • Presentation skills (Required 7 Years)
  • Project management (Required 7 Years)
  • MicrosoftOffice (Required 7 Years)

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