Information Technology Project Manager (IT Systems/APP Spec 6)
Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenThe State of Washington’s Department of Ecology is looking for ways to adapt new technology to solve difficult environmental problems while simultaneously improving employee efficiency. This position will make a difference while working with motivated staff on a mission – to preserve, protect, and enhance Washington’s environment. Sharpen your IT skills working on new systems built with new technology that must integrate with existing production systems using older technology. Our successes have been built on working closely with the business subject matter experts to understand their existing processes, and by working with them as partners in business process redesign and organizational change management.
We are looking for applicants who have business analysis skills, possess excellent people skills, have the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization with diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant will also have project management skills using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you’ve seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.
Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts
The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is the central provider of a variety of technology services to agency staff, business managers and external stakeholders to meet the agency’s current and future business needs. ITSO is organized around units to support enterprise architecture, financial, environmental, and geographic information systems as well as operational, network infrastructure, and desktop functions. We take pride in customer service and the quality of service and products that we develop and support.
This position based in Lacey, WA, reports to the Project Management and Planning section manager, and is responsible for Information Technology projects that affect staff in all environmental programs within the agency. These projects are performed in partnership with many internal stakeholders and some external vendors. The systems include Environmental systems with specialized scientific data, Financial systems, Human Resources systems, and generalized information management systems. All of the systems may also manage agency workflows to “run the business.” The systems are relied upon by Ecology staff, Ecology management, partner-agencies, legislators, and the public.
Duties include traditional project management functions as described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBOK, from the Project Management Institute), as well as business analysis functions.
This position maintains a broad, deep understanding of the IT project management discipline. The main purpose of the position is to independently provide expert level project management for the most complex agency-wide IT projects. This work includes initiating, planning, control, monitoring, closing, and reporting on projects.
- The projects are highly complex, large-scale software development or technology infrastructure projects that require detailed planning and execution and responding to constant changes in IT technology and best practices.
- The projects are performed in partnership with many internal stakeholders and some external vendors. The systems include Environmental systems with specialized scientific data, Financial systems, Human Resources systems, and generalized information management systems. All of the systems may also manage agency workflows to “run the business.”
- The systems are relied upon by Ecology staff, Ecology management, partner-agencies, legislators, and the public. The project manager is the lead position in the project team and is the individual that reports directly to the Executive Sponsor of the project.
- This position is the individual upper management looks to for answers about the project and for successful completion of the project.
- The position also provides IT Business analysis functions, working with business units to translate business requirements into IT system requirements.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 5, 2017. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 4, 2017. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology program or closely related field; and five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in project management of large-scale IT projects and/or major agency-wide IT systems.
An Associate’s degree or higher in an Information Technology program or a closely related field; and Six (6) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in project management of large-scale IT projects and/or major agency-wide IT systems.
Additional qualifying experience may substitute year for year for education.
A Master’s degree will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
- Four (4) years of project management experience on projects that cross program or agency boundaries.
- Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI), or a university or college.
- Agile Certification, such as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner or ScrumMaster.
- Supplemental Information
Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:
- A Cover letter that clearly describes why you are interested in the position.
- Submit three written documents that you solely authored that demonstrate the proficiency of your writing skills and abilities. One of the three must be a PowerPoint presentation you solely prepared that demonstrates the proficiency of your presentation skills.
Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.
Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume” may disqualify you from further consideration.
Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.
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This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
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