Job ID :
3258
Company :
State of Iowa
Location :
des moines, IA
Type :
Contract
Duration :
6 Months
Status :
Active
Openings :
1
Posted :
5 years ago
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Complete Description:

The Department of Human Services, Division of Data Management, located at 1305 E. Walnut, Des Moines, IA is seeking one project manager.  The department has several projects underway that require project management assistance.

 

DHS primarily has two environments: Legacy Cobol/CICS/IDMS/VSAM systems and client server/Web .NET systems.  Most systems are centralized but there are distributed systems as well that are used in field offices and DHS owned and operated facilities.  Many systems are home grown while some systems use third-party applications.

 

DHS is currently involved in several projects for implementing a new eligibility determination system.  DHS (Division of Data Management) needs a Project Manager to provide project management support to several Bureau projects in support of the Agency's implementation of the new Eligibility Determination system (ELIAS).  The Bureau has several systems that will require major changes and needs to ensure these projects are managed to meet implementation timelines. The project manager will primarily manage software application projects but may be called upon to assist with Network Infrastructure projects as well. 

 

The selected candidate will also be responsible for managing multiple small and large projects that are assigned as the need arises. Some tasks may consist of small studies and investigations, while others may require leading small or large teams consisting of technical staff along with business users that may play a significant role in these projects.

 

The selected individual should expect to perform normal project management tasks such as developing project plans, managing the plans, liaison with users, mentoring and leading technical staff, providing hands-on leadership for complex tasks, providing status to IT and user management, working with vendors, etc.

 

Required Skills

 

?          PMP Certification. Please include certification number and date of certification.

?          Experience managing IT project(s)

o          Applications (10+ years)

o          Infrastructure (3+ years)

o          Standards and Procedures (5+ years)

?          Experience with Microsoft Project – Setting adjusting/schedules, Monitoring Milestones, Resource Leveling etc., (8+ years)

?          Monitoring resource deliverables, Budgets (8+ years)

?          Providing status reports to senior management (8+ years)

?          Experience with Microsoft Office products. (8+ years)

?          Demonstrated hands-on ability to perform or manage work in one or more of the above areas is required (8+ years)

?          Prior demonstrated ability to achieve and accomplish set goals is important (8+ years)

?          Ability to work with vendors (8+ years)

?          Excellent verbal and written communication skills. (8+ years)

?          Ability to work with a variety of technical and business managers and staff (8+ years)

?          Excellent leadership and negotiation skills. (8+ years)

?          Experience working with technical programming teams. (8+ years)

 

 

Preferred Skills

?          Public sector experience as a project manager or within a program area.

?          Agile/SCRUM

?          SharePoint

?          Experience and familiarity with both IBM mainframe and Microsoft web-based .NET environments.

?          Human services experience as a project manager.

 

 

11 or more years of experience.  These consultants are recognized as top professionals in their chosen field and may be considered "Guru" subject-matter experts in IT Professional Services.  Individuals possess multiple years of experience and are extremely competent and will typically hold advanced education degrees or certifications such as a Microsoft Certified Programmer Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) or Project Manager Professional (PMP).  *These advanced degrees and certifications may substitute, at the sole discretion of the State, for experience at this skill set level, and for this skill set level only.  They have worked on multiple critical projects; have demonstrated the judgment to plan and accomplish goals; perform a variety of complicated tasks, and may lead and direct the work of others. This expert may report directly to Director or CIO level management; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

 

 

Skills:

Skill

Required / Desired

Amount

of Experience

 

PMP Certification. Please include certification number and date of certification.

Required

 

 

Experience managing IT project(s): Applications

Required

10

Years

Experience managing IT project(s): Infrastructure

Required

3

Years

Experience managing IT project(s): Standards and Procedures

Required

5

Years

Experience with Microsoft Project - Setting adjusting/schedules; monitoring milestones; resources leveling, etc.

Required

8

Years

Monitoring resources, deliverables, budgets

Required

8

Years

Providing status reports to senior management

Required

8

Years

Experience with Microsoft Office products

Required

8

Years

Demonstrated hands-on ability to perform or manage work in one or more of the above areas

Required

8

Years

Prior demonstrated ability to acheive an accomplish set goals

Required

8

Years

Ability to work with vendors

Required

8

Years

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required

8

Years

Ability to work with a variety of technical and business managers and staff

Required

8

Years

Excellent leadership and negotiation skills

Required

8

Years

Experience working with technical programming teams

Required

8

Years

Public sector experience as a project manager or within a program area

Highly desired

 

 

Agile/SCRUM

Highly desired

 

 

SharePoint

Highly desired

 

 

Experience and familiarity with both IBM mainframe and Microsoft web-based .Net environments

Highly desired

 

 

Human Services experience as a Project Manager

Highly desired