The DOIT Project Manager is responsible for a variety of department and project tasks associated with the managing and tracking of business and IT initiatives.
The Division of Information Technology (DOIT) provides adaptable, secure, and cost-effective technology services and solutions across the Department of Human Services (DHS) Divisions, Partners and Citizens. We manage all of DHS’s IT assets, projects and resources, and we deliver technology and expertise to support Citizens of Iowa and their family’s every day. This includes consistently delivering top tier performance and value to citizens as a trusted partner and services provider.
DoIT is committed to the pursuit of creative and innovative solutions that enable our Agency to help Iowans achieve healthy, safe, stable and self-sufficient lives through the programs and services we provide. We strive for an IT culture that identifies the newest, most effective solutions through discovery, open discussion and collaboration. We have fun together, care about each other and take pride in the solutions we provide. We believe in continuously optimizing our processes, refining our solutions and improving ourselves to the benefit of the Iowans we serve. If you are passionate about applying your creative and innovative architecture strategies and approaches across the Department of Human Services enterprise then this is the role for you!
The department is seeking a DoIT Project Manager to drive business and technology projects to completion while insuring adherence to established budgets, business plans, process, procedures and requirements while working closely with Business unit personnel, Business Analysts and Architects.
The project manager will be responsible for adhering to project management governance on multiple current and future projects. Additionally, the PM will be accountable for generating project schedules, identifying/staffing needed resourcing, completing the procurement of vendor products / implementation services, and submitting funding requests as required. The PM will manage the delivery efforts and report status of each to the Executive Steering Committee.
The PM will work with multiple business and platform areas including Information Technology, Medicaid, Child Welfare, and other areas of the Department of Human Services (DHS) potentially including upper level state government committees. The Project Manager will conduct project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis, ensuring adherence to quality standards and project deliverables.
The PM will be part of a PMO team responsible for all aspects of IT project governance, assessment, management and control. The ability to gather and define requirements; build a project plan; identifying resource needs; and transparent, clear communications across all levels of stakeholders. Essential is the ability to multi-task on continually changing and morphing priorities as prescribed by leadership in response to department and legislative direction.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Ability to work within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)
Ability to interact with, educate, learn from, and drive business and IT teams.
Ability to work effectively under very broad direction with general supervision
Ability to motivate team and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Ability to gather and organize multiple simultaneous complex business process scenarios
Ability to break down complex tasks into actionable work items, sequenced appropriately
Ability to manage scope creep with a focus on delivering a minimum viable product
Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and team building skills
Excellent time management and project planning/strategizing skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing service improvement initiatives
Demonstrated experience managing multiple parallel work efforts
Track project progress, monitor and modify project schedules and provide status updates to project team. Escalate issues to management and/or appropriate leadership as appropriate.
Provide insight and knowledge into improving processes related to portfolio, project and program management
Other duties or tasks as assigned by management.
Direct management of system integration projects Required 4 Years
Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities Required 4 Years
Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) Required 4 Years
Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major impact projects. Required 4 Years
Strong process development skills, w/ the ability to learn and understand concepts in order to interpret, document and formalize procedures Required 4 Years
Strong process and gap analysis skills Required 4 Years
Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Required 4 Years
Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements Required 2 Years
Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines Required 2 Years
Experience with Microsoft Project Online and Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team Services Required 1 Years
State / Federal Government Appropriations Experience Required 1 Years
Working experience with Agile Projects Required 1 Years
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives Required 1 Years