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Senior Project Manager/Durham, NC (Hybrid), 6 Months Contract

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Job Description:


Job Description:
Client is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager. This management role will work with multiple internal and external stakeholders, project teams, divisions, departments, and vendors to strategize, implement, and maintain the Child Welfare Information System (CWIS) modernization initiative. This position will interact with all levels of staff in DHHS including executive staff.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Review project proposals or plans to determine a time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and the assignment of available departmental resources to various project phases.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline a work plan.
  • Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations, or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Ensure that project goals are in line with business objectives.
  • Ensure that project goals are achieved.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to project personnel and define the scope of their authority.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
  • Work with business and cross-functional teams to develop Business Case and Cost Benefit analysis for prioritized initiatives within the program.
  • Manage multiple Vendor onboarding and identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and Vendors.
  • Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department.
  • Manage budget across various workstreams and funding channels for maximum productivity.
  • Manage resource allocations and expectations for program.
  • Collaborate with the State DIT to ensure program compliance with the State IT Roadmap and all State Privacy and security requirements.
Skills:
  • The selected candidate must be a results-oriented individual with a strong work ethic and must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, negotiation, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in communicating in a fashion tailored to the audience and their needs.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates experience in working effectively with all levels of staff, clients, and other IT personnel.
  • Experience in the responsibility for acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timeframes, and quality for a program.
  • Ability to identify and plan systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems.
  • Ability to build, influence, lead and motivate effective teams towards end results.

Management prefers applicants with the following:
  • Candidate with PgMP Certification
  • Candidate with Agile (PMI-ACP) Certification
  • Experience managing or supervising programs involving Application modernization and modularization projects.
  • Experience collaborating with State and Local Government
  • Experience in complex, cross-functional team environments
  • Knowledge of Child Welfare Information Systems or similarly complex case management systems.
SkillRequired / DesiredAmountof Experience
Program Management experience managing multiple large complex projectsRequired3Years
Experience creating roadmaps for the portfolioRequired3Years
Proven track record of delivering IT projects within budget, scope and scheduleRequired3Years
Objective decision-making ability based on strategic objectives priority, business performance analysis and resource availabilityRequired3Years
Hands on experience managing project risk, cost, schedule, quality, testing, and communicationsRequired3Years
Strong supervision, organizational, interpersonal and time management skillsRequired3Years
Demonstrated presentation, training skills, oral and written communication skills.Required3Years
Solid work experience with project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)Required3Years
Experience with MS Office(Word, Excel and Power point)Required5Years
Strong organization and analytical thinking skills with experience preparing Project plan for complex business needs.Required5Years
Ability to communicate effectively at all job levels, use excellent evaluation skills, and ability to relay information in legible reports as requiredRequired5Years
Experience with Agile Methodologies.Highly desired
PMI certification Project Management Professional (PMP)Desired
Experience with Cloud technologies & SaaS applications running on CloudDesired
Experience collaborating with Federal, State and Local GovernmentHighly desired
Experience managing implementation of a statewide IT projectDesired
Experience in establishing and/or implementing governance models for IT modernization effortsDesired
Experience with Child Welfare Information Systems ImplementationHighly desired







Last updated on Aug 9, 2023

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