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Reference # : 17-05193 Title : Project Manager 1 (IT)
Location : Portland, OR
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/05/2018 / 02/09/2019  
Note: See Additional Position Information document for specialized position requirements.

Project Manager (IT) 1

General Position Overview:
Summary: The role of the Project Manager is to plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Will lead and guide the work of technical staff and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. This includes planning project stages and assessing business implications for each stage. Also monitors progress to assure deadlines, standards & targets are met.

The Project Manager (IT) is a position requiring demonstrated project management experience on technology projects using industry standard methods and tools for managing schedules, dependencies, resources, funding and developing technical specifications and project plans.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
Education 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]).
Experience Requirements: Direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution is required.
? Level 1 - 1 - 4 years of experience in Computer/Information Technology or related field; typically responsible for small-sized projects (less than $500K lifecycle cost). Note: in lieu of degree, or degree not in applicable field, additional 4 years experience [5-9 years total] may be substituted at requesting manager's discretion)

NOTES: ?Typically? as it refers to project size is determined by an average of the workers assigned projects and also includes the complexity, visibility and sensitivity of the projects within the past year and is not based on a single project funding amount.

All documentation should clearly identify the worker as a Project Manager ?contracted? to BPA and include the name of the worker?s employer.

If performing Project Coordination work, it should NOT account for more than 1/3rd of the billable hours.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? 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.

Specific Skill 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.

Position Requirements:
? Conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
? React to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently; flexible during times of change.
? 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.
? Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? 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.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Administration and 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 Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This 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:
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral/Written Comprehension & Expression ? Ability to listen to, read and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and in writing. Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking or in writing so others will understand.
? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability 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.
? Inductive Reasoning ? Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Communication Sensitivity - Ability to read communication styles of team members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Work Styles:
? Analytical Thinking
? Attention to Detail
? Initiative
? Cooperation
? Adaptability/Flexibility
? Stress Tolerance
? Dependability
? Integrity
? Independence
? Leadership