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CSS - Jr. Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-02306
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Start Date / End Date: 04/17/2017 to 04/16/2018
Short Description: Experienced Project coordinator / Project Manager for coordinating and managing multiple IT Security projects with strong communication skills. Works closely with Senior Project Manager/Program Manager to coordinate and accomplish tasks.

Complete Description: This is a Jr. Level position. Candidates that greatly exceed the years of experience listed in the skills matrix will not be considered. This person must be willing to work as a Coordinator at times.


Years of Experience:
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Project Coordinator/Project Manager.
Job Description:
This position is for project manager position to coordinate and manage multiple Information Technology (IT) projects supporting DTMB - Chief Security Officer (CSO) organization. Primary role and responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
• Updates Project status, issues/risks, next steps, accomplishment, budget etc. in Portfolio and Project Management tool on a weekly basis.
• Reviews required project documents and completes a QA on those documents and follows thru to remediate any QA findings.
• Prepares, maintain and update Project Schedule on a regular basis
• Schedule Project meetings and take Meeting Notes & Publish
• Create project artifacts in various capacities
• Works closely with Program manager and serves as a backup person to the Sr. Project Manager/Program Manager, as needed
• 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.
• 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 and matrix for upper management regarding status of project.
Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
Information Technology Background
Required
5
Years
Excellent communication and Project coordinating skills
Required
5
Years
Expert skill level in using Microsoft products ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
Required
7
Years
Strong skills in project scheduling utilizing a project scheduling and portfolio management tool such as MS Project, Changepoint etc.
Required
5
Years
Project Management/Coordination experience with I T Security / IT Infrastructure projects
Highly desired
5
Years
Knowledge of IT Security Standards like NIST, COBIT
Highly desired
3
Years
Agile experience
Highly desired
2
Years
ITIL Certification
Highly desired
5
Years
Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Or Equivalent
Highly desired
1
Years
PMI- PMP Certification
Desired
3
Years
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 of your experience working on Project and Portfolio management tool. e.g. Changepoint, Microsoft Project etc.
Question 4
This position requires full fingerprint background screening which can take 1 week to complete. Please verify that candidate is aware of this requirement.
Question 5
Please highlight areas in the resume that coordinate with the skills matrix.
Question 6
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 7
The Vendor Rate for this position is not to exceed $. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 8
The client plans to schedule IN PERSON ONLY interviews for this position April 7th and 10th. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected.