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Applications Project Manager III (1912199293)
Ref No.: 18-10819
Location: Santa Clara, California
Applications Project Manager III
Santa Clara, CA
6-12 Months

Summary:

  • This role provides active project management for key Applications projects with direction from the Applications Program Manager.
  • Typically these projects will be in the area of Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Utility Billing, Public Safety, Land Management but could be for any City department.
Qualifications:
  • MUST HAVE COTS applications experience
  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • >8 years of progressive project management experience managing average-scale initiatives in a COTS Application environment.
  • Local government experience strongly desired
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following business areas Finance, Human Resources, Administration (e.g. Document Management), Web & Digital, Utility Billing, Land Management, Public Safety
Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following application disciplines:
  • ERP (PeopleSoft 9.x), Utility Billing (Harris NorthStar), Document Management, Web Content Management and Web/Digital strategy, Land Management / Permitting Applications (Accela Civic Platform), Work Order Management (Lucity), Public Safety Applications (Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management).
  • At least one end-to-end project in one of the above disciplines completed in the last 2 years.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly desired
  • Agile/SCRUM experience desired
  • Proactively drive Application Projects end-to-end from inception through post-production
  • Expert proficiency in automated Project Management Tools such as Microsoft Project, including financial and schedule reporting
  • Strong experience with Resource / Capacity management
  • Advanced analytical, organizational, Project Management, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Customer relationship focused, process driven, metric focused, results oriented, organized, self-directed
  • Ability to multi-task and solve problems innovatively
  • Ensure on-time execution and delivery of large Projects according to Project plan and budget
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare Project definition, scope documents with guidance from management
  • Manage all Project work plans, update schedules and report progress against plan
  • Prepare budget estimates with guidance from management and track ongoing Project expenses
  • Prepare communications to senior management through guidance from Applications Program Manager
  • Research Project Management Tools or other topics in support of current and future efforts
  • Adhere to, Support, and contribute to development or enhancement of internal City Project Management standards and processes
  • Brainstorm and define the structure for detailed Project plans
  • Ensure on-time execution and delivery of large Projects according to Project plan and budget
  • Manage costs, budget, schedule, quality, risk, change control and effective communication of status
  • Plan and prioritize work to align resources towards the most important business/client objective
  • Receive assignments in the form of mid to long-range goals and objectives, define methods and make recommendations to meet objectives and deliver results
  • Interface effectively with various IT and Department resources
  • Adhere to, Support, and contribute to development or enhancement of internal City Project Management standards and processes