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IT Project Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title IT Project Manager
Job Requisition Number AE501544
Position Number 114003
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Information Technology
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 four (4) 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:
None


Notes to Applicants

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


  • To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included in your on-line application. Any information not included in your on-line application will not be considered.

  • Describe your specific experience for each position.

  • You must use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.

  • Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application, not your resume or cover letter.

  • Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

  • The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.
Pay Range

$32.47 – $42.10
Commensurate

Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 40 hour work week on site, Monday through Friday.

May occasionally work evenings or weekends. Hours may change based on business needs.

Job Close Date
01/25/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 811 Barton Springs Rd
Preferred Qualifications

Austin Energy (AE) seeks an IT Project Manager to manage projects, resources, budgets, risks/issues, vendor and business relationships. The position leads projects, programs and cross-departmental teams.

Primary duties of the position:


  • Ensure tightly-orchestrated, timely, and quality deliverables in accordance with the Information Technology Department, the Division of the Project Management Office (PMO), business, City, regulatory, and compliance requirements.

  • Deliver integrated technology projects while focusing on people and business processes.

  • Evaluate return-on-investment and recommend technology solutions.

  • Negotiate internal and external Statements of Work (SOWs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Provide leadership in project management, aligning project management processes and objectives with IT and AE’s Strategic goals.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • 4 years of experience managing information technology projects working with both technology and business customer teams.

  • Experience with of vendor and contracts management, to include SOWs, SLAs, and Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

  • Experience with budget/fiscal year planning.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP/PgMP) Certification.
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 information technology project development from beginning to end,  submit 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 project or program objectives
  3. Write Request For Proposals for external services and manage contracts and vendor performance, deliverables, and payments 
  4. Develop information technology 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. Participate in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management, system owners and decision makers
  7. Request the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where required, from other department managers and participate in the acquisition of required personnel 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 project 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
  • 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
  • Ability to recognize, plan, focus upon, and work toward what is most important or critical
  • Ability to recognize strengths and areas for improvement in others and to provide opportunities, guidance, and encouragement to build skills and capacity
  • Ability to recognize, manage, and resolve conflict efficiently and equitably
  • Skill in facilitating meetings of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to see a broad view of an issue or challenge across typical organizational lines and beyond the present
  • Ability to create, convey, and instill a unified vision and purpose
  • Ability to see past the moment and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Ability to navigate relationships involving complex, emotional, and/or value-based issues in order to influence and achieve positive results
  • Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems
  • Ability to view the big picture 

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

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.

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 coursework in a field related to the job, plus four (4) 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. Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe how you meet these minimum qualifications. Include the dates, companies and job titles correlating to your City of Austin job application work history.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience managing projects in the information technology field. Be sure to include: a) the organization at which you obtained this experience as listed in the Employment Record section of this application, b) the type of project, c) what deliverables you produced for the project, and d) the number of individuals on the project team and their roles.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe the most complex IT project that you have managed. Include specifics on the: a) technology layers, b) budget, c) duration, d) complexity, e) vendor/product/system/release, and f) team size and roles. Discuss your implementation experience and the most complex challenge that you faced.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience performing vendor and contract management. Specifically include experience as it relates to: a) Statements of Work, b) Service Level Agreements, and c) Requests for Proposals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your experience performing fiscal year/budget planning.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you hold an active PMP and/or active PgMP certification?
    • No
    • Yes, active PgMP
    • Yes, active PMP
    • Yes, both active PMP and PgMP

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
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