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State of Arkansas
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6 Months
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22 Aug 2012
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Short Description:


The Department of Information Systems (DIS) is seeking a proven IT Project Manager.  The qualified candidate will have successful experience in leading multiple IT projects as well as overall departmental strategic planning background.


Complete Description:

DIS will be augmenting its existing PM Staff in support of the increasing business demand.  This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in support of multiple projects.  Projects are assigned to the team based on workload and experience.  Specifically, the initial responsibilities will include working with all DIS Division Managers to facilitate and manage the overall Agency Strategic Plan   Additional projects could include, but not limited to:  networking, security, operations, application development, and warehousing.


• Strong experience in implementing large scale network conversions

• Experience with IT organizations

• Strong Senior Project Management Experience



Proficient in more than one IT architectural discipline defined as information technology;  large  WAN networks, computer programming, computer security, computer systems analysis, database management, information systems, internet applications and development, software development, and related fields


Roles and Responsibilities will include:

-Report to the COO

-Coordinate all activities related to facilitating and managing the DIS Strategic Plan.

-Coordinate all activities related to facilitating and managing all assigned projects.

-Develop business cases to support work.


As well as:

Perform general project management activities.

Coordinate and monitor daily activities and work assignments of contractors, consultants or other staff assigned to the project.

Monitor status of all project tasks, activities and deliverables, and advise DIS Leaders of any significant variations, issues, risks, etc.

Attend or conduct project management, report and review sessions.

Report project status updates to DIS Leaders.

Review and maintain technical project work plan, and report any changes to DIS Leaders

Review and approve project deliverables.

Facilitate project communications, ensuring that appropriate resources are notified of, and available for planned project activities.

Transition business processes into business and technical requirements.

Review, analyze, and evaluate business and IT systems and user needs.

Evaluate and revise business and IT processes.

Lead and direct the work of others.

Anticipate and resolve issues.

Sets deadline, assign responsibilities, and monitor progress.

Proficient in one or more project management tools.

Ensure that all project goals are accomplished according to specifications and business objectives.

Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Identify and track issues, risks and action items.

Anticipate, identify, track and resolve issues and risks affecting own work and work of the project team. 

Develop contingency plans as necessary.

Consistently provide accurate and detailed estimates

May analyze or recommend commercially available software or other IT architectural components

Execution of all responsibilities with little direct supervision.

Manage Vendor Deliverables

Mentor and coach peers.

Provide knowledge transfer to peers

Provide measurable intellectual capital in developing solutions and solving problems.

Experience developing architectural components to functional, technical and industry standards.

Generally aware of new developments in industry and process and has ability to apply them to work as appropriate.

Advise client on alternate methods of solving need or problem, or recommends specific solution.

Provide knowledge transfer to peers and subordinates



IT Project Management

Required 7 Years



Required 5 Years


Telecommunication Project Management

Required 5 Years


Large Scale IT Implementation Experience

Highly desired 7 Years


MS Project

Required 7 Years


PM Methodologies

Required 5 Years


PMP Certification