Project Lead
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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The Project Lead (PL) is selected by and accountable to the DADS PMO Manager with the approval of the PMO Director and agency Information Resources Manager (IRM). Performs advanced managerial work planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating PMO project teams for IT. Performs advanced (junior-level) project lead work to assist in management of projects of various types and complexities (ranging from small initiatives to very large, multi-year agency projects which potentially cross agency systems and other state agencies), analyzes complex problems and resolves or escalates issues. Supports the Project Managers (PM) in all project management documentation, assignments and tasks. Ensures compliance with: approved standard operating policies/procedures (SOPs); approved scalable project management methodology including justification, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing; the Texas Project Delivery Framework, software engineering procedures including requirements, design, coding, testing, deployment; quality and testing standards for deployment into production. Collaborates with AM teams to develop viable Transition to Maintenance Plans or Checklists for all applications development projects and scheduled software releases. Helps ensure team’s skills are aligned with Project Management, Software engineering, IT Technology Roadmap and agency needs. Participates in succession planning to ensure uninterrupted business continuity. Plans, organizes, and evaluates the work of project team members including Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Deliverables Based IT Services (DBITS) vendors. Monitors and reports team and individual performance. Prepares detailed analyses and reports as assigned. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Maintains a reliable, predictable work schedule. May serve as a backup to the Project Manager. Performs other duties as assigned to sustain IT operations.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Plan, organize, lead, guide, monitor, and control tasks assigned to the project team. (25%) 2. Help ensure adequate, approved staffing to manage assigned projects and assist PM with DBITS vendor contract management as needed. (15%) 3. Schedule and assign work to project teams to deliver PMO projects. (10%) 4. Optimize performance and ensure compliance with DADS SOPs, Technical Standards, Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), and Health and Human Services (HHS) laws, rules, standards, policies, and procedures. (10%) 5. Assist PM with ongoing reporting including but not limited to: weekly 4-Up status reports, monthly PMRS reports, Texas Quality Assurance Team reports, monthly HHSC Chief Information Officer reports and coordination with BOPS team as needed for other external reports. (10%) 6. Plan, organize, lead, guide, monitor, and control project testing including Systems Integration Testing (SIT), Load and Stress Testing (LAST) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) in coordination with DADS IT Business Analysis and Testing Team. (5%) 7. Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and agency laws, rules, policies, and procedures including SOPs that govern DADS IT. (5%) 8. Provide leadership that contributes to teamwork and unit harmony. (10%) 9. Promote an image of IT excellence and communicate effectively. (10%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations relevant to information technology in Texas. 2. Knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) project management life cycle. 3. Knowledge of the Texas Project Delivery Framework. 4. Knowledge of industry accepted software engineering practices and life cycle methods. 5. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management. 6. Skill communicating with varied levels of staff to develop positive effective working relationships and establish credibility, trust and confidence. 7. Skill planning, organizing, assigning, and overseeing the work of others, tracking progress, and taking corrective action to meet deadlines. 8. Ability to apply project management life cycle methods to manage business or IT projects. 9. Ability to apply software engineering life cycle methods to manage business or IT projects. 10. Ability to analyze work related problems such as risks and issues, draw conclusions, and devise innovative solutions. 11. Ability to evaluate others’ work. 12. Ability to work under pressure and successfully manage multiple overlapping deadlines. 13. Ability to provide leadership that promotes teamwork and unit harmony. 14. Ability to produce accurate, high-quality results.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university. High school diploma or GED plus four years full time relevant work experience may be substituted for degree. At least one year full time paid work experience as a project lead or team lead.

Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. req#225402

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