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Virginia Information Technology Agency
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6 Months
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19 Mar 2013
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Short Description:

VRA Project Manager  -  20 hr / week  for about 20 weeks with some opportunity for additional hours

*LOCAL Candidates Preferred

**In-Person interview is Required (No Exceptions)


Complete Description:

A Project Manager is needed to oversee the completion of a Loan Servicing System. The project has had some difficulties so a PM with experience in overseeing a large web based Financial application to:


*          Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning; plans and schedule project deliverables, goals, milestones;

*          Efficiently identifies and solves project issues;

*          Demonstrates leadership to define requirements for project risk;

Maintain project documentation; 

*          Communicate with project stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of project parameters and scope;

*          Provide status reports to stakeholders within agreed upon timelines. 



Job Description:

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor. Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities. Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope. Creates and implements a communication plan. Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes. Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor. Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers. Provides technical support to project team members. Handles complex application features and technical designs. Designs and implements the components required for complex application features. Generally manages a group of applications system analysts. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Professional certification is highly desirable.


May require specific PC, workstation, operating system, application or platform skills. Provides overall direction to the formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of a project. Exercises management responsibility over the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts. Ensures that the project plan maintains tasks, schedules, estimates, and status, and disseminates information to team members and customers. Creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives. Arranges for the assignment of responsibility to other supporting facilities, business areas, and support functions, and monitors their performance. Self-directed and independent. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.


Project Managers are required to be qualified under the Commonwealth of Virginia Qualification Standards for IT Project Managers.





Required / Desired


of Experience


Experience Overseeing / Managing a Large Web application implementation




Experience with Financial Applications

Highly desired



Overall PM Experience





Has the Candidate worked on implementation projects where where they were able to identify and document problems and risks? Please identify these projects.