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Reference # : 17-04639 Title : Project Manager 3 (N-IT)
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 09/25/2017 / 09/29/2018  
Description
Note: See Additional Position Information document for specific requirements for the advertised position.

Position Overview: The Project Manager plans, initiates & manages information technology (IT) projects. Will lead & guide the work of technical staff and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Includes planning project stages and assessing business implications for each stage. Monitors progress to assure deadlines, standards & targets are met.

Education & Experience Requirements:
? Bachelor?s degree in in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a related technical discipline is required unless Requesting manager determines applicable additional directly-related experience or a combination of education and directly-related experience can be substituted for the specified degree requirement (see ?In lieu of? requirements for each level below).
? PMI or PMP certification is preferred and highly recommended (requesting manager may require PMI/PMP certification on specific job posting[s]).
? Level 3 - 10+ years of experience in Computer/Information Technology or related field; Master?s Degree is highly desirable. Typically responsible for medium- to large-sized projects (from $500K to $2M and higher lifecycle cost). Note: in lieu of degree, or degree not in applicable field, additional 4 years experience [14+ years total] may be substituted at requesting manager's discretion.

Responsibilities:
? Direct & manage project development from beginning to end, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
? Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, and estimated staffing requirements.
? Define project scope, goals & deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
? Develop full-scale project plans & associated communications documents. Execute a project communication plan.
? Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI).
? Develop & manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
? May advise BPA manager regarding selection of project personnel
? Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis; effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
? Coordinate duties, responsibilities, & spans of authority for project personnel.
? Set & continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
? Identify & resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
? Identify & manage project dependencies and critical path.
? Plan & schedule project timelines & milestones using appropriate tools; track project milestones & deliverables.
? Develop & deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
? Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas. As required, prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
? Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
? Define project success criteria & disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
? Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule & scope.
? Conduct project post mortems & create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
? Develop best practices & tools for project execution and management.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Making Decisions & Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Organizing, Planning & Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Identifying Objects, Actions & Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Coordinating the Work/Activities of Others ? Getting group members to work together to accomplish tasks.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers & computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Establishing & Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

General Skills Requirements:
? Direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution; strong familiarity with project management software.
? Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
? Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
? Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently; flexible during times of change.
? Ability to read communication styles of team members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
? Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating; Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
? Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
? Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
? Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
? Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
? Customer service skills an asset.
? Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Computers & Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Administration & Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Customer & Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, & interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences & paragraphs in work related documents.
? Speaking ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems & reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic & reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Judgment & Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs & benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Management of Personnel Resources ? Motivating, developing, & directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Listen to & understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
? Oral/Written Expression ? Communicate information & ideas in speaking or in writing so others will understand.
? Deductive Reasoning ? Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Problem Sensitivity ? Able to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Speech Clarity ? Speak clearly so others can understand you.
? Inductive Reasoning ? Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Information Ordering - Arrange things/actions in a certain order/pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.