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Project Manager Expert High
Ref No.: 18-00685
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 06/25/2018
Agency: Department of Health

Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)? Yes
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name: ECLRS/HIT

Please provide a short description of the project: The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Division of Epidemiology's Statistical Unit is charged to maintain and enhance the statewide Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), the Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), and the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS). These are mission critical electronic systems to effectively monitor and respond to over 75 reportable diseases and to other public health emergencies and inform statewide policy decisions. 

The project manager position will assist the Director of the Statistical Unit in managing and coordinating the design, development, testing, and implementation of various modules added to CDESS and will be responsible for the oversight of daily activities associated with the project and the project's programmers.

Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
• Provide project charters and project plans for various CDESS modules (Zika pregnancy registry; infant follow-up module; vector surveillance system for mosquito, mammal, and tick; case notification messages to CDC; and foodborne illness complaint module linking with Outbreak Management System). 
• Manage the development and implementation of CDESS modules.
• Coordinate project assignments, project team meetings, and resolve as appropriate any issues/concerns raised by users. 
• Perform system testing and coordinate user acceptance testing.
• Provide weekly status reports, project status reports, and meeting minutes. 
• Prepare briefings and other documents as requested in the normal course of the project. 

Which Service Group is required?
What is the number of staff being requested? 
(maximum of 5) 1
Which Job Title Category is required? 
Project Manager
Which Skill Level is required? 
Which Skill Demand is required? 
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2) 1
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request) 08/15/2018
How long is the engagement? (in months) 24
When is the estimated completion date? 08/14/2020
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)? Part Time (37.5 hours per week)
If Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time): 8am-4:30pm (negotiable), 1-hour lunch
Where is the Home Base Region? 
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP ESP, Corning Tower Room 754, Albany, NY, or
800 N Pearl St, Menands, NY 12204
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”) Java
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”) Unix

Position Mandatory Qualifications
Project Manager - 
- Overseeing projects comprised of multiple deliverables
- Delegating and coordinating of tasks
- Project status, meetings, scope changes, issues
Expert (84 + months)
Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field

Requested Qualifications 
84 + months experience in the development of project charter, project plans, and/or refining of templates to support project management
84 + months experience in SQL
84 + months experience in interacting with stakeholders and coordinating and facilitating project team meetings.
84 + months experience in testing all phases of the development.  
84+ months coordinating the work of team members to ensure timely and successful task completion
84+ months experience with infectious diseases or reportable conditions
36+ months experience with HL7
Project Management Institute (PMI) certified.

Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User? No
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement? Yes
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training. HIV confidentiality training & Division of Epidemiology confidentiality training
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement? Consultant will work closely with State staff and provide training and written documentation on all process and procedures
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement? No