Project Manager (IT Statewide Project Officer, PMO 50474301) - State of Louisiana

Applicants must apply through the links to be considered: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2781707/project-manager-it-statewide-project-officer-pmo-50474301

Interested in furthering your career in Project & Portfolio Management by working in an IT Project & Portfolio Mgmt. team that manages projects across a broad range of industries? The Office of Technology Services (OTS), Project & Portfolio Mgmt. (PPM) is looking for an energetic person to fill a Project Manager position. This position is responsible for functionally directing and managing teams of Project Analysts, Business Analysts, and Developers in support of IT projects statewide. The position also implements and directs PPM standards for project management, documentation, quality assurance, scope assessment, and risk assessment to ensure successful implementation of supported projects.

The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of TS-316. (Req. #126925)

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.  

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers.  Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing.  New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:
Mary DesOrmeaux
HR Specialist
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
email: mary.desormeaux2@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in administrative services, construction management, data management, engineering, facilities management, information technology, program management, project management, or statistical analysis.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Option 1 -
Experience or training in building construction, construction management, facilities management, fleet management, inventory control management, property control, or warehousing administration will substitute for the required baccalaureate degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Option 2 -
Two years of experience or training in accounting, auditing, budgeting, business analysis, contracts/grants management, data management, electronic technician work, engineering, human resources, information technology, procurement, program management, project management, quality assurance, or statistical analysis will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for one year and six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year and six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Option 3 -
An associate degree in computer science will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE: Applicants cannot combine the above options to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis--computer science, electrical engineering, information systems and decision sciences, computer engineering, telecommunications, or computer information systems will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in the above fields, business administration, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) will substitute for all required experience.

Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Certification by Scrum Alliance as an Advanced ScrumMaster (A-CSM) or by Scrum.org as a Professional ScrumMaster II (PSM II) will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Certification by Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) or by Scrum.org as a Professional ScrumMaster III (PSM III) will substitute for two years of the required experience.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To provide planning and/or technical services assistance and consultation to agency and departmental management for the efficient and economical current and future use of information technology on a statewide basis.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Broad direction from an unclassified Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Director, or higher level Information Technology personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Division of Administration.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Information Technology Statewide Project Leader by absence of responsibility for program management.

Differs from other related jobs by statewide scope of responsibility.

Examples of Work

The Office of Technology Services aims to be a responsible partner in delivering innovative, effective, and reliable solutions that support and enhance the IT functions within Executive Branch Departments. The Office of Technology Services will work to increase the return on the State's investment in technology by promoting smart decision-making, solving problems intelligently, increasing the rate of project success, and fostering a skilled and professional staff.

This position is within the Office of Technology Services (OTS), Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) and is responsible for functionally directing and managing teams of IT Statewide Systems Analysts and IT Statewide Program Analysts in support of IT projects statewide. The incumbent will act as the primary project manager on IT projects within agencies statewide. In addition, the incumbent will implement and direct PPM standards for project management, documentation, quality assurance, scope assessment, and risk assessment to ensure successful implementation of supported projects. Supervision is received from an IT Statewide Project Leader or higher-level authority.

40% Performs lead project management duties for IT projects statewide:

1. Meets with management at the Department level, including Department Undersecretaries, Agency Directors/Fiscal Officers, Program Leaders, and IT leadership, to coordinate successful project implementation and completion.
2. Implements and directs PPM methodology for project management, documentation, quality assurance, scope assessment, and risk assessment to ensure successful implementation of supported projects.
3. Manages and assigns duties to the project team and other OTS resources as required by the project work plan.
4. Reports progress to Department management and staff.
5. Suggests changes to the team structure to better suit individual project needs.

40% Performs management and administrative functions for the team:

1. Establishes goals, project plans, objectives, and overall direction for the team.
2. Meets with management in the Division of Administration to facilitate efficient project needs processing in the legal, contractual, and fiscal areas.
3. Plans and coordinates all activities and services provided.
4. Evaluates progress toward goals and objectives.
5. Reports progress to Department management, OTS Leadership, and the PPM Project Leader and Director.

10% Assists with the development of PPM's document library and standards, including documents for project initiation, requirements definition, project plans, training guides, testing plans, scope definition, communication, dashboards, and risk management.

5% Reviews and evaluates potential impact of new and emerging technologies on staff and supported projects. This includes reviewing and recommending software products, tools and training courses; developing specifications for RFPs; and negotiating with vendors to obtain software or services as needed.

5% Performs or directs the performance of special tasks as assigned. This includes such tasks as directing another team in the absence of the manager; directing/assisting in the preparation of highly complex specialized reports; serving on design review committees and Quality Assurance teams for projects statewide; participating in the development and review of PPM policies and procedures.

Project Manager (IT Statewide Project Officer, PMO 50474301) - State of Louisiana

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