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Sr. Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-04468
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Start Date / End Date: 07/24/2017 to 07/23/2018
Engagement Type: Contract
Short Description: Experienced Senior Project Manager for managing multiple complex IT Security projects/programs with strong communication skills. Follows project management industry practices such as the PMI's framework. Works closely with project teams and sponsors.

Complete Description: MUST BE WILLING TO DO AN IN PERSON INTERVIEW.

Years of Experience:
Minimum 10 years of experience as a Project Manager.
Job Description:
This position is for a senior experienced project manager to lead multiple Information Technology (IT) programs/projects supporting DTMB - Chief Security Officer (CSO) organization. Projects/programs are primarily complex enterprise initiatives related to I T Security and Infrastructure as prioritized by State. Project manager's role and responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
• Provide project management for project activities to ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget and within scope.
• Define project scope, duration, resources and cost, as well as the best course of action/approach to attain the project objectives.
• Provide project management for project scheduling, tracking, issue management, risk management, change management, and status reporting.
• Follow the State Unified Information Technology Environment (SUITE) Project Management Methodology (PMM) and System Engineering Methodology (SEM), based on Industry standard PMI framework and SEI's CMMI framework.
• Utilize the State's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool (Changepoint) on all projects.
• Plans and coordinates work with teams. Designs and implements project plans. Generally work with other IT managers and IT technical teams. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Acts as a program manager for large complex enterprise IT Security initiatives.
• Acts as a partner to other project managers performing Project Management Quality Assurance for their projects.
• Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A significant degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment
• Self-directed and independent. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.
• Creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives.
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Information Technology Background Required 10 Years
Project Management experience managing enterprise I T Security projects Highly desired 7 Years
PMI PMP Certification Required 7 Years
Strong skills in project scheduling utilizing a project scheduling and portfolio management tool such as MS Project, Changepoint etc. Required 7 Years
Strong leadership and communication skills Required 10 Years
Knowledge of IT Security Standards like NIST, COBIT Highly desired 3 Years
Project management experience with Enterprise I T Infrastructure projects Highly desired 5 Years
Agile experience Desired 2 Years
ITIL Certification Highly desired 5 Years
Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Or Equivalent Required 1 Years


Questions
Description
Question 1 Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2 Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 3 Provide details on your experience working on IT Security related projects/programs
Question 4 Provide details of your experience working on Project and Portfolio management tool. e.g. Changepoint, Microsoft Project etc.
Question 5 This position requires full fingerprint background screening which can take 1 week to complete. Please verify that candidate is aware of this requirement.
Question 6 Please highlight experience in resume, where it reflects requirements in the skills matrix.
Question 7 This position requires working on site (working remotely is not an option) during working hours. Please verify that candidate is aware of this requirement.
Question 9 The client plans to schedule IN PERSON ONLY interviews for this position July 19th, 20th, and 21st. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected.