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IT Project Manager Sr.

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title IT Project Manager Sr.
Job Requisition Number COA077549
Position Number 109871
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Enterprise Project Management
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field 


Experience may substitute for education for up to 4 years

Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience

Licenses or Certifications:


Notes to Applicants

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.

Responses to the Supplemental Questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.

If you are selected to interview:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

If you are selected for hire:
You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree and your professional licenses.

This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Pay Range

$41.26 – $54.56


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This is an exempt position and is not eligible for overtime. You may be required to work outside normal business hours.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Communication & Tech Mgmt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1124 IH-35 South, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78704
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Four plus years directing and managing Enterprise-level information technology projects from initiation through closing, including highly complex or at risk projects.
  2. Four plus years developing Enterprise project scope, cost estimates, and resource requirements
  3. 1-2 years assessing technical risks and technical problem solving
  4. 2-3 years functional and technical requirements gathering and analysis
  5. 1-2 years reviewing technical documents and requirements for accuracy and QC compliance
  6. Certification – Project Management Professional (PMP)
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Direct and manage enterprise/corporate level information technology project development from beginning to end including highly complex or at risk projects submitting proposals, and recommend subsequent budget, scope and schedule changes and/or contingency plans where necessary
2. Develop project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and makes work assignments to meet complex project or program objectives
3. Write Request For Proposals for external services and manage contracts and vendor performance, deliverables, and payments 
4. Develop full scale complex project plans and associated communications documents, identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and track and report on project milestones and deliverables
5. Develop written business requirements and models
6. Provide leadership in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management
7. Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the City of Austin
8. Define the project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle 
9. Effectively communicate project expectations to sponsor, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and facilitate project management and project status review meetings
10. Develop successful transition, training plans and recognition for resources on the project team

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation
Knowledge of information technology project management principles, concepts and practices
Knowledge of system development lifecycle used for the development of new systems and enhancements to existing systems
Knowledge of application programming, database and system design
Knowledge of XML and data interfaces
Knowledge of internet and network architecture
Knowledge of operating principles and information systems hardware and software
Skill in using project management software 
Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams
Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts
Skill in facilitating meetings of diverse stakeholders
Ability to develop written business requirements and models
Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs
Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals
Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability
Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding
Ability to inspire, motivate, and influence others to achieve individual and collective goals
Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner that solve issues and stand the test of time

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field. Experience may substitute for education for up to 4 years; and Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience in IT Project Management and include the number of years, the kinds of projects (e.g., infrastructure, application development, COTS implementation, internet service delivery), size of projects (e.g., amount of budget, size of project team, duration, number of users).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How many years of experience do you have developing complex project plans, schedules, and associated documentation?
    • Less than two (2) years of experience
    • Two (2) to Four (4) years of experience
    • More than Four (4) years of experience
  6. * How many years of experience do you have analyzing business processes and documenting business requirements?
    • None
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5 or more years
  7. * Describe your experience reviewing technical documents and data for accuracy and QC compliance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe your experience assessing technical risks and technical problem solving.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter