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IA-DHS - Implementation/Financial PM
Ref No.: 18-06794
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Start Date / End Date: 09/24/2018 to 06/30/2019
Engagement Type: Contract

Short Description: The Implementation/Financial Project Manager is responsible for a variety of project tasks including integration and implementation of non-technical business process associated with the migration of business critical activities.

Complete Description: ***PLEASE NOTE: The client is ONLY scheduling IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS for this position. Please ONLY submit candidates who are in close proximity to the client's location and are EASILY able to attend an IN-PERSON INTERVIEW.***

The Implementation/Financial Project Manager will organize and break down State Fiscal Appropriations and managing project spend also working on multiple projects including driving the integration of print services, mail room operations, and organization of expanded in-house business processes associated with the transition of an outsourced state program administration to in-house management. Additionally, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing fiscal appropriations for multiple projects keying primarily on educating themselves on State/Federal appropriation rules and standards, tracking project spending against those appropriations, and managing the diversification of funding sources while insuring the projects maintain compliance with all State and Federal requirements.
The PM will work with multiple business and platform areas including Fiscal, Information Technology, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, and the Client (Client) potentially including upper level state government committees. The Project Manager will conduct project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis, ensuring adherence to quality standards and project deliverables.
Ability to manage multiple swim lanes across IT and Business to align the delivery of complex IT systems with business processes and federal compliance requirements.
The PM will be part of a PMO team responsible for all aspects of IT project governance, assessment, management and control. The ability to gather and define requirements; build a project plan; identifying resource needs; and transparent, clear communications across all levels of stakeholders.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Ability to work within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)
• Ability to interact with, educate, learn from, and drive business and IT teams.
• Ability to work effectively under very broad direction with general supervision
• Ability to motivate team and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
• Ability to gather and organize multiple simultaneous complex business process scenarios
• Excellent analytical skills
• Excellent budget/financial management experience and skills
• Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and team building skills
• Excellent time management and project planning/strategizing skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing service improvement initiatives
• Demonstrate experience managing multiple complex funding streams
• Demonstrate experience managing multiple parallel non-technical business process streams
• Track project progress, monitor and modify project schedules and provide status updates to project team. Escalate issues to management and/or appropriate leadership as appropriate.
• Provide insight and knowledge into improving processes related to portfolio, project and program management
• Other duties or tasks as assigned by management.Required / Desired Skills
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Project Management Experience Required 8 Years
Project Financial Tracking Experience Required 8 Years
Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) Required 8 Years
Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major impact projects. Required 8 Years
Strong process development skills, w/ the ability to learn and understand concepts in order to interpret, document and formalize procedures Required 8 Years
Strong process and gap analysis skills Required 8 Years
Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Required 8 Years
Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements Required 5 Years
Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines Required 5 Years
State / Federal Government Appropriations Experience Desired 8 Years
Working experience with Agile Projects Desired 5 Years
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives Desired 5 Years